Tichy/Sutton Productions, the team behind Bonzo Bash (a salute to Led Zeppelin's John Bonham) and Randy Rhoads Remembered, present The Ox & The Loon, their inaugural tribute to the Who's Keith Moon & John Entwistle on Thursday (April 24th) at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA.
The star-studded event will feature original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus members of Slayer, Foreigner, Rod Stewart and Poison.
"We wanted to do something different and unique by celebrating the 'other half' of rock bands," says drummer, guitarist and promoter Brian Tichy. "But not just the other half of any rock band, the other half of a rock band that has the most legendary rhythm section of all time! We are beyond psyched to announce the expanded line-up of performers graciously coming aboard to make this a night unlike any before! These amazing artists get together to give it back to the legends who wrote and broke the rules of rock 'n roll!
The lineup for Thursday is as follows:
Phil Chen (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Pete Townshend)
Michael Devin (Whitesnake)
James LoMenzo (John Fogerty, Megadeth)
Sean McNabb (Dokken, Sons of Anarchy, Burning Rain)
Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, Dokken, Dio)
Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs, Mr. Big)
Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Big Noize)
Pancho Tomaselli (WAR, Philm, Tower of Power)
Robert Trujillo (Metallica)
Chris Wyse (The Cult, OWL)
Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty & too many to name)
Veronica Bellino (Jeff Beck, DMC, SLAMM)
Dave Lombardo (Philm, Slayer)
Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction, Infectious Grooves)
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, Dream Theater)
Joseph Pusateri (The John Entwistle Band)
Rikki Rockett (Poison)
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot)
Matt Starr (Ace Frehley)
Brian Tichy (S.U.N.)
VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
Michael Devin (Whitesnake)
Tom Gimbel (Foreigner)
Stephen LeBlanc (JBLZE)
Oni Logan (Dio Disciples, Lynch Mob)
Dug Pinnick (King's X, KXM)
Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne)
Joe Retta (Heaven and Earth, Sweet)
Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4)
Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey)
Chas West (Bonham, Lynch Mob)
Brent Woods (Vince Neil)
Winery Dogs drummer Mike Portnoy says, "Keith Moon is hands-down one of my biggest drum heroes...not only the way he played, but the way he perfromed! I had the great pleasure of putting together my own Who Tribute band back in 2006 with Billy Sheehan, Paul Gilbert & Gary Cherone, and it was more fun than any drummer should ever have! So it's my great pleasure to be able to revisit my hero once again with this very special tribute."
Bassist James LoMenzo, recently on the road with John Fogerty, adds, "In my mind, no rhythm section in the history of rock and roll stirred up more excitement than the 'Ox' and the 'Loon.' Pound for pound and note for note there could not have been a more enigmatic pairing of talents. John Entwistle rewrote the book on what the bass guitar was in the 60s and what it would and has become throughout the past five decades. His style and tone has left an indelible mark on my playing since I discovered it as a young bassist."
For more information, visit The Ox & Loon FB Page.
For DISCOUNT & VIP Tickets, go to http://www.CaliforniaMusicFest.com and enter code UDOL.