Robb Flynn Recruits Metallica, Testament, Exodus Stars For Benefit Show

01/09/2014
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Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has announced that he has recruited members of Machine Head, Metallica, Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Suicide Silence, Death Angel, Forbidden, Spiralarms and Rubble for a special benefit concert.

The rockers will come together to form an all-star tribute band which will perform Black Sabbath classics when they headline the Robb Flynn & Friends benefit concert, that will be taking place next Friday, January 17th at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA.

Forbidden and Spiralarm guitarist Craig Locicero, who organized and will also take part in the event, explains why the show was put together, "A good friend of ours and all around great person, Nikki Davis, was in a motorcycle accident with her husband Jeff. Sadly, Jeff died at the scene. Fortunately, Nikki survived but she was unconscious for a few days. She awoke to the daunting reality that her husband, soulmate and best friend had passed away. It was heartbreaking to all of us in the Bay Area scene. Robb Flynn and I have known Nikki for at least 25 years and she is a huge supporter of the Bay Area's metal and punk scene.

"I wanted to help Nikki out a year ago, but most every band was busy on tour and unavailable. A few weeks ago, I had approached Robb about doing a benefit for Nikki and he thought it was a great idea.

"Robb has gone above and beyond to help bring together something very special and memorable to help Nikki on January 17th. He's been the catalyst for getting this thing off the ground so quickly and Nikki is very thankful.

"We hope to raise enough money to help Nikki continue to get back on her feet because the healing is not finished. She still has medical bills to pay and we want to do anything we can to help our old friend."

For those who can't attend the concert, donations can be made to Nikki's PayPal account at help_jeff_n_nikki_d@yahoo.com.

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