Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Rock Out with Chevy Metal

Payne Scores Big at Quik Pro
When the surfing's done for the day Friday, fans and pros alike can rock out some classics.

Chevy Metal, the cover band formed more than a decade ago by Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters/The Birds of Satan), will play a free show at the opening stop of the 2015 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour, Friday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. at Snapper Rocks.

The band, featuring Hawkins performing alongside Wiley Hodgden (Bass/Vocals), Chris Shiflett (Guitar) and Rami Jaffee (Keys), Chevy Metal will rip into some deep cuts off albums by the Rolling Stones, Queen, The Police, Black Sabbath, Van Halen and more.

Hawkins, Hodgden, Shiflett and Jaffee are looking forward to some Gold Coast surf action, playing some rock and helping to raise awareness for the Mauli Ola Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope and confidence to individuals living with genetic diseases. Harnessing the healing powers of the ocean, the Mauli Ola Foundation introduces surfing and other ocean-based activities as natural therapies.

The world's best surfers took a break from competition at the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Gold Coast to spend time in the water with kids from the Mauli Ola Foundation.

"Spending time with these kids is really special," said three-time World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS). "They were having the best time and it's inspiring. We had a great turn out from the top surfers in the world and the kids were absolutely ripping. Thanks to Mauli Ola for organizing such a fun afternoon."

More information about Mauli Ola can be found at MauliOla.org

Catch Chevy Metal Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. at Snapper Rocks and the world's best surfers in the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast LIVE via WorldSurfLeague.com.