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Dec 2017 POSTER FOR Rocklasikker
2016 Rocklassiker Live Stockholm, Sweden

2016 Rocklassiker Live Stockholm, Sweden 2016 began with Helix playing the Monsters of Rock Tour from Miami to The Bahamas

March 31, 2017
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2016 Helix Band Shots

2016 Helix Band Shots This photo session was shot by long time Helix photographer Victor Azziz, from Azziz Studios in

March 31, 2017
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1984: Brian Vollmer with WASP

1984: Brian Vollmer with WASP I believe it was at the tail end of 1984 that we toured with WASP

March 16, 2017
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Gino Scarpelli/Brian Vollmer

Gino Scarpelli/Brian Vollmer Here’s myself and my old friend Gino Scarpelli of Goddo.  Don’t know when it was taken…I’m guessing

March 16, 2017
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1983: With Ian Gillan in New York State

1983: With Ian Gillan in New York State At first I thought that this picture was taken on our tour

March 16, 2017
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1985: CROSSING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE IN SWEDEN

1985: CROSSING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE IN SWEDEN In 1985 we had our first Number One album in the country of

March 16, 2017
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1987 HELIX CHRISTMAS CARD

1987 HELIX CHRISTMAS CARD This was our 1987 Christmas card picture, taken at our practice hall on Breipthupt Street in

March 16, 2017
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1985: THE CANNON AS A PHALLIC SYMBOL!

1985: THE CANNON AS A PHALLIC SYMBOL! In 1985 we released our third album on Capitol/E.M.I. entitled LONG WAY TO

March 16, 2017
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2008: HELIX COMES BACK TOGETHER

2008: HELIX COMES BACK TOGETHER In 2008, what was left of the famous 80’s Helix line-up re-united with Kaleb Duck

March 16, 2017
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Backstage at Maple Leaf Gardens/Randy Heywood & Brian Vollmer with Iron Maiden

Backstage at Maple Leaf Gardens/Randy Heywood & Brian Vollmer with Iron Maiden I can’t remember what year this was taken

March 16, 2017
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2008: Kaleb Duck, Brian Vollmer, Brent Doerner

2008: Kaleb Duck, Brian Vollmer, Brent Doerner This was taken backstage at a gig we played in Woodstock.  Kaleb had

March 16, 2017
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Brian Vollmer/Nelly Furtado

Brian Vollmer/Nelly Furtado One of my close friends is a guy named Dave Southen, who for the past couple of

March 16, 2017
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1998: Headpins/Prism/Helix

1998: Headpins/Prism/Helix

February 27, 2017
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2012: Brian Vollmer in Arizona

2012: Brian Vollmer in Arizona

February 27, 2017
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2002 Helix line-up

2002 Helix line-up Here is a Helix line-up that I had for a couple of years around 2002.  From left

February 27, 2017
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1977: We sign with DRAM booking agency

1977: We sign with DRAM booking agency In 1977 we signed with DRAM booking agency, which had an office in

February 27, 2017
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1996: Helix on cover of BW&BK

1996: Helix on cover of BW&BK One of the biggest supporters of Helix over the years has been the magazine

February 27, 2017
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2008: Helix & Headpins

2008: Helix & Headpins Helix has a long history with The Headpins.   Back when the band was first “breaking”

February 27, 2017
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1998: Daryl gets an ear full

1998: Daryl gets an ear full Love this picture as it aptly  sums  up Daryl’s response to endless bitching from

February 27, 2017
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199?: Darren Smith, Lee Aaron, Daryl Gray, Scott Montgomery, Archie Gamble, ?, Tony Dellacroce

199?: Darren Smith, Lee Aaron, Daryl Gray, Scott Montgomery, Archie Gamble, ?, Tony Dellacroce This was on one of our

February 26, 2017
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1900’s: Fritz at Hulk Hogan’s

1900’s: Fritz at Hulk Hogan’s Around 1995 Fritz moved to Florida.  While living in Clearwater he joined a disco retro

February 26, 2017
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199?: Brian Vollmer with Mr. Zero and Peter Nuhn of The Kings

199?: Brian Vollmer with Mr. Zero and Peter Nuhn of The Kings Taken somewhere in western Canada during the 90’s

February 26, 2017
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2013 Poster for Helix Christmas Show

2013 Poster for Helix Christmas Show From left to right:  John Klaus/guitar & piano, Greg “Fritz” Hinz, Brian Vollmer/lead vocals,

February 24, 2017
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2000: Jerry Finn/Brian Vollmer/David Usher

2000: Jerry Finn/Brian Vollmer/David Usher From left to right: Jerry Finn (played previously for Helix), Brian Vollmer, David Usher

February 24, 2017
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1997: Helix & Blair McClean

1997: Helix & Blair McClean Taken at Menedosa around1997.  From left to right: Daryl Gray, Mark Chichken, Greg “Fritz” Hinz,

February 24, 2017
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1977 Helix promo shot

1977 Helix promo shot From left to right:  Brian Doerner/drums, Paul Hackman/guitar, Brian Vollmer/lead vocals, Brent Doerner/guitar, Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg/bass

February 24, 2017
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1974 Helix line-up

1974 Helix line-up From left to right:  Ron Watson/guitar, Bruce Arnold/band founder/drums, Don Simmons/keyboards, Brian Vollmer/lead vocals, Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg

February 24, 2017
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1977 Helix line-up

1977 Helix line-up From left to right:  Back row: Paul Hackman/guitar, Brent Doerner/guitar, Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg, Brian Doerner/drums Front row:

February 24, 2017
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2003: Don Dokken/Brian Vollmer

2003: Don Dokken/Brian Vollmer Taken at the JLC in London, Ontario.

February 24, 2017
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2006: Menendosa with Fred Turner

2006: Menendosa with Fred Turner

February 24, 2017
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2002 Helix line-up

2002 Helix line-up From left to right:  Back row:  Dan Faucett/guitar, Shawn Sanders/guitar Front row:  Jeff Fountain/bass, Brian Vollmer/lead vocals,

February 24, 2017
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1974: First gig at Listowel High School

1974: First gig at Listowel High School My high school was Listowel District High School in Listowel, Ontario.  We played

February 24, 2017
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2008: On Michael Lansberg’s “Off the Record”

2008: On Michael Lansberg’s “Off the Record” This is where I met Rudy Blair (to my left) who at the

February 24, 2017
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1993: Moving into Planet Helix and beyond

1993: Moving into Planet Helix and beyond Here’s Planet Helix, which I lovingly refer to as “Disneyland on acid.”  Much

February 23, 2017
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2014: European Tour

2014: European Tour w/Humbucker  

February 20, 2017
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2012: Brian Vollmer/Bill Durst of Thundermug

2012: Brian Vollmer/Bill Durst of Thundermug Taken at the Eastside Tavern, London, Ontario.  One of London’s guitar player jems is

February 20, 2017
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2013 Helix line-up

2013 Helix line-up This particular Helix line-up lasted a little over a year.  John Klaus (pictured here on the left)

February 20, 2017
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2013: Vegas: Brian Vollmer onstage w/Mike Lardy and Sin City Sinners

2013: Vegas: Brian Vollmer onstage w/Mike Lardy and Sin City Sinners Place:  Boulder Street Station, Las Vegas While in Vegas

February 20, 2017
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2011: Woodstock, Ontario.

2011: Woodstock, Ontario. Kaleb had just joined the band.  Fun was had by all.

February 20, 2017
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2011 Dean Cameron’s Lifetime Achievement Party

2011 Dean Cameron’s Lifetime Achievement Party Dean Cameron was involved with Captiol Canada for almost 50 years and involved in

February 20, 2017
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Dec. 20th/1980 First Helix “concert”

Dec. 20th/1980 First Helix “concert” Our first big gig on a concert stage was at The Kitchener Auditorium, opening up

February 18, 2017
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1977 Brian Vollmer/Long John Baldry

1977 Brian Vollmer/Long John Baldry Taken at a gig we “almost” played in Oakville one Saturday afternoon. We had been

February 18, 2017
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Kenny Heague

Ken Heague: When the band first formed in 1974 Ken Heague was there.  Ken was the artistic friend of Bruce

February 18, 2017
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Helix manager William Seip

Helix manager William Seip No one was more influential to Helix’s career than William Seip, or “Sipey”  (pronounced “Sipe-ee”)  Helix

February 18, 2017
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2007 ROCKNATION FEATURING HELIX

2007 ROCKNATION FEATURING HELIX Issue 5, Sept-Oct 2007 featuring exclusive interviews with HELIX.

February 18, 2017
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2009: VAGABOND BONES

2009: VAGABOND BONES Vagabond Bones would be  a pivotal album for Helix as it developed the writing relationship between Brian

February 11, 2017
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2009 Helix line-up short-lived

2009 Helix line-up short-lived Here’s a line-up of the band which was short lived, but each member has a Helix

February 11, 2017
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2009: Ron Kingyens/Brian Vollmer

2009: Ron Kingyens/Brian Vollmer Ron Kingyens was the guy who was  instrumental in helping to not only keep the band

February 11, 2017
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2009 HELIX AT ROCKLAHOMA

2009 HELIX AT ROCKLAHOMA Here are some shots from 2009 when Helix played ROCKLAHOMA.  The reformed band was just starting

February 11, 2017
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2009: Greg “Fritz” Hinz exposed as Soviet spy!

2009: Greg “Fritz” Hinz exposed as Soviet spy! Taken one New Year’s Eve at Planet Helix when we had a

February 11, 2017
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Aug. 2009: LOBSTER EATS LEAD SINGER!

Aug. 2009: IN NEWFIE W/HELIX FAN ROB BURSEY/HIS COUSIN/BRIAN VOLLMER We have a huge Helix fan from Newfoundland named Rob

February 11, 2017
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2009 Edleweiss Pics

2009 Edleweiss Pics, Kitchener, Ontario. Kaleb had just joined the band at this point.   It was his second gig

February 11, 2017
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2010 Video shoot for Make ’em Dance

2010:  Video shoot for Make ’em Dance In 2010 we filmed the videos for Make ’em Dance and Monday Morning

February 11, 2017
Daryl & Fritz at the Q restaurant Halifax Sept 2010
2010: Daryl Gray/Fritz Hinz at The Q Restaurant

2010: Daryl Gray/Fritz Hinz at The Q Restaurant   This was taken in Halifax in September 2010 when we played

February 11, 2017
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1976: Bryan Adams/Brian Vollmer

1976: Bryan Adams/Brian Vollmer Taken at Hanover High School.  Bryan Adams had just replaced Nick Gilders in Sweeney Todd, who

February 9, 2017
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Helix 1974

Helix 1975 Photo taken by Tom Heague outside of Bluevale High School in Kitchener. From left to right: Brian Vollmer/lead

February 9, 2017
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Brian Vollmer at The Palladium, London, England

Brian Vollmer at The Palladium, London, England

February 9, 2017
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Brian Vollmer Jogging in Swindon, England

Jogging in Swindon, England

February 9, 2017
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2009: Brian Vollmer at Albert Hall

2009: Brian Vollmer at Albert Hall, London, England On Lynda and my last trip to England we stayed just off

February 9, 2017
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2006: On set with Jean Paul Trembley/Brian Vollmer

2006: On set with Jean Paul Trembley/Brian Vollmer This picture was taken in the bus after their show at Centennial

February 9, 2017
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2006: On set with Jean Paul Trembley/Brian Vollmer

2006: On set with Jean Paul Trembley/Brian Vollmer When Archie first brought it to my attention that this new show

February 9, 2017
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2005: Brian/Lynda/Harmony Vollmer Christmas shot

2005: Brian/Lynda/Harmony Vollmer Christmas shot Here’s another Christmas shot Lynda and I took years ago when “Harmony”, our first Shelty

February 9, 2017
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2010: ROCK THE YACHT POSTER

2010: ROCK THE YACHT POSTER We played the day before in Lyodminster, Alberta with The Stampeders, drove overnite back to

February 9, 2017
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2005?: David Coverdale/Brian Vollmer

2005:  David Coverdale/Brian Vollmer This was taken backstage at (what was at that time) The JLC  or John Labatt’s Center

February 9, 2017
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2005: Darby Mills/Brian Vollmer

2005 Darby Mills/Brian Vollmer Can’t remember exactly the where and when on this picture so I’m trying to date it

February 9, 2017
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2008: Danny Hynes/Lynda & Brian Vollmer

2008: Danny Hynes/Lynda & Brian Vollmer This picture was taken at Danny & Malin Hyne’s apartment in Stockholm, Sweden.  Helix

February 9, 2017
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Helix Backyard Barbecue This picture was taken at one of our many backyard parties we’ve had over the years at

February 9, 2017
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1977: Helix in Northern Ontario.

1977: Helix in Northern Ontario. This is one of my all time favorite pictures I have of the band over

February 9, 2017
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1976: Paul Hackman/Brent Doerner/Keith Zurbrigg

1976: Paul Hackman/Brent Doerner/Keith Zurbrigg This picture was taken at the Coronet Motor Hotel, located at the time on Victoria

February 9, 2017
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1987: Paul Hackman/Matt Fredette/Daryl Gray/Brent Doerner/Brian Vollmer

1987: Paul Hackman/Matt Fredette/Daryl Gray/Brent Doerner/Brian Vollmer Taken during the recording of Wild in the Streets at Phase 1 Studios

February 9, 2017
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1974: Rick Trembley/Original Helix guitarist

1974: Rick Trembley/Original Helix guitarist This is the only picture I have of Rick Trembley or “Minstrel” as we called

February 9, 2017
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1983: Greg “Fritz” Hinz/ Mattius Jabs/Paul Hackman

1983: Greg “Fritz” Hinz/ Mattius Jabs/Paul Hackman This was taken somewhere in Europe 1983 while opening for KISS on their

February 9, 2017
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1985: Udo Dirkschneider/Greg “Fritz” Hinz

1985: Udo Dirkschneider/Greg “Fritz” Hinz Taken on our U.S. tour in 1985 with Accept.  Keel opened the show.  Nice shorts

February 9, 2017
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2009 Chisasibi, Quebec: Visiting the “Dam Fool Dam”

2009 Chisasibi, Quebec:  Visiting the “Dam Fool Dam” This had to be one of the strangest, most memorable gigs we’ve ever

February 9, 2017
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200? Brian Vollmer with Ti-cat cheerleaders

200? Brian Vollmer with Ti-cat cheerleaders Taken at Iverwyn Stadium in Hamilton when I sang the national anthem for the

February 9, 2017
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Brian Vollmer/Gerry McGee

Brian Vollmer/Gerry McGee This picture is of myself and my friend Gerry McGee, the lead singer of Brighton Rock.  I’d

February 9, 2017
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2009 Brian Vollmer Picture taken in front room at Planet Helix.  

February 9, 2017
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2005: Lynda/Harmony/Brian Vollmer Christmas card

2005: Lynda/Harmony/Brian Vollmer Christmas card

February 8, 2017
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1983: On the set of MTV New York with original VJ J.J. Jackson: Brian Vollmer/J.J. Jackson/Paul Hackman

1983: On the set of MTV New York with original VJ J.J. Jackson: Brian Vollmer/J.J. Jackson/Paul Hackman Paul and I

February 8, 2017
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1976: Brian Vollmer’s first stage costume

1976: Brian Vollmer’s first stage costume Here was my first stage costume that we used to call my “wing suit”.

February 8, 2017
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2005: Brian Vollmer/Rainer Weichman

2005: Brian Vollmer/Rainer Weichman Rainer played guitar for Helix for a couple of years and his wife Cindy sang/played acoustic

February 8, 2017
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2012: Brian Vollmer/Sean Kelly/Nelly Furtado

2012: Brian Vollmer/Sean Kelly/Nelly Furtado My writing partner and friend Sean Kelly (guitar player extraordinaire) plays for variety of bands-everyone

February 8, 2017
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2008: Cathy Griffin/Brian Vollmer

2008: Cathy Griffin/Brian Vollmer: In 2008 we flew down to play Oklahoma.  On the way back we ran into Cathy

February 8, 2017
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Jan. 2012 Trip to Southern U.S.

January 2012 trip to the Southern U.S. Lynda and I usually go on package deal holidays to the Caribbean unless

February 8, 2017
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2009: Brian & Lynda Vollmer/Christmastime

2009: Brian & Lynda Vollmer/Christmastime

February 8, 2017
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2016: Tim Hicks/Brian Vollmer

One of my proudest accomplishments is when I see my vocal students become successful, as in the case of Tim

February 7, 2017
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2006: Alice Cooper/Helix

2006: Alice Cooper/Helix One of the highlites of our career was touring with one of my heroes:  Alice Cooper.  I

February 3, 2017
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2000: Bill Henderson, David Clayton Thomas, Brian Vollmer

2000: Bill Henderson, David Clayton Thomas, Brian Vollmer Taken while filming the show “Cover Me Canada”.

February 3, 2017
Aaron Murray at Pocket Studios
2008: Aaron Murray at Pocket Studios/Toronto

2008: Aaron Murray at Pocket Studios/Toronto Aaron Murray has been our producer since the Heavy Mental Christmas CD.  Other CDs

February 3, 2017
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1981 Helix promo shot

1981 Helix promo shot:  This picture also appeared on the back cover of the White Lace & Black Leather album.

February 3, 2017
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Taken around 2009 in Oulu, Finland.

February 3, 2017
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Planet Helix

Planet Helix:  The home of Brian & Lynda Vollmer where the band is run out of.

February 3, 2017
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Brian Vollmer/Lee Aaron

Lee Aaron/Brian Vollmer: This was taken at Grizzfest, around 2010.

February 3, 2017
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2014 Poster for Helix European tour

2014 Poster for Helix European tour

February 2, 2017
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2014: Poster for Helix European tour

2014: Poster for Helix European tour

February 2, 2017
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2015 With Trooper

2015 With Trooper This was taken with Trooper when we played nearby in Spanish, Ontario. We have a long history

February 2, 2017
With Danko Jones
2015 With Danko Jones at Call the Office, London, On.

2015 With Danko Jones at Call the Office, London, On.  A good friend of mine is the incredible talent Danko

February 2, 2017
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2016: Q&A w/Helix on Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

2016: Q&A w/Helix on Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

February 2, 2017
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2016/Feb: Brian Vollmer@Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

2016/Feb: Brian Vollmer@Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

February 2, 2017
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2016: Brian & Lynda Vollmer at Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

2016: Brian & Lynda Vollmer at Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.  Taken on the Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise.

February 2, 2017
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2016: Brian Vollmer/KILLER DWARFS

2016: Brian Vollmer/KILLER DWARFS.  Taken on the Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise.

February 2, 2017
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2016: Brian Vollmer with VIXEN

2016: Brian Vollmer with VIXON.  Taken on the Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

February 2, 2017
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2016: Helix on Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

2016: Helix on Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

February 2, 2017
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2016: Tesla/Helix

2016: Tesla/Helix Taken on the Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

February 2, 2017
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2016 Eddie Trunk/Brian Vollmer

2016 Eddie Trunk/Brian Vollmer:  taken on the Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise

February 2, 2017
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2016: Paula & Tom Mathers/Brian Vollmer

2016: Paula & Tom Mathers/Brian Vollmer This picture was taken on a fishing excursion at Fort Myers Beach with Paula

February 2, 2017
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Feb. 2016: Lynda Vollmer w/DJ Dwill

Feb. 2016: Lynda Vollmer w/DJ Dwill Picture taken on the Monsters of Rock boat cruise

February 2, 2017
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Nov. 17th/2016: Steve Earle/Brian Vollmer

Nov. 17th/2016: Steve Earle/Brian Vollmer This is a picture from the Light of Day Concert to raise money for Parkinson’s

February 2, 2017
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Oct. 15th/2016: Christopher Julke at the Century Casino, Edmonton, Alberta.

Oct. 15th/2016: Christopher Julke at the Century Casino, Edmonton, Alberta.

February 2, 2017
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June 30th/2016 Brian Vollmer/Mitch Lafon

June 30th/2016 Brian Vollmer/Mitch Lafon Mitch Lafon is a writer for Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles.  He was also the

February 2, 2017
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Dec. 10th/2016: Rocklassiker Live with The Hooters

Dec. 10th/2016: Rocklassiker Live with The Hooters

February 2, 2017
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Dec. 10th/2016: Daryl Gray/Rocklassiker Live

Dec. 10th/2016: Daryl Gray/Rocklassiker Live

February 2, 2017
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Dec. 10th/2016: Chris Julke/Rocklassiker Live

Dec. 10th/2016: Chris Julke/Rocklassiker Live

February 2, 2017
With the Darkness
Dec.10th/2016: The Darkness/Brian Vollmer

Dec.10th/2016: The Darkness/Brian Vollmer Taken backstage at Rocklassiker Live.

February 2, 2017
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December 10th/2016: Mikkie Dee of Motorhead/Brian Vollmer

Dec. 10th/2016:  With Mikkie Dee at Rocklassiker Live in Stockholm backstage.

February 2, 2017
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Dec. 12th/2016: Midnight crawl in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland

ec. 12th/2016: Midnight crawl in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland:  After a hugely successful gig at Rocklassiker Live in Reykjavik, Iceland we

February 2, 2017
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Dec. 12th/2016: Brian Vollmer/Christopher Julke in Reykjavik, Iceland

Dec. 12th/2016: Brian Vollmer/Christopher Julke in Reykjavik, Iceland:  This is a fun night I’ll never forget.  After playing Rocklassiker Live

February 2, 2017
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2016: Daryl Gray in Reykjavik, Iceland

Dec. 12th/2016: Daryl Gray in Reykjavik, Iceland:  We got into this Icelantic city about 1A.M. and decided to go for

February 2, 2017
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2016: Hallgrímskirkja

2016, Dec. 12th: Daryl Grey at  Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik, Iceland.  We stayed for a day of sight-seeing in Iceland

February 2, 2017
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2016: Helix at Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

2016:  On the way back from playing Rocklasiker Live in Stockholm on Dec. 10th/2016 we stopped for a day in

February 2, 2017
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2016 Taking the shuttle to downtown Reykjavik, Iceland

After playing Rocklassiker Live in Stockholm on December 10th/2016 we stopped in Reykjavik, Iceland on the way back to Canada.

February 2, 2017
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2016 With KICKAXE at Dakota Dunes Casino/Saskatoon

2016 With KICKAXE at Dakota Dunes Casino/Saskatoon From left to right:  Larry Gilstrom/guitar, Brian Vollmer, Brian Gillstrom/drums, Victor Langen/bass

February 1, 2017
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Brian Vollmer/Tara Spencer Nairn from Corner Gas

Brian Vollmer/Tara Spencer Nairn from Corner Gas

February 1, 2017
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2008: Singing with the London symphony orchestra for Jeans & Classics

2008: Singing with the London symphony orchestra for Jeans & Classics

February 1, 2017
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1998: Brian Vollmer with the London Orchestra

Taken when I sang for two nights with the London symphony orchestra for “Jeans & Classics”.  One of the songs

February 1, 2017
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2008: Rob Reiner of Anvil/Brent Doerner

2008: Rob Reiner/drums of Anvil and Brent Doerner/guitar for Helix have an at the bar conversation. Taken at Rocklahoma, 2008.

February 1, 2017
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2001 (approximately) Helix line-up

During the period between 1993 and 2008 Helix had many members, me (Brian Vollmer) being the one constant.  This is

February 1, 2017
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2002 Helix line-up

Taken just outside Thunder Bay at Kakabeka Falls.   From left to right: Dan Fawcett/guitar, Jeff Fountain/bass, Archie Gamble/drums, Brian Vollmer/vocals,

February 1, 2017
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2012: Brian and Lynda Vollmer do a selfie at The Venetian

Brian and Lynda do a selfie at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

February 1, 2017
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Paul Hackman/Anne Murray/Brian Vollmer

Taken around 1988 in Toronto at a Capitol/E.M.I. Juno party.  From left to right:  Paul Hackman/guitarist for Helix, Anne Murray,

February 1, 2017
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Eric Singer/Brian Vollmer

2007: Eric Singer/Brian Vollmer backstage in Barrie, Ontario.  Helix was opening for Alice Cooper on that tour and Eric Singer

February 1, 2017
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2005: Planet Helix: Malcolm Pigott/Brian Vollmer

In 1993 Lynda and I purchased a home on Terrence Street in London, Ontario and dubbed it “Planet Helix”.  For

February 1, 2017
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1978: A poster of our first ever Canadian East Coast Tour

1978: This is a poster from our first ever Canadian Maritime tour.  This is where we wrote a lot of

February 1, 2017
2008 Kathy Griffin/Brian Vollmer

2008: After playing a successful gig at Rocklahoma we were on our way home when we ran into Kathy Griffin

February 1, 2017
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Hugh Dillon of Headstones/Brian Vollmer

This was taken sometime in the early 2,000’s backstage at a Toronto concert I forget the name of.   It’s

February 1, 2017
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1979: 45 label of YOU’RE A WOMAN NOW

In 1979 Helix released it’s first independent album “Breaking Loose”.   One of the songs, “You’re a Woman Now” became

February 1, 2017
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William Seip/Randy Heywood

William Seip (pronouced Sipe with a hard “i”) was Helix’s manager from about 1976 until 1996.  (seen at left)  We

February 1, 2017
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1996 (?) Tim Henderson/Brian Vollmer at Planet Helix

I’ve been friends with Tim Henderson of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (BW&BK) for many years.   When Lynda and

February 1, 2017
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1974 Battle of the Bands/Central Ontario Exhibition

1974: Helix was formed in 1974 in Kitchener, Ontario.  Shortly after, we won the “Battle of the Bands” contest at

February 1, 2017
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1996 (about): Backstage at Lulu’s Roadhouse with Tom Cochrane/Kenny Hollis

This picture was taken sometime in the 90’s at Lulu’s Roadhouse in Kitchener.  From left to right:  Brian Vollmer/lead vocals,

January 31, 2017
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1979: Kenny Heague/Myles Goodwin/Brent Doerner/Brian Vollmer

1979:  This was taken around 1978-9 on our first east coast tour, when we played in Montreal at The Maples

January 31, 2017
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1979: Brian Vollmer/Jerry Mercer/Paul Hackman

This picture of myself (far left), Jerry Mercer/drummer for April Wine, and Paul Hackman (far right) was taken the first

January 31, 2017
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2002: Fishing at Mark’s Lake

This is a funny shot taken at Mark’s Lake, Ontario, which is about 200 miles north of the American border

January 31, 2017
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1979: Brent Doerner/Bob McAdory

This was our at our first TV interview on Global News in Toronto with Bob McAdory.   We had just

January 31, 2017
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1976: Brian Vollmer/Don Simmons/Lavern Zurbrigg/William Seip

1976:  This is an early picture of Brian Vollmer/lead vocals, Don Simmons/keyboards, Lavern Zurbrigg (brother of Keith Zurbrigg, who played

January 31, 2017
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Al Pacham/Mike Bullard/Brian Vollmer

This picture was taken when we played on the Mike Bullard show, around 2002.  In the picture (from left to

January 31, 2017
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Gord Prior/Sebastian Bach/Brian Vollmer

This is backstage at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario.  Sebastian was on the bill with Guns and Roses and Danko

January 31, 2017
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1984 Brent Doerner/Erica M

This mid eighties pic was of Brent Doerner/Helix guitarist with Erica Ehm of MUCH MUSIC.  We were interviewed frequently back

January 30, 2017
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2002 HELIX LINE-UP

This is the Helix line-up from around the year 2000.  From 1996 until the band reformed in 2008 there were

January 29, 2017
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Brent Doerner/Alvin Lee at Painter’s Mill, Baltimore, Maryland 1983.

This picture of Brent Doerner and Alvin Lee of 10 Years After  was taken in 1983 at Painter’s Mill in

January 29, 2017
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1980: First concert at Kitchener Auditorium

Dec. 20th/1980 Our first ever concert gig was at the Kitchener Auditorium opening for Max Webster. Also on the bill

January 29, 2017
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Gord Prior/Bill Pulley aka “Snake/Rainer Weichman

I believe this was taken at the B-Sides release party 1999.  On the left is Gord Prior, a longtime friend,

January 29, 2017
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Rainer Wiechmann/Mike Uzilac/Brent Doerner/Lynn Lalond/Dale Wright/Brian Vollmer

Taken at the B-Sides release party in downtown London around 1999.  Most of the people in this picture are former

January 29, 2017
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1999: Brent Doerner/Mike Uzilac/Greg “Fritz” Hinz/Jay Wetlaufer

1999:  This picture was taken at the B-Sides release party.  From left to right:  Brent Doerner/former guitarist for Helix, Mike

January 29, 2017
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Glen “Archie” Gamble and Edwin

Archie (on left)  played drums for Helix from the  time Fritz left the band around 1995 until about 2005 when

January 29, 2017
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Brian Vollmer and Bob Probert

This picture was taken around 2007 at Johnny B’s in Oshawa, Ontario.  Bob Probert was on his way to Afghanistan

January 29, 2017
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1975: Keith Zurbrigg in “tails”

1975 The first bass player for Helix was Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg.  He played a Rickenbacker bass and played while wearing

January 29, 2017
1974 Battle of the Bands, Central Ontario Exhibition, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

1974:  This picture is from the Battle of the Bands, which is really where Helix started.  Bruce Arnold had put

January 29, 2017
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Helix 1988

Helix 1988 (or about) This was taken at our practice hall on Briepthupt (sp?) Street in Kitchener.  From left to

January 29, 2017
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2010 PLANET HELIX IN THE SNOW

Planet Helix is “command central” as far as Helix is concerned.  It’s where Lynda and I live, where I teach,

January 29, 2017
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1977 Trenton

1977:  Love this picture!  It shows the camaraderie of the early band and was taken in front of our equipment

January 29, 2017
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Brent Doerner/Meatloaf/Paul Hackman

1983:  Brent Doerner/Meatloaf/Paul Hackman:  This was after our gig at the Rainbow Theatre in Denver.  Meatloaf was sporting a black

January 29, 2017
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With Dan McCafferty/Yardman Arena/Belleville, Ontario.

Over our career we played with Nazareth many times, the first being in Lethbridge, Alberta around 1982 or 3…This is

January 29, 2017
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1975 Bruce Arnold/Cheryl Lescom/Brian Vollmer/Michael Vollmer/Keith Zurbrigg/Don Simmons

1975:  The Coronet Motor Hotel, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. This was taken in the Coronet “Crown Room” where we were playing

January 29, 2017
1974: FIRST HELIX LINE-UP MINUS ONE

1974 This is one of the earliest shots I have of Helix, taken at Waterloo Park at a very early

January 29, 2017
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1985 At The Horseshoe, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This picture was taken at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto after (I think) a benefit concert for Heather Brown, who

January 29, 2017
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Helix with Eddie Van Halen

1983 Backstge in Louisville, Kentucky while on tour with HEART.  Eddie and Alex Van Halen came backstage.  From left to

January 27, 2017
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1978: With Styx in Halifax in front of Zapatas

With Styx in Halifax 1978.  In front of Zapatas on Citadel Hill.  They had come through the kitchen at the

January 27, 2017
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Lynda and Brian Vollmer with Rudy Blair in Toronto

This was taken in Toronto with Rudy Blair, who formally worked for 680 News in Toronto at the Entertainment Director.

January 27, 2017
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Brian Vollmer w/Bobby Probert of the Detroit Red Wings

This picture is from Johnny B’s in Oshawa.  I’m not quite sure who the two people on the left are…the

January 27, 2017
I believe this was taken as we were leaving a casino where we had played the night before (Regina?) and Alan was coming in to play.  According to the date in the bottom right corner, picture was taken Oct. 1st/2006.
Brian Vollmer w/Alan Frew

Taken out in western Canada.  Alan had either just played at the venue we were at, or was just arriving.

January 27, 2017
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Brian Vollmer/Sarah Smith at the Aeolian Hall

This is my good friend Sarah Smith, an amazing talent.   This picture was taken after her record release show

January 26, 2017
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Brian Vollmer/Todd Kearns at Boulder Station casino in Vegas

Around 2013 Lynda and I decided to take a two week trip across the southern U.S., beginning and ending in

January 26, 2017
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Brian Vollmer w/The Mudmen

Here I am in the back yard of Planet Helix  with my old friends The Mudmen.  This was probably taken

January 26, 2017
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Brian Vollmer/Jerry Doucette

Here I am with Jerry Doucette out in western Canada somewhere.  Helix has played with Jerry Doucette many times over

January 26, 2017
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Vince Neil/Brian Vollmer/Rock the Fort, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

This photo was taken backstage at Rock The Fort in Thunder Bay, Ontario around 2007.   We had played previously

January 26, 2017
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1976 Early Helix band shot

This is an early promo shot of the band (around 1978-9) taken by photographer Mark Burnham.   It was done

January 26, 2017
Ken Heague was our soundman/road manager for many years, being with us right from our inception in 1974 until 1990.   Back in the 70's we were known for our Disco Sucks! cheer which we tied into the show with our beer drinking contest.  Disco was universally hated by all musicians on the road as it put us out of work, not to mention that it seemed the anti-thesis of what we considered rock.  Kenny had a different colored Disco Sucks shirt for every day of the week.  LOL.
Ken Heague and his Disco Sucks t-shirt

Ken Heague was our soundman/lightman from our inception in 1974 until around 1990.   Back when we started we were

January 26, 2017
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Very early in my career (1976)  I developed nodes on my vocal cords due to the grueling nature of playing

January 24, 2017
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1976 Brian Vollmer/Del Shannon/Bruce Arnold

Shortly after forming as a band in 1974 DRAM booking agency enlisted Helix to be the band for the famous

January 24, 2017
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Backstage at Lulus with Ted Nugent

This photo was taken sometime during the 90’s at Lulus Roadhouse in Kitchener.  We had all gone to see “the

January 24, 2017
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This is a studio shot by Victor Assiz of London, Ontario, who has been the band’s photographer for many years

January 24, 2017
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Brent Doerner/Lemmy Kilminster/Kenny Heague

We played several tours with Motorhead, the first being in 1983 in the U.S., shortly after being signed by Capitol/E.M.I.  Our

January 23, 2017
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Brent Doerner/Anne Murray/Greg “Fritz” Hinz at Juno Awards party

This was around 1987 at a Capitol Records Juno party in Toronto.   In the photo is Helix guitarist Brent

January 23, 2017
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Massey Hall ad

Ad for Helix engagement at Massey Hall on Long Way to Heaven tour.

January 23, 2017
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CKSL AD

1985:  This is the ad for our show at London Gardens, presented by CKSL.

January 23, 2017
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1981 White Lace & Black Leather line-up

1981:  Back cover shot of Helix from the White Lace & Black Leather album/H&S Records.   From left to right:

October 11, 2016
X-rated Octoberfest shot for David Muntz.
1984 Octoberfest pic for David Muntz

1984: This particular picture was taken at a Kitchener photo shoot the day after finishing up the filming of the

October 10, 2016
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2013 … on the set of Trailer Park Boys
October 10, 2016
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2015 … good times with Mike Tramp
October 10, 2016
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1983 … Opening for Kiss through Europe
October 10, 2016
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1984 … Event poster – opening for Motorhead in Germany

1984: This was the poster for the “Christmas Metal Meeting” tour of Europe featuring Talon, Mercyful Fate with King Diamond,

October 10, 2016
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