Respected as one of the premier bands to perform Rush tributes, YYNOT is also an original prog-rock band with 3 highly-acclaimed albums of their own. Having scheduled a YYNOT show on January 7th, it was a fitting occasion to honor Neil's legacy and raise donations for Glioblastoma brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai.
The very first Bubba Bash, dubbed as such in Neil's nickname, is a joint effort of YYNOT's Tim Starace and Neil Peart’s long time friend and security provider, Michael Mosbach. Together, they assembled an all-star lineup of Neil's friends, each generously making a special appearance:
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Overkill)
Jon Dinklage (Clockwork Angels string ensemble)
Joe Bergamini (drum instructor, author)
John Wesley (Vertical Horizon)
Seven Antonopoulos (Opiate for the Masses)
With Billy Alexander on guitar, Mike Hetzel on drums, Patty Pershayla on vocals and Tim Starace on bass, along with distinguished guest players, the Bubba Bash promises to truly be a night to remember.
Proceeds from the show, event merchandise and auctions (to be announced) will go to benefit Cedars Sinai Hospital in memory of Neil.
Executive producers: Michael Mosbach and Tim Starace
Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
January 7, 2023