THE VIPER ROOM & METAL 4 BREAKFAST PRESENT: THE MOBY DICKS- PERFORMING LED ZEP’S MAY 1973 TAMPA STADIUM SET IN ITS ENTIRETY

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Led Zeppelin Setlist Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL, USA, Led Zeppelin North American Tour 1973
40 years ago this week (on May 5,1973), Led Zeppelin played an incredible set at Tampa Stadium.  This show broke all previous attendance records for North America.
40 years and 6 days later, The Moby Dicks set out to recreate this concert in its entirety, as the Hammer of the Gods descended down on The Viper Room.
Mostly known for being the house band for the BONZO BASH (where, in each event,  many drumming greats join the band to play their favorite Led Zeppelin songs), the band is comprised of guitarist Brent Woods, who has also played with Vince Neil , Sebastian Bach and a whole host of other bands and musicians, vocalist
Chas West, who has sung for Bonham, Foreigner and Lynch Mob, James LoMenzo on bass, who is best known for his work with White Lion, Pride & Glory, Slash’s Snakepit, Black Label Society,

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Al Velasquez Jr.’s 7th annual Jr. DRUM CONCERT with an appearance by Dean Zimmer at Pirate’s Oxnard, CA 5/11/2013

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I met Al Velasquez, Jr. at a concert/ improvisational performance by Terry Bozzio, Allan Holdsworth, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto in Whittier, CA in January of 2010.    All that talent and Terry’s monstrous drum kit barely fit up on that stage!

Al has been giving my friend’s son drum lessons for years.   He brought along some of his students and Dean Zimmer.   I had seen Dean play almost 20 years ago in Ventura at a Battle of the Bands.   I just remembered that’s actually one of the first concert reviews I ever wrote.   There were always great stories around town of the “Woodland Hills Drum Club”, of which he was a member.   

Anyhow, I ended up getting to know Dean and Al that evening and we got to hang out backstage after the show.   In additional to Al and Dean, there were many other incredible musicians in attendance.     Being…

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