Bonzo Bash, Randy Rhoads Remembered, The Ox and The Loon announced during NAMM 2015


Bonzo Bash, Randy Rhoads Remembered, Enwistle/Moon Merge – California Music Fest Created To Coincide With NAMM 2015
Tichy/Sutton Productions Presents:
California Music Fest! 3 Days of Music & Madness!
After 5 years dedicated to respectfully presenting unique events that celebrate the world’s most iconic musicians, it’s all coming together for one 3 day weekend!

California Music Fest! 3 Days of Music & Madness!
January 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2015 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA
January 22, 2015: Bonzo Bash

January 23, 2015: Randy Rhoads Remembered
January 24, 2015: Entwistle / Moon: The Ox & The Loon

In 2010, drummer Brian Tichy, who has played for Whitesnake, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, and many more, came up with the idea of Bonzo Bash, the ultimate celebration show to the ultimate drummer, John Henry Bonham of Led Zeppelin. Tichy partnered up with promoter Joe Sutton to make this idea a reality on September 25th, the 30th anniversary of the passing of John Bonham. This event saw the whole Bonham family in attendance! Since then, Tichy and Sutton have done a total of 10 Bonzo Bashes from Los Angeles and Anaheim and all the way to New Jersey and New York. This show features the world’s best drummers playing their favorite Led Zeppelin song on a Bonzo replica kit with house band, The Moby Dicks.
In 2013, after many hours of brainstorming over the years, they also created Randy Rhoads Remembered; the celebration show for guitar legend Randy Rhoads. The guitarist revitalized Ozzy Osbourne in 1980 but his life tragically ended in a plane crash March 19, 1982 at the age of 25. With Tichy and Sutton both being huge fans of Rhoads’, and Tichy being one of the few drummers to play these classic songs with Ozzy Osbourne himself, it became obvious that this was the next exciting idea to pursue.

Along with Tichy on drums, “RRR” featured Rhoads’ Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot bandmate, bass legend Rudy Sarzo as part of the house band, “The Madmen.” Randy’s brother Kelle Rhoads, and sister, Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio, also partake with stories and performances. Every song from Rhoads’ two LP’s with Ozzy Osbourne are played by some of the greatest guitarists in the world.

Both Bonzo Bash and “RRR” were held at the Observatory in Santa Ana this past January to capacity crowds and received stellar reviews. Then in June of 2014, they took RRR to New Jersey, “Rhoads” Island, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania for 5 more shows.

In April of this year, Tichy & Sutton went for one other idea never done before. They put together a night in Hollywood at the House Of Blues in celebration of rock’s mightiest rhythm section ever; John Entwistle and Keith Moon.

Entwistle / Moon: The Ox & The Loon features some of the most renowned bassists and drummers to ever come together in honor of their rhythm section heroes! This show completed the idea of having a trilogy of unique events that pay respect to deserving icons of rock, as well as bringing together passionate camaraderie when this many great musicians get together for a common love. Not to mention, the fun had by all involved is unparalleled!

With these 3 events established, now is born California Music Fest! 3 straight days of music and madness! These shows will coincide with the 2015 NAMM show.

Players to all events will be announced soon!

The following is a list of all the world class artists who have graced the Bonzo Bash, RRR and Entwistle / Moon stages:

Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses / Adler), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake / Burning Rain), Zack Alford (Bruce Springsteen / David Bowie / B-52’s / Bob Dylan), Seven Antonopoulos (Opiate For The Masses), Carmine Appice (Cactus / Vanilla Fudge), Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath / DIO / Kill Devil Hill), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp / John Fogerty / Smashing Pumpkins), Athena (Femme Fatale / Ex-Wives of Rock), Ashley Austin (Keith Moon Estate), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row / Trailer Park Boys), Rob Bailey, Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme / Rhianna), Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth / Ringo Starr All Starr Band), Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Jason Bonham (JBLZE, Led Zeppelin), Zoe Bonham, Nick Bowcott (Grim Reaper), Tod Burr, Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Danny Carey (Tool), Michael Cartellone (Damn Yankees / Lynyrd Skynyrd), Phil Chen (Jeff Beck / Rod Stewart / Pete Townshend), Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Peter Criss (KISS), Jimmy D’Anda (Bulletboys), Cortney DeAugustine (Montrose / Frank Hannon / Michael Lee Firkins), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), John “J.D.” Deservio (Black Label Society), Michael Devin (Whitesnake), Liberty Devitto (Billy Idol), Virgil Donati (Allan Holdsworth / Seven the Hard Way), Troy Patrick Farrell (Gilby Clarke, White Lion), Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones), Joe Franco (Twisted Sister / Good Rats), Chris Frazier (Foreigner / Whitesnake), Ace Frehley (KISS), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Jerry Gaskill (King’s X), Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Tom Gimbel (Foreigner), Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé / Dumpstaphunk), Peter Greenberg (Atlantic Records), Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind), Tracii Guns (LA Guns), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Dorian Heartsong (JBLZE), Gene Hoglan (Testament / Dethklok), John Hummel (Lady Gaga), Don Jamieson (That Metal Show), Sass Jordan (S.U.N.), Brandon Kachel (Barbarian Overlords), Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative / Danzig / Kill Devil Hill), Sherri Klein (Jeff Young & Sherri), James Kottak (Scorpions), Eddie Kramer (Producer of Led Zeppelin / Jimi Hendrix), Abe Laboriel Jr. (Paul McCartney, Sting), Corky Laing (Mountain), Cy Langston (The Who Tour Mgr.), Stephen LeBlanc (JBLZE), Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale), Ron Lipnicki (Overkill), James LoMenzo (John Fogerty / Megadeth), Gregg Locascio (Cycle of Pain), Oni Logan (Lynch Mob / Dio Disciples), Dave Lombardo (Slayer / Philm), Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Ray Luzier (Korn), Khurt Maier (Salty Dog), Samantha Maloney (Hole, Motley Crue), Robert Mason (Warrant / Lynch Mob), Jojo Mayer (Nerve), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Sean McNabb (Dokken), Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs / Winger), Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani/ Aretha Franklin), Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry), Gerry Nestler (Philm), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob / Tred), Billy Orrico, Bob Pantella (Monster Magnet / Cycle of Pain), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister), Mitch Perry (Lita Ford / Edgar Winter / Calm Before the Storm), Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner/ T&N), Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob / Dream Theater / The Winery Dogs), Gregg Potter (The Buddy Rich Band), Stephen Quadros (“The Fight Professor”), Joe Retta (Sweet / Heaven & Earth), Kelle Rhoads, Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio, Janet Robin (Lindsey Buckingham / Precious Metal), Rowan Robertson (DIO / DC4), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Van Romaine (Steve Morse), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow / Black Sabbath), Jack Russell (Great White), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot / Whitesnake / Queensryche), Danny Schuler (Biohazard), Mark Schulman (Foreigner / Pink), Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth / Mr. Big / Niacin / The Winery Dogs), Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion). Alex Skolnick (Testament / Alex Skolnick Trio), Chris Slade (The Firm, AC/DC), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers / Chickenfoot), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver / Guns ‘N Roses), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne / Big Noize), Keith St. John (Burning Rain), Street Drum Corps, Matt Starr (Ace Frehley Band), Tommy Stewart (Godsmack / S.U.N.), Jason Sutter (Foreigner, Chris Cornell, Marilyn Manson), Mick Sweda (Atlanta Rhythm Section), Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin), John Tempesta (White Zombie / The Cult / Testament, Helmet), Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake / Foreigner / Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol), Mike Tichy (Jim Breuer Band), Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa / Duran Duran), Neil Turbin (Death Riders / Anthrax), Chas West (Bonham), Karl Wilcox (Diamond Head), Shaun Williamson (Atlanta Rhythm Section), Steven Wolf (Alicia Keys / Avril Lavigne / Britney Spears / Pink), Brent Woods (The Moby Dicks / Vince Neil / Sebastian Bach, Randy Rhoads Student), Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), Simon Wright (AC/DC / Dio / Queensryche), Phil X (The Drills / Bon Jovi), Yael (Ugly Kid Joe), Jeff Young (Megadeth).

Previous Legend Award Recipients:
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/ Rod Stewart), Peter Criss (KISS), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp / John Fogerty), Corky Laing (Mountain)
Previous hosts have included:

Drum Legend Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge / Rod Stewart / Ozzy Osbourne), Legendary KLOS DJ Uncle Joe Benson, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Joe Sutton, Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show / Authority Of Rock),
Phil X (Bon Jovi / The Drills), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs / Dream Theater),
Brian Tichy

Tickets available now!

California Music Fest Three Day Pass:

Individual Show Tickets:
California Music Fest:

Bonzo Bash: 1.22.2015
Randy Rhoads Remembered: 1.23.2015

Entwistle / Moon: The Ox & The Loon: 1.24.2015

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SchwarZenator PERFORMS THE RUNNING MAN at The Viper Room Friday, November 7

SchwarZenator PERFORMS THE RUNNING MAN at The Viper Room Friday, November 7

It’s time again for SchwarZenator to rock The Viper Room:

The world’s favorite Hard rock tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to The Viper Room with a special production with their performance of The Running Man.

SchwarZenator, the self-proclaimed “Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger tribute band” (a half comedy show/half hard rock tribute Inspired by the Legacy of One of Earth’s Finest Physical Specimens, Arnold Schwarzenegger) are in the process of releasing 6 live songs in a collaboration between YouTube, saxophonist Brian Landau (BriansThing) and Doug Bresler (DoogToons) of “Weird Al” Yankovic fame.



Doors @ 8pm

Line Up (in order)!
Dirty Cakes Band

Here are two of the best videos and songs to come out in a long time…. 

Starts around :50 mark:

Schwarzenator also released a full length album in 2010, and, more recently, the holiday single, “Jingle All the Way.” 


JP Von Hitchburg as Conan (Vocals)

Jonathan Weed as John Matrix (Guitar)

Eloy Palacios as Ben Richards (Bass)

Pete Pace as Turbo Man (Drums)

In Memoriam: Shane Gibson as Terminator: Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 (Guitar)








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Shockfest Tour brings Mushroomhead back to Los Angeles House of Blues Sunset 10/18/2014


IMG_4611Friday night, the legendary House of Blues saw Mushroomhead, the band that has been feeding us with its avant-garde sound for more than two decades, bringing its visually striking performance to West Hollywood.


Touring on their new, well received album The Righteous & the Butterfly, Mushroomhead has had an exceptionally busy year. Along with the album release, the band also pleased their fans with two new videos released in April and August.


Co-headlining the 2014 Shockfest Tour with Insane Clown Posse, Mushroomhead finally found its way to Los Angeles to satisfy the fans who weren’t able to slog it to the Inland Empire earlier this year when Mushroomhead had a show in San Bernardino.IMG_4640

The band delivers the ultimate grotesque and surreal performance that is definitely not for the faint of heart.IMG_4580

Mushroomhead’s music, a mixture of industrial metal, art rock, and electro, strikes as an experiment itself; however, the unique show the band never fails to deliver is another reason to see Mushroomhead live.  The type of entertainment the band provides is not for the weak. If you are hoping to timidly sway through the set, that’s not what you are going to get at the Mushroomhead concert!IMG_4745
What you are going to get is a crowd of people insanely jumping, kicking, and yelling at the top of their lungs.  That’s the insanity Mushroomhead brought to House of Blues on Friday night along with sharp flickering lights, stage dives, and mosh pits. IMG_4692

If you like to get wet, make sure to get there early to get a spot right next to the drum sets, which explode with water.

If you’re angry, excited, or even overly happy, and you surely don’t know how to let your frustration or eagerness out, do yourself a favor, and go see a Mushroomhead show.


Yell, jump, scream, and kick the others in the mosh pit….      Just like the crowd at House Of Blues did this Friday.

It’s guaranteed that Mushroomhead can, without a doubt, get your adrenaline pumping.

Jeffrey “Nothing” Hatrixclean vocals (1993–present)
Steve “Skinny” Felton – drums (1993-present)
Tom “Shmotz” Schmitzkeyboards, samples (1993–present)
Jason “J Mann” Popsonharsh vocals (1993–2004, 2013–present)
Rick “ST1TCH” Thomas – turntables, samples,programming (2001–present), custom percussion (2006–present)
Waylon Reavis – vocals (2004–present)
Tommy Church – guitars (2012–present)
Ryan “Dr. F” Farrell – bass (2012–present)
Robbie “Roberto Diablo” Godsey – drums, custom percussion (2013–present) IMG_4595
Touring Members

Daniel Fox – percussion (2006–2009)

Robbie Godsey – percussion (2012)

Marko “Bronson” Vukcevich – guitar (2012), dancing (1993–2000)

Jessica “Roxy” Haney – dancer (1993-2000)

Chris Chamberlain – dancer (1993-1995)

Jackie LaPonza – vocals (2014-present)


Our Apologies
Sun Doesn’t Rise
We Are The Truth
The Dream Is Over
Empty Spaces
Born of Desire




LYNAM AT THE WHISKY 10/15/2014 recap and pics by JOE DOLAN

Lynam Pays Homage to the Sunset Strip

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Young and strong, two words that aptly describe the experience that is Lynam on stage. Looking something to the tone of Motley Crue circa 1984 with the sound of all things hard rock from the decade of decadence, Lynam came off their 2014 Summer Tour leaving a refreshing taste in the mouths of concertgoers across the United States. This included taking the stage alongside artists including Kix, Jake E. Lee, Queensryche and even Kid Rock. Can more than a handful of modern hard rock artists stand up to that sort of comparison? Well …not in America, and these boys hail from the backwoods of Birmingham, Alabama!

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So many times today people hear a band and say, “If you close your eyes, it’s like being there again!” What this writer is telling you is, don’t close your eyes. Lynam is the real deal for hard rock fanatics! The band has been at it for more than a decade, but the fire is really catching on in 2014 and the media can’t say enough to celebrate the look, the sound and the raw power the band is offering the club circuit. Yes, it’s that good.

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On October 15th, Lynam opened the first of four show dates with Greek guitar wizard Gus G. (Ozzy, Firewind) as Gus took his show into the Southwest region of the US. Front man Jacob Bunton was a feature on the latest CD Gus offered fans; co-writing and singing on the lead track titled I Am The Fire.  Supporting Gus for the short leg of this short leg of his 2014 tour, Lynam plugged back in after closing out their summer schedule and kicked things up a notch to play the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, Vamp’d Vegas, the Ramona Mainstage and Club Red in Arizona.


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In review, the Whisky had a good crowd for a Wednesday night. While there were many more than a handful of fans there for the headline performance, a mass of faithful offered servitude by crowding the floor to get close to the band as they ripped through 45 minutes of original songs that literally pay homage to the forefathers of their genre. With crunching distortion and ear kicking rhythms, the band was reminiscent of the glam slam era that made the Sunset Strip the hotspot to attend in the nineteen eighties. With blazing guitar solos that blew back the crowds wigs, the new pro-stage lighting system on the ceiling of the venue and a legendary stage sound that the Whisky is known for, Lynam looked every bit the arena rockers they were on stage at Rocklahoma for the audience in attendance.

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The band hinted about some of the upcoming surprises they have for fans, but insiders know one of the many includes working with singer Gabbie Rae on her forthcoming works. Bunton is writing with her for the music that will ultimately define the direction her career is taking off in. Keep an ear out for that.

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As for Lynam, your best to catch the band on their official Facebook page, but hear the music by visiting their current official website at Links to their social media can be found on the homepage.

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