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December 2012
  • Johnny's Discography page has been updated with lots more recordings in the past few years - Check it out !
  • Johnny has painted another fine painting,
    Title: A Small Utopia (Portrait of Mary Cobra)
    added to is gallery:
  • Johnny teams up with famed rocker Dick Wagner pens anthem for Motor City, wants to raise money for Brother Al's mission in Metro Detroit. Click here for more info.
August 2012
  • Detroit Artists Market (DAM)The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) will host a special benefit exhibition to celebrate its 80 years of serving Detroit.  The 80 Bucks Benefit features original artwork from many of the Detroit area’s best contemporary artists. All artworks, donated by the artists, will be sold at the special price of $80 each. Including a special sketch painted by Bee .
  • Arts, Beats, and Eats Labor Day Weekend including September 1st., Arts, Beats, and Eats See the Howling Diablos perform at this year's festival. Click on website link for more info.



  • Upcoming Howling Diablo shows to take note of:
    • Click for larger posterAugust 18th show with Stone Temple Pilots and 40 other bands in the Parking lot of The Silver Dome
July 2012
  • Ju;y 17, Johnny's art is highlighted on the big screen at the Copyright Alliance. It is about copyright Legislation with all the Senator's in Washington, D.C
June 2012
  • June 1, "Motor City Rising" has it's broadcast premiere and we'll all excited. We've already gotten tons of great press, we have a billboard in Times Square and Detroit is AMPED up.
    It's on 10PM ET & 7PM PT tonight on Ovation - PLEASE watch!
    Here's a very flattering review from THE ONION's A.V. Club: Click to watch trailer: httpos://
    Motor City Rising check them out on Facebook
March 2012
  • Watch the Ovation Channel on Thursday night, 3/29/12. Sean Forbe's CD Release Party !!
  • Benefit for Scott Morgan from The Rationals who is coping with Liver failure. Doug Podell from WRIF and Steve Kostan from WCSX are the hosts and many bands are helping out Scott wih his medical cost's.

February 2012
  • Valentine's Day FLYER at Calahan's with the Howling Diablo's with Horse Cave Trio and StaggoLee
  • Jack WhitePic of Jack White, Mary Cobra, Johnny Bee Badanjek @ Michigan Fest added to Scrapbook page.
  • All Star Detroit Lineup contributes to song for Brother Al & his mission, Legendary Guitarist Dick Wagner & his all star band recorded a soon to be classic “Motor City Music” at Harmonie Park last week to benefit Brother Al & St. Aloysius' Mission to feed the Homeless in Detroit. The band featured legendary Detroit musicians drummer Johnny Bee Badanjek, guitarists Jim McCarty, Ray Goodman & Mr. Wagner, Alice Cooper & Lou Reed bassist Prakash John, Kid Rock Keyboardist Jimmie Bones, Motown & Aretha Franklin vocalist Pat Lewis & Atlantic recording artist Ty Stone with more guests

December 2011
October 2011
  • Diablos FLYER Zombie Show for Halloween at Calahan's with the Howling Diablo's and The Ruiners
August 2011
  • Here's a promotion card about the Unfiltered Art Show. The Unfiltered Show is at The Funhouse Gallery which is down at The Russell Industrial Center. It's an art show of Outsider Art or Self-taught folk art. The opening night is on Saturday night August 20th from 6:00PM till 9:00PM. I hope to see everybody there.
  • Click to view largerCool poster - Diablos open for Johnny Winter at Callahans
July 2011
  • The Howling Diablo's C.D. Release Party at The Park Bar on Saturday Night July 23rd Flyer
Upcoming GIGS:
Howling Diablos
July 13 Franklin Mi
July 16 Marine City
July 23 CD Release Party Park Bar
August 12-13 Kid Rock pre party
August 17-18 Mackimac Island
Sept 17 Mi Speedway. This show will Feature Sheryl Crow, Jack White and The Reconteur's, The Rockets, The Romantics, Mitch Ryder, The Howling Diablo's, Alto Reed and His all Star band, and many more to come.
July 30th. Detroit Bike Week, in Commerce Twp. Keego Harbor area.
August 2nd Tuesday night....Bee & McCarty are opening for Johnny Winter at Calahan's in Auburn Hill's
  • Johnny has painted another fine painting,
    Title: Mary Cobra
    added to is gallery:
  • The new Buddy Holly tribute cd, released on June 28th. The Detroit Cobras are on it and Bee is playing drums on that track

  • Listen to NPR's Weekend Edition to hear 'Rave On' executive producer Randall Poster and contributing artist Jenny O. discuss Holly's legacy and influence on generations of musicians:

  • AOL recently debuted the video for Justin Townes Earle's take on Holly's classic "Maybe Baby." Watch it here:

  • Hi-res album art, press releases, links, etc:
  • It's The Howling Diablo's C.D. Release Party at The Park bar in Downtown Detroit on July 23rd with Horse Cave Rio and a few others.
  • Check out the NEW Howling Diablos Video on Youtube !!
May 2011
  • ANOTHER WARM UP - The Rockets will be opening for Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band at Van Andel Arena on Saturday night May 28th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Show start's when everybody's in their seat's!!!
  • Johnny has painted another fine painting,
    Title: Artist and his Mother
    added to is gallery:

Happy Mothers Day Mrs. Badanjek

  • JUST ANNOUNCED - The Rockets will be opening for Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band at The Palace Of Auburn Hills on Tuesday night May 17th. Show start's when everybody's in their seat's!!!
April 2011
  • Available June 28, 2011 From Fantasy Records /Concord Music Group - 'RAVE ON BUDDY HOLLY' CELEBRATES ROCK ICON'S 75TH BIRTHDAY AND ENDURING LEGACY

    Daringly Original Tribute Collection Features My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Nick Lowe, Florence + The Machine, Cee Lo Green, Paul McCartney, Kid Rock, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Julian Casablancas and more - (Bee is playing Drums on The Detroit Cobras track "Heartbeat")
  • Kid Rock Cruise Chillin' II April 7-11- The Howling Diablos joined up with Kid for this Cruise. See info at Kid's website.
March 2011
  • The Rockets /WSG Shakey Jakes, and Black Irish at The Royal Oak Music Theater on Saturday night March 26th. - "Flyer"
  • Howling Diablo's Show at Calahan's on March 25th - "Flyer"
February 2011
  • 2011 Dirty Show
    Feb. 12th-20th
    Bert's Warehouse Theater
    2739 Russell St.
    Detroit, MI 48207
    Johnny's Art will be on display at the show
  • For the first time ever, we are on the verge of 2 sell-out weekends, so by popular demand the show is being extended to a 3rd weekend,
    One Night Only Saturday, February 26 - 21& Over.
    What this really means is an additional opportunity to sell your work... so spread the word!
  • See the Art at the Dirty Show!Check out a rewiew by Melissa Ptak Moline at the Wyandotte Patch on the DIRTY SHOW. Features Bee...
January 2011
  • Sun., Jan 30th - Howling Diablos - Dino's Lounge Ferndale "poster"
  • Upcoming Gigs:
    • Sat., Jan 8th - Howling Diablos - The Emerald Theater 10th Anniversary Show along with headliners Sponge, Tap Root, Critical Bill "poster"
    • Fri., Jan. 14th - The Rockets will be performing at The American International Auto Charity Preview Show