In loving memory Danny “Firestone”

July 1st 2013 we all felt sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our Rige family.

Danny Firestone was active as a recording/performing artist since the early 80's.

Amsterdam based Danny Firestone, original Hardcore hooligan, and inventor of the typical Riotstyle Hardcore, started his career as vocalist/guitarist in the early 80's Punkband 'NV Le Anderen'. Their tracks appeared from 1982 on a variety of compilation Lp's and 12'' around Europe and the U.S. The band split up in 1985, after their last gig at the famous CBGB's in New York City.

From 1993 he toured the U.S. and other countries several times as leadsinger/guitarist with 'Teenage Warning', best known for the 1997 rip-offs 'Brohymn' (Pennywise) and 'If Kidz Are United' (Sham69), which he produced with Paul Elstak. Both tracks are considered as Hardcore classics, entered the Dutch radiocharts, and appeared in different mixes on many compilations. Over the years their own recordings were released on sampler cd's in Germany, Japan, Brazil, Italy, Spain, the U.S. and Great Britain.

After the breakup with Teenage Warning in 1998, he took his old job as roughneck in offshore drilling, until a tragedy on september 11, 2001 brought him back in the studio again.

That same year he started writing for, and became frontman of the 'Offensive' Live project. First track made was 'Deadcops', and soon he found himself performing at almost every major Hardcore event all over Europe, including Hellraiser, Masters Of Hardcore, Sonic, Hardcore For Life, Space Music Festival Moscow, Nightmare, Decibel, Project Hardcore, Thunderdome and many more.

Today his main effort was recording with DJ Leviathan for Cenobite Records. First release will be a digital package containing 4 experimental Hardcore tracks with titles like: Crosses, HC Heroes, Ice Cold Blood, and Cenobite!

Since 2010 he's also recording and performing as leadsinger for Hardcore-outfit 'Dutch Wisdom', which gives him the opportunity to go back to his musical roots, but must be considered as side project.

‘Songs will bring you back to a moment in time more than anything else. It's not the music its self that makes us cry, it's the memory behind it.’

Paul Elstak & Teenage Warning feat. Danny Firestone – Brohymn
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