Double Hitter

sobelsutterHalloween Night Of Fear 2011, UK. Smell my feet.

Hot Poolside Action
Unlike most poolside videos filmed in the San Fernando Valley, the only money shot here was the $8 on Starbucks. And the only fluffing going on was of hair. Good thing. Hollywood Drum recently got Glen Sobel and Jason Sutter–both hot-off summer tours–together by Sutter’s backyard pool, called “action” and let the camera roll.

A Coming Together
Sutter, who previously played for Smashmouth, Chris Cornell, and Foreigner, spent his summer out with seminal 70s glam-rockers, New York Dolls. Sobel was just home from his first tour with another 70s icon, Alice Cooper. Both bands towered early in the era’s music and culture landscape, and continue to cast long shadows of influence. The subterranean, trans-everything basement art-punk of the Dolls, and the subversive, counter-everything theatrical shock-metal of Alice Cooper were archetypes for emerging genres. Urban rock clubs and mid-western arenas would be changed forever. Generation gaps and parental dismay, however, would remain as always.

The connection is more than theoretical. Cooper and the Dolls have teamed for a week-long Halloween Night Of Fear Tour in the UK. Spooky. And Sassy. It was only right that Sutter and Sobel would also team for an hour-long Early Afternoon Of Hot Poolside Discourse in the L.A. Valley. Sassy. And Spooky.

We present the result here. Two busy L.A. rock drummers talking about their summers, drums and drumming, 70s rock n roll, and sharing a candid perspective of life on the road. Have a look. You know you wanna.

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Near-Zep Experience


From Press Release:

“I never imagined that the tour would have received the overwhelmingly positive reactions that it did,” says Jason Bonham. “It’s been beyond my wildest dreams to come out represent my family, my father and the music of Led Zeppelin.”

Bonham is talking about the Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience concert, which thrilled audiences last year on an acclaimed and successful 38-city trek of North America. After postponing a handful of dates due to vocalist James Dylan falling ill, it will now stop at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, October 14.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience is a unique trifecta of an over-the-top rock concert featuring the unforgettable blues-rock music of Led Zeppelin, atmospheric video and light displays and the history that Bonham shares with the legendary rock n’ roll band. The show features Jason Bonham on drums, Tony Catania on guitar and theremin, Stephen LeBlanc on keyboards/pedal-steel guitars, Michael Devin on bass and James Dylan on lead vocals.

The band performs 20 iconic Led Zeppelin songs encompassing the band’s albums including their 1969 debut Led Zeppelin (“Your Time Is Gonna Come,” “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” “Good Times Bad Times”), 1969’s Led Zeppelin II (“Thank You,” “Lemon Song” and “Moby Dick”); 1970’s Led Zeppelin III (“Since I’ve Been Loving You” and ”Celebration Day”); 1970’s Led Zeppelin IV (“When The Levee Breaks,” “Black Dog,” and “Rock and Roll”); 1973’s Houses Of The Holy (“The Ocean,” “Over The Hills And Far Away”); 1975’s Physical Graffiti (“Kashmir”) and many more Led Zeppelin favorites.

For tickets and additional information, please visit here.

Revisit our coverage of The Groove Remains The Same featuring Jason Bonham.