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BONZO’S BIRTHDAY BASH TRIBUTE CONCERT ANNOUNCED FOR HOUSE OF BLUES LOS ANGELES MAY 31 2012

1 May 2012 5,554 views 4 Comments

Brian Tichy has been in touch to announce another special John Bonham Tribute concert.  Here are the details via Brian:

BONZO’S BIRTHDAY BASH!

A Tribute Concert To John Henry Bonham Of Led Zeppelin

Rock’s top drummers play tribute to rock’s greatest drummer!

Thursday, May 31st, House Of Blues, Los Angeles

After three  ground breaking tribute shows entitled “Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same”,  popular demand and a collective passion and respect amongst all the participating drummers, past and present for John Bonham – the greatest rock drummer ever, Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton have decided to go for it once again.

Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is taking place on May 31st; Bonzo’s exact birthday! Many of the past drummers who have performed already are back, as well as some new players!

Whitesnake drummer/ S.U.N. guitarist/ Bonzo Bash founder Brian Tichy says, “When I first thought of this, the idea seemed too cool and simple NOT to try; get a John Bonham replica drum set, complete with gong and timpani, up front, center stage, and have each drummer perform their favorite Led Zep song with a house band  (The Moby Dicks).  There are no rules other than to have fun putting your own groove and character into your song choice! It’s such a unique night,  seeing how all these great drummers approach the same drum set making it their own!

And The Moby Dicks hold their own as a true force to be reckoned with!  We have structure and within the structure there is total freedom, making the pace and vibe of this show somewhere between a backyard party and a…. backyard party with a killer band playing Led Zep songs!   Our previous shows were named ‘The Groove Remains The Same’, but this tribute falls on Bonzo’s exact birthday and we wanted to let that be known!

I am a tried and true Zep Head; a total Bonzo Freak! Bonzo is my lifelong most “listened to” drummer!  This is a labor of love. The camaraderie and ego-less respect amongst all involved is something very rare to be a part of these days. Ask any of us! We’ve never been part of a show quite like this before! There has never been a tribute like this to a musician before! John Bonham deserves it!”

Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is the ultimate tribute show! So get a ticket, get a good seat, grab a now classic “Bonzo Burger” and get into the festivities!

The cast of ever growing drummers and guest players starts here – More to be announced soon !

Steven Adler (Guns ‘N Roses/ Adler)

Seven Antonopoulos (Opiate For The Masses/ Leaves’ Eyes)

Camine Appice  (Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, drum legend)

Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven And Hell, Kill Devil Hill)

Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)

Bobby Blotzer (Ratt)

Fred Coury (Cinderella)

Jimmy D’Anda (Bulletboys)

Ray Luzier (Korn)

Khurt Maier (Salty Dog)

Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater/ Adrenaline Mob)

Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)

Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/ S.U.N.)

Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa)

Simon Wright (AC/DC / Dio)

The Moby Dicks:

Michael Devin- bass (Whitesnake)

Stephen LeBlanc- keys (Jason Bonham’s Led Zep Exp.)

Keith St. John- vox (Montrose)

Brian Tichy- guitar, drums (S.U.N.)

Brent Woods- lead and rhythm guitars (Brentwood Forest)

Tickets available at :

www.hob.com  from Thursday May 3rd    – Tickets are $25 and $30 day of show

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4 Comments »

  • Mark Harrison said:

    Sorry I just can’t be enthusiastic about this… Entitling it under the guise of a “tribute” is, in my view, just milking the cash cow Led Zeppelin remains to be…. JUST my opinion of course!

  • steve hurd said:

    That Side Again?????/ never this side

  • Jodeo said:

    List fails without Peart.
    (Just messin’ with y’all. Should be a great experience!)

  • John C said:

    Mike Portnoy doing a Bonzo tribute is worth travelling over the water for itself. Only Neil Peart remains to fill the dream.

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