Rockit Live Foundation

December 13, 2015

Photographer Mark Weiss Donates His Iconic Photos
of 80s 
Rock Legends to Benefit Rockit Live Foundation

(Red Bank, NJ / December 7, 2015) Legendary photographer Mark Weiss captured the 80s in all its decadent glory and has generously donated a collection of his classic photographs to benefit the Rockit Live Foundation. These limited edition photographs, signed by the artist and Weiss are being auctioned through CHARITYBUZZ November 24th through December 17th.  BID NOW on iconic autographed photographs from the Decade that Rocked!
click here to view online auction

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Click HERE to see performance from Rockit’s recent 80s ROCK OF AGES concert at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey (November 29, 2015). The show covered songs from the artists featured in the auction.


Carmine Appice and the Rockit musicians at rehersals in NYC

The Rockit Live Foundation, a resident program of the Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy, is thrilled and honored to have Mark Weiss on board. His generous commitment to his community and young musicians align with our mission to help develop and inspire young Rock and Roll performers to reach their full potential through live band performance. The Rockit Live Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) was established  to help develop and inspire young “Rock and Roll” performers to reach their full artistic potential while also providing professional development and music scholarships. “We are grateful and honored that Mark lends his talent and support for our mission and to future generations of rock stars.” – Bruce Gallipani, Founder/Executive Director Rockit Live Foundation.


Photographer Mark Weiss with Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice and Rockit Live founder Bruce Gallipani

I am amazed at the talent and professionalism that these young rockers enthusiastically bring to the community. I am looking forward to being part of their team, capturing true rockstars in the making. -Mark Weiss

The collection includes Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, Bret Michaels of Poison, Debbie Harry of Blondie, David Coverdale of Whitesnake, Steven Van Zandt of Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N’ Roses, Brian Setzer of Stray Cats, John Mellencamp and Carmine Appice.

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Since 2012, Mark Weiss has raised over $50,000.00 for charitable organizations in his hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey through his successful relationship with CHARITYBUZZ.  Charitybuzz hosts online auctions bringing together the world’s most acclaimed celebrities, inspiring luminaries and beloved brands to give you unforgettable access to your passions.  Every winning bid supports an incredible cause.

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The Rockit Live Foundation will be the third local organization benefitting from Mark’s generous donation of iconic photographs from his collection. His energy and unwavering support have benefitted Lunch Break Foundation, the local soup kitchen that provides life’s basic necessities – food, clothing and fellowship-for the community; and Light of Day Foundation – which utilizes the power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses such as PSP and ALS within our lifetime.

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