Mach Bell is best known as the lead singer of lead singer and frontman with bands including: The Joe Perry Project, Wild Bunch, Mechanical Onions, Mach 5 and the notorious Thundertrain. author of “Once A Rocker Always a Rocker.”. Returning to Boxboro MA March 11-13, 2022 at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza. Cowboy Mach Bell will be signing autographs and offering selfie photo ops, along with Celebrity Guests, world famous Comic book artists, writers and creators of the best of pop-culture!
“Cowboy Mach, Joe Pet and Danny Hargrove. Without a doubt the wildest and most fun bunch of guys I ever played with. It was rocking as close to the edge as I will ever get. Truly a band of pirates.” – Joe Perry
Mach Bell made his bones fronting the hard-rock, proto-punk group Thundertrain. Appearing in 1977 on both the “Live at the Rat” album and the Thundertrain debut lp. Best known for their 1976 single “Hot For Teacher,” Thundertrain were regular headliners at Max’s Kansas City, The Club in Cambridge, CBGB’s, Paradise Theater, Cleveland Agora, and of course the Rat in Kenmore Square.
In 1982 Aerosmith lead guitarist-in-exile Joe Perry needed a new lead singer for his Joe Perry Project. Mach Bell (who Joe always calls “Cowboy”) was selected for the job. Cowboy and Perry toured far & wide in the early 80’s. They co-wrote seven of the original songs on the 1983 Joe Perry Project album Once a Rocker Always a Rocker (MCA/Geffen).
In 2019 Mach released his first book, “Once a Rocker Always a Rocker: A Diary” the long talked-about road diaries that were meticulously kept by Cowboy during his years as a member of the Joe Perry Project. Mach’s newest book “I Gotta Rock” (2021) is his rock’n’roll memoir, full of Bell’s on-the-road experiences in bands (and with Circus Vargas!) during 1965 – 1985.
Visit Cowboy Mach Bell at https://oncearocker.com/ to grab some swag!
In 2002, Gulcher Records of Bloomington, IN, re-released Thundertrain’s remastered Teenage Suicide LP, originally recorded in 1976. Pure & Easy Records founder John Visnaskas restored the work from the original tapes. Several bonus cuts are featured on the album. Thundertrain was Mach’s launch pad, and he calls it “a great rocket ride. 1977 was probably our craziest year; we got tons of airplay, press, and found ourselves gigging with the Runaways, the Dictators, Thin Lizzy, and of course all the great Rat bands: Willie Alexander, DMZ, the Cars, Reddy Teddy, and so many more.
Meet Cowboy during the day, then join join him Friday Night 8:00-11:00 pm Concert AfterParty at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza Cabin Fever Show for Celebrity Fan-Tasy Karaoke, Hosted by Cowboy Mach Bell sing with a star on the main stage, sign up with the celebrities Friday during the show Included in Friday admission, Weekend pass, VIPs, Exhibitors, Hotel Guests booked using our ComicCon code, All Ages, Adult beverages with proper ID.
About this event
NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza Cabin Fever Show, March 11-13, 2022, returns to Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough, MA for 3 days of Collectors’ and Fans’ Experiences.
Vendors selling comics, toys, art, books, memorabilia, crafts and pop culture collectibles.
Celebrity Guests signing autographs and offering selfie photo ops(both for a fee), along with Comic book artists, writers and creators will be announced on the website www.NEComicCons.com.