John Ostronomy, Rob Halford, & Mark Strigl at the Astro Diner in New York, NY.
"I think the show is terrific...I'm sure it's going to be a huge success!" - Rob Halford
"You guys started doing something really cool...I think it's the coolest f**kin' thing!" - Nikki Sixx
"Mark and John are true blue authentic metal fans and it shows." - Decibel Magazine
Mark Strigl, Ozzy Osbourne,
& John Ostronomy at KCOMP
in Las Vegas, NV.

April 24, 2007

GUNS N' ROSES GUITARIST BUMBLEFOOT PERFORMS WITH ALLEN TOUSSAINT AT THE EDGE'S MUSIC RISING "ICONS OF MUSIC" AUCTION IN NEW YORK CITY reports that the April 21, 2007 Music Rising "Icons of Music" auction in New York City, which raised 2.4 million dollars for musicians who lost equipment in Hurricane Katrina, concluded with a performance by New Orleans R&B legend, Allen Toussaint, and Guns N' Roses guitarist, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal.

The stand-out piece of memorabilia in the auction was Jimi Hendrix's 1966 Red Fender Mustang, which sold for $410,000. Other notable items were Music Rising co-founder, The Edge's 1975 Cream Gibson Les Paul Custom, a Gibson Music Rising Les Paul signed by the Rolling Stones, and Emeril Lagasse's signed green Baldwin R1 Artists Grand piano.

Additional event participants and attendees included U2's The Edge and Adam Clayton, model Christy Turlington, "Little Steven" Van Zandt of The Sopranos and the E-Street Band, former Viacom CEO Tom Freston, XM and Q104.3 FM DJ Eddie Trunk, Bald Freak Music CEO Q*Ball, Talking Metal podcast hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy,and actress Gina Gershon.

Mark Strigl, Eddie Trunk, John Ostronomy, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and wife, Jennifer Thal

April 21, 2007 - Hard Rock Cafe, New York, NY

Credits: Em Cody/Anna Avagyan/

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Hard Rock Cafe

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and John Ostronomy
Mark Strigl, Eddie Trunk, John Ostronomy, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and wife, Jennifer Thal
Bill Flanagan, Tom Freston, and John Ostronomy
Jimi Hendrix's 1966 Red Fender Mustang (Sold for $410,000)

Gibson Musical Instruments Tour Bus

Photo Captions:
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and wife, Jennifer Thal
Q*Ball and Melissa

Jennifer Thal, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Em Cody, and Mark Strigl
Jennifer Thal, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, John Ostronomy, and Mark Strigl
Anna Avagyan

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