Organized by Troy Luccketta, drummer for Tesla and a relatively new Valley resident, and powered by Danny Zelisko, who Luccketta says had the Celebrity booked before he even got off the phone with him, an all-star drummer concert to benefit Lissa Wales is on for next Saturday, Septermber 10, at the Celebrity Theater. Tickets are $20 and $30.
This promises to be quite a jam, featuring everyone from Danny Seraphine (of the original Chicago), Denny Seiwell (original member of Paul McCartney’s Wings) and Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart) to Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and N’SYNC’s secret weapon, Billy Ashbaugh. Long-time Phoenix favorite Jerry Riopelle will do an acoustic set, and plenty of other notables will be on hand, too.
More info will be in the Sept. 8 New Times. In the meantime, go here: http://www.azmusichalloffame.org/lissa.html