Here's the story, as told by Zero Boy Paul Mahern:
"Terry “Hollywood” Howe was a great friend and true believer in rock and roll. He was the Zero Boys’ original guitar player and laid the foundation of our sound. He built perfect, catchy rock and roll songs. He destroyed boredom with a blast of electric guitar. He understood that life was simple, true, loud, and a little out of control.
Terry left his body in December of 2000, mere months after the first release of Vicious Circle in over 15 years.
On the night of Terry’s death, I woke to the sound of a buzz saw in my living room. I rushed to see what was going on and realized I was hearing the opening chords of “Vicious Circle” coming from my stereo speakers. I examined the CD player and realized it was not turned on. I knew without a doubt Terry was saying goodbye and telling me to never stop believing in the energy of Rock ’n’ Roll.
Terry left behind many songs. A few months ago we decided to look through his catalog and record some of them. This Zero Boys release celebrates the life of a good friend and a true unsung guitar hero."
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