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25th August 2017

jane train

Adrenaline Mob's tour manager Jane Train, real name Janet Rains, has very sadly passed away, just over a month after she suffered "catastrophic injuries" in the vehicle crash that killed the band's bassist, David 'Z' Zablidowsky.

Jane's mother, Lucille Joyner of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, shared the news on Facebook, saying:

"August 23, 2017 Janet chose to be with Jesus."

On Monday, Ed Ciarimboli, the 48-year-old's attorney, said she was in "pretty bad shape" at the University Of Florida Health Shands Burn Center in Gainesville, five weeks after the band's RV was hit by a tractor-trailer near Micanopy, Florida as the band were on their way to a gig at State Theatre, St Petersburg as part of their tour to support their third studio album, 'We The People'.

The accident occurred when the tractor-trailer veered off Interstate 75 and crossed at least one full traffic lane before leaving the road, splitting the RV in half and causing it to become engulfed in flames.

Ciarimboli and attorney Greg Fellerman expect to file a lawsuit against the trucking company in connection with the incident. Ciarimboli said that officials are awaiting the release of the tractor-trailer driver's toxicology report.

The Citizens' Voice reported earlier this month that Twiss Transport has a "satisfactory" rating from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, despite the fact that the company received 87 violations during the past 24 months.

Of that total, 26 violations were for unsafe driving, 31 for hours-of-service compliance, 28 for vehicle maintenance and two for controlled substances and alcohol.

The company was also involved in 14 crashes, not including the Adrenaline Mob crash, including one which caused a fatality, and seven that caused injury.

Jane is best known as the lead singer of 80s cover band M80. A GoFundMe page created for her recovery expenses has raised more than $21,000. You can donate right here.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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