"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 kit (courtesy of Natal Drums,) complete with Paiste gong and timpani, up front, center stage, and have each drummer perform their favorite Led Zeppelin song with house band The Moby Dicks. It's a unique night, seeing how all of these great drummers approach the same drum set and make it their own. (...) There is structure, and within the structure there is freedom: freedom, groove, and volume!"
The cast of ever growing drummers and guest players confirmed so far include Steven Adler (Guns n' Roses / Adler), Chris "Seven" Antonopoluos (Opiate For The Masses), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Jimmy D'Anda (Bulletboys), Virgil Donati (Allan Holdsworth/ Seven the Hard Way), Chris Frazier (Foreigner / Whitesnake), Gene Hoglan (Dethklok), Brandon Kachel (Barbarian Overlords), James Kottak (Scorpions), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Ray Luzier (Korn), Khurt Maier (Salty Dog), JoJo Mayer (Nerve), Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani / The Tubes), Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Simon Phillips (Toto / Jeff Beck), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater / Adrenaline Mob), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Tommy Stewart (Godsmack / SUN), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake / Foreigner / SUN), Simon Wright (Dio/ AC/DC), and Yael Benzaken (Ugly Kid Joe).
Doors for the event open at 6:30 pm. The Observatory is located at 3503 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim California 92704. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com (search Bonzo Bash).
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