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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Guitar Center’s Drum Off Confirmed January 17 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA

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Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-off finals will take place on January 17, 2014 at 8 pm at Club Nokia at LA Live (800 W. Olympic Blvd #335, Los Angeles, CA 90015).

Five talented drummers from across the country have been chosen from over 5,000 drummers entered in more than 1,000 local competitions nationwide to compete as finalists in Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off, the world’s premier drum competition. A proven platform for success, celebrated and embraced by the drumming community, past winners have gone on to play for the likes of Prince, Beyoncé, Jay Z, the Mars Volta, and more. At stake is a prize package valued at over $45,000 including cash, gear, and endorsement deals.

The night will be hosted by Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth Band, Santana), and will feature exclusive musical performances by a host of renowned drummers and a special ceremony honoring Steve Jordan’s legendary career with an induction into Guitar Center’s RockWalk. All five finalists will perform live to compete for the winning title in front of a panel of celebrity judges and an audience full of fans and industry professionals. Between the host, performers, judges, and RockWalk inductees the event is one of drumming’s most celebrated events and brings together masters of the craft.

Artists performing include Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, John Mayer Trio), Tony Royster, Jr. (Jay-Z, 1995 Drum-Off Champ) plus special guests Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) with Tim Alexander (Primus, A Perfect Circle), and Matt Garstka with Animals As Leaders

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off judges include Cora Dunham (Beyoncé, Prince, 2002 Drum-Off Champ), Peter Erskine (Grammy Award-winner, Weather Report), Nisan Stewart (Dancing With the Stars, Jamie Foxx), Thomas Lang (Asia, Paul Gilbert, Award-winning Instructional Books/Videos), Chris Johnson (Rihanna, Invented Like Stars), Nick Smith (Snoop Dogg), Dave Elitch (Antemasque, the Mars Volta), Gorden Campbell (Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind and Fire), and DeShaun Allen (Juicy J, Kenrick Lamar).

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off finalists are Jharis Yokley (Webster Groves, MO), Shariq Tucker (Rosedale, NY), D’Andrew Gosey (Houston, TX), Clyde Frazier (Sumter, SC), and Forrest Rice (Rancho Cuamonga, CA).

Partners include DW, Promark, Orange County Drum and Percussion, LP, Meinl, Roland, Gretsch, Pearl, Modern Drummer, Vic Firth, Zildjian, DW, Sabian, Remo, Tama, Evans, Drum Channel, Converse, and GoPro.