Singer-songwriter/guitarist Dylan Rice wrote "The Faces of Victory" as a rock anthem inspired by the Gay Games--a kind of "We Are the Champions" for the LGBT community. Together with the help of STYX bassist Chuck Panozzo, his long-time friend and mentor, the recording is a first-ever collaboration between the two out musicians. Rice and Panozzo have been invited to perform "The Faces of Victory" at the Gay Games Closing Ceremonies in summer 2006 in Chicago at Wrigley Field.

BIOGRAPHIES

DYLAN RICE, a Utah-native and Chicago-transplant, has captivated audiences with his sultry vocals and driving guitar rhythms, drawing comparisons to Chris Isaak and Morrissey. The Advocate voted his debut CD, "Wandering Eyes," one of the “Top 10 Indie CD's of 2005," and the CD received the 2005 Outmusic Award for "Best Debut Recording - Male."  His music has received airplay on commercial and college radio stations across the country, and has received coverage in the Chicago Tribune, Time Out, Chicago Magazine, Out, Genre, and Gay.com. (
www.dylanrice.com)

CHUCK PANOZZO is bass player and co-founder for the rock band STYX. After 30 years as STYX's only bassist, in 1991, he announced he was gay, living with HIV, and starting his own personal campaign for AIDS awareness and gay rights. A Chicago native, Chuck continues his campaign, performs and now resides in south Florida with his partner, artist/AIDS-activist Tim McCarron.
The Faces of Victory
                                The Faces of Victory    

Words and music by Dylan Rice / (c) 2006 Deep Tissue Publishing


Now's the moment, take my hand, talk a walk with me
Brother, sister, come together with dignity

We are the face
We are the faces of victory
And we shine our name for the world to see and believe
We made a place
We made a place in history
Just by being here, no apologies, you and me

We will fight just to love, we will love even though we fight
We will fight just to love, we will love even though we fight

From the shadows, from the veils of secrecy
come the people: We are many, and still growing

We are the face
We are the faces of victory
And we shine our name for the world to see and believe
We made a place
We made a place in history
Just by being here, no apologies, you and me

We will fight just to love, we will love even though we fight
We will fight just to love, we will love even though we fight

We are the face
We are the faces of victory
It's our time--we're catching up, Love
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