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
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),
Tickets available now!
California Music Fest Three Day Pass:
Individual Show Tickets:
California Music Fest:
Bonzo Bash: 1.22.2015 www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5420725&pl=observatory
Randy Rhoads Remembered: 1.23.2015
Entwistle / Moon: The Ox & The Loon: 1.24.2015
VIP packages available at Californiamusicfest.com
Please check out these Facebook pages:
Bonzo Bash: www.facebook.com/BonzoBash
Randy Rhoads Remembered:www.facebook.com/RandyRhoadsRemembered
Enwistle / Moon: The Ox & The Loon www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ox-The-Loon/1412069215718290
Randy Rhoads Society: www.facebook.com/randyrhoads.society
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