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Former Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC drummers join John Bonham tribute concert
Led Zeppelin's John Bonham was always a drummer's drummer, and more than 30 years after his death, Bonzo's beats are still leaving their mark on percussive musicians.

A notable list of Bonham disciples — among them Steven Adler (formerly of Guns N' Roses), Simon Wright (ex-AC/DC) and Vinny Appice (a Black Sabbath veteran) — are scheduled to perform in West Hollywood, California, during the Bonzo's Birthday Bash tribute concert on May 31, which would have been Bonham's 64th birthday.

Backed by a band dubbed The Moby Dicks, each celebrity drummer will have the chance to play a favorite Zeppelin song on a Bonham replica drum kit. "There are no rules other than to have fun putting your own groove and character into your song choice," says event host/drummer Brian Tichy, whose credits include albums by Foreigner and Whitesnake. "It's such a unique night, seeing how all these great drummers approach the same drum set making it their own."

Other scheduled participants include Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) and Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart).

Tickets for Bonzo's Birthday Bash, taking place at West Hollywood's House of Blues, go on sale May 3.

From: Ultimate Classic Rock
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March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
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March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
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March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
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March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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