Steve Stevens, Blasko, Wayne Kramer, etc Part Of 3rd Annual Rock Against MS Show

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The 3rd Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Show will be held once again at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The 3rd Annual brings back Rock’s elite artists in support of longtime friend and publicist, Nancy B. Sayle. This rock-fueled concert is to help raise awareness and funding for Sayle and the new foundation benefiting those living with MS.

The list of participating artists for the show include:

STEVE STEVENS (BILLY IDOL), STEVEN ADLER (GnR), BLASKO (OZZY), STEPHEN PERKINS (JANE’S ADDICTION), WAYNE KRAMER (MC5), MIKE WATT (STOOGES/FIREHOSE) GILBY CLARKE (GnR), BILLY MORRISON (BILLY IDOL), JEFF PILSON (FOREIGNER/DOKKEN), GRETCHEN BONADUCE, PHIL X (BON JOVI), PHIL BUCKMAN (FILTER), MARTY O’ BRIEN (LITA FORD), ERIK ELDENIUS (BILLY IDOL), JOE RETTA (THE SWEET), JOHNNY GRIPARIC (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT/WALTER TROUT), MATT STARR (ACE FREHLEY), ROBERT SARZO (HURRICANE/QUEENSRYCHE), JOEY ALLEN (WARRANT), CHAS WEST (BONHAM), & MORE!!

In its finishing stages, the ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

TICKETS:

• GENERAL ADMISSION – $35
• FLOOR – W/ PRE-SHOW MEET & GREET AT 6PM – $100
• BALCONY – VIP MEET & GREET – $150
• VIP – RESERVED BOOTH FOR 4 PPL W/ MEET & GREET – $500
• VIP – RESERVED BOOTH FOR 8 PPL W/ MEET & GREET – $1,000

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• $15 AND UP! The more you DONATE you get cool gifts!

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Guns N Roses, Janes Addiction, etc Members Set To Perform At 2015 Bonzo Bash

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The 2015 Bonzo Bash NAMM Jam! will be happening at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on Thursday, January 22, 2015, with an all star cast set to perform.

With Bonzo Bash creator Brian Tichy newly endorsed by Ludwig-Musser Drums and Percussion, the legendary Ludwig is revealed as the main sponsor of the highly anticipated 2015 Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm! Led Zeppelin’s John Henry “Bonzo” Bonham is consistently regarded as the #1 drummer in rock. Bonham played Ludwig drums his whole career and his name is synonymous with Ludwig.

Having Ludwig sponsor Bonzo Bash gives an added authenticity to the celebration! Tichy/ Sutton Productions is very excited to have the two entities come together, all in the name of John Bonham!

The following artists have been confirmed to participate in this year’s Bonzo Bash:
DRUMMERS:

Steven Adler (Guns n’ Roses / Adler)
Athena (Femme Fatale / Ex-Wives of Rock)
Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp / John Fogerty / Smashing Pumpkins)
Charlie Benante Fan Page (Anthrax)
Jimmy D’Anda (Lynch Mob / Lies, Deceit & Treachery)
Bevan Davies (Wayne Static / Danzig / Jerry Cantrell)
Cortney DeAugustine (Frank Hannon Band / Ronnie Montrose / Michael Lee Firkins)
Joe Franco (Good Rats / Twisted Sister)
John Hummel (Lady Gaga)
Brandon Kachel (Barbarian Overlords)
Corky Laing (Mountain / Bonzo Bash Legend Award Recipient)
Thomas Lang (Asia / John Wetton / Paul Gilbert)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer / Philm)
Khurt Maier (Salty Dog)
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction)
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs / Dream Theater)
Gregg Potter (The Buddy Rich Band)
Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow / Black Sabbath)
Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)
Matt Starr (Ace Frehley / Mr. Big)
Todd Sucherman (Styx)
Jason Sutter (Marilyn Manson / Foreigner / Chris Cornell)
Mike Terrana (Rage / Yngwie Malmsteen / Tony Macalpine)
Brian Tichy (Whitesnake / Foreigner / Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol)
Franklin Vanderbilt (Lenny Kravitz / Stevie Wonder / Chaka Khan)
Les Warner (The Cult / Bow Wow Wow)
Simon Wright (AC/DC / DIO / Queensryche)

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Burning Rain (Doug Alrich / Keith St. John / Sean McNabb / Matt Starr)
Host: Dean Delray (Rock n’ Roll Comedian)
Ali Handal (Neil Young / Paul Williams)
Robert Mason (Warrant)
Jeff Ocheltree (John Bonhams’s drum tech)
Mike Orlando – Fan Page (Adrenaline Mob)
Mitch Perry (MSG / Edgar Winter)
Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses / The Dead Daisies / Hookers & Blow)
Phil X (The Drills / Bon Jovi)
The Moby Dicks: Michael Devin (Whitesnake), Stephen LeBlanc (Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Exp.), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake / Foreigner / Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol), Chas West (Bonham), Brent Woods Music (Vince Neil / Sebastian Bach)

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Ace Frehley – Space Invaders

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When Ace Frehley declared on his Frehley’s Comet track ‘Rock Soldiers’, that The Devil said “Hey Frehley, Frehley, let’s not be silly, There’s a life out there to steal” he maybe didn’t perhaps mean that the Space Ace would be stealing from his own past life. On his latest release, Space Invader(eOne Music), Frehley is re-treading his work from Kiss, his early ‘Kiss’ solo album, and Frehley’s Comet, but that’s not always a bad thing. However, too often on this album the retro-feel misses a mark that could be hit by adding some more contemporary touches.

The first four tracks from Space Invader offer a promising taste of what the Space Ace can achieve. Title track, ‘Space Invader’ ‘Gimme a Feelin’, ‘I Wanna Hold You’, and ‘Change’ all nod to the past, while at the same time have Frehley’s flourishes. ‘I Wanna Hold You’ in particular has a garage band feel, while the mid-paced ‘Change’ has subtleties buried within, nodding to Frehley’s Comet days. But the rest of the release is patchy, with ‘Immortal Pleasures’ not containing the pleasures promised by this slowed down track. Equally ‘Inside the Vortex’ flops around without the direction and arrangement that could have boosted its sound. By contrast the next track ‘What Every Girl Wants’ has the right balance of cheesiness and catchy choruses and chest-out verses.

Just as Kiss occasionally dabbled in cover versions, Frehley turns in a nice version of Steve Miller’s ‘The Joker’, a relief after his voice struggles on ‘Past The Milky Way’ and ‘Reckless’ bores its way to boredom. The saving grace throughout the album is Frehley’s ability on his beloved six-string, no better exemplified than on closing instrumental ‘Starship’.

Throughout there is a feeling that Ace could have done with an ‘Ace’ collaborator. He wrote almost all of the tracks, played guitar and bass on most tracks (Matt Starr and Anton Fig are on drums and Chris Wyse takes a turn on ‘What Every Girl Wants’ and ‘Starship’). The single-mindedness of Frehley’s vision on Space Invader is both its saving grace and its downfall. The guitar work is superb throughout, with minimal use or effects, and a clear tone. But the patchy nature of the album suggests that it could have done with an iron hand in writing and production to get the Space Ace into orbit on Space Invader.

6.0/10.0

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JONATHAN TRAYNOR