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                    Randy Jackson still going strong... celebrating 40 Years with Zebra...                  


Recently NEWS 12 Long Island talking with Randy about the 40 year anniversary with Zebra. Originally from South Louisiana, the band left New Orleans to pursue their music career in New York.

"We left New Orleans because we didn't feel like any records labels were going to discover us in New Orleans"

Zebra will perform Thursday , April 9th NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590. More info call:  516-334-0800 TIME: 8:00pm 'The Mystic' will open the show.

Eddie Trunk recently interviewed Randy Jackson of Zebra. The two talked about their upcoming show together at 'Crossroads'  in Jersey on Friday, April 10th 2015. Randy and Zebra are celebrating 40 years together as a band.

 More info: http://www.xxroads.com


Randy on NEWS 12 Long Island 04/07/2015



Eddie Trunk and Randy Jackson


Related: Randy Jackson of Zebra produces new music with Dallas Rock Band Ashes of Eagles


Shows schedule for Randy and Zebra www.TheDoor.com


About Randy Jackson: Randy Jackson is the leader of prog metal masters Zebra. Jackson grew up in New Orleans listening to the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. As a teen, he joined a local band called Shepherd's Bush. Jackson soon took frontman Felix Hanneman and formed another group with Californian drummer Guy Gelso. A year later, in 1975, the trio saw a Vogue cover with a woman on a zebra and took the moniker.

With Jackson's penetrating Plant falsetto, acoustic and electric guitar dexterity, and rock-solid portfolio of songs, he was obviously the driver of the Zebra vehicle. The trio played constantly in New Orleans and gravitated toward Long Island, where Twisted Sister, Rat Race Choir, and other heavy types thrived. Soon, all three members moved there and began shopping around a pair of demos.

Both New York and New Orleans played bits of these early demos on the radio, especially "Who's Behind the Door," even before Zebra finally inked with Atlantic Records in 1982. The eponymous inaugural dropped a year later and became the fastest-selling debut in Atlantic history. Zebra had already opened for major headliners Aerosmith, Kiss, and Molly Hatchet before signing. At concerts, acolytes such as Queensr˙che and Dream Theater primed national audiences for Zebra. Legendary Long Island producer Jack Douglas helped on Zebra's second record, No Telling Lies, as well as the first. But Zebra's 1984 sophomore effort died in the shadow of the debut. Two years later, 3.V appeared amidst limited fanfare and Atlantic axed the trio.

As Led Zeppelin clones clogged the airwaves, Zebra sheared this weighty influence on 3.V and emerged with wholly unique and positive '80s pomp/AOR. Alas, label-less, the band returned to its clubland reign of Long Island and New Orleans, releasing a naturally strong live document in 1990. Jackson also formed China Rain for the enjoyable hair ball Bed of Nails. He helped on Henneman's first solo, Rock Candy, in 2000. Later the same year, the recording Signs of Life appeared from the bizarre assemblage Sign. Jackson wrote and sang much Sign material, along with Mark Mangold and Billy Greer.




About Eddie Trunk: Eddie Trunk is a 30 year music industry veteran who has built a reputation for being one of the most respected personalities in the world of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Eddie has spent time as a record executive and has also worked in artist management, but has really found his calling as a broadcaster.

Eddie began his broadcasting career in 1983, after convincing the execs at his favorite local radio station, WDHA in NJ, to allow him to produce a hard rock/heavy metal specialty show – one of the first of it’s kind. That show continues to this day under the banner of Eddie Trunk Rocks (also labeled Friday Night Rocks in NYC). Eddie Trunk Rocks originates out of New York City, the number one radio market, on Q104.3 and is syndicated nationally and heard on more than 15 stations including other top 10 markets including WAAF in Boston.
Eddie also hosts Eddie Trunk Live, a weekly live music, talk & interview show every Monday night (6 – 10p) on SiriusXM satellite radio channel 39, which is branded “Trunk Nation” during his program.

In 2002 Eddie took the leap into television after being hired as a host on VH1’s sister station, VH1 Classic, where Eddie was regularly seen hosting the interview series Hanging With as well as appearing on many of the station’s other segments and specials. He is currently host and co-producer of the hit series That Metal Show, the longest running program in the station’s history. That Metal Show is seen around the world and is a favorite destination for many Hard Rock/Heavy Metal fans.

Eddie is armed with a true passion for the music he so feverishly champions. A true scholar of the genre, his encyclopedic knowledge of both it’s history and it’s current events has led him to be widely regarded as one of it’s foremost authorities. Consequently, it made perfect sense that Eddie would eventually turn his attention to writing. In 2010, Eddie added “author” to his list of media credits and released his first book “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal.” The book was very well received by critics and fans alike. Eddie has just finished work on the sequel, “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Vol. 2,” which will be released in late 2013.













Tom Stokes - CEO LOUD Entertainment

Photo: During filming of WAR of ROCK TV

Credit: Stacie Huckabea




About Loud Entertainment Group: The LOUD Corporation (TLC) is a full-service promotional, entertainment event and publicity agency that has represented a wide variety of restaurants, hotels, auto dealerships, celebrities, and athletes. For the last 25 years, LOUD has paved its way into several facets of many businesses, making the LOUD Team an invaluable commodity in any setting. With services ranging from web design to brand development to television and red carpet event production, there is no company that works harder when it comes to out-of-the-box ideas for its clients via ROCK IN YOUR BRAND. LOUD's major accomplishment is Sports Plus. Created by The LOUD Entertainment Group, the sports and entertainment TV show can be seen in major cities during football season, gaining popularity quickly ever since its start in 2011 with the Dallas Cowboys Legend Drew Pearson. The company is also the creator and producer of Rockin The Red Carpet Tours that was hosted by Vince Neil of Motley Crue several times. Also to their credit is WAR of ROCK (American Idol for Hard Rock) with Mark Slaughter and  Dana Strum of the Multi-Platinum Rock Band SLAUGHTER. The company has recently formed a new label division LOUD Spirit Records for rock music with major distribution and promotion. 


November 2014 LOUD Entertainment entered into an agreement to Executive Produce WeishFest LIVE streaming and edited for TV Special. Hosted by Dennis Mckinnon (Chicago Bears) from their Sports Plus Franchise. The show will feature Eddie Money, Warrant and many others while Dennis and Co-Host introduce sponsors and bring awareness to The Andrew Weishar Foundation in a Jerry Lewis type telethon.


The LOUD Entertainment Core Team is from New Orleans, LA, and led by Tom Stokes ( CEO/Founder) Tom grew up at Waldo Burton Boys Home in New Orleans, LA. He now lives in Dallas, TX area where the LOUD studios are located. In the works are two feature films one about a famous Rock Star from the 70’s the other about Tom’s younger life working with Gov. Edwin W. Edwards. Tom has four children and one grandchild. His oldest daughter, Victoria Stokes, attends LSU Medical. More about Tom Stokes and LOUD...













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