Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Groove Remains Very Similiar

Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy put together a tribute concert to John Bonham in September, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death, called The Groove Remains The Same. The show, featuring Tichy fellow Whitesnaker  and  Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience bassist Michael Devin and Keyboardist/steel guitar/guitarist Stephen LeBlanc, went very well. Now Tichy is putting together two more Groove Remains The Same shows in California: On January 12th at the Key Club in Hollywood and the 13th at the Galaxy Theatre in Anaheim. The star of the show is an Amber Vistalite drumkit with Bonham's 3-ring-logo backdrop, on which a number of feature drummers play Led Zeppelin songs, accompanied by the Moby Dicks:

  • Brian Tichy on guitar

  • Michael Devin on bass

  • Stephen LeBlanc on keyboards.

The September 25th show also featured Keith St. John on Vocals and Brent Woods on Guitar. No word on whether those two will be reprising their roles, but it is a good bet that they do. The scheduled drummers will include:

  • Steven Adler - Guns 'N Roses, Adler's Appetite

  • Carmine Appice - Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne

  • Vinny Appice - Black Sabbath/ DIO/ Heaven And Hell

  • Kenny Aronoff - John Cougar, Smashing Pumpkins

  • Frankie Banali - Quiet Riot

  • Charlie Benante - Anthrax Galaxy show only

  • Bobby Blotzer - RATT

  • Fred Coury - Cinderella

  • Jimmy D'Anda - Bulletboys

  • James Kottak - Scorpions

  • Abe Laboriel - Paul McCartney, Sting

  • Khurt Maier - Salty Dog

  • Xavier Muriel - Buckcherry Galaxy show only

  • Stephen Perkins - Jane's Addiction Key Club show only

  • Chris Slade - AC/DC, The Firm

  • Chad Smith - Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot

  • Jason Sutter - Foreigner, Chris Cornell Key Club show only

  • John Tempesta - White Zombie, The Cult, Testament Key Club show only

  • Brian Tichy - Whitesnake, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne

  • Joe Travers - Zappa Plays Zappa, Duran Duran

  • Simon Wright - AC/DC, DIO

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