Renowned drummer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Tichy
, known for his tours of duty with BILLY IDOL
and OZZY OSBOURNE
, has announced his departure from WHITESNAKE
in order to focus on SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING
), the band he started with Sass Jordan
, a Canadian icon and Juno Award
winner. Bassist and singer Michael Devin
, also a participant in S.U.N.
, will remain with WHITESNAKE
mainman David Coverdale
: "We are truly sad to see [Brian
] go, but, we fully support the pursuit of his ambitions and sincerely wish him well. His fearless drumming brought a relentless driving edge and to our music that we fully embraced. Good luck, Brian
. May the S.U.N.
shine brightly on you!!"WHITESNAKE
has begun the search for a new drummer. There are several musicians already being considered.
A spokesman for the band said that this will not affect the forthcoming tour dates for 2013.
As previously reported, Tichy
broke his collarbone last weekend in a mountain biking accident. As a result, he wasunable to take part in this past Monday night's (December 31) THE MOBY DICKS
- All-Star Tribute To Led Zeppelin concert at Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada and was temporarily replaced by QUIET RIOT
's Frankie Banali
is one of the organizers of the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2013
, which will take over Anaheim, California on Thursday, January 24 at the Observatory. Many of the drummers who have performed at past Bonzo Bashes
are back, as well as some new. This is the chance for many out-of-towners to check a Bonzo Bash
out as Natal
are presenting this on opening night of the NAMM