Mike Portnoy, Brian Tichy & Michael Devin: Backstage Bonham Q&A, Part 2 of 2

Brian Tichy and Mike Portnoy

Immediately after the Bonham Birthday Bash at House Of Blues in Hollywood, California, on May 31, 2012, where nearly two dozen pro drummers had just finished celebrating Bonzo’s birth 64 years ago with their heartfelt renditions of classic Led Zeppelin tunes, we cornered event organizer and current Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy in one of the backstage dressing rooms to talk about what just transpired and to hear a little about his love for the man of the hour, John Bonham.

In this clip, Tichy’s Whitesnake bandmate and bassist for the evening’s backing band, The Moby Dicks, Michael Devin, joined in for a spirited discussion on iconic rhythm sections and playing by feel. And if that wasn't enough, we collared current DRUM! cover boy and avowed Bonham fanatic Mike Portnoy on his way through, who was eager to show off his Zeppelin tats and share some thoughts on the man of the hour.

Watch Part 1 of this Q&A here.