The voice on one of the most instantly recognizable and celebrated rock anthems of all-time recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to reprise his singing role in this iconic song, this time aimed at the recovery of the Tiger recently on the loose in Texas. Dave was contacted by his label Deko Entertainment early Monday morning after the show had reach out to them to get Dave to participate in the opening of Monday night’s show. Dave had this to say about it, “I had to find new gear to keep up with the late show crew….Super fun!!”

See video clip here:

Dave started his musical career as lead singer of the 1970s rock group Jamestown Massacre (best known for the Billboard Top 100 Song, “Summer Sun”) and doing commercial jingle work in Chicago, Dave was the lead singer of Survivor from 1978-1984 and 1993-1999, and co-lead singer 2013-2014. “Eye of the Tiger” – the theme song for the hit film ‘Rocky III,’ topped the Billboard charts for six weeks and won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.’

Dave released his first ever solo album ‘Darklight’ in 2019, the ten-track album recalls the singer’s classic rock roots with a modern sound – and features contributions by the likes of Ryan Hoyle (Collective Soul) on drums, Brad Smith (Blind Melon) on bass, Grammy nominated producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Vinnie Moore, Overkill, etc.), and Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Mastodon, Monster Magnet, etc.).

Work has commenced on his follow up to ‘Darklight’ which he hopes to complete later this year. ‘Darklight’ is available on both CD and Vinyl from Deko Entertainment and there is a small quantity of autographed items available while supplies last.


  1. Hope
  2. Kaleidoscope
  3. Fear Of The Dark
  4. Magic
  5. The Gift
  6. Always You
  7. Time
  8. Sea Of Green
  9. Lights
  10. Angel Heart
  11. The Sky Is Falling


Band Spotlight-1988

In case you didn’t know it but Ohio is one of the best states for music , we do have the Rock Hall ( okay its more of entertainer hall of fame ) but one thing we have is musicians . Members of Kiss, Guns N Roses , Black Veil Brides , Faster Pussycat , The James Gang, The Eagles ,Warrant , Steel Panther, Nirvana and many many more call Ohio their birth state . However besides the bands and names you know, there are a plethora of amazing and talented bands you do not know .

One of the bands you do not know but should is Ohio’s own ” 1988 ” I am not sure on the age of this band but 20 years is a pretty close estimate . Not only do they keep the best of the hair bands music alive , in the 1980’s and 1990’s they were the ones making the music happen playing right on stage with the bands dominating MTV and Headbangers Ball .

The band’s current line up is founder and bassist Dave Belanger ,singer and co-lead guitarist Alex Schreckemgost, co-lead guitarist Rob Draye and last but not least is drummer extraordinaire Todd Shelly . I call him thats because he can sing so well he rivals David Coverdale .The entire band sings and plays but it is the love of the music and the enjoyment on the faces of the crowd that keeps this band motivated. After the year plus of Covid 19 we have all had , we can definitely use a night of fun .

If you are out and about and see ” 1988 ” on a marquee on in a flyer make sure you check them out and if you want to learn more about them check out the official website at

MEGADETH & LAMB OF GOD The Metal Tour Of The Year

Rescheduled North American Dates For The Co-Headline TourSpecial Guests Trivium & In Flames

It’s time. MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD cannot be stopped and today announced the rescheduled run of the Metal Tour of the Year. Joining them, as previously planned, will be special guests TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES, heralding the long-awaited return to the stage for these bands, who are every bit as excited about these historic and not-to-be-missed shows as fans are. Tickets for the rescheduled dates will go back on-sale beginning Friday, May 7th at 10am local at

MEGADETH, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s triumphant return to the stage following his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will finally embark on their first North American tour since 2017. Speaking on the long-awaited announcement of the rescheduled run, MEGADETH’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says

“Can you hear that sound of armies on the march – of destruction on the horizon? That’s this tour, coming for you. We cannot wait to return to the stage and I promise you you do NOT want to miss these shows. You’re not going to know what hit you!”

LAMB OF GOD pressed ahead with the release of their crushing self-titled album, Lamb of God, which was one of the best-selling metal albums of 2020. The band now looks to take the show on the road as they return to the stage for the first time since the release of the record. Randy Blythe, inimitable frontman of LAMB OF GOD, adds

“It’s been far too long since we got together to do our thing— by ‘we’ I mean bands, road crew, bus drivers, truck drivers, local venue staff, vendors, audience, parking lot attendants, the freaking janitors- the whole damn enchilada. ALL OF US. TOGETHER. Everyone has been waiting, but the time has come to put the puzzle back together— I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more ready to hit the road with lamb of god. See y’all in a few months with Megadeth, Trivium, & In Flames.
Over a year with no live music? These shows are gonna be INSANE…”

TRIVIUM’s Matthew Kiichi Heafy adds

“The Metal Tour of the year couldn’t be stopped by anything. It is still happening, and we can’t wait to bring back shows with this monumental tour. We’re ready. Are you?”

With IN FLAMES singer, Anders Fridén stating

“I can’t really describe how good it feels to be really talking about going on tour, let alone The Metal Tour of the Year. This setup is long overdue and we can’t wait to finally make it happen.”

Produced by Live Nation, the epic, rescheduled tour will now kick off on Friday, August 20th in Austin, TX and hit a further 26 cities before wrapping in Quebec City, QC on Saturday, October 2nd . Full tour itinerary below.

All previously purchased tickets for any of the rescheduled dates listed below will be valid for the new date. For any cancelled dates, refunds will automatically be processed at your point of purchase.

Tickets and VIP packages for all artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 7th, 2021 at 10am local time at

Megadeth and Lamb of God 2021 North American Tour Dates:

Fri Aug 20 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sat Aug 21 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun Aug 22 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Tue Aug 24 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Wed Aug 25 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Aug 27 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Sun Aug 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Tue Aug 31 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
Wed Sep 01 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 02 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Sat Sep 04 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Sun Sep 05 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 09 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
Sat Sep 11 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival*
Sun Sep 12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Mon Sep 13 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Wed Sep 15 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Thu Sep 16 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Sep 18 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Sun Sep 19 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Mon Sep 20 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
Wed Sep 22 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Fri Sep 24 – Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
Sun Sep 26 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
Tue Sep 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
Thu Sep 30 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Fri Oct 01 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sat Oct 02 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

*Festival Date featuring all 4 bands.

2021 Mentor Rocks Final Schedule Announced

2021 Mentor Rocks Schedule Announced

[Mentor, OH] – The City of Mentor is pleased to announce the final schedule for the 2021 Mentor Rocks summer concert series presented by Lake Health. Mentor Rocks is held Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the state-of-the-art Mentor Civic Amphitheater. The concert series will run fourteen weeks this year from June 1 through August 31 and features national recording artists Lita Ford and Cracker.

Mentor’s New Amphitheater

The 2021 Mentor Rocks Schedule is as follows:

June 1

Double Vision

Foreigner Tribute

June 8

Tricky Dick and the Coverups

Dance & Part Music

June 15

Nightrain: The Guns n Roses Experience

Guns n Roses Tribute

June 22

Trippin’ Billies

Dave Matthews Band Tribute

June 29


National Recording Artist

July 6

Hollywood Nights

Bob Seger Tribute

July 13


INXS Tribute

July 20

Lita Ford

National Recording Artist

July 27

No Duh

No Doubt Tribute

August 3

Ultimate Aldean

Jason Aldean Tribute

August 10

Uptown Funk

Bruno Mars Tribute

August 17

The Ten Band

Pearl Jam Tribute

August 24

Queen Nation

Queen Tribute

August 31


Journey Tribute

Mentor Rocks is an all-ages event which promotes a festival-like atmosphere each week. In addition to great music, attendees can enjoy a great selection of food from area vendors as well as an assortment of beers and wines. The venue features lawn seating, so bring your own blankets or chairs. Outside food is permitted although outside alcohol is not. Coolers will be checked at the gate. Admission and parking are free of charge.

So that Mentor Rocks can be safely enjoyed by everyone, social distancing among non-household members and other health and safety protocols will be practiced on the Amphitheater grounds this summer. The following guidelines will be observed:

If you are sick, or experiencing symptoms that may be related to coronavirus, please do not attend.
Amphitheater grounds will be fenced off and attendance will be limited as required by guidelines set forth by state and local health officials.
Attendees will be responsible for maintaining a social distance of no less than six feet from those not in their immediate household while on amphitheater grounds.
One-way entrances and exits will be established.
No standing or congregating of any kind in front of the stage/railing area will be permitted.
Walking paths will be marked through amphitheater grounds.
Hand sanitizer stations will be present and available for use by all attendees.
All restrooms will be sanitized immediately prior to the start of each event.
Amphitheater grounds will open at 5:00 PM. No early drop-off/setup of chairs will be permitted as entry is not guaranteed. Personal items which are placed on the field before 5:00 PM will be removed and placed outside of the fence perimeter. The City of Mentor is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced items.
No tents, shelters of any kind, or umbrellas larger than personal size will be permitted.
The food truck area will be expanded to reduce congestion, and social distancing in line is required.

These events are being conducted in accordance with procedures and protocol reviewed and approved by the Lake County General Health District and are subject to change. We encourage all attendees to observe these rules so that the program may continue uninterrupted throughout the remainder of the season. The Mentor Civic Center Complex is a public space. It is up to the individual to determine his or her level of comfort and acceptable risk when entering the grounds. If you are concerned about public gatherings, do not attend.

Additional rules and information may be posted as they become available. Learn more at

The Mentor Civic Amphitheater is located at 8600 Munson Road in Mentor, Ohio.