Rock Godz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony tribute to Ric Ocasek by his band-mate Elliot Easton

Ric Ocasek

Rock Godz Hall of Fame

The Canyon Club

Some of the evenings highlights included a heartfelt tribute to Ric Ocasek by his band-mate by Elliot Easton, and some great performances by Peter Beckett’s Player, young musicians from School of Rock, and several all-star jams.

School of Rock

The Minnesota Mafia (l-r) Jim Muske, Jimmy Steinfeldt, Owen Husney, David Z.

Photographs and story by Jimmy Steinfeldt

 

(l-r) Ross Hogarth, Richie Zito, Bob Glaub, Gregg Bissonette, Tony Franklin

 

 

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Los Angeles (Perfect Music Today) 10/30/19—In the recording studio and on tour, these great musicians made possible many hit songs of the last 50 years. This year’s award ceremony was terrific with many great performances as well as thoughtful and often humorous acceptance speeches.

 

Jimmy Steinfeldt and Peter Beckett

This years recipients:

 

Bob Glaub: Bassist whose credits include: Jackson Browne, Linda Rondstadt, Stevie Nicks, Crosby Stills & Nash, John Lennon, and Bob Dylan.

 

Brett Tuggle: Composer and multi-instrumentalist with credits including: Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Page, David Lee Roth, and Rick Springfield.

 

Peter Beckett: Singer songwriter guitarist with his band Player and a member of the Little River Band.

 

Rita Wilde: On air personality and music director with various radio stations including KLOS. She’s acknowledged as one of the most prominent women in media and entertainment.

 

Teddy Andreadis: Multi-instrumentalist and singer with credits that include: Carole King, Guns N’ Rose, Alice Cooper, Billy Bob Thornton, Chuck Berry, and B.B King.

 

Greg Leisz: Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer whose credits include: Eric Clapton, Jon Mitchell, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, and Jackson Browne.

 

Jon “JR” Robinson: Grammy winning talent and the most recorded drummer in history. Credits include: We Are The World, All Night Long, Just A Gigolo, and Higher Love just to name a few.

 

Rachel Bolan: Co-founder and songwriter for Skid Row. He’s written songs for other artists, sports teams, and for ESPN.

 

Alex Skolnick: An original member of Testament and plays with Metal Allegiance. He writes for Guitar World, Guitar Player, and other publications.

 

Jeff Bova: Grammy award winning producer. Credits include: Celine Dion, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Robert Palmer, Katy Perry, and Michael Jackson.

 

Danny Kortchmar: Renown guitarist, producer, songwriter and session musician. Credits include: James Taylor, Don Henley, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne.

 

Rowan Robertson: Member of Ronnie James Dio band and his credits include: VAST, AM Radio, LA Rockers DC4, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

 

Ross Hogarth: Multi Grammy winning producer/mixer/engineer credits include: Motley Crue, John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Ratt, Jewel, REM, and Van Halen.

 

Jim Keltner: Legendary drummer. Credits include: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Dolly Parton, Tom Petty, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

 

Burleigh Drummond: Drummer and producer and founding member of Ambrosia. Credits: Alan Parsons, Player, Michael McDonald, and Tin Drum.

 

Richie Zito: Musician, producer, arranger, songwriter whose credits include Elton John, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, The Beach Boys, Barbara Streisand, Cher, Diana Ross, and Little Richard.

 

Some of the evenings highlights included a heartfelt tribute to Ric Ocasek by his band-mate by Elliot Easton, and some great performances by Peter Beckett’s Player, young musicians from School of Rock, and several all-star jams.

 

Bob Glaub receives his award

All star jam

Brett Tuggle receives his award from Rick Springfield

Elliot Easton pays tribute to Rick Ocasek. School of Rock performs songs by The Cars

Peter Beckett’s Player

Teddy Andreadis receives his award

Richie Zito receives his award

More info https://www.rockgodzhalloffame.com/

 

 

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