By DONNA BALANCIA – The stars came out to celebrate the first anniversary of the jam session at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood.
On hand were Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister and son of Dee Snider, Jesse Snider; Chris Jericho, pro wrestler and musician with Fozzy; Linda Perry, vocalist and songwriter with 4 Non Blondes; famed drummer Carmine Appice; Nuno Bettencourt, guitarist of Extreme; Dug Pinnick of King’s X, and other surprise guests.
Wednesday Night Jam
The weekly Wednesday night jam has become a hit in the Los Angeles music scene as well-known musicians jam together, play a few tunes and bring fans into the Lucky Strike venue during mid-week.
“Lucky Strike has really developed into a premiere music venue and has helped to fill in the gap left by House of Blues shutting down,” said concert-goer James. “The Wednesday nights here are really cool.”
The house was packed on the 1-year anniversary, which drew photographers and media from around the country, as the event coincided with the opening of the 2016 NAMM show in Anaheim.
NAMM Show Brings the Crowds
The two-set, quick and dirty format is appealing to those who want to see their favorite musicians yet not commit to an entire night.
The night would not be complete without the fabulous house band, beloved host Paulie Z, and the trademark angry puppet.