Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

UPDATED! Hellion Vocalist Ann Boleyn Stands Up To Preserve Pasadena History; WASP's Blackie Lawless Sends Statement of Support

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Monday, January 20, 2003 @ 3:06 PM


Boleyn Joins Slash, David Lee

- advertisement -
Updated: W.A.S.P. Vocalist Blackie Lawless Sends Statement of Support... See Bottom:

Vocalist Ann Boleyn of Hellion wrote the following editorial to the Pasadena Weekly in support of saving the historic Raymond Theater. Also joining Boleyn in the good fight are David Lee Roth and Slash, as well as Blackie Lawless. For more information, please visit Hellion's official web site at Officialhellionsite.freeyellow.com.

"Dear Friends:

"What is culture and what is it worth? I am beginning to wonder as I see more and more historic builtings replaced by strip malls, parking lots and other "eye-sores"!

"I moved to Southern Calfornia as a teenager in 1976 to perform with the all-girl rock group "The Runaways," whose members also included Joan Jett and Lita Ford. As a teenage musician, part of my job was to find places where my band could perform. While I know that Pasadena's Raymond Theater's history preceeded myself by many years, I can tell you first-hand that it hosted some of the best musical performances of the 1970s and 1980s. Not only was it one of the most beautiful buildings, it was one of the few venues large enough to accomodate performers that were too small for the major arenas and too big for the small clubs. As such, Pasadena's Raymond Theater has played a major role of the history of southern California's music scene.

"Over the years I have seen many historical buildings disappear. As a young adult I get tired of hearing about how topics like "ebonics in schools" or "illegal immigration" are harming our culture. Instead I ask, what are we doing by destroying our historic buildings?!

"As an urban resident I regard historic buildings such as the Raymond Theater with the same respect as a nature lover might regard a park. Over the years I have seen one theater after another be torn down or converted into part of a strip mall. With this in mind, I am urging people who care about out urban culture and heritage to join in the fight and help save Pasadena's historic Raymond Theater.

"Sincerely,

"Ann Boleyn
Lead Singer of the rock group "Hellion"
Former DJ with KROQ FM
and Owner of New Renaissance Records

"PS: People interested in lending a hand in this effort should contact ZCONCERTS@aol.com or 818-541-9522 or fax: 818-541-9523."

****************************************

From W.A.S.P. Leader Blackie Lawless:

“Dear KNAC,

“I am sending my support regarding preservation of The Raymond Theater (Perkins Palace). W.A.S.P. played The Raymond in 1983 with RATT and Armored Saint. The Raymond became a pivotal venue for us and many other groups that would later go on to international acclaim. The shows that were produced became legendary. This Theater with a capacity of over 2000 was crucial in proving to Major Record Labels that the Bands that played there could succeed on a professional level.

“The show we played was produced by Gina Zamparelli, who is currently leading the effort to preserve the venue from redevelopment to an apartment/retail complex.

“If we lose the Raymond Theater, we lose not only a part of the history and culture of Los Angeles, we lose a venue that played a major part in Southern California's music scene.

“The Los Angeles Superior Court will be making their decision on the fate of The Raymond Theater on February 11th, 2003. I urge musicians who played the venue, fans who attended shows, and the music industry to lend their support.

“It would be a shame to lose this historic landmark and cultural resource to needless redevelopment.”

Sincerely,
Blackie Lawless
W.A.S.P.


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
SERENITY Premiere Music Video For "United"
TYGERS OF PAN TANG Announce UK Tour Dates
MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE 2018 Final Public Sale Going On Now
SILVER SNAKES Debut Cover Of MINISTRY’s "Burning Inside"
EDDIE VAN HALEN Launches New Online Store
IRON SAVIOR Set To Release Reforged - Riding On Fire In December
BEAST IN BLACK Stream "Beast In Black" Lyric Video
Say Hello Again To RUSH’s A Farewell To Kings
GWAR Unleashes "I'll Be Your Monster" Video
'ROCKIN' THE CITY OF ANGELS Book Available Now
SATYRICON Debut "To Your Brethren In The Dark" Video
KNAC.COM Exclusive: DIAMOND BLACK Release "Sorrow" Video
WHITE WIZZARD Reveal Infernal Overdrive Album Details
From The SEX PISTOLS' Ashes Come THE PROFESSIONALS
JACKAL Release New Album God Of War
CANNIBAL CORPSE Premieres Title Track Of New Album
THE WINERY DOGS Set To Release Limited Edition Vinyl Of Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-1026
DEUCE To Drop Sophomore Album Invincible
TRAUMA Announce Upcoming West Coast Performance Dates
EVERGREY Re-Issue Two Early Classic Albums, The Dark Discovery And Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy
MALLEN Release "The Otherside" Video
SILVER SNAKES To Release New Covers EP "Scathe"
DAVID GLEN EISLEY, CRAIG GOLDY Announce Debut Album Blood, Guts, And Games As EISLEY/GOLDY
STEEL PANTHER To Release Limited Edition Picture Disc Version Of Lower The Bar For Black Friday Record Store Day Exclusive
ARCH ENEMY Debut New Video For Single "The Race"
ANTHRAX, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Mount Epic Sequel With "Killthrax II" Tour
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Announces Pacifisticuffs Album
A PERFECT CIRCLE Release New Song "The Doomed"
DOLL SKIN Release "Daughter" Video
WEAPONS OF ANEW Launch New Video Series: Creating The Collision Of Love And Hate
NUCLEAR BLAST Unveils Limited Edition SUBROSA Blast Beast Bikes
GWAR Premiere New Single "I'll Be Your Monster"
KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History – 2018 PledgeMusic Edition Now Available For Pre-Order
DEAD HORSE TRAUMA, EKTOMORF Team Up For The "Death Before Dishonor Tour"
CKY Debut "Head For A Breakdown" Video
BLACK WATER RISING Get Electrified With New Album
HELLOWEEN Offer New Song, "Pumpkins United", As Free Download
STAGMA Unveil "Pokerface" Single, Lyric Video
TRIVIUM Stream New Song "Betrayer"
GRANNY 4 BARREL Releases "Freak Flag" Single, Video
Inaugural DEFENDERS OF THE NORTH Festival Announced For Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
ANVIL Will Be Pounding The Pavement With New Album
TENGGER CAVALRY Sign With NAPALM RECORDS, Unveil New Track
POWERMAN 5000 Releases "Cult Leader" Music Video
HELLA HORROR NIGHT Announced For Los Angeles
OMNIUM GATHERUM Stream New Single, "Blade Reflections"
WEDNESDAY 13 Unleashes "Cadaverous" Video
THROUGH FIRE Announces The 2017 "Breakout Tour"
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Debut "We Own The Night" Video
BIG DUMB FACE, Featuring LIMP BIZKIT Guitarist WES BORLAND, Returns With New Album, New Song
GRAVEN IMAGE Reissue Classic EP People In Hell Want Ice Water
A NIGHT IN TEXAS Announce The Release Of Their New Album Global Slaughter
THE SISTERS OF MERCY Guitarist BEN CHRISTO Reveals New Project DIAMOND BLACK
MONTE PITTMAN Launches "New Blood Keeps Us Alive" Video
RAM Releases "On Wings Of No Return" Video
PRETTY BOY FLOYD Return To Become Public Enemies
CRUISE TO THE EDGE 2018 Final Public Sale Begins
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Set To Release New Album Force Field
RED FANG Share "Not For You" Animated Video
ROCKTOPIA Announces Six Week Broadway Run
TONY HARNELL Announces Departure From TNT (Again)
DRAGONHAMMER Are "Fighting The Beast" With New Song
Chicago Prog Metallers DISSONA Cover Blade Runner’s “One More Kiss, Dear”
THE FRIGHT Unleash New "Oblivion" Single, Video
Original FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Vocalist FRANCESCO PAOLI Returns To Band
TARJA Premieres "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" Video
SNAKEYES Reveal Artwork, Tracklist, Trailer For New Album Metal Monster





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2017 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News