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2015 Annual Rock Out To Knock Out Muscular Dystrophy: Saturday August 22
Dingbatz Club, Clifton NJ · Benefit for Muscular Dystrophy Association · Donate

Sources: Rock Against Dystrophy.org; TurboRules.com

In 2009, rock and metal internet radio DJs and brothers Turbo and Jay Scorpion, rockCliftonDjs who have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (a neuromuscular disease under the category of Muscular Dystrophy), started the fundraising group known as Rock Against Dystrophy to bring awareness to the masses and fund raise for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They unite the worlds of rock and metal together for benefit concerts in their effort to Rock Out to Knock Out Muscular Dystrophy.

This marks Rock Against Dystrophy’s third year of benefit concerts in New Jersey and its second with an all-star line up. This year’s New Jersey benefit will be taking place on Saturday, August 22nd at New Jersey’s rock and metal haven Dingbatz in Clifton.

This year, local bands Brand of Julez and Lower The Veil will perform, headlined by The Rock Against Dystrophy All Stars: led by Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of Overkill and Mark Tornillo of Accept, and featuring Dave “Snake” Sabo of Skid Row plus members of Overkill, Prophet, T.T.Quick, the BulletBoys, and New Day Dawn. The emcee for the event, returning for his third time, will be Tattoo Tony of Under My Skin Tattoo.

“When Rock Against Dystrophy started, we had big dreams,” commented Turbo. “Having Bobby Blitz, Mark Tornillo, and others believing in this cause is mindblowing. And to be doing our second all-star benefit happening at Dingbatz is something we never thought could happen — we are beyond grateful to them for having us.”

Television viewers have watched Turbo grow up through his annual appearances on the MDA Telethon. His dedication to rock and metal music has driven him in his work behind the mic and on camera. Along with being the co-founder of Bullspike Radio™, Turbo hosts The Asylum, which presents a heavy metal playlist and interviews with today’s top rock and metal performers. He also promotes shows, writes reviews and creates PR material for rock and metal bands.

Proceeds from Rock Against Dystrophy events go to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

EDITOR’S NOTE: On March 23 2023, Josh “Scorpio” Shatesky passed away at the age of 36, and his brother John “Turbo” Shatesky passed away on July 28 2023 at the age of 43.

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