(Detroit Michigan, October 25, 2007). It’s no big secret that the new Fox TV show “The Next Great American Band” is becoming a huge success, surpassing americal Idol in only one episode. Let me tell you what makes this show so great.
A few month’s ago I contacted Detroits own “The Muggs” about helping us with a benefit concert to raise research funding for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Within a couple of hours I received an e-mail from Tony DeNardo, the bass player for the Muggs. Tony expressed a serious interest in helping us because he has himself overcome a serious disability to follow his lifes dream of being a musician.
The Muggs first formed in 2000 and began to grow in popularity until in September of 2001 Tony suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that nearly cost him his life. Having been the band’s bass player and losing the ability to use his right hand, Tony began to learn his bass lines on a Fender Rhodes Keyboard. Tony’s drive and determination to persue his dream of being a musician was so strong that he found a way to overcome his stroke and make a come back to the band after 2 years of extensive physical therapy and spending 3 hours daily practicing his bass lines on the Fender Rhodes.
In 2003, Drummer Matt Rost got a call from Tony saying, I’m ready, I learned all my bass lines on the Fender Rhodes, lets do this. The rest is history, as the Muggs have been gaining popularity by the scores, adding new fans every time they play.
Ken Euteneier of Fibrohugs.com stated “people like Tony inspire me and other disabled people worldwide, because he has proven to us that if we want something bad enough we can find a way to do it, and I think these guys deserve the votes of the disabled community”.
FMS Global News and Fibrohugs.com fully supports the Muggs as The Next Great American Band.
Please tune in to Fox this Friday night, November 2ND. at 8PM EST and 7PM Central and cast your votes for the Muggs. 1-866-856-8307 (Please Note: phone number is subject to change).