Zoe Bonham, daughter of late LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham, has been added to the list of performers honoring John Bonham at a special concert at the Key Club in Hollywood, California.
Event co-organizer and current WHITESNAKE drummer Brian Tichy says, "The energy going around us drummers in regard to the Bonzo tribute is electric! I can't wait to sit back and watch some of my favorite drummers rock some of the best music ever in the spirit of Bonzo! Now with the addition of Zoe Bonham, you gotta ask yourself, are you really NOT going to be there? This kind of tribute has never been done before!"
September 25, 2010, marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of John Bonham. His groove and sound is considered to be the most influential of all rock and roll drummers; John "Bonzo" Bonham is the undisputed king. Bonzo will once again be honored in a special concert featuring rock's biggest names behind the kit at the Key Club in Hollywood, California.
On stage and for one night only, a rotating cast of guest drummers perform their favorite LED ZEPPELIN songs.
Confirmed drummers include:
* Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES, ADLER'S APPETITE)
* Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL)
* Kenny Aronoff (JOHN COUGAR, JOHN FOGERTY)
* Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT)
* Bobby Blotzer (RATT)
* Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER)
* Fred Coury (CINDERELLA)
* Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS)
* James Kottak (SCORPIONS)
* Abe Laboriel (PAUL MCCARTNEY)
* Khurt Maier (SALTY DOG)
* Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION)
* Chris Slade (THE FIRM, AC/DC)
* Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT)
* Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL)
* Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, DURAN DURAN)
* Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO)
* Zoe Bonham
Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART) and Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) will perform via video.
Joining the drummers on stage will be musicians Brent Woods (guitar),Michael "Denim" Devin (bass),Keith St. John (vocals),Stephen LeBlanc (keyboards) and Brian Tichy (guitar).
"Not a day goes by where I don't think of John Bonham's snare sound, and it hit me — 'Why isn't there a Bonzo tribute where every drummer gets up on a Vistalite kit, with gong and timpanis, and plays their favorite ZEPPELIN song?" Tichy, said. "I thought of all the drummers I know that worship at the alter of John Bonham and being in L.A., there are so many here."
Promoter Joe Sutton took care of the rest and has helped organize this striking tribute. His moxie for the all-mighty Bonzo and LED ZEPPELIN has never wavered.
"First and foremost, LED ZEPPELIN is the greatest band in the world and it is not a coincidence that John Bonham was the drummer," Sutton said. "Bonham's drumming is one of the main reasons that they were able to sound so huge."
Sutton continued, "I remember the day that John Bonham died; it broke my heart. Not only to lose a great man and the best drummer in the world, but to lose LED ZEPPELIN as a band was just devastating to myself and everyone I knew. So to have a chance to put together a tribute 30 years later for the almighty Bonzo I will use all of my efforts and experience to put together a very special night."
Tickets for "Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same" can be purchased at Keyclub.com.
The Key Club is located at 9039 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.