Open Call for Rock ‘n’ Roll Monologues (Actors) and Book Readers – June 16th in Hollywood, CA

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Music in this video is “Rabid” by Ethan Meixsell via Youtube Royalty Free
A FREE Night of Stories and Monologues About The Sunset Strip Heavy Metal Years

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Do you have a favorite rock n’ roll “tell all” book about the 80’s-90’s hair band/heavy metal days of The Sunset Set strip? We do! presents a night of book readings and monologues of this bygone era – Debauchery, Noise and Harmony –’s Tribute To Heavy Metal Music.




This event is free! There is no cost to attend or participate.

We are looking for:

-People to read passages from their favorite heavy metal/rock n’ roll “tell all” book
-Actors or musicians to bring a monologue about this crazy time
-People to read passages from their own personal essays from the heavy metal/rock n’ roll days (depending on the attendance – please be prepared to read about 10 minutes worth of time)


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Please bring:

-A book or passage to read from
-A monologue to perform
-A rock’n roll attitude



Thursday June 16th, 2016
8-10pm in Hollywood
(Space is limited)


Who cares if “you were really there on the Strip, then you don’t remember…” If you love Metal Culture, please join us.

IF YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND THIS FREE EVENT, please contact to sign up for a reading, an acting monologue or just to attend. Horns up!

Two amazing rock n’ roll stories are already planned for the event:


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Satu Runa will read “Hessians of Burbank” exploring the retelling of an awesome night hanging out with a few longhaired legends at the Rainbow Room!


Longtime metalhead Satu Runa gained notoriety as the first cover model for Lollipop’s “Hot Rocker Babes” issue followed by an appearance next to Zakk Wylde for the cover of Revolver Magazine. She started out writing album and concert reviews in college, her first interview being Paul Barker of Ministry. She then got a job as a production assistant for Fuse’s popular metal show, Uranium, where she filmed an interview with Dio. She recently starred in and directed a Kickstarter-funded comedy TV pilot, Queen Gorya, where she plays a popular horror hostess being stalked by a Crowley influenced cult of fanboys. Her piece, “Hessians of Burbank” explores the retelling of an awesome night hanging out with a few longhaired legends at the Rainbow Room.



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Rantz Hoseley (enjoying the beaches of Mexico in this photo) will perform “This is why your band shouldn’t open for Warrant!”


Rantz Hoseley moved to Los Angeles in 1984 to make it big to the sound of high speed arpeggios on the Sunset Strip. Having worked on rock videos for Aerosmith, the Scorpions and Whitesnake, he escaped the drug-fueled mayhem and insanity to return to Washington State. Where he promptly got into a grunge band. He’s done many things to make money, including screenwriting, comic books and art direction. His piece “This is why your band shouldn’t open for Warrant” is based on actual events only if the statute of limitations has expired.


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Rantz Hoseley in 1985


Dan Garland is co-creator and guitar player of the band New Medicine. In 2009 New Medicine signed to photo finish/Atlantic records. They have had 4 billboard top 40 hits and have toured alongside rock bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Hell Yeah, Halestorm and many more. Dan now lives in Los Angeles where he continues to pursue music and film acting.


David Ballard (aka NEW DAYVE) will perform his story on eating a famous rocker’s birthday pizza and what happened when he got caught….(true story!)


David is a writer-producer-actor who has produced over 200 hours of broadcast programming for such networks as Discovery, History and Spike, and has appeared as an actor on such shows as WILD WEST TECH, MANSWERS, I ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT and BATTLE OF THE SEXES. He is currently a series regular on the syndicated TV series DEEP UNDERCOVER, and is also an accomplished singer-songwriter-guitarist and voiceover artist who has licensed several of his compositions and provided voiceovers to various films, TV series and advertising campaigns.


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