Today marks the 4th anniversary of the death of Bucko so i thought i might take some time to remember some of the good times we shared together. I first met Bucko on the Dungeon forum and soon dicovered that apart from our love of Dungeon we also shared a passion for the music of bands like Deep Purple Black Sabbath Iron Maiden Judas Priest Dio any many others. We would go on to see many Dungeon and then Lord gigs together in Canberra Sydney Wollongong Goulburn before i eventually met up with Bucko and Sanj to see Lord and Doro over 3 nights in Japan in 2010. This time in Japan with Bucko and Sanj remains one of my favourite memories. One of the first gigs Bucko and i went to was Judas Priest with Ripper at the Enmore Theatre which just happened to be on Bucko's actual birthday. Of course when Bucko and i did get together it often involved too many beers by both of us. Many years later i would meet up with Bucko and Sanj to again see Judas Priest at Homebush. We met at the Strawberry Hills Hotel next to Central Station with the intention of catching the train out in time to see the support band. As much as Sanj tried to get us to leave the pub and get on the train i think we kept ordering more beer and eventually made it there just as Judas Priest hit the stage. A fantastic afternoon but no real memory of the actual gig. Another gig that involved too many beers and late arrival at the gig was Heaven and Hell at the Entertainment Centre. The gig was on a saturday night so i met up with Bucko and a couple of my mates at 3pm at the Sando in Newtown to watch Dave Tice and Mark Evans play before we headed into the city. The afternoon was great and the beer was going down quick. We eventually got a cab arriving just as the first song started but again my memory of the evening remains a big blur. So in memory of Bucko we salute you!