James Lomenzo and Mark Abbattista Comment on The Amazing Race
This Sunday, CBS will kickoff the 21st season of their hit Emmy winning reality series, The Amazing Race. However, unlike the previous 20 seasons of the show, this year metal is going to be represented by James Lomenzo (White Lion, Megadeth, Hail!) and Mark 'Abba' Abbattista.
There are many similarities being in an international touring rock band and competing on The Amazing Race. James stated that "the weird thing is Mark 'Abba' Abbatista and I have traveled all over the world with our band Hail! To me this is in so many ways, even though we have much more going on, much more enjoyable. For one thing, I didn't have to carry a guitar on my back getting on airplanes. All we had to carry places was a really light backpack. It was just so much fun having to do nothing but compete everyday."
Abba added "And only having one person yelling at me instead of the whole band was great!"
The 11 teams competing for the possible $2 million prize covered 25,000 miles on three continents. Did James Lomenzo's star power come into play at all over the course of the race? James stated "It happened a few times, but not as much as we thought. Things are just so frantic and we never really stayed in one place for very long. There where some times it came to our advantage. I don't know if we will see it on the show, but it definitely happened."
Be sure to tune in on Sunday September 30 (this weekend) at 8pm on CBS to watch James and Abba tear up the competition.