UJN – NAMM – Anaheim Hilton Ballroom – 1/27/18

Review and Pictures: Sheri Hastings

Ultimate Jam Night turned into Ultimate NAMM Night and took their show to a whole new level with a virtual who’s who of the Rock and Metal scene. The evening included past and present members of Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Dokken, Mr. Big, Cheap Trick, Testament, Living Colour, and a few members of new Supergroup, Sons Of Apollo.

The buzz was palpable as UJN set up shop in one of the ballrooms at the Hilton Anaheim, filling it to capacity, and actually having to turn people away due to the large amount of people that showed up for the free show.

A few of the standout moment for me were Daxx Nielsen (Cheap Trick) with Stu Hamm & Alex Kane jamming Cheap Trick’s “Dream Police“; Phil Chen joining Debby Holiday on a version of Rod Stewart’s “Stay With Me“; and of course Don Dokken & George Lynch reuniting for a couple of Dokken tunes. (As heard on an interview with Eddie Trunk post NAMM, George expects, the original members of Dokken will reunite for a possible Stateside tour in 2019…TBD)
 
Kudos for everyone involved in working hard to make UJN’s maiden voyage “off campus” a success.
The evening started with a Red Carpet Event

UJN Special Guests:

•RICHIE KOTZEN (THE WINERY DOGS)

•ALEX SKOLNICK (TESTAMENT, TSO)
•CARMINE APPICE (VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY OSBOURNE)
•DON DOKKEN (DOKKEN)

•DUG PINNICK (KINGS-X, KXM)
•JERRY GASKILL (KINGS-X)

•BILLY SHEEHAN (MR. BIG)

•RAY LUZIER (KORN, DAVID LEE ROTH)
•DIO BRITTO (WESTFIELD MASSACRE)
•SLUNT
•TOSHI YONAGI (JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE)
•STEVE SMYTH (TESTAMENT, NEVERMORE)

•BULLETBOYS
•PHIL X (BON JOVI, THE DRILLS)

ABBY GENNET (SLUNT)

•JEFF SCOTT SOTO (SONS OF APOLLO, JOURNEY, SOTO)


•TONY FRANKLIN (THE FIRM)
•DAXX NIELSEN (CHEAP TRICK)
•CHUCK WRIGHT (QUIET RIOT, ALICE COOPER)


•DAVID VINCENT (MORBID ANGEL, I AM MORBID, HEADCAT)
•STU HAMM (STEVE VAI, JOE SATRIANI)

•BRENT WOODS (SEBASTIAN
BACH)
•COREY GLOVER (LIVING COLOUR)

GEORGE LYNCH (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN)


•JAMIE ST. JAMES (BLACK N BLUE)
•IRA BLACK (I AM MORBID, DOKKEN, WESTFIELD MASSACRE)


•TEDDY ZIG ZAG (GUNS N ROSES)
•DAMON FOX (THE CULT)


•MITCH PERRY (THE SWEET)


•WALTER INO (SURVIVOR)


•CLEM BURKE (BLONDIE)
•MATT STARR (MR BIG)
•PHIL VARONE (SKID ROW)
•DEWEY BRAGG (KILL DEVIL HILL, BILL WARD’s DAY OF ERRORS)
•MARTEN ANDERSSON (STEELHEART, LIZZY BORDEN, LYNCH MOB)
•DIO BRITTO (WESTFIELD MASSACRE)

•DEBBY HOLIDAY

•JERRY MONTANO (DANZIG, THE DAMAGE)
•DANNY B. HARVEY (HEADCAT, NANCY SINATRA)
•MIKE BENNETT (RICHIE KOTZEN)
•DYLAN WILSON (RICHIE KOTZEN)
•NICK BOWCOTT (GRIM REAPER)
•MICHAEL SPENCER (FLOTSAM & JETSAM)
•TOMMY BALDWIN (DUG PINNICK)
•BEN LERNER (DUG PINNICK)
•EMILY V (THE ADICTS)
•MAUREEN DAVIS (MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5)
•KEVIN PARKER ROBINSON (PETER FRAMPTON, CELINE DION)•JERRY MONTANO (DANZIG, THE DAMAGE)
• RACHEL LORIN
•CHRIS RALLES (PAT BENETAR)
•MARK WOOD (TSO)

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