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Metalunderground.com Sponsors Rock Against Diabetes 2008 Fundraising Concert

Metalunderground.com has been announced as a sponsor for the Rock Against Diabetes event, taking place in Las Vegas at the Deep Rock Drive venue on August 23rd, 2008. The event will be hosted by L.A. music promoter/Club Manager and the infamous and notorious winner of Big Brother 8, "Evel" Dick Donato. The fundraising concert's line-up currently consists of Y&T, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Cliff Morrison and The Lizard Sun Band, Eric Martin (of Mr. Big fame), and Bang Tango, with the possibility of more bands to be added. Proceeds from the event and related auctions will go to raise awareness of diabetes, educate diabetics on mitigating the effects of the disease with proper nutrition, and to help fund a facility in Abbotsford, BC, where this technology will be put to the test by using the information provided to actually prepare and deliver the food to diabetics in the area that are new to the disease, or incapable to prepare or afford the necessary foods.

While the bands on Rock Against Diabetes may not be the favorites to the majority of our readership, they represent some well-known names from the 80s metal scene. Moreover, the event represents a good cause, and I'm proud to be involved with spreading the word about the Rock Against Diabetes benefit concert. Diabetes affects millions of people and even if not directly affected, nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected directly or indirectly by diabetes. Several of the staff on Metalunderground.com have been affected to various degrees.

Ellie Timms, a freelance photographer and journalist who will be covering the event for Metalunderground.com, is a diabetic herself and has been deeply affected by the disease. Discussing the importance of the event, Ellie commented: "Being a diabetic and coming from a family of diabetics, I know the harsh reality of how diabetes can and will slowly kill you if you're not given the proper education and treatment. Rock Against Diabetes is fighting for world-wide awareness that education, nutrition, exercise and research can forever change and give quality of life to diabetics. WE DO NOT HAVE TO DIE!"

So help us spread the word about this event and make it as big a success as it can be!

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1. goatlady writes:

Good on ya deathbringer! a worthy cause.

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Terminator writes:

cool sponsorship, just had a relative die from a diabetic coma last week. not to mention my mother is diabetic, so i appreciate MU's support of a diabetes fundraising event!

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. EpicNeckbeard writes:

this is awesome. My dad passed away back in November because of among other things, diabetic complecations. So anything that can help anyone who is affected by this disease is awesome in my book.

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. iEATbabies writes:

My grandfather and my aunt had diabetes. Apparently it runs in my family but I'm not too close with the rest of them so I wouldn't know. MU for life!

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. xFiruath writes:

I'm glad to hear Metalunderground is supporting this - my wife has diabetes and it has greatly impacted our lives. Too bad I can't make it to this one, I'd love to show up to support this (even though these bands are my cup of tea!).

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. cruor writes:

Pretty noble db.

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# Apr 16, 2008 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. godlike writes:

My hats off to deathbringer...!! \m/

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. K_K_K_I_L_L writes:

Yes keep the sick alive even if its the case of against they will and dont let then try anything stupid,if they do put them in a restraining jacket! let them have kids to! Share and multiplicate the sickness!

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Txmetalhead writes:

Great job - metal underground! Wonderful choice to support this cause.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 8 - huh? Always a fukkin' moron who comes online to stir sh1t up.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

Tx, glad to know post 8 did not have just me lost! Go Deathbringer! Goes to show the metal world does not just care about our music!

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Fuck A Name writes:

wow. I did'nt even know MU COULD sponsor anything. Where does the money come from, ads? Regardless, props to db and anybody with a hand in this, good going.

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# Apr 17, 2008 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Floyd Bocox writes:

wow! Sounds like a great line up. This is great for "Rock Against Diabetes"

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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