Cruefest Hollywood 2016: Rockers Give Back and Give Fans a Great Show at Whisky on LA’s Sunset Strip




Bad Boy Eddy - Photo by Donna Balancia
Bad Boy Eddy Rocks Cruefest - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia

By DONNA BALANCIA – A range of rockers take part in this charity every year and 2016 was no different. Featuring bands from all over the world, Cruefest Hollywood rocks.

Bands on hand were Mick Scott and Se7en Reasons Why; Heartbreak Heroes from Oklahoma and Los Angeles; Snake Bite Whisky from Brisbane, Australia; Bad Boy Eddy from Northern California; Stonebreed; Wreking Crue from Detroit, and Blacklist Union, Lunden Reign, Westfield Massacre, and L.A. Story; all of whom are from Los Angeles.

“This is an event that I really enjoy,” said fan Tom Haggeny from Los Angeles. “We love the raffles, we like winning the T-shirts, you get a chance at some killer guitars and it’s all for a good cause.”

Cruefest Hollywood is held each year to raise funds for cancer research.

“This is our second year and we’re really happy to play Cruefest Hollywood,” said Erik Hatchett of LA Story. “We like to connect with the fans and we really have a good time.”

Bad Boy Eddie, from Northern California, said they made the journey south because they wanted to help out a good cause.

“I love it,” said founder Dave. “We’re having a really good time and meeting really fun people.  We want to help out.”

Bad Boy Eddy from Northern California - Photo by Donna Balancia
Bad Boy Eddy from Northern California – Photo by Donna Balancia
LA Story gets the crowd going - Photo by Donna Balancia
LA Story gets the crowd going – Photo by Donna Balancia

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  • Lunden Reign

    Thank you Donna for the article and pictures! Laura Espinoza-Lunden & Nikki Lunden of Lunden Reign.