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Posted on September 30, 2016 .

The New RTB Band launches with a sneak attack on Keep it True XIX

Concert-goers at KIT XIX went crazy when Ross The Boss took the stage as the special secret guest with his newly revamped RTB Band. They did a set of Manowar covers that brought the house down and ushered in yet another new era for Ross The Boss.

His new band is from his home town of New York City, so he can really play with them as much as he'd like to. He's currently booking shows worldwide with the RTB Band, The Dictators NYC and making personal appearances all over the world.

"Ive been playing professional music since 1975 and nothing has been more joyful than playing with the RTB Band and Deathdealer !! True Metal Rules !!" - Ross The Boss

Check out the RTB Band live in October at the Harder Than Steel II Fest in Germany, Moonlight Music Hall in Diest, Belgium and Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, NY.

Posted on September 24, 2016 .

"You never know who your talking to !!!"

Imagine Ross The Boss' surprise when he found out that a guy he was talking to at the Speedfest Festival last weekend put their conversation in a Dutch Newspaper. It was the last show of The Dictators NYC 12 city European tour, which landed them in Paris just four days after the terrorist attacks.

Ross posted this on his facebook the day before he played Paris, "Tomorrow will be the most emotional show I have ever played in recent memory when we go to Paris , I lived there back in the day and I love her . The Dictators NYC will play Wednesday nite . I know we had to move to to smaller venue because there was nothing available but to us Wednesday nite it will be the biggest arena we ever played. I will give every ounce of RnR energy I have in me . Vive Le France ."

'Ross 'The Boss' Friedman, guitar player of the New York Punkband The dictators, is standing near the Speedfest artist entrance and he has a message for you. He just arrived from Paris where his band played as one of the first rockbands after the attacks. 'We were supposed to play on Tuesday in a venue but they were afraid, called us and cancelled the show. We did not accept that. We said that these guys should never win and they will if the show was cancelled. All those rockbands that cancelled their tours? Well, fuck em, that's how you let them win. We looked for another club and we found a venue brave enough to organize the show. We played in La Méchanique Ondulaire for 150 persons. Of course, we cried, all of us, but it was the biggest and most beautiful show we played in 40 years.' Friedman is a tough guy, the indestructable metalhead, a 61 year old kid. 'They say the Bataclan was attacked because the owner is Jewish. But I tell you one thing, We Jews are used to tough situations and these terrorists are fucking with the wrong guys. I have a message for them: We're gonna win!'" - via Gerry Berthauer

Posted on November 23, 2015 .

"40 Years later I'm getting the last laugh" says Ross The Boss as Sony Legacy prepares to release a special 10" Dictators EP for Record Store Day.

From Scott Kempner's facebook page: "This coming Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving) is also a Record Store Day (perhaps you already know that, and i am just a little late to the party) Sony Legacy is releasing a 10" EP of five songs from THE DICTATORS GO GIRL CRAZY, and one unreleased song from those sessions, the album that started it all, and is responsible for the esteemed position i hold today! As an extra added bonus, it will feature a few remixes by Andrew WK, (they're pretty rockin' actually, and) a cool variation on the classic (did i just say that??!!) LP mixes we all know and love.

I gotta say i am a bit overwhelmed that Sony is doing this. It is a bit of an honor, after all. The new mixes are NOT replacing anything, as shortly thereafter, Sony Legacy is releasing a double cd in honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release (original mixes intact), with one disc being the original record, with a second disc of a few of these Andrew WK remixes, and some outtakes, unreleased songs, and some stuff of whose existence has been completely unknown to me - until now. It really is well done, with passion, skin in the game, and fun, I think. Andy has written some ace liner notes to accompany the cd, too.

The whole package underscores our basic mindset at the time. We were truly just expressing ourselves, our idea of rock'n'roll, and believe it or not, the record is a pretty accurate representation of who, what, and where we were as a bunch of NYC wise-ass, know-it-alls, who thought rock'n'roll needed a big kick in the ass at the time, and we were quite sure we were just the ones to deliver it. I will be hawking this from time to time (no, i am not above this sort of thing), so please bear with me!"

Posted on October 13, 2015 .

Death Dealer Added to Motörhead's Motörboat Cruise Line Up

One of the best boat cruises for metal fans is undoubtedly Motörhead's Motörboat. And for this year's edition, Death Dealer has been added to an absolutely stellar line-up, which includes of course, the legendary Motörhead, as well as such renowned/heavy acts as Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, and Corrosion of Conformity, among others.

Running from September 28-October 2, 2015, and setting sail from Miami to the private island of Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas, the Motörboat ups the ante on standard Caribbean cruise vacations with a 24-hour, face melting party for days on end, headquartered on white sandy beaches and the sun-drenched deck of the Norwegian Sky.

This jaunt along the Atlantic Ocean will also coincide with the release of Death Dealer's highly anticipated second full-length, 'Hallowed Ground,' which drops on October 2nd, via Sweden Music Group (SMG), with a hard-hitting video, for "Break the Silence”: DeathDealer - Break The Silence (Official Music Video)

Featuring members that have previously played with the likes of Manowar, the Dictators, Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden, Denner/Shermann and Cage, Death Dealer are a true heavy metal force to be reckoned with, and 'Hallowed Ground' certainly proves this.

The follow-up to their over-the-top debut, 'Warmaster,' features vocalist Sean Peck, guitarists Ross the Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davis, and drummer Steve Bolognese, and as always, Death Dealer is setting out to convert the metal masses to their brand of manly metal.

And what better way to announce the arrival of 'Hallowed Ground' then with a killer all-metal cruise? Ross the Boss: "Death Dealer is absolutely so excited and pumped to be a part of this fantastic line-up! Plus, Lemmy is God and we all love him!”


1. Gunslinger

2. Break the Silence

3. Plan of Attack

4. Seance

5. Llega El Diablo

6. The Way of the Gun

7. K.I.L.L.

8. I am the Revolution

9. Total Devastation

10. The Anthem

11. Corruption of Blood

12. Skull and Cross Bones

13. U-666



Posted on August 30, 2015 .