Progressive Music legend Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, Dream Theater) has teamed up with bassist Stu Hamm, guitarist Paulie Z and keyboardist Walter Ino to record a cover version of the RUSH classic “YYZ”, filmed while they were in quarantine. The clip was premiered this past Tuesday (July 14) as part of the David Z Foundation’s third annual fundraising campaign livestream. This past January, Portnoy shot down rumors that he will tour with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson as the replacement for late RUSH drummer Neil Peart. Peart died on January 10th. Watch the clip here.Continue reading
Stars from across Rock and Metal will join together on a livestream to raise money tonight on the David Z Foundation Livestream. David Z (David Zablidowsky) was the brilliant metal and progressive rock musician best known for his work in bands such as Adrenaline Mob, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and ZO2, died three years ago on July 17th, 2017 when a tractor-trailer collided with Adrenaline Mob’s tour bus. Check out the updated poster from Mike Portnoy’s tweet below. You can donate at the GoFundM link below and watch the live stream including artists ranging from Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier (Korn), John Moyer (Disturbed) Rikki Rockett, Don Dokken, Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Carmine Appice, Eddie Trunk, Marco Mendoza, Joel Hoekstra, Tiffany, John Pooper, Alex Skolnik, Charlie Benante, Dug Pinnick, Ra Diaz and more! Continue reading
The long-running community oriented all-star jam show, Ultimate Jam Night, in residency at the Whisky A Go Go presents will hold its second annual show during The NAMM Show entitled “Ultimate NAMM Night – The Power of Music” on Saturday, January 26, 2018, at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show will feature performances by an All-Star artist list that includes Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin, Doug Aldrich, Phil X, Stu Hamm, Charlie Benate, Rikki Rockett and many many more. Also included in will be full band performances by Flotsam & Jetsam, Sweet, and Marco Mendoza’s El Trio. Check out the sweet poster below with all the talent and additional performers will be added right up until showtime. The show is offered free-of-charge with tickets available at select times during the NAMM convention, with the info at the link below.
Progressive supergroup Jane Getter Premonition has a string of upcoming dates in December. The band features keyboardist Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson), guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament), bassist Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai) and drummer John Mader (Steve Miller, Pat Benatar).
Dec 08: Nighttown – Cleveland, OH
Dec 09: The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
Dec 10: Nietzches – Buffalo, NY
Dec 11: Keegan Ales – Kingston, NY
Dec 14: Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA
Dec 15: The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ
Dec 16: Iridium – New York, NY (performances at 8PM and 10PM)