As many of you know, in the annals of life, we face many trials and tribulations that cause us much anguish, fear, and desperation. It is how we handle those times in our lives that we find our character. Sometimes, however, those trials become life threatening. Meet James Michael McLester. A prominent drummer who has worked with the likes of Pantera, Alice Cooper, Tesla, and so much more.
James has been on hemo-dialysis for 12 years and is in need of a kidney transplant. But what gets him through all of this is his courage and faith and he is here to share this will all of us to show that there is hope and that hope can be strength for anyone and everyone. To quote an inspiring movie (Rocky) “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward” and James is the epitome of this statement to me and is an inspiration to all.
Our metal station, JammerStream Hardcore, will be holding it’s first live broadcast with host Jenn Mitchell on Friday, July 31st at 9pm US Eastern called “Rock4James 2- The Beat Goes On”. It will feature many surprise guests and will be a celebration of courage and support.
The following week, on August 7th, The Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas, Texas will hold the Help Hope Live Benefit from 7-11pm CST. Here are the details:
“Help Hope Live benefit”, a benefit to help underwrite funding for James Michael McLester’s kidney transplant after 12 years of hemodialysis, will be held August 7, 2015. Well-known regional drummer McLester has opened for famed bands such as “Pantera”,“Alice Cooper”, “Tesla”, and “Scorpions” and was named one of Buddy Magazine’s greatest players in Texas. McLester has authored “Wannabee Rockstar who finally found The Rock” ,an autobiographical chronicle of his life and spiritual journey.
“HELP HOPE LIVE 4 JAMES BENEFIT” KIDNEY TRANSPLANT -The Beat Goes On”
HARD ROCK CAFÉ DALLAS,TEXAS
FRIDAY AUGUST 7 , 2015 7pm-11pm
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VIP package $100 includes food, drink, special event seating, event t shirt, decal, Hard Rock Café merchandise
Suggested donation $10
Last events donations (reference list):
Modern Drummer Magazine
Zildjian Cymbal Company