Fan-filmed video footage of TWISTED SISTER and ADRENALINE MOB drummer A.J. Pero performing during the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014 “The Ultimate Celebration To The Ultimate Drummer – John Henry Bonham Of Led Zeppelin” on January 23 at The Observatory, in Santa Ana, California can be seen below.
“Bonzo Bash” is the “celebration show” that John Bonham freak/worshipper/drum lifer Brian Thomas Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL) put together to pay tribute to the one and only drummer he has never stopped listening to and being inspired by since he was 10 years old.
In an interview with Drum Talk TV magazine, Pero said: “[John Bonham] is one of the reasons why I actually started playing rock. [He] was one of my favorite drummers.”
Pero told Metal-Rules.com: “Certain drummers you pick up certain things from and certain people picked up certain things from me, which I’m told all the time. But I also took from other people and did it my own way, my own feel. You know, you can take certain licks from certain people, but you are not going to do them the way they do them. You have your own personality, your own inner spirit, and that spirit comes out, that’s you, your own personality. Even though you are trying to do the same things — not that I don’t have the ability, but I wouldn’t have the sound that John Bonham had, and if he were alive, he wouldn’t be able to do what I do, because… I’m me! He was who he was, along with all the other drummers.”
Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014 performance:
Drum Talk TV interview: