NAMM BASH FEST 2017 Events Revealed

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 @ 1:58 PM


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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
  • Jason Rullo (Symphony X) Drums
  • Joe Travers (Zappa Valutmeister) Drums
  • Chas West (Resurrection Kings, Bonham) Vox
A Farewell to Kings FB Page

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)
  • Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill) Vox
  • Steve Ferlazzo (Avril Lavigne, Lucky Strike Soundcheck Live Founder) Keyboards
  • Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake) Bass
  • Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) Bass
  • Brian Tichy (Randy Rhoads Remembered Founder) Drums
  • Doug Aldrich (formerly of DIO, Whitesnake, The Dead Daisies)
  • Marcelo Barbosa (Angra)
  • Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro)
  • Ira Black (Metal Church, Lizzy Borden, Westfield Massacre)
  • Johnny Blade (Kelle Rhoads’ band)
  • Nick Bowcott (Grim Reaper)
  • Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest)
  • Oz Fox (Stryper)
  • Jack Frost (Seven Witches)
  • Scotti Hill (Skid Row)
  • Bill Hudson (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Circle II Circle,Jon Oliva’s Pain)
  • Marzi Montazeri (Heavy As Texas, formerly Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals)
  • Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Stomp)
  • Rowan Robertson (DIO, Bang Tango, DC4)
  • Janet Robin (Student of Randy's, Lindsey Buckingham)
  • Brian Tichy (RRR Founder)
  • Roy Z (Halford, Dickinson)
  • August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung)
  • Deen Castronovo (Journey, Revolution Saints, Ozzy Osbourne) Drums
  • Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio
  • Kelle Rhoads Band (Nicki Lane Taylor - drums, Tony Ruiz - bass, 'G'Lan - BG Vox)
  • Michael Sweet (Stryper)
  • Neil Turbin (Deathriders, Anthrax) Vox
  • Chas West (Bonham, Resurrection Kings)
LINKS Randy Rhoads Remembered FB Page

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)
  • Gregg Fox (Renaissance Rock Orchestra) Keys
  • Robert Mason (Warrant) Vox
  • Mitch Malloy (Vox)
  • Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper, Beasto Blanco) Guitar
  • More To Come!
  • Doug Aldrich (formerly of Whitesnake, DIO) Guitar
  • Steve Ferlazzo (Avril Lavigne, Lucky Strike Soundcheck Live Founder) Keys
  • Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) Bass
  • Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash Founder) Drums
  • Chas West (Bonham, Resurrection Kings) Vox
Bonzo Bash FB Page
Bash Fest Official Website

Tickets available now!
Limited VIP packages available at http://www.bashfest.us

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