Members of Anthrax, Guns N Roses, Steel Panther, Black Sabbath and more will perform
Tichy/Sutton Productions has announced BashFest 2019, consisting of four shows over two nights, as the “biggest show in NAMM history” with more than one hundred artists gathering to pay tribute to three legendary musicians and an all-star jam. Bon Scott, Randy Rhoads and John Bonham will be honored with tributes alongside Black Mongoose, an all-star jam improv band. The concerts will be held Wednesday, January 23rd and Thursday, January 24th at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA, just minutes away from where the NAMM show is being held in Anaheim.
Guest artists include drum legends Carmine Appice, Vinny Appice, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette, Jason Bittner, bassist Rudy Sarzo, guitarist Doug Aldrich, bassist Robbie Crane, Guns ‘N’ Roses drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardist Dizzy Reed, Jason Aldean skinbasher Rich Redmond, Stryper guitarist Oz Fox, Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, and BashFest co-founder, creator and drummer Brian Tichy, among others.
Wednesday night, January 23rd will see tribute paid to legendary Scotsman turned Australian Bon Scott in “If You Want Bon, You Got It,” followed by an all-star jam band Black Mongoose.
“Bon Scott was one of the best rock frontmen ever!” states Tichy. “He had a highly distinctive voice that literally sounded like he was exploding from within and peeling paint off the walls with every lyric! He put the power into AC/DC and Bon Scott deserves to have a celebration in his honor! When I first heard AC/DC’s live LP, If You Want Blood, You Got It back in the day, I was hooked! I instantly loved Bon Scott’s voice! AC/DC songs are timeless and Bon was an integral part of their ballsy sound and amazing live show! On Jan 23rd, we will celebrate all things Bon Scott to honor his mightiness as best we can! We, the house band The Jailbreakers, are so psyched to play this music we grew up on!”
“Bon Scott put AC/DC on the map and he deserves this salute for being one of rock’s most notable singers,” states BashFest co-founder Joe Sutton. “We are excited to present this show.”
After the Bon Scott tribute, Tichy will back Doug Aldrich and Francesco DiCosmo on drums in Black Mongoose. The group takes some of their favorite songs and “rip through them with love, respect and chaos, pushing each other to new territory on our instruments.”
Thursday, January 24th marks another Tichy/Sutton first as they double up on the double up with Randy Rhoads Remembered followed by Bonzo Bash A beloved NAMM-time tradition returns in full force with two legendary events packed into one amazing all-star night. For the tenth year, Brian Tichy & Joe Sutton will present an unprecedented BashFest with two nights’ worth of shows in one rockin’ evening of music and madness.
Randy Rhoads Remembered will kick off Thursday night with a dazzling array of all-star guitar mastery in honor of the late six string virtuoso Randy Rhoads. Returning to celebrate the brilliance of his friend and bandmate Rhoads is bassist extraordinaire Rudy Sarzo, who shared the stage in both Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne. Rounding out The Madmen’s rhythm section is show founder Brian Tichy on drums. Rhoads’ brother Kelle Rhoads performs and his sister Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio shares her stories, making this a very touching and personal experience for all involved.
Wrapping the two night event is Bonzo Bash, created to honor the greatest rock drummer ever, John “Bonzo” Bonham. This is the first of these shows the Tichy/Sutton team produced, with the initial bash taking place September 25, 2010, on the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. This concept was created by drummer Brian Tichy to celebrate the drummer most consider the greatest in rock and roll: John Henry Bonham. They have since taken the show to not only Russia but both U.S. coasts, with BashFest 2019 sure to be the mightiest one yet. The show highlights the industry’s top drummers playing their favorite Led Zeppelin tunes. Each drummer will be accompanied by house band The Moby Dicks.
Tickets on sale via bashfest.us.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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