After three shows entitled, “Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same,” and a fourth show called, “Bonzo’s Birthday Bash,” Brian Tichy, Joe Sutton and Noelle Kim Retes have decided to continue the celebration with “Bonzo Bash NAMM JAMM 2013.” Along with a collective passion amongst all participating drummers for the legendary drumming of the late, great John Bonham, the “Ultimate Celebration For The Ultimate Drummer” will be held at NAMM on Thursday, January 24, 2013.
Tichy says, "Bonzo Bash is a drummer's playground. There's plenty of toys and our parents taught us to play well with others! 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, and some black dot Remo drum heads, up front, center stage, and have each drummer perform their favorite Led Zeppelin song with a 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!”
The cast of drummers and guest players include Steven Adler, Charlie Benante, Will Calhoun, Gene Hoglan, Virgil Donati, Dave Lomabardo, Ray Luzier, Nicko McBrain, Rikki Rockett, Mike Portnoy, Simon Wright and many more.