Review by: ~ Mo
Paladino's - Tarzana, California
October 12, 2010
If Jaymz Lennfield hadn't told us during the show that he was still suffering from a severe case of food poisoning from the previous night's Scottsdale show (it was the fish!), the crowd would never have known it. This was Beatallica's first night of their west coast shows - Jaymz not only made it through the show, but he sounded fantastic - James Hetfield's vocal double. The musicianship of Beatallica is first-class and the antics on stage are fun to boot. With fans like Anthrax's Scott Ian, Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy, and Sammy Hagar - Beatallica has been going strong since 2004 and have 4 studio albums (on OGLIO Records): ALL YOU NEED IS BLOOD, MASTERFUL MYSTERY TOUR, SGT. PEPPER'S MOTOR BREATH PUB BAND and 2009's Christmas offering WINTER PLUNDERBAND (EP).
Jaymz Lennfield - vocals, lyrics, rhythm guitar
Grg Hammettson - lead guitar
Kliff McBurtrey - lead bass, backing vocals
Ringo Larz - Drums
At a Beatallica show you will experience the heaviness of Metallica and melodies of The Beatles with mashed up lyrics from song titles and riffs by both bands - a blend of Beatles tunes in the style of Metallica. It's something you just have to see to believe.
The setlist included:
Sandman (fav of the night)
Masterful Myster Tour
Sgt. Hetfield's Motor Breath Pub Band
Hero of the Day Tripper
KTULU (He's so Heavy)!
I Want to Choke Your Band
Fellow FMR staffer, videographer Craig C. and I had a great time at the show - met fellow Beatllibangers Russ and Melissa and chatted with Jaymz for a bit after the show - visibly still sick from food poisoning, Jaymz managed to squeak out a cool video greeting for FMR readers. Kliff McBurtrey showed us his rig and shared the challenges of learning new Beatallica songs..."It's like this...you start playing that familiar Beatles or Metallica riff and before you know it, you're playing the original (Beatles or Metallica) song rather than the mashedup version - it's easy to do because we know those bands so well". There are lots of great Beatallica videos on youtube - so check out their awesomeness. Beatallica - the only band in the world legally approved to bash-up Beatles and Metallica songs - rock parady at its finest - Boo-uh!