Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy has broken his collarbone in a mountain biking accident. Hopefully he'll be well enough to perform at the monster Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014 in Anaheim, California later this month.
Tichy is one of the organisers of the Bonzo Bash, a huge celebration of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's influence on the world of percussion. It will feature Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses/Adler), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Virgil Donati (Steve Vai), Chris Frazier (Whitesnake/Steve Vai), Gene Hoglan (Dethklok), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Mike Portnoy (Flying Colors), Rikki Rockett (poison), Simon Wright (AC/DC), Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani) and many more playing their favorite Led Zeppelin songs on a Bonzo replica Natal kit. Other participants include Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Dio), Billy Shehan, James Lomenzo (Pride & Glory/Megadeth/White Lion), Jeff Pilson (Dokken), Derek Sherinian, Jack Russell (Great White), John 'JD' Deservio (Black Label Society) and Frank Hannon (Tesla).
Aside from Whitesnake, Tichy has played with Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde's Pride & Glory, Lynch Mob and Derek Sherinian (with whom he has also laid down some very impressive guitar work).