Highlights of week 59 include interim host Jesse Blaze Snider, the debut of Westfield Massacre, and Simon Daniels from Autograph.
This week’s installment of Ultimate Jam Night started off with a mini set from Bebopalula, a Beatlesque pop band featuring multi-instrumentalist Emeen Zarookian from HBO’s Vinyl.
Up first in set one was the house band, consisting of Chuck Wright, Matt Starr, and Mitch Perry, who were joined by Mike Dupke (WASP, John Mellencamp) for “Jailbreak.”
Guest host Jesse Blaze Snider, the host of MTV2’s Rock and Roll Countdown and son of Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, brought out two members of Billy Idol’s touring band to join him on “Rebel Yell.”
Next up, Autograph’s Simon Daniels made his Ultimate Jam Night debut with “American Band,” and “Love Removal Machine.” The Voice’s Jill Zadeh was next on stage with the first of several killer performances from female vocalists.
Furiosa’s Jonah Nimoy was up next with a sizzling performance of “Weight of the Crown,” and “The End,” and then Fyfe Monroe took the stage for “Man in a Box,” and “If I Ain’t Got You.”
Teen sensation Gabbie Rae was up next with “Get It On,” and “High Road Easy,” and then Debby Holiday closed out the first set with a killer performance of “Still of the Night.”
Set two started off with a burlesque belly dance performance from Bell-esque. Then things got even hotter with an incendiary performance of “Into the Fire,” from Ralph Saenz (Steel Panther’s Michael Starr,) Stephen Chesney and Ben White, with Matt Starr on drums.
Urban Yeti recording artists Westfield Massacre, the new band featuring Tommy Vext, Ira Black, Stephen Brewer, Erick Tisinger and Dio Britto, who are about to hit the road with Sevendust and Trivium, made their Ultimate Jam Night debut with a two song set.
Next up, Jen Oberle (Five for Fighting, Vertical Horizon) hit the stage for a killer version of ‘Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry,” and then dueted with Matt Starr on “Candy.” Mike Sweda (Lies, Deceit & Treachery) and Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob) were up next, and then the Okai Sisters joined Matt Starr and Alex Kane for “Are You Ready,” and “The Rocker.”
Bobby Pickett and Roger Romeo were up next with “Custard Pie,” and then Jimmy Keegan and Al Kim joined Walter Ino for “Roxanne.” Paying homage to his roots, Jesse Blaze Snider joined the house band to wrap up the evening with “I Wanna Rock.”