Video: IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, KORN, Ex-DREAM THEATER Drummers Pay Tribute To JOHN BONHAM
January 26, 2013
Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Ray Luzier (KORN), Steven Adler (GUNS N’ ROSES), Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, DREAM THEATER) are among the drummers who took part in the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2013, the ultimate tribute to late LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Henry “Bonzo” Bonham, which took over Anaheim, California on Thursday, January 24 at the Observatory. Video footage of the performance can be seen below.
Bonzo Bash founder and S.U.N. guitarist Brian Thomas Tichy (formerly of WHITESNAKE) recently said, “Bonzo Bash is a drummer’s playground. There’s plenty of toys and our parents taught us to play well with others.
“It is a relatively simple concept. When I first thought of this, the idea seemed too cool NOT to try. You get a John Bonham replica drum kit (courtesy of Natal Drums) complete with Paiste gong and tympani, up front, center stage, and have each drummer perform their favorite LED ZEPPELIN song with a house band (THE MOBY DICKS).
“It’s such a unique night, seeing how all these great drummers approach the same drum set making it their own! And THE MOBY DICKS hold their own as a true force to be reckoned with! There is structure, and within the structure, there is freedom; freedom, groove, and volume! The combination makes the pace and vibe of this show like a backyard party right next to an annual wildebeest river crossing! John Bonham deserves it! His right foot alone deserves it!! Bonzo Bashes are always the ultimate Bonzo tribute show and that’s the fact, Jack!”
Swedish dark rock/metal pioneers LAKE OF TEARS finally fulfill the wish of many fans and release their first-ever live album on January 31, 2014.
“By The Black Sea” includes a full concert with 16 songs recorded earlier this year in Bucharest, Romania and will be available as DVD/CD set. Bonus material on the DVD is a “making-of” footage, an interview, and the band’s latest video clips, “Illwill” and “House Of The Setting Sun”.
LAKE Of TEARS’ latest album, “Illwill”, was released in April 2011 via AFM Records. It was made available on CD, limited-edition digipak and limited 180-gram vinyl (with different cover artwork).
LAKE OF TEARS’ previous CD, “Moons and Mushrooms”, came out in April 2007 via Dockyard 1.
California thrash metal veterans SLAYER were honored with the “Kerrang! Legend Award” at this year’s Kerrang! Awards, which was held last night (Thursday, June 13) at London, England’s Troxy Club. The award was accepted by SLAYER guitarist Kerry King, who gave a short speech, saying: “Before SLAYER, I would go to the mom-and-pop stores — that’s what we had back then; we didn’t have the Internet — and I got one of the, probably first five Kerrang!s ever, and I still have it today.”
He continued: “In a day of dying magazines, Kerrang! still exists. I’ve got all those ones from way back when, I’ve got all the ones SLAYER was in. And that’s pretty cool; you can’t really say that anymore.
“But anyway, thanks to Kerrang! again.
“SLAYER is alive and strong, and we will see you on the road.”
Video highlights from last night’s event, including Kerry’s speech, can be seen below.