ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Rock and roll all-star band Scrap Metal, known as the “rock and roll rat pack,” kicked off the Naval Academy’s homecoming weekend at a pep rally Thursday, Oct 20 performing in front of more than 2,000 Midshipmen on the campus grounds in Annapolis, Md.

Multi-platinum rockers Gunnar Nelson and Matthew Nelson and Mark Slaughter, as well as special guests Janet Gardner, former lead singer of the all-girl rock band Vixen, and Derek St. Holmes of Ted Nugent played for the midshipmen.  Howie Simon of Alcatraz and drummer Bobby Rock of Nelson also joined Scrap Metal for the free concert honoring the nation’s future military leaders.

The band performed rock hits by the original lead front men (and woman) of some of the most popular rock bands of the 80’s and 90’s.  Songs performed included, “After the Rain” and “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” by Nelson; “Fly to the Angels” and “Up All Night” by Slaughter with former Vixen lead singer Janet Gardner performing hits “Cryin” and “Edge of a Broken Heart” while Derek St. Holmes led the all-star super group with Ted Nugent hits “Hey Baby” and “Cat Scratch Fever.”

"This gig is what it's all about for us,” said Scrap Metal co-founder Gunnar Nelson.   “Scrap Metal was conceived by a bunch of friends to honor each other through a celebration of their shared love of great rock and roll. Last night, it was OUR honor to play for the Naval Academy's homecoming celebration. The way I see it, 2000 of America's best and brightest just became honorary members of the Scrap Metal family."   

Midshipman First Class (senior) Paris Scott said, "This pep rally was the most energetic pep rally that I have seen in my four years being here. The band was amazing and I wish the academy would have more pep rallies like this which promote school spirit and school unity."

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Join 'Rock'n'Roll Rat Pack'

SCRAP METAL Announces John Corabi Will Perform August 5th

NASHVILLE, TN (July 14, 2011) – Celebrity rock super group SCRAP METAL announced John Corabi former lead singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE SCREAM and UNION will join them as special guest star performing at the upcoming SCRAP METAL summer rock concert event at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT on Friday, August 5, 2011.

SCRAP METAL, the celebrity rock super group whose members have sold over 50 million records worldwide, was co-founded by Nashville rockers Gunnar Nelson (Nelson /"Love and Affection") and Mark Slaughter (Slaughter / "Fly to the Angels"). The August 5th summer rock event will star twin lead front men Matthew & Gunnar Nelson (NELSON / "After the Rain"); Joe Lynn Turner former lead singer of DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW; and Janet Gardner former lead singer of the all-girl rock band VIXEN ("Cryin" / "Edge of a Broken Heart").

"The entire cast of Scrap Metal looks forward to playing these gigs at the Mohegan Sun all year... and they get better and better every time," enthuses Gunnar Nelson. "We're going to bring our A-game with every intention of blowing the roof off the place. Every Scrap show at the Mohegan isn't just a 'show'... it's a rock festival on one stage. Be there or be square!"

"If it looks like we're having fun up there," adds Matthew Nelson, "…YOU'RE RIGHT!"

Since the rock'n'roll rat pack's motto is you can never have too many guitars, the summer concert event will feature double lead guitars with both guitar virtuosos Howie Simon (ALCATRAZ) and Neil Zaza sharing double-duty on-stage. Rounding out the Scrap Metal musical guest stars will be drummer Bobby Rock (NELSON / VINNIE VINCENT INVASION); and Todd Rogers on keyboard.

SCRAP METAL live concert events feature over 90 minutes of top rock hits performed by the original band's lead singers. Previous SCRAP METAL rock'n'roll rat pack members include Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER); Eric Martin (MR. BIG); Jimi Jamison; Jani Lane (formerly WARRANT); John Payne (ASIA); Kelly Keagy (NIGHT RANGER); C.J. Snare (FIREHOUSE); Steve Plunkett (AUTOGRAPH); Jeff Scott Soto (formerly JOURNEY); and Kip Winger (WINGER).

The SCRAP METAL live summer rock concert event is Friday, August 5, 2011 at 8pm at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382. The Wolf Den is located in the center of the action, in Casino of the Earth. For general information call Mohegan Sun at 1-888-226-7711 or visit

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