According to a Sept. 14 post from Aces High, Carol-Lyn Liddle, the mother of Invicta FC featherweight slugger Veronica Rothenhausler, recently rocked out in Las Vegas as front-woman of the Iron Maiden tribute band, Aces High.
The band played a few songs for our fallen heroes and countrymen at the 9/11 Remembrance Benefit on Fremont St., as part of a charity fundraiser.
"The band would like to thank all of those who came out to take part of the benefit," a statement from the band read. "Specifically, we want to thank Sweet Al from KOMP and the KOMP for inviting us down to play! But also, we want to extend a big thanks to the man who put the benefit together - Terry Revella. We owe him, if not a debt of thanks, a huge amount of respect.
"First, in his service with the NYPD, he is America's only survivor of both towers. And second, he is the founder of this 911 Rememberance benefit program. This benefit brought together musicians, fans of music and, most important, Americans... brothers and sisters... in honor of those who lost their lives 10 years ago. Thank you Terry, for giving us a way to come together and remember all we lost... and all we have."
As the old adage goes, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." Much like Liddle, her daughter, Veronica Rothenhausler, also entertains crowds -- just in slightly different fashion.
Rothenhausler rocks faces just like her momma, except she does it with her fists. She was slated to fight on the Invicta FC 7 card in Kansas City, Missouri, but severe dehydration forced her off the card.
Fight fans are anxiously awaiting her return to the cage. In the meantime, fans can enjoy the rock stylings of Aces High.
"I am the only woman in this Iron Maiden Tribute band called Aces High," Liddle said in an interview in May with Long Island MMA Examiner Eric Holden. "I was in the band a year and a half ago and got some really good reviews."
Fight fans who wish to check out a clip from Aces High's most recent show may do so by following this link.