Whisky’s Rolling Stones tribute would’ve made Mick Jagger proud.
Host Paulie Z and the guys behind Ultimate Jam Night, the free weekly Tuesday night event at the Whisky A Go-Go, pulled off another spectacular show with a recent tribute to the Rolling Stones. Now, you can never go wrong with the Stones, but add in special guests like Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Eagles of Death Metal‘s Jesse Hughes, and you’ve got one helluva show.
Of course, the Ultimate Jam Night Hollywood house band was stellar, too. Rock tour veterans Mitch Perry (Edgar Winter Group, Lita ford), Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big), and Ultimate Jam Night Hollywood founder Chuck Wright (Alice Cooper, Quiet Riot) never missed a beat as they performed alongside a rockin’ roster of guest musicians from local and national bands.
The addition of horns and percussion really helped capture the sound and spirit of the nearly 20 Rolling Stones classics that were covered throughout a solid two-hour show.
Leif Garrett also performed a few numbers, including a decent and decidedly tame cover of “Beast of Burden.”
Guitarist Miles Schon (pictured below) made his Ultimate Jam Night Hollywood debut at the Stones tribute, and the talented offspring of Journey guitarist Neal Schon proved to be a chip off the old block.
The free Tuesday night events at the Whisky are always a great time, especially with the spontaneous lineups.
And so far, Ultimate Jam Night Hollywood has hit a home run every week since day one, which coincidentally was headlined by Gilby Clarke.
Check out the schedule of upcoming Ultimate Jam Night Hollywood events at the Whisky’s website. And don’t forget to bring a Bic because you will be compelled to call for an encore or two.