TRURO - Rick Johnson is overwhelmed by the support his home community showed to him and his band during the past month. The Truro resident and his band Chaos Theory performed in Friday's Clash of the Bands competition at a Dartmouth bar. "I think Truro came to the show. It was wild," Johnson said Sunday. "It was incredible. I have been doing nothing but thanking people for the past month." The band qualified for the Maritime competition by being one of two bands to advance from the Nova Scotia event earlier this summer. Despite not winning Friday's competition, and the grand prize of opening for Metallica at this week's concert in Halifax, the Truro native says the competition opened doors and provide publicity for the newly formed Chaos Theory, which has only been together for seven months.

"We got a ton of radio. We got press that we would never had gotten," said Johnson, also known to many as ‘Rock', who is the band's lead vocalist. "Everyone won. That bar was full of hard rock fans," Johnson said. The 34-year-old said all the bands were great and he was happy for Death Valley Driver - the band that won the competition. "They killed it. They're great guys and they're totally going to rip it up on the 14th and I will be there to watch it," Johnson said. The band does have a Colchester County connection to it.

Lead vocalist Dan Hodgson is a former Bible Hill resident who has family and friends in Colchester County. He worked as an editor with the Truro Daily News from 2004 to 2006. He now lives in Prince Edward Island.

Posted on July 10, 2011 by Truro Daily News