• Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

NO ANGEL REUNION…. YET! A Misquoted Frank DiMino Clarifies The Statement (but we do love seeing him and Punky together again!)

Old Habits Die Hard is the first solo album from Angel vocalist Frank DiMino.
Old Habits Die Hard is the first solo album from Angel vocalist Frank DiMino.
DiMino’s Old Habits Die Hard is available at record stores and online and features the song “Never Again” featuring Punky Meadows on guitar-

In an interview with Dave Ling of Classic Rock, ANGEL frontman Frank DiMino was mistakenly misquoted, confirming “that plans are afoot to reunite his former group ANGEL for a handful of farewell concerts”.  The interview also suggested that DiMino ‘broke the news on July 31 via his Facebook page with the declaration: “Special Announcement Coming Soon. Hint: It’s ‘ANGEL related,”‘ when, in fact, the veiled reference was to ANGEL guitarist Punky Meadows making an appearance in DiMino’s new video for “Never Again.”

According to Peter Kalish from Kalish Management: “Frank never said ANGEL was planning reunion shows simply because there are no plans. What one wants to see happen versus what is reality are two “very” different things. We had requested a copy of the interview recording but were unable to obtain it.”
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Frank DiMino, Barry Brandt, Punky Meadows, Felix Robinson, and Greg Giuffria – known collectively as “ANGEL” got together earlier this year to accept an award at the Hair Metal Awards but sadly did not perform at the event.
This isn’t to say that an ANGEL reunion show (or shows) is entirely off the table, but it would have to be a situation that would make sense for all involved.  DiMino agreed with a statement Meadows had made to Classic Rock previously, in which he stated, “We couldn’t go on tour
and be ANGEL again, that’s in the past. But doing two final shows to cap it all off, that’s something I’d never say never about.”
DiMino says, “I would like to thank Teamrock for doing the latest interview with me and premiering my new video for “Never Again.” However, I would like to address a misunderstanding between myself and Dave Ling, whom I did the interview with. I never at anytime meant to mislead Dave into thinking that I was confirming an ANGEL reunion. If there was an Angel reunion in the works I would know about it. There simply is no reunion at this time. Punky and myself are working on our solo projects and all our energy is pointed in that direction. In my interview with Dave and Teamrock it was not my intention to be misleading in any way. We appreciate the loyal and ongoing support of all of our fans.”
If you haven’t seen Frank’s new video with Punky on guitar, you’re in for a treat!  Check it out!

Video from Frontiers Music srl You Tube Channel

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By Sylvia Lee

Editor/ Staff Writer and Co-Founder of ZRock'R Magazine. Sylvia has worked in and around music since she was 16, though it has always been a part of her life. In radio ( her last radio job was in the mid-90's at KKLZ before departing for other pursuits) , as part of various tour support/production crews, in promotion of both bands and even clubs (recipient of the Climax/Plan C Entertainment Blackberry Award in 2007 for her work as production manager of the Las Vegas MC Jin show ) and in rock journalism with a music column in the late 80′s called MusicLine in the Independent News in central Illinois. Sylvia has also has written articles and reviews for SCOPE, The Reader, Las Vegas Music Scene Magazine, Vegas SoundZ (she was PR director for LVMS where she helped push a little known and upcoming at the time Vegas photographer then known as Shane O'Neil Dobbs ( he later dropped the Dobbs), landing him his first concert shoot for a publication with Nine Inch Nails at the Thomas and Mack in '95) and she also did PR for Vegas SoundZ when they were in print). She also was a contributor to LA’s FIX Magazine. Sylvia credits her love of rock journalism and working in and around it to the person she calls the “First Lady of Rock n Roll Journalists” The legendary Jaan Uhelszki who co-founded influential music publication CREEM Magazine, but also gives a nod to the women who were also involved in the early days like Lisa Robinson and photographer Lynn Goldsmith. Sylvia's eye for talent and ear for great music have never failed her. Ever sarcastic with a love for Metal, Grunge, Punk, and Industrial Music; the occasional glass of fine wine; enjoying some classic movies (the original Universal horror films are a favorite) or binging episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Good Omens or all 4 seasons of Stranger Things - she is the fearless leader of this bunch of talented lunatics.

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