On Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8pm, we invite you to come celebrate 31 years of Fingers Metal Shop on 102.3 WBAB Radio with Fingers himself and many of his famous friends, at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd in Amityville www.clubloaded.com
Fingers, who is the Afternoon Drive Host on 102.3 WBAB from 2P-7P Monday – Friday, is a true Long Island music business success story; starting his career at WBAB on March 15th 1982 on the ground level driving the van in promotions and ascending to his current stature as one of the most recognizable and respected DJ’s on air.
He debuted his Fingers Metal Shop (FMS) series on 10-23-83, and hundreds of hard rock and heavy metal bands have passed their music through the speakers and have stepped through the doors at WBAB since that time. In his long and storied career, Fingers has interviewed Ozzy, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Alice In Chains Judas Priest, Kiss, Dream Theater, Slayer and many more iconic artists. Fingers also had the honor of inducting Dream Theater and Suffocation into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and this year is inducting Producer Steve Thompson.
But why such a big deal about 31 years? “Because historically FMS celebrates the number 13 with their 13th caller wins contests, crank it up to 13 and whenever the show lands on the 13th the playlist reflects it”, Fingers says. “Additionally, a segment in the show is called “13 Minutes With…” and 31 is the opposite, so its a fun connection, and my brother Ski always would say, ‘You have to have fun'”.
Take a trip through thirty one years of rock n roll and metal featuring performances by Doro Pesch, Riot V, David DeFeis Of Virgin Steele, Members of Twisted Sister Jay Jay French and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza and Killcode & special appearances by members of Suffocation, Adrenaline Mob and more. PLUS tons of CD’s and tickets giveaways and more surprises!
“The energy of hard rock and heavy metal runs deep and Fingers Metal Shop cultivates the metal fan who grew up in the eighties as well as exposes the new music weekly while never forgetting our roots”, Fingers said.
In honor of Fingers’ 31 years of FMS, he will also be giving away 31 autographed copies of the new Ace Frehley Cd ‘Space Invader’ signed by Ace!
Fingers is also known for his charity bike runs – The WBAB New Years Day Cold Finger Run for The M.O.R.E Foundation “Camp Adventure” program and the Sticky Finger Twilight Run benefiting The Fortunado Breast Health Center at Mather Hospital. He also grand marshals several others and is an outspoken member of the Long Island motorcycle community.
“It’s been a blast being able to live in the eye of the storm of man and music”, Fingers remarked “Music makes us think and feel. I love turning people on to new things that maybe touches and empowers them”.
This Celebration launches Fingers Metal Shops Saturday night residency at Revolution which includes Nov 2nd with Craving Strange & Midnight Mob, Nov 8th with Starz and Nov 15th with Neon Knights (Dio Tribute).