November 5, 2009 - L.A. all-stars CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassist Kevin Chown (UNCLE CRACKER, TED NUGENT), and keyboardist Ed Roth (GLENN HUGHES, RONNIE MONTROSE), have tapped Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) to take over drum duties from Chad Smith for their exclusive appearance at the Gakki Fair in Yokohama, Japan on November 7.
The MEATBATS recently concluded a successful tour of Japan with special guest Kenny Aronoff (JOHN FOGERTY, IOMMI) on drums filling in for co-founder Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT). Several band shots and Tokyo live footage of 'Pig Feet' with Aronoff can be viewed at this location http://www.jeffkollman.com/photos_1009tbm_japan.htm; rehearsal footage of 'Bread Balls' has been posted
Bombastic Meatbats JAPAN Tour 2009 Rehearsal with Kenny Aronoff
CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS' debut album, 'Meet The Meatbats', was released on September 15 via Warrior Records/Universal in North America and October 12 through Edel/earMUSIC in Europe.
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