BONZO BASH 2015 Adds To Lineup

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, December 29, 2014 @ 3:57 PM


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Ocheltree (John Bonham’s drum tech), Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB), Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) and a full band performance by BURNING RAIN featuring Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO), Keith St. John (Ronnie Montrose), Sean McNabb (Sons Of Anarchy, Don Felder) and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, MR. BIG).

Producers Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton have been creating unique celebration concerts since 2010, and have now combined them. Dubbed California Music Fest: 3 Days of Music & Madness, this festival coincides with NAMM January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2015. It also includes Randy Rhoads Remembered on Friday January 23rd, and Entwistle/ Moon: The Ox & The Loon on Saturday January 24th.

Bonzo Bash was the first of these shows produced by Tichy & Sutton, with the first one taking place September 25th, 2010, on the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. 11 Bashes, 6 RRR’s, and 1 Entwistle/Moon later, they have taken Bonzo Bash to both coasts, with California Music Fest 2015 sure to be the mightiest one yet. The show highlights the industry’s top drummers playing their favorite LED ZEPPELIN tunes. Tichy/Sutton have taken this Bonzo Bash one epic step further by including all 4 Ludwig drum kits Bonham used throughout his career with LED ZEPPELIN. Each drummer will be accompanied by house band THE MOBY DICKS.

Bonzo Bash will be hosted by rock 'n’ roll Comedian Dean Delray, Bonzo Bash Producer Joe Sutton and show creator Brian Tichy.

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


  • 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)
  • The Real 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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