Tuesday, January 17, 2017 @ 1:58 PM
BONZO BASH, RANDY RHOADS REMEMBERED, A FAREWELL TO KINGS Combine During NAMM 2017
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BASH FEST 2017 shapes up to be best year yet for classic rock’s fans and all-star players.
After much-hyped speculation, Tichy/Sutton Productions is pleased to announce the first round of artists who will be participating in the 4th annual Bash Fest at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA in January 2017. For three nights, some of music’s most prolific artists will come together and pay tribute to their heroes for a legendary weekend of music and madness.
Producers Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton have been creating unique celebration concerts for the past sevreal years, and have now combined them into one weekend of music and madness to coincide with NAMM January 18, 19 & 20, 2017.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 kicks off Bash Fest with A FAREWELL TO KINGS (A salute to 4 decades of rush music). So far the line-up is as follows:
Francesco DiCosmo (Thin Lizzy, Montrose) Bass & Vox
Walter Ino (Survivor) Guitar
Jonathan Sindelman (Alan White Band, Keith Emerson Band, The Steppes) Keys
Brian Tichy (AFTK Founder) Drums
Seven Antonopoulos (Channel Zero)
Joe Bergamini (Author/Co-Producer of Neil Peart’s “Taking Center Stage” Book+DVD/Broadway/Happy the Man) Drums
Jason Bittner (Shadow's Fall, Flotsam & Jetsam) Drums
Phil Demmel (Machine Head) Guitar
Andrés Forero (Hamilton) Drums
Shane Gaalaas (Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, Diesel Machine) Drums
Andy Galeon (Death Angel) Drums
Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard, Asia) Drums
Marzi Montazeri (Heavy As Texas, formerly Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals) Guitar
Koko Powell (Edgar Winter, Spencer Davis Group, Sheila E.) Bass Guitar
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 the madness continues with Randy Rhoads Remembered?, a celebration of the brilliant and original Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads. Tichy and Sutton created this event in 2013 after agreeing Randy Rhoads surely deserved recognition for his musical impact. They are both huge fans of Rhoads’, and Tichy himself played with Ozzy Osbourne. Randy’s brother Kelle performs and his sister Kathy Rhoads, shares her stories making this a very touching and personal experience for all involved.
The following artists have been confirmed as participants in Randy Rhoads Remembered:
Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show)
HOUSE BAND “THE MADMEN”:
Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill) Vox
Steve Ferlazzo (Avril Lavigne, Lucky Strike Soundcheck Live Founder) Keyboards
Rounding off the weekend is the fan favorite Bonzo Bash. This will be the 3rd and final show of Bash Fest taking place on Friday, January 20th, 2017.
This was the first of these shows that Tichy & Sutton have produced, with the first one taking place September 25th, 2010, on the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. They have since taken Bonzo Bash to Russia to headline the 2015 Musikmesse/NAMM Show in Moscow, with Bash Fest 2017 sure to be the mightiest one yet. The show highlights the industry’s top drummers playing their favorite LED ZEPPELIN tunes. Each drummer will be accompanied by house band THE MOBY DICKS?.
The following artists have been confirmed to participate in this year’s Bonzo Bash:
Bonzo Bash 2017 is dedicated to the memory of Alphonse Mouzon (1948-2016)
Co-hosted by Drum Legend Carmine Appice!
Rob Affuso (Skid Row, Four By Fate, Soulsystem)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Flotsam & Jetsam)
Deen Castronovo (Journey, Revolution Saints, Ozzy Osbourne)
Jimmy D'Anda (Lynch Mob)
Johnny Dee (Doro Pesch, Britny Fox)
Logan “Robot” Gladden (13 Yr Old Bonham Devotee!)
Jason Hartless (Ted Nugent)
John Hummel (Matt O’Ree Band, Lady Gaga)
Jeff Kathan (Paul Rodgers, Spike and the Impalers)
Ray Luzier (Korn)
Khurt Maier (Salty Dog)
Dave “Chilli” Moreno (Puddle Of Mudd)
Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction)
Gregg Potter (Buddy Rich Band)
Aquiles Priester (Tony MacAlpine, Hangar)
Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)
Rachael Rine (Femme Fatale, Paradise Kitty)
Jason Sutter (Smashmouth, Marilyn Manson, Chris Cornell)
Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin, Scott Stapp, Black Label Society)
Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash Founder)
Lez Warner (The Cult)
Steven Wolf (Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé)
Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, Queensryche)
MORE TO COME!
Gregg Fox (Renaissance Rock Orchestra) Keys
Robert Mason (Warrant) Vox
Mitch Malloy (Vox)
Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper, Beasto Blanco) Guitar
More To Come!
HOUSE BAND “THE MOBY DICKS”
Doug Aldrich (formerly of Whitesnake, DIO) Guitar
Steve Ferlazzo (Avril Lavigne, Lucky Strike Soundcheck Live Founder) Keys