Roy Mayorga At Bonham Tribute Rehearsal

Roy Mayorga

In the two days leading up to the John Bonham Birthday Bash event at House Of Blues in Hollywood, California, on May 31 (Bonzo would have been 64), 22 pro drummers, each having chosen to play a different Led Zeppelin song, descended on Mates rehearsal studio to shed their best Bonzo licks. We were lucky enough to grab some video footage of those rehearsals, like this one of Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga busting out a rock-solid Purdie shuffle on “Fool In The Rain” (clip starts at the beginning of the bridge section). And in case you’re wondering, that’s Whitesnake drummer and the Bonham event organizer Brian Tichy shredding Jimmy Page’s guitar solo as they come out of the bridge.