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Estate of Ronnie James Dio Announces Property Auction at Hard Rock Cafe NYC

Hey there readers, I’m here to share the news about the upcoming auction of numerous items from the Estate of the late, and still very great Ronnie James Dio. Grab a cup of coffee, your glasses if you need them and check the balance on your credit card because you’re going to make sure you are settled up before diving into this. Let’s go.

The Press Release:
World-record breaking auction house Julien’s Auctions will pay tribute to one of the most influential heavy metal heroes and forefathers of the head-banging music genre with Property From The Estate Of Ronnie James Dio, taking place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 live at Hard Rock Cafe in New York and online at www.juliensauctions.com. Now is your chance to own a part of heavy metal history!

Left to right: Dio’s stage worn shirt, a Barry Jackson painting used as cover of The Last in Line album and Charvel guitar
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Getting A Hard Rock KISS From Myrtle Beach, SC (6/3/2014)

If you are reading this as it first posts let me share that I am currently down South in the Myrtle Beach part of South Carolina paying a visit to some family who have relocated there. It’s a lovely spot for sure and just yesterday while driving around I noticed the Hard Rock Cafe on a section known as “Broadway On The Beach”. This is a very popular area and its got tons of shops and restaurants to sample. It was also the location of the no longer in business KISS coffeehouse. Anyway, since I was so close to the HRC, I decided to drop in and see what KISS items that they might have since I love sharing that kind of stuff on the blog. Here we go.

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The first sight that I had was this video animation screen that showcased our favorite band and numerous other things in the Cafe. This was right outside the gift shop and since it was very early in the day I was able to wander with ease and not disturb any diners.

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Giving A Hard Rock “KISS” To Times Square :)

I had to chuckle the other night when one of my readers saw me at a show and said “you really do post quite a few KISS things don’t you” because he was right and with their being my favorite band I am going to keep on doing that when I find something that is interesting. That said, I passed by the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square and noticed a bright marquee showcasing a brand new and limited edition KISS t-shirt. This bore looking into but first a few shots of the cool marquee.

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The band was officially inducted into The Rock and Roll Of Fame only recently and before you ask, yes the images of KISS in this marquee and the subsequent shirt are Gene, Paul, Tommy and Eric.

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PiercingMetal Goes Inside Eddie Trunk’s “Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal” Vol. 2 Book Event (9/24/2013)

For those fans of Eddie Trunk’s radio program and hit VH1 Classic series “That Metal Show”, you will be pleased as the proverbial punch to learn that the second volume of his “Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal” has just been released. Take a look at the cover from this Abrams Books offering…..
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Welcome To The Hard Rock Cafe Times Square

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PiercingMetal Goes Inside The Eddie Trunk Book Release Event (4/1/2011)

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Eddie Trunk’s “Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal”

PiercingMetal.com had the honor of being one of the many guests of Eddie Trunk and the fine folks from Abrams Books at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square in order to celebrate the release of the radio/television personality’s first ever book –  “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal”.   For many years the general public has known Eddie from his radio shows both satellite and terrestrial and then as the main man on the VH1 Classic hit program “That Metal Show”.  Now he can add author to his listing of accomplishments.   The affair was not open to the general public but some of the shows fans were given the opportunity to win a spot in the room and also to receive a copy of the book to take home with them after it was all done.  Pretty cool eh?

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The Banner For The Book

Considering that the site was a guest of Eddie and the publishing house my presence was more about raising a glass in honor of the book and to enjoy myself but that would not stop me from snapping some photos and bringing the readership into the room with me in some fashion after it had finished.  Here’s a shot of Eddie holding the book and its principle photographer Ron Akiyama.

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Eddie Trunk & Ron Akiyama

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