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In 1998 a man named Dale McKinney aka (Dude Dukes) found his way to a Jonesborough Tennessee recording studio. Dale wanted to record 10 songs and the engineer made a trade with him for a Gibson guitar. During the recording session a man named Jon Holtz of Warhead Records Kingsport, TN walks through the door. When Dale finished his session that day he met Jon Holtz and introduced himself. Dale McKinney was star struck when Jon Holtz announced himself as this record producer with ties to Nashville and Memphis. Dale immediately asks Jon if he could help him get signed to a record contract or help him pitch his songs. Jon said he could do this and they would meet another time to work out a deal. After Dale left, Jon Holtz started asking the engineer for information about the Dale. The engineer then told Jon Holtz that Dale McKinney was a handicap man and that he had an accident a few years early and that the accident had caused a brain injury. [continued below]....
..... Jon Holtz asked the engineer if Dale had any money and the engineer replied, I think he gets a check. Jon Holtz asked the engineer how much did he pay for the recordings he had just made and the engineer replied that it was a trade for a guitar. Days later Dale McKinney met Jon Holtz at the same studio at the request of Jon Holtz to speak with him and the engineer to discuss a “DEAL”. The engineer immediately told Jon Holtz that he “The Engineer” was his own business and that Jon Holtz would have to pay him for studio time and for the band Jon Holtz wanted and did record one of Dales songs to pitch. Jon Holtz promised to pitch the song to AC DC and ZZ TOP through Joe Hardy in Memphis TN. Dale McKinney and the engineer never believed the song was pitched by Jon Holtz and had the feeling Dale had been scammed. Jon Holtz charged Dale McKinney $1800.00 to record, produce and pitch the song. After weeks and many attempts to contact Jon Holtz to get an answer about the status of Dale’s song being pitched to Joe Hardy, Dale McKinney became upset and questioned if he had just been ripped off. The engineer advised Dale to seek an attorney to make sure the deal went through. The engineer also advised dale that he had nothing to do with Warhead Records and had many times made this clear to Dale McKinney, because the engineer felt that Jon Holtz was a fraud and dishonest person after the recording session. Jon Holtz continued to argue with Dale and agitate him until he was mad. Jon Holtz told the engineer that he was tired of Dale McKinney and was going to agitate him into a fight because Jon Holtz knew Dale McKinney was mentally unstable. The engineer advised Jon Holtz to leave Dale McKinney alone because the man was unstable and handicapped. Jon Holtz told the engineer and his wife that he was going to agitate Dale McKinney into a fight and incise him to throw a punch and call the police and try and sue him for more money. The next night Jon Holtz and his wife Tina Holtz went to the engineers house and spoke with the engineer and his wife and said ”it just happened “ Dale McKinney punched me and I called the police and I’m going to press charges and sue him for his check. Jon Holtz offered the engineer money if, the engineer would go to court and testify in Jon Holtz behalf. The engineer replied “absolutely not” what you are doing is wrong. Jon Holtz sued Dale McKinney in court for around $6000.00 and had just screwed Dale out of 1800.00 on the song deal. In my opinion Jon Holtz and Warhead records needs to have the whistle blown on them and that is what I’m doing. FRAUD BY DECEPTION