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December 2009
  • The Hell Drivers, The Torpedo's and Circus Boy are playing at Alvin's on Dec.26th, the day after Christmas
  • This Saturday Dec.12th, at Calahan's, Detroit Blues Society is having it's one year event and Jim McCarty's and Mystery Train are the hosts this year, Bee will be their drummer for the event.
  • The Hell Drivers are also playing live on the Mitch Albom Christmas Show on Thursday Dec.17th, live from the Ren-Cen atrium from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm on 760 radio.
November 2009

Two November shows at

2105 South Blvd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Wed., 11-25, night before Thanksgiving
The Hell Drivers C.D .release party
with special guest - Dave Edwards and The Look


Sat., 11-28, The Howling Diablo's
  • SticksnSkinsDiscover the heartbeat of music in this 560-page coffee table book illuminating the eclectic world of drumming over the past 70 years. Fotos By Folletts photographers traveled to over 53 cities and photographed over 500 drummers to be included in the pages of this captivating hardback. The first of its kind, Sticks ‘n’ Skins features never-before-seen photos and stories of legendary artists including Johnny Bee Badanjek, Louie Bellson (Benny Goodman), Steve Gadd (Barbra Streisand), Jim Keltner (Bob Dylan), Hal Blaine (Elvis Presley), Ginger Baker (Cream), Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones), Stefanie Eulingberg (Kid Rock), Uriel Jones (The Motown Funk Brothers), Jack Bruno (Tina Turner), David Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Anton Fig (Late Night with David Letterman), Nigel Olsson (Elton John), Chad Smith (The Red Hot Chili Peppers), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan), and many more.
October 2009
  • Here's a record review of The Howling Diablo's new C.D. Divine Trash Highway from France
  • Hell Drivers are at Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak, Sat. Oct. 17th. FLYER
September 2009
  • See Alice Cooper, The Hell Drivers, Salem Witchcraft

    Saturday, Sept 19th

  • Howling Diablos - Some sweet 'Under the Radar' press from Dr. Bristol:
  • Pics of ZZ Top and Diablos at Fillmore, 9-5-09
  • Watch the Hell Drivers video here, All the Puzzle.
August 2009
  • Check out the blog and video by Dennis (Machine Gun) Thompson drummer from The MC5, which Bee is mentioned.
  • Dane Gussen of the Talegator's Session from Harmonie Park Studio's submitted some pics to share.
  • Video of Unfiltered Show on YOUTUBE . If you go through the uploads there's also an interview with three artists in the show: Dandylyon Shannon, Anita Andersons, and Mike Kelly in his studio. Submitted by Mike Kelly.
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
  • Art with a Heart - Flyer
  • Buddy Owen's band opened for Mitch Ryder back in 1965 in Miami. Pic added to Scrapbook.
  • Gilda'a Club Breast Cancer Action on April 25th.
  • J. Geils Band Gig review by THE FREEP.
  • Backstage pic of Bee with J. GEILS and two from Kid Rock (scrapbook, 3 new pics.)
  • J.Geils Band picks The Howling Diablo's to be their opening act in Detroit . Friday and Saturday April 24th & 25th at The Fillmore Theater.
  • The new band THE HELL DRIVERS are at Memphis Smoke (flyer) on the 18th and Calahan's on the 25th.
  • Ted Nugent joins Bee at the Detroit Music Awards, see Scrapbook for couple of new pics.
  • Pics from the Hell Drivers session at Harmonie Park Studio
  • Flyer for Diablo show at Guy Hollerins, 4/11/09.
  • The Howling Diablo's are playing at Guy Holloran's in Ann Arbor on Saturday April 11th
March 2009
  • Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels are mentioned in the new book "Birth of Detroit Sound Clips". The history of the Detroit music scene from 1940-1964. More pics at our Books page.
Birth of Detroit Book
February 2009
  • Modern Drummer except of "Great Parts = Genius" story out on newsstands Feb.3rd.
  • DIRTY SHOW 10 - 2009
    10th Anniversary Celebration
    International Erotic Art Exhibition
    February 6-14, 2009 • Detroit
January 2009
  • Johnny is featured as an artist and his upcoming art show is mentioned in EMU Mag check out the article.
  • The Howling Diablo's up-coming shows are:The Machine Shop in Flint,Mi on Jan.24th.The Ferndale Blues Festival outside Dino's on Jan.31st and at The Motor-city Casino in Club Amnesia on February 13th


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