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December 2008
  • Diablos/McCarty Get Love - "Xmas in Jail," Howling Diablos (Funky D Records) Christmas CD review by Detroit Free Press
November 2008
  • Jim McCarty and Bee where invited to The Royal Oak Theater for the Gov't Mule Show. They sat in with Warren Hayes for a set. Here's a pic from the scrapbook.
  • Drummer Excels in Skins, Canvas. Johnny makes the news in Canada read all about it here.
Mr. Climax
Jim McCarty plays the blues in Pere-Lachaise Cemetery Paris
John Sinclair
Ten for Two (Puppets of Dust)
October 2008
  • Couple of cool Diablo Gig Ad Posters
  • Alice CooperTen shocking Detroit-brewed songs. Check this out, Johnny is playing drums on two of the songs (Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels,and Alice Cooper).And he's connected to the third one because it's Michael Katon's "When The Hell Hounds Come Home. All good stuff for Halloween Spooky, Scarey !!
  • Upcoming Gigs:
    • Every Wednesday The Michigan Rock & Rokk Jam at Mario's
      with Jim McCarty, James Edwards, Johnny Bee Badanjek.
    • The Howling Diablo's at Guy Halloran's in Ann Arbor on October 18th.
    • The Fat Iguana on November 8th.
    • Memphis Smoke with special guest from New Orleans Little Freddy King Jr. Nov. 20th.
    • And on the 21st of November in Canada The  Windsor Blues Society is Inducting Johnny Bee Badanjek into Ther Blues Hall Of Ffame followed by a live performance with The Howling Diablo's.
September 2008
  • Due to the strong possibility of severe rain this Saturday (9/13) the People’s Art’s Festival will be postponed until Sunday September 21.
    People's Art's Festival, Saturday, Sept. 13th. Russell Industrial Center, Clay Ave., Detroit, 11:00 am to Midnight

    Johnny will be at the People's Art Festival along with Mark Arminski, Carl Lungren, and Gary Grimshaw. Check out the cool poster for more detail.
August 2008
  • Sunday night, August 24, at Callahan's Jim McCarty and Bee sat in with Grammy winner and world reknowned blues guitar player Duke Robillard . Bee sang three songs and we rocked they house. The Detroit Blues Society sent Bee these photo's from that magical evening. Pics added to Scrapbook.
  • Couple of Howling Diablo Gig Dates:
  • Pic posted to Scrapbooks of ? of ? Mark and the Mysterians, with Bee at the Wyandotte Art Festival
  • Bee is mentioned in two articles. Classic Drummer magazine, Ron Soyden's Snare Drum and a Drum book out by Bob Cianci called "Drummer's of The Sixties".
July 2008
  • Johnny sat in with Ted Nugent for a song during his DTE Energy concert on July 4th. Artiicle about night from
  • Copy of great pics added to Scrapbooks of Johnny performing with Ted.
June 2008
  • Great pic from 1978 of Bee with Henry "H-Bomb" Weck , Check it out at his website.
  • Recent pic of Howlin Diablos at the Harley Fest 2008
April 2008
  • Michael Katon band reads to tour Europe with Johnny as their drummer. Here's the schedule.
March 2008
  • Cool pic of a fan wearing a Howling Diablo tshirt in Georgia while she is geting an autograph from Kid Rock.
  • Johnny's daughter, Jennifer, sent us a Rare Bootleg CD of the Rockets Live at the Cleveland Agora Ballroom 1978. Available here at on our Music page.
  • CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - Johnny's Art is donated to Children's Hospital Detroit. Donation by Lew Nedelcoff in his mother's name Donna Nedelcoff. Lew has an indowlment at Children's Hospital in his Mother and Father's name. Great guy. Thank you Lew.
  • Howling Diablos play
    • Boyne Mountain Carnival on Fri., March 14th. 1 Boyne Mountain Rd.Boyne Falls, Mi.49713. 231-549-6000
    • Saturday March 22nd at The Fat Iguana Music Cafe 27101 Dequindre (at 11 Mile Rd.) Madison Hts, Mi. 248-850-8536
February 2008
  • Couple of new Friends pics added to Scrapbooks. One of Johnny with Poobah, Arthur Penhallow and one from Jimmy Marinos, from the Romantics, recently from the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Pics courtesy of Sue Plummer.
  • Diablo's added a new date at The Tipperary Pub on the Southfield Service Drive. It's on Saturday Night March 1st. Come join us!!
  • Another pic of DETROIT with Mitch Ryder from 1971-1972 has surfaced. Taken by Leni Sinclair. Added to our Scrapbooks.
  • LYRES SUITE - Guitar Show with all the artist's and rock and roll people in Detroit. Sat., Feb. 21 thru Mar. 15th.
January 2008
  • Pic of James Montgomery with Bee, added to our Scrapbooks
  • Great Rock Drummers of the Sixties Book has an excerpt on Johnny. Read the excerpt here and see the cover on our Books page.
  • Howling Diablo gig dates for January:
    • January 26th
      Benefit at Ralph & Myrtles with theTim Diaz band opening.Tim plays guitar with Uncle Kracker.
  • Pic of David Hull with Bee, added to our Scrapbooks