PARDON ME WHILE I CHECK MY NOTE. I’VE GOT TO GET THIS straight. Okay, here goes.
The guy who remade “Runaway” is actually a Renegade with a pet tiger named Bundi, hangs around with Donny Osmond, and is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records for owning the world’s largest drum kit.
Oh, yes. His name is Luis Cardenas. . . . How did a Hispanic born in gangland Los Angeles come to cover Del Shannon? . . .
He began playing drums at age 2, owned his first Ludwig set at 3, and never stopped playing or collecting them. “. . . I started taking lessons when I was 7 and played up until my freshman year in high school. That’s when I started with a band.”
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At 16, Cardenas formed Renegade, which has built a huge following among metal and hard rock fans . . . The band has released two albums on Allied Artists and also [played with] Blue Oyster Cult, 38 Special, Jefferson Starship, and ZZ Top. [Photo Omitted]
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