The photo of the mystery '80s rocker is indeed that of Hiro Homma (EZO, Loudness, Anthem). Steve @ Heavy Metal Addiction was the first person to e-mail the correct name as I requested, while Fred Charles was the first one to post the correct answer on my blog several hours later. I truly appreciate the efforts of both gentlemen (and everyone else who either e-mailed or posted a response), so I've decided to reward them both.
Steve will receive the autographed DVD as promised, while I'd like to send Fred a runner-up prize -- an autographed Halford "Resurrection" CD single signed by the Metal God himself. I'll be in touch with both winners for their mailing addresses.
A little background on the mystery photo: I received it back in the '80s from my cousin (see my June 3 post). If you look closely at the picture, you can see Homma signed his name on it over his torso and drums. If you look even closer, you'll see he addressed it "To Cheo," which is very funny because Homma must have heard my name as "Cheo" instead of "Theo" when my cousin asked him to sign it. Or perhaps there isn't really a "Th" sound in the Japanese language, so Homma simply understood my name as Cheo!
Since running this contest gave me the most response to my blog yet, I'm going to be doing more giveaways in the future. Check back later this week for another contest. And in the words of David Lee Roth during his short-lived radio show stint: If you like us tell a friend. If you don't, tell an enemy!