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recap by William Greenberg  Twitter: @SimiWill

photo/videography by Alex Kluft Photography (where indicated)

To put it simply… The Ultimate Jam is a hodgepodge of some truly amazing talent.

The current house band consists of Chuck Wright, Matt Starr (MR. BIG) and Mitch Perry (LITA FORD) and they anchor a revolving door of some of the most amazing musicians in the rock game.

Last night’s Jam was no exception.  To be fair, I couldn’t keep up with everyone on stage last night.  The band changes for almost every song and with a set list that contained over 25 songs… well…let’s just say that math wasn’t my strong suit and the number of artistic combinations that occurred was just too much for this tiny brain to comprehend.

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Paulie Z (Z02), MC’d the evening’s events and kicked off the proceedings by launching into “Communication Breakdown” and “Sweet Emotion”.

Classic Rock led the charge last night as the various band played killer versions of “Stranglehold”, “Dude Looks Like a Lady”, “Good Times Bad Times”, “Another Brick in the Wall”.

Highlights:

Kenny Kanowski (STEELHEART) with an awesome version of “We All Die Young” — a song he co-wrote for the Mark Wahlberg movie, Rockstar.

Howie Simon’s (NELSON, ALCATRAZZ, JEFF SCOTT SOTO) version of “Love Ain’t No Stranger”.

Debby Holiday (ROD STEWART) singing “Dreams” and getting an early, Lucky Strike rendition of Happy Birthday sung to her.

– New Band “Budderside” came out on fire and showed why they’ll be hitting the high-seas in September on Motörhead’s, Motörboat Cruise.

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– Coming back for his second time in as many weeks, Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX) joined the party and contributed note perfect versions of “Separate Ways”, “Ramble On”, “Feels Like the First Time” and closed his set out with a CRUSHING version of “Heaven and Hell”.

– I finally got to see (4/5 of) the Iron Maidens, who kicked all ass on “22 Acacia Avenue” and “Number of the Beast”.

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The evening concluded with an All-Star Jam (The whole night was an All-Star Jam!!) on “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, of everyone who hadn’t left the building including, Steve Ferlazzo (AVRIL LAVIGNE), Barry Pointer (METHODS OF MAYHEM) and The Dirty Rotten Horns.

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William Greenberg

Twitter: @SimiWill

Jumpin’ Jack Flash All Star Jam

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Chuck Wright slappin’ da bass mon. @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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All in all its just Another Brick in the Wall @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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So Lonely

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Head Like A Hole @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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The Number of the Beast #IronMaidens @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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The Iron Maidens @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Iron Maidens @ccshred @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Joey from @Anthrax Heaven & Hell @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Ramble On – Zep @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Separate Ways w/ Joey Belladonna @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Joey Belladonna! @Anthrax @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Hells Belles @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Hells Belles Burlesque @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Mitch Perry shredding! @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Dude Looks Like a Lady. @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Dreams – Van Halen @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Debbie Holiday’s Birthday. (Tomorrow) @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Wanton Song @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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We All Die Young #Rockstar @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Local Spotlight #Budderside @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Howie Simon shredding on Stranglehold @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Cherokee Rose / Howie Simon Stranglehold @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Ultimate Jam Good Times Bad Times @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Panama Ah! @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Sweet Emotion @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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Mitch Perry! @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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And it begins… @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive

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California Rock News@Calif_Rock_News Jun 23

JOEY BELLADONNA of ANTHRAX Returns for @ultimate_jam @LuckyStrikeLive NIGHT 22 @jbelladonna:

 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/anthraxs-joey-belladonna-sings-journey-classics-during-jam-night-in-hollywood-video/ …

Lucky Strike Live, Joey Belladonna, Matt Starr マット・スター and 6 others

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