Hard Rock Artists Come Together For Benefit CD

In 2004 there were more than 1,000,000 cases of cancer reported in the United States and according to published reports about 1,500 people die every day from cancer. It was also in 2004 that the Chicago rock band ENUFF Z'NUFF found out that drummer Ricky Parent was battling cancer. Fans and friends offered immediate support with a live benefit event. Now an all-star compilation album will be released to help defray medical bills for Ricky Parent, with a portion of the funds being given to the American Cancer Society.

"The responses from everyone about the project were very positive and sincere," said 34 West Records spokesperson Aaron Duke. "I just know we have an album of great songs by great artists, who simply wanted to support a friend, fellow musician and good cause."

The tentative artist lineup for the "Labor of Love" benefit CD includes: Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO, WAR & PEACE, "Rock Star" movie), CRASH KELLY, 40FT RINGO, Jamie Rowe (GUARDIAN, LONDON CALLING), Matt Fig, Wade Williams, THE THORNBIRDS (featuring Russ Parrish of ATOMIC PUNKS), SY KLOPPS BLUES BAND (featuring members of JOURNEY, EUROPE, STEVE MILLER BAND), DRY, LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, BEST OF SEVEN (featuring Donnie Vie), ZION JAMES, CRUNCHY (Monty Colvin of GALACTIC COWBOYS), RIPE, Jani Lane, Billy McCarthy (D'MOLLS), JY Young (STYX), Ron Flynt (20/20), a never-before-released live track from TRIXTER and a special guest performance from CC Banana.

"I know with the hurricanes here in the states and a war overseas some people might feel overwhelmed and push something like Ricky's cancer recovery aside," added Duke. "We just want to raise awareness. There are many great causes to get behind. This one (Ricky) just happens to hit close to home for many of us involved in the album."

"Labor of Love" will be released in the United States in December through 34 West Records in the United States with RCD Music Ltd. handling Canadian sales and distribution.

"Labor of Love" is sponsored by Waterstone Guitars, Audio-Chroma Recording and 9-ah.


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