Evile lead guitarist to bungee jump next to Tower Bridge

this Saturday in memory of late Evile bassist

news: Wednesday 22nd September 2010

Ol Drake, lead guitarist for Brit thrashers Evile, is preparing to bungee jump next to London's Tower Bridge this Saturday, 25th September along with Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas.

Ol Drake and Alexander Milas will be jumping from Pottersfield Park, next to Tower Bridge, at 10:30am on Saturday whilst dressed as cowboys. Fans are encouraged to head down and watch the brave metalheads throwing themselves off the 160ft crane.

Ol Drake will be jumping in memory of late Evile bassist Mike Alexander and in aid of the British Lung Foundation, while Alexander Milas will be jumping in aid of the Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up and Shout' Cancer Fund.

With just days left until the jump, Ol Drake offered his final thoughts, "I think I am more nervous of having to walk through London to get to the jump while dressed as a cowboy. If anyone gives me any abuse, I will spray them with the two water pistols I have. I will no doubt be shouting 'Slayer' on the way down in honour of Mike. Looking forward to it! Hope to see some people at the bottom shouting things at us. In the name of Mike and Dio, we shall jump off a big crane (never thought I'd be saying that, in so many ways).

"Right after I'm back down to earth safely I'm gonna have a pint of cider and then get back up to Huddersfield to leave on our 3-month US tour. Back down to earth, and back on the road."

Alexander Milas added, ""Deep, resounding thanks to all who've generously contributed to this victory of foolhardiness over common sense - it's for a very good cause. In the name of Mike Alexander, Ronnie James Dio and heavy metal, we'll be making gravity our bitch. Onward!"

To sponsor Ol Drake, go to www.justgiving.com/Ol-Jump4metal.

To sponsor Alexander Milas, go to www.ronniejamesdio.com and donate using PayPal, making sure to click 'Add special instructions to the seller' and then put "JUMP4METAL" in the comments box.

article by: Scott Williams

published: 22/09/2010 17:14

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