Nuno Bettencourt, Steve Vai, Phil X, Richie Kotzen, Tom Morello, Stu Hamm, Kenny Aronoff at First Soundcheck Live of 2017 at Lucky Strike



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Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme, Rihanna)

Videos by Tak Ito

Nuno and some very special guests performed a special set for Act II with “Roll With The Changes” from REO Speedwagon, “UNDER PRESSURE” from QUEEN with DAVID BOWIE (with a duet from NUNO and RESTIVO, MARTY O’BRIEN on bass, COLE MARTINS on drums, plus FEKETE and FERLAZZO) “APPLAUSE” by Lady Gaga with GABBIE RAE, BILLY IDOL’s “EYES WITHOUT A FACE“, “PARADISE…

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ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT Kicked off 2017 with a Salute to Van Halen at the Whisky A Go Go 1/10/2017




The UJN house band kicked off ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT 2017 with Panama and Pretty Woman in a “Salute to Van Halen” with Chuck Wright on bass, Paulie Z on vocals, Matt Starr on drums, Mitch Perry and Walter Ino on guitar.

15871595_1676320685993819_3477799673040666108_nKenny Kanowski sang and played guitar on Everybody Wants Some with Chillin’ Sun band mate Jerry Best on bass and Phil Varone on drums.


Varone, Kanowski and Best stayed onstage to back Neil Turbin, who sang Runnin’ With The Devil.15940652_1676728042619750_993158410900824080_nTurbin also performed Ain’t Talking About Love with Varone, Kanowski and Koko Powell on bass.15894972_1676728099286411_8940908305989741869_n

Guitarist Lance Turner of The Atomic Punks performed Eruption with Daniel Spree from the The Drills on bass and drummer Dio Britto, who were then joined by Atomic Punks singer Brian Geller for You Really Got Me, Hot For Teacher, with Matt Starr taking over on drums for I’m The…

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NUNO BETTENCOURT, STEVE VAI, RICHIE KOTZEN, PHIL X and STU HAMM To Appear at First Soundcheck Live of 2017 at Lucky Strike Hollywood

28th Annual Guitar Center Drum-Off in at The Novo by Microsoft at LA LIVE DTLA January 14, 2017


Tickets are on sale now for the drum event of the year, Guitar Center’s 28th Annual Drum-Off Finals on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7pm at The Novo in LA LIVE, downtown Los Angeles.  The night will feature exclusive musical performances by renowned drummers (TBA) and a special ceremony honoring John “Jabo” Starks and Clyde Stubblefield’s legendary career with an induction into Guitar Center’s RockWalk.  Five finalists will perform live to compete for the winning title in front of a panel of celebrity judges and a large audience.  

Finals Grand Prize

  • $25,000 Cash
  • Roland Electronic Drum Kit and the SPD-SX
  • GoPro Music Bundle Deluxe Pack
  • High-End Drum Kit by DW, Tama, Pearl, Gretsch or Yamaha (Winner’s Choice)
  • Full set up of drum sticks, cymbals, and drumheads (Winner’s Choice)
  • Cymbals, Sticks, Drumhead, and Drum Kit Endorsement Deals (Winner’s Choice, *Subject to vendor’s terms)
  • $500 Guitar Center Gift Card
  • VIP Experience at…

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BRIAN TICHY To Host Tributes to RUSH, JOHN BONHAM and RANDY RHOADS at Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA during NAMM week


Brian Tichy will be hosting 3 shows at theYost TheaterinSanta Ana, CA during NAMM week with tributes to RUSH, JOHN BONHAM and RANDY RHOADS Tickets available at:

A FAREWELL TO KINGS featuring Brian Tichy plusMichael Angelo Batio & Neil Turbin’s NAMMTHRAX METAL ALLSTARS

Wednesday Jan 18, 2017 6:00 PM PSTYost Theater, Santa Ana, CA(5:30 PM Doors)TICKET INFO


House band: Francesco DiCosmo (Thin Lizzy / Montrose) Bass & Vox
Walter Ino(Survivor) GuitarBrian Tichy (AFTK Founder) Drums
Jonathan Sindleman (Alan White Band, Keith Emerson Band, The Steppes) Keys

Special Guests:Jason Bittner (Shadow’s Fall/ Flotsam & Jetsam) Drums,Joe Bergamini (Modern Drummer Columnist / Peart Historian / Happy the Man),Phil Demmel (Machine Head) GuitarChas West (Resurrection Kings / Bonham) VoxMORE TBAFB Invite


RANDY RHOADS REMEMBERED onThursday, January 19, 2017

RRR house band “The…

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