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BONZO'S BIRTHDAY BASH -- Brian Tichy and top drummers pay tribute to John Bonham


Bonzo's Birthday Bash just keeps getting bigger! More than 20 of rock's top drummers, a great opening acoustic band, a great house band, extremely charismatic guest musicians and speakers are all ready to rock!

But wait! Things get even better now that we have the pleasure of welcoming Poison drummer Rikki Rockett and Lynch Mob frontman Oni Logan to join in on the fun!

Also adding his thoughts and stories to the event will be Snow drummer Stephen Quadros, a.k.a. the "Fight Professor," widely considered one of mixed martial arts' most respected commentators. Stephen, along with legendary producer Eddie Kramer, will be speaking during changeovers and Eddie will be sharing photos from his private collection of his time with Bonzo and Led Zeppelin.

“Bonzo's Birthday Bash” is now also offering 2 VIP packages packed with goods every Bonzo fan would live to have. See below for a direct link to purchase these VIP packages:

Click here to purchase the "Whole Lotta Love" and "Kashmir" packages:

Chas West (Bonham | Lynch Mob | The Moby Dicks), Shaun Williamson and Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale) will be singing with opening acoustic act "The Calm Before The Storm" which features guitar master Mitch Perry, ex-Ozzy Osbourne bassist Phil Soussan, and Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright


After 3 groundbreaking tribute shows entitled "Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same" and a collective passion and respect amongst all the participating drummers, past and present to John Bonham, the greatest rock drummer ever, Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton have decided to go for it once again! Bonzo's Birthday Bash is taking place on May 31st, Bonzo's exact birthday! Many of the past drummers who have performed are back, as well as a few new Lords Of Groove!

Tichy stated, "It is a relatively simple concept. When I first thought of this, the idea seemed too cool NOT to try. You get a John Bonham replica drum set, complete with gong and timpani, up front, center stage, and have each drummer perform their favorite Led Zeppelin song with a house band (The Moby Dicks). There are no rules other than to have fun putting your own groove and character into your song choice! It's such a unique night, seeing how all these great drummers approach the same drum set making it their own! And 'The Moby Dicks' hold their own as a true force to be reckoned with! We have structure, and within the structure there is total freedom, making the pace and vibe of this show somewhere between a backyard party and one with a killer band playing Led Zep songs! Haha! 'The Groove Remains The Same' has morphed into 'Bonzo's Birthday Bash', as this tribute falls on Bonzo's exact birthday!

Tichy added, "Bonzo's Birthday Bash is now even more so the equivalent of a gong on fire on top of an erupting volcano next to a wildebeest migration complete with lurking, starving crocodiles and a fireworks finale across the river that not even the Olympics can rival!"

John Bonham deserves it! His right foot alone deserves it!! Bonzo's Birthday Bash is the ultimate tribute show and that's that! So get a ticket, get a good seat, grab a now classic "Bonzo Burger" and get into the festivities!

Click here to purchase tickets:

Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance and $30 on the day of the show.

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Artist Lineup:

Steven Adler (Guns 'N Roses | Adler)
Seven Antonopoulos (Opiate For The Masses | Leaves' Eyes)
Camine Appice (Rod Stewart | Vanilla Fudge | Cactus | drum legend)
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath | Dio | Heaven And Hell | Kill Devil Hill)
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)
Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth | Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band)
Bobby Blotzer (Ratt)
Fred Coury (Cinderella)
Jimmy D'Anda (Bulletboys)
Virgil Donati (Allan Holdsworth | Seven The Hardway)
Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion)
Ray Luzier (Korn)
Khurt Maier (Salty Dog)
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater | Adrenaline Mob)
Rikki Rockett (Poison)
Mark Schulman (Foreigner | Pink)
Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)
Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver | Guns 'N Roses)
Brian Tichy (Whitesnake | S.U.N.)
Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa)
Simon Wright (AC/DC | Dio)
Yael (The Love Project | Ugly Kid Joe)

Special Guests of Groove:

Sebastian Bach Jeff Pilson (Foreigner)
Billy Sheehan: (Mr. Big | Niacin | David Lee Roth)
Eddie Kramer
Oni Logan (Lynch Mob)
Stephen Quadros the "Fight Professor"
Lorraine Lewis
Shaun Williamson

The Moby Dicks:
Michael Devin/bass (Whitesnake)
Stephen LeBlanc/keys (Jason Bonham's Led Zep Exp.)
Keith St. John/vox (Montrose)
Brian Tichy/guitar, drums (S.U.N.)
Chas West- vox (Bonham | Lynch Mob | Zep Set)
Brent Woods/lead and rhythm guitars (Brentwood Forest)

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