It was the moment we've all been waiting for: seeing Scott Ronson back behind a microphone, even if it was just on stage for a moment instead of back at the KLAQ studios.

Mando "The Monster" Medina had the crowd at the Socorro Entertainment Center whipped into a frenzy and they chanted his name.

"Ronson! Ronson! Ronson!"

Finally, the curtains parted and Ronson, flanked by two lovely ladies, walked onto the stage.

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He thanked the crowd. He thanked the venue. He thanked Pop Evil. But we were thankful to see our friend doing what he does so well -- have some fun with us on that mic, even if we cringed a little watching him crush that bottle of Jack!

Cancer and chemo and radiation and a challenging couple of months have taken their toll on Ronson's body. But that just left his heart and soul to shine that much brighter Friday night.