(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — JANUARY 26TH, 2019 — The Hollywood Press Corps sent our top photographer, Marie Gregorio-Oviedo, to cover Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running celebrity jam in residency at the Whisky A Go Go. Ultimate NAMM presented its second annual show at NAMM entitled “Ultimate NAMM Night – The Power of Music” on Saturday January 26, 2018 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show was sponsored by DW drums, Ampeg, Mezzabara, Morley, Axis, Wedgie, Gear Secure, Coffin Case, CAD, Rock N Roll Industries, Al Bane for Leather, D’Addario, Fender, and Royal Entertainment.
The show featured performances by Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin, Doug Aldrich, Phil X, Stu Hamm, Charlie Benate, Rikki Rockett and many more. Also included was a full band performance by Flotsam & Jetsam, Sweet, and Marco Mendoza’s El Trio.
Over 80 performers presented a show that was dedicated to portraying the power of music and its diverse reach. The event showcased many different genres of music including Latin, Funk, Rock, and Metal and portray the mission of Ultimate Jam Night – bringing people together through the power of music.
the Hollywood Press Corps looks forward to the next Ultimate Jam!
Hollywood, California, May 22nd, 2017 – In response to the untimely passing of Chris Cornell, Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running show in residency at Hollywood’s Whisky A Go Go will hold a special tribute in his honor on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Doors open at 8 PM. The event is free of charge and will be broadcast worldwide on Zinna.TV.
“There has been profound grief associated with the loss of Chris Cornell” said Adam Mandel, one of the Producers of Ultimate Jam Night. “Almost immediate to the announcement of his death, fans and musicians began asking us to create a place for them to express their feelings. Frankly, we struggled with the timing of this tribute. Chris Cornell’s impact on a generation is significant and the sadness is real. We therefore felt it was important to create an evening for mourning,reverence, and support.”
A long list of performers including Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner is scheduled to appear – full artist announcements will be coming right up until performance time.
Hollywood, CA – Tuesday, August 23rd marked the powerful, 75th edition of The Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky A-Go-Go with a touching, heavy-metal tribute to Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known as Lemmy of Motorhead. He passed away from cancer on January 28, 2015 but he has remained in the hearts of fans and friends alike. His everyman demeanor and pure raw honesty made him a rock legend with a flair for rebellion.
This special Ultimate Jam event was masterfully cultivated and magnificently performed by some of the metal worlds greatest artists. A true delight for classic heavy metal rock enthusiasts.
The evening began with DIRTY MACHINE, an American, New Metal Band with a powerful edge that combines abrasive lyrics, sonic experimentation, DJ spins and brash drumming.
The second opening band formed in 2009 when a record company was seeking a band that was classic metal with a hint of Bon Scott of ACDC. Kraterface has made a name for itself locally and has had its music constantly heard in Television shows like “Happy Endings” , “Raising Hope”, and “Reno 911” and feature films . Their music even appeared in Guitar Hero 2.
As the tribute jamming began, the house band brought the heat with Mr. Big’s Matt Starr on drums, Ben White from Magnetico on bass, the legendary Tracii Guns from LA Guns and Walter Ino from Survivor on guitar. Up front was the prodigious Vocal master Paulie Z doxologizing the grungy lyrics of the song Motorhead.
The stars continued to appear on the stage as more Motorhead classics were belted out by vocal phenoms such as Howie Simon, Sean Nichols and Patrick Stone.
Crowd favorites Okai Sisters, Courtney Cox, Ira Black, and Stephen Chesney were shredding their guitars through the night, with mind blowing speed and incredible rhythm.
Debbie Holiday brought us all on the Crazy Train with her vocal talents as we paid homage to Lemmy and his collaboration of work with Ozzy Ozbourne. Crazy Train was a song that symbolizes the relationship between the two men… and it was brilliantly performed.
The night continued to rock and roll forward with so much metal it was like a fortress of music. Once again, The Ultimate Jam Night starring our favorite front man, Paulie Z was a huge raging success and a beautiful tribute to a fallen rock legend. Nowhere else on earth was rocking as hard as the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood California on Tuesday night.