BASH FEST January 18th-20th 2017 Yost Theater by Staci Amend

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The Tichy/Sutton Production a masterfully put together three day all-star event that features three tributes to RUSH, The late Randy Rhoads of OZZY OSBOURNE & QUIET RIOT and John Bonham of LED ZEPPELIN bringing together some of music’s most prolific artists that come together to pay tribute to their rock heroes for three days of music and mayhem. This long running event is the highlight of NAMM it brings together both musicians and fans to literally hang and celebrate the great music of these Legends.

Wednesday, January 18th Bash fest kicked off with A Farewell to Kings-A salute to 4 decades of Rush music at the Yost Theater in Downtown Santa Ana.

Brian Tichy and producing partner Joe Sutton put on the Bash Fest every year at NAMM. This event has been growing over the years into a monster production. Needless to say, the multi-talented Brian Tichy who puts it all together also plays in the shows with a rotating cast of amazing and talented players makes this more than just a tribute show. A Farewell To Kings kicked off the Bash with house band Walter Ino from SURVIVOR on guitars, Francesco DiCosmo from THIN LIZZY and MONTROSE on bass/vocals with Jonathan Sindlelman of ALAN WHITE/ KEITH EMERSON on keyboards.

Playing some of RUSH’s biggest hits as well as deeper cuts the band just killed it! The talented guests of players included Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), Andy Galeon, Jimmy Keegan, drums. The guitar talents of Marzi Montazeri (Heavy as Texes/Phil Anselmo), Phil Demmel(Machine Head) just shredded the songs!  Singer Chas West (Resurrection Kings/Bonham) did a blistering vocal on “Temples Of Syrinx” a highlight of the night! “Bastille Day”, “2112 Overture”,”Working Man” as well as over 2 ½ hours of Rush music with Francesco DiCosmo nailing Geddy Lee vocals and bass. A must see show and a great start to 3 days of music. A total all-star cast of talent led by Tichy who himself is one of the most talented out there playing those drums he completely becomes part of the instrument playing with such precision and perfection his heroes would be proud. Thanks to Brian and Joe Sutton for continuing to put on these shows filled with great music and great talent.

STEVE ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday night’s tribute to Randy Rhoads Remembered RRR

Hosted by Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show)

House band Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill) vocals, Steve Ferlazzo(Avril Lavigne/Lucky Strike Soundcheck Live Founder) Keyboards

Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne/ Whitesnake) Bass

Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne/ Billy Idol) Bass

Brian Tichy (Randy Rhoads Remembered) Drums

RRR tribute pays homage to the two albums Randy is most known for “Diary of a Madman” and “Blizzard of Oz” with the rotating talents of guitar Gods this was a MUST ATTEND!!! Featured were Doug Aldrich(The Dead Daisies, formerly of DIO/Whitesnake”, Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro),Ira Black(Metal Church/Lizzy Borden/Westfield Massacre), Johnny Blade (Kelle Rhodes band),Marzi Montazeri (Heavy as Texas),Brian Tichy(Founder), August Zadra(Dennis DeYoung), Richie Faulkner(Judas Priest), Phil Demmel (Machine Head) as well as many others.

This event was created in 2013 by Tichy and Sutton after agreeing Randy Rhoads surely deserved recognition for his musical impact. Tichy himself played with Ozzy Osbourne and both are huge fans of Rhoads.

Randy’s brother Kelle performs and his sister Kathy Rhoads, shares her stories making this a very touching and personal experience for all involved.

Pics/ Vids Tak Ito

Vids Ken Jaslow

BONZO BASH FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 2017

The Bozo Bash tribute is the highlight of the three shows, featuring house band The Moby Dicks, Doug Aldrich/guitars, Steve Ferlazzo/keys Phil Soussan/bass Brian Tichy/drums and Chas West/Vox

This is the first tribute brainchild of Tichy and Sutton hatched 6 years ago and has grown into a MONSTER event!! The growing roster of talented drummers is captivating! This year’s tribute was off the hook starting with the opening number “Achilles Last Stand” to “The Ocean”-Lez Warner(The Cult), “Dancing Days”-Johnny Dee(Doro Pesch,Britny Fox), “Ten Years Gone”-Stephen Perkins(Janes Addiction/Tabitha), “Custard Pie”-Simon Wright-(Dio/AC/DC/Hellion, Geoff Tate’s Queensryche,Rhino Bucket) “Ramble On”-Rachael Rine (Femme Fatale,Paradise Kitty) “Communication Breakdown”-Carmine Appice Tichy on acoustic-“Over The Hills and Far Away”-Rob Affuso (Skid Row Soulsysytem, Four By Fate)-Immigrant Song-Jimmy D’Aanda (Lynch Mob, Bullet Boys) with Robert Mason (Warrant)Vox-Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper/Beasto Blanco) Bass “What Is And What Should Never Be”-Khurt Maier (Salty Dog) D’Yer Ma’ker-Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean) “Wanton Song”-Jason Sutter(Chris Cornell, Marilyn Manson,Foreigner,Smashmouth,N.Y.Dolls) “The Rover”– Logan “Robot” Gladden (13 Years Old), “Rock And Roll”-Aquiles Priester (Tony Macalpine,Hangar) , “Good Times Bad Times”-Deen Castronovo (Journey,Revolution Saints, Ozzy Osbourne, Hardline) “Royal Orleans”-Gregg Potter (Buddy Rich Band), “Out On The Tiles”-John Hummel (Matt O’Rhee Band/NJ Badass/Lady Gaga) with Mitch Malloy on vocalsBlack Dog”-Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall/Flotsam and Jetsam) “Song Remains The Same”- Ray Luzier (Korn/David Lee Roth/Army Of Anyone/Jake E. Lee) “Stairway To Heaven”-Dave “Chili” Moreno (Puddle Of Mudd) with Aldich and Tichy on double neck guitars. “Trampled Underfoot”-Steven Wolf (Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé) “Misty Mountain Hop”-Jason Hartless (Ted Nugent) with Gregg Fox on keys. “Fool in the Rain”-Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin, Black Label Society) with Robert Mason vocals. “Kashmir”– Jeff Kathan (Paul Rodgers, Spike and the Impalers) “Hans Solo”– Brian Tichy. “No Quarter”-Tichy featuring Steve Ferlazzo on keys. “Moby Dick” Tichy and all drummers on stage!!!!!! With this KILLER lineup of talent the almost 5 hour show breezed by and still could’ve continued. Brian makes every musician a standout and participates from beginning to end with perfection. Kudos must be given to the incredible people who do help make this an extraordinary event starting with Brian Tichy the hardest working musician out there as well as ONE HELL of a talent from the thunderous way he plays drums to his guitar playing always bringing it to the stage its contagious you can tell by the audience reaction. Joe Suttor who works tiredly on production and Noelle Kim on VIP/Media worked the red carpet, floor, backstage and VIP all night keeping things going. Standout of the evening without a doubt was 13 year old Logan “Robot”Gladden Killing on “The Rover” as if he’d been playing in the band for years!! The Moby Dicks playing as tight as ever Chas West Channeling Robert Plant like no other out there! Great weekend of music and tributes these musicians put so much hard work, time, and LOVE of the heroes they grew up listening to and trying to emulate on these nights they did just that.

A FAREWELL TO KINGS SET LIST

10:15 A FAREWELL TO KINGS – HOUSE BAND ONLY
(FRANCESCO “COSMO” DiCOSMO / WALTER INO / JONATHAN SINDELMAN)

10:22 SPIRIT OF RADIO – HOUSE BAND

10:29 SUBDIVISIONS – HOUSE BAND

10:37 BASTILLE DAY / DRUM SOLO – JIMMY KEEGAN (SPOCK’S BEARD) DRUMS
– KOKO POWELL (EDGAR WINTER) BASS

10:46 ANTHEM / DRUM SOLO – ANDY GALEON (DEATH ANGEL) DRUMS
– MARZI MONTAZERI (HEAVY AS TEXES/ PHIL ANSELMO) (GTR)

10:56 WITCH HUNT- HOUSE BAND

11:02 YYZ/ DRUM SOLO – HOUSE BAND

11:14 LIMELIGHT – KOKO POWELL (BASS AND VOX)

11:21 VITAL SIGNS / DRUM SOLO – ANDRES FORERO (HAMILTON)

11:31 NATURAL SCIENCE – JASON BITTNER – DRUMS
(Shadows Fall/ Flotsam and Jetsam)

11:40 A PASSAGE TO BANGKOK / DRUM SOLO – JASON BITTNER

11:52 FREEWILL/ DRUM SOLO – JASON RULLO (SYMPHONY X) DRUMS
-PHIL DEMMEL (MACHINE HEAD) GTR

12:03 CLOSER TO THE HEART- HOUSE BAND

12:08 BROON’S BANE – SIR WALTER INO

12:10 THE TREES- HOUSE BAND

12:17 XANADU – HOUSE BAND

12:30 2112 OVERTURE – SHANE GAALAAS – DRUMS
(Yngwie Malmsteen / Michael Schenker / Diesel Machine)

12:35 TEMPLES OF SYRINX / DRUM SOLO –
Chaz West (Resurrection Kings / Bonham) VOX

12:44 WORKING MAN / DRUM SOLO – Seven Antonopoulos (Channel Zero) DRUMS

12:54 RED BARCHETTA / DRUM SOLO – Joe Travers (Zappa Vaultmeister)

1:04am HEMISPHERES PRELUDE / DRUM SOLO – Joe Bergamini- DRUMS
(Author/Co-Producer of Neil Peart’s
“Taking Center Stage” Book+DVD / Broadway / Happy the Man)
1:16am LA VILLA STRANGIATO – HOUSE BAND “CATCH THE SPIT”

1:27am TOM SAWYER – HOUSE BAND

RANDY RHOADS REMEMBERED
JANUARY 19, 2017

HOSTED BY EDDIE TRUNK
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9:30 RANDY RHOADS INTRO TAPE

9:33 SATO – MARZI MONTAZERI
(Heavy As Texas / formerly Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals)
Dewey Vox, Tichy Drums, Soussan Bass

9:39 SUTTON/ TICHY INTRODUCE RUDY SARZO

9:41 BELIEVER – ROWAN ROBERTSON (DIO / Bang Tango / DC4)

9:47 TICHY INTRODUCES EDDIE TRUNK
EDDIE STARTS HOSTING

9:50 I DON’T KNOW – RICHIE FAULKNER (Judas Priest)

9:56 EDDIE TRUNK INTRODUCES KELLE RHOADS
AND KATHY RHOADS D’ARGENZIO /
Tichy introduces house band The Madmen which leads into
Ferlazzo starting Mr. Crowley

9:59 MR. CROWLEY – MIKE ORLANDO
(Adrenaline Mob / Sonic Stomp)

10:08 NO BONE MOVIES – MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (NITRO)
* CHAS WEST VOX

10:16 TONIGHT – MARCELO BARBOSA (ANGRA)

10:25 KELLE RHOADS KEYBOARD SOLO

10:27 REVELATION MOTHER EARTH – AUGUST ZADRA
(Dennis DeYoung Band)

10:35 CRAZY TRAIN – SCOTTI HILL (SKID ROW)
*CHAS WEST VOX

10:44 KILLER GIRLS / BACK TO THE COAST – KELLE RHOADS BAND
(Johnny Blade gtr, Nikki Lane Taylor drums, Tony Ruiz bass, G’Lan BGs)

10:52 STEAL AWAY THE NIGHT – IRA BLACK
(Metal Church / Lizzy Borden / Westfield Massacre)

10:59 YOU CAN’T KILL ROCK & ROLL – ROY Z
(Halford / Dickinson / Tribe of Gypsies) *CHAS WEST VOX

11:10 SUICIDE SOLUTION – TICHY
*DEEN CASTRONOVO DRUMS!

11:20 OVER THE MOUNTAIN – BILL HUDSON (Tran Syberian Orchestra
& OZ FOX (Stryper) *MICHAEL SWEET (VOX)

11:36 PARANOID – PHIL DEMMEL (MACHINE HEAD)

11:43 IRON MAN / CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE – JACK FROST
(Seven Witches)

11:52 FLYING HIGH AGAIN – NICK BOWCOTT
(Grim Reaper / Marshall A+R Guru)

11:59 LITTLE DOLLS – JANET ROBIN
(Student of Randy Rhoads / Lindsey Buckingham)
* Deen Castronovo and Dewey Bragg on Tympanis

12:09 GOODBYE TO ROMANCE ACOUSTIC –
* TICHY / ROBERTSON / ORLANDO ACOUSTICS
* NEIL TURBIN VOX
* DEWEY BRAGG – HARMONY VOX
* DEEN CASTRONOVO BONGOS, SOUSSAN / FERLAZZO
* RUDY SARZO – BASS

12:18 DIARY OF A MADMAN – DOUG ALDRICH
(formerly of DIO / Whitesnake / The Dead Daisies)

12:30 DEE GUITAR ORCHESTRA:
SET UP 13 CHAIRS / 13 UNPLUGGED ACOUSTICS / GO FOR IT!
JOHNNY BLADE, FAULKNER, HOUSEHOLDER, ALDRICH, TICHY, ORLANDO,
ROBERTSON, HUDSON, DEMMEL, Barbosa, etc)

BONZO BASH 2017 SET LIST
(DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ALPHONSE MOUZON)
8:00 BONZO’S DELIGHT INTRO TAPE 8:03 ACHILLES LAST STAND – BRIAN TICHY AND HOUSE BAND *DOUG STARTS INTRO OFF STAGE AS BAND SLOWLY SAUNTERS ON *DOUG HOLDS LAST NOTE OF INTRO UNTIL TICHY HITS THE SNARE TO START
8:15 JOE SUTTON SAYS HI AND INTRODUCES THE MOBY DICKS THE MOBY DICKS: DOUG ALDRICH (DIO, WHITESNAKE, DEAD DAISIES) GTR PHIL SOUSSAN (OZZY OSBOURNE, JOHN WAITE, LAST IN LINE) BASS CHAS WEST (BONHAM, RESURRECTION KINGS) VOX STEVE FERLAZZO (NUNO BETTENCOURT, SOUNDCHECK LIVE FOUNDER) KEYS 8:18 THE OCEAN – LEZ WARNER (THE CULT) 8:26 DANCING DAYS – JOHNNY DEE (DORO PESCH, BRITNY FOX)
8:33 TEN YEARS GONE – STEPHEN PERKINS (JANES ADDICTION / TABITHA)
8:44 CUSTARD PIE – SIMON WRIGHT (DIO, AC/DC, HELLION, GEOFF TATE’S QUEENSRYCHE, RHINO BUCKET)
8:53 RAMBLE ON – RACHAEL RINE (FEMME FATALE, PARADISE KITTY) 9:00 IF PRESENT, INTRODUCE DRUM LEGEND, MODERN DRUMMER HALL OF FAMER, BONZO BASH LEGEND …. CARMINE APPICE (VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, BECK BOGART APPICE, ROD STEWART, TED NUGENT, OZZY OSBOURNE, KING KOBRA, AUTHOR) 9:03 DEDICATE THE SHOW TO THE MEMORY OF ALPHONSE MOUZON
9:04 COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN – APPICE ON STICK CLICKS & TICHY ON ACOUSTIC 9:07 OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY – ROB AFFUSO (SKID ROW , SOULSYSYTEM, FOUR BY FATE) 9:15 IMMIGRANT SONG – JIMMY D’ANDA (LYNCH MOB, BULLETBOYS) ****ROBERT MASON (WARRANT , LYNCH MOB) VOX ****CHUCK GARRIC (ALICE COOPER, BEASTO BLANCO) BASS
9:23 WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE – KHURT MAIER (SALTY DOG) 9:32 D’YER MA’KER – RICH REDMOND (JASON ALDEAN, CLINICIAN, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, TEACHER AND AUTHOR)
9:40 WANTON SONG – JASON SUTTER (CHRIS CORNELL, MARILYN MANSON, FOREIGNER, SMASHMOUTH, NY DOLLS)
9:49 THE ROVER – LOGAN “ROBOT” GLADDEN (13 YEAR OLD BADASS!) 9:57 ROCK AND ROLL – AQUILES PRIESTER (TONY MACALPINE, HANGAR)
10:02 BAS ST. LEGER SPEAKS BONHAM COLLEAGUE WHO BONHAM TOOK OVER THE GIGS OF AS A TEEN, PRE- ZEPPELIN
10:06 GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES – DEEN CASTRONOVO (JOURNEY, REVOLUTION SAINTS, OZZY OSBOURNE, HARDLINE)
10:14 ROYAL ORLEANS – GREGG POTTER (BUDDY RICH BAND) (TICHY ON BONGOS) 10:22 OUT ON THE TILES – JOHN HUMMEL (MATT O’REAR BAND / NJ BADASS / LADY GAGA) ***MITCH MALLOY (VOCALS)
10:30 BLACK DOG – JASON BITTNER (SHADOWS FALL , FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) 10:39 SONG REMAINS THE SAME – RAY LUZIER (KORN, DAVID LEE ROTH, ARMY OF ANYONE, JAKE E. LEE)
10:49 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN – DAVE “CHILI” MORENO (PUDDLE OF MUDD) *****ALDRICH AND TICHY ON DOUBLE DOUBLE RED NECKS!!!!!
10:59 TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT – STEVEN WOLF (KATY PERRY, MILEY CYRUS, BEYONCE) 11:08 MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP – JASON HARTLESS (TED NUGENT) ***GREGG FOX- KEYS (RENAISSANCE ROCK ORCHESTRA, THE MOBY DICKS)
11:17 FOOL IN THE RAIN – CHAD SZELIGA (BREAKING BENJAMIN, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, SCOTT STAPP) ****ROBERT MASON – VOCALS
11:27 KASHMIR – JEFF KATHAN (PAUL RODGERS, SPIKE AND THE IMPALERS) 11:40 HANS SOLO – BRIAN TICHY 11:43 NO QUARTER – TICHY FEATURING STEVE FERLAZZO ON KEYS
11:54  HEARTBREAKER / NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE / WHOLE LOTTA LOVE 12:00 ISH DAZED AND CONFUSED – CHARLIE BENANTE (ANTHRAX)
12:30 MOBY DICK – TICHY AND DRUMMERS ON STAGE!!!!!