TRURO - A Metallica concert was the first live show Rock Johnson ever attended at the age of 15. Now, 19 years later, Johnson is battling for a chance to play the same stage as his boyhood idols when they visit Halifax this summer. "If I never played another day, I would feel like I accomplished something," Johnson said Monday, just after learning his band Chaos Theory was invited to a contest Friday in Dartmouth to nab the opening act gig for the legendary group. "They're one of my favourite bands of all time. It would be like anyone meeting their idol." Johnson is lead vocalist for the group.

Clash of the Bands, run by Halifax's Live 105 radio station, will be held Friday night at Montes Showbar in Dartmouth. Tickets are available from Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at 899-2051 or on the band's website at They'll be up against seven other bands from Nova Scotia. Similar contests are being held in New Brunswick and P.E.I. with the top two from each province moving on to the final July 8.

Other members of the band are Craig Brown (drums), Alex Coulstring (guitar/vocals), Tim Garagan (bass) and Scott MacKenzie (lead guitar). All are from Halifax.

Posted on June 13, 2011 by Truro Daily News