Today (albeit one day late) we here at chictribute.com are thinking about CHIC's powerful drummer extraordinaire Tony Thompson who we all lost 10 years ago (yesterday). R.I.P. Tony, you may be lost to us but your music lives on.
Michael Paige, member of the last band, NON-TOXIC, Tony Thompson was in before his death, back in 2003, has posted an amazing video clip from the Tony Thompson benefit at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles in 2003.
The players are: Nile Rogers, Ray Jones, Jeff Bova, Jason Smith, Ronnie Minnis, Donna Lia, Carole Davis, Barbara Wilson, and Michael Paige.
Michael Paige posted yet another video this time "Good Times":
Thank you Michael Paige!
Michael Paige on YouTube GO! Michael Paige site GO! Michael Paige on Facebook GO!
At the time he, sadly, passed away Tony Thompson had created a new band: NON TOXIC with Michael Paige and Dave Scott. Tony met Michael Paige when Tony was the drummer of Jean Beauvoir's band Crown Of Thorns.
Below is a cool video of Tony Thompson w. Crown Of Thorns in the studio with Kiss.
Some demos of Non-Toxic were recorded. They sound very rock, almost hard rock; inspired by Led Zeppelin, very far off the disco planet!
Listen to Non-Toxic Track One:
Listen to Non-Toxic Track Two:
Tony Thompson interview 2001 GO! Tony Thompson on Facebook GO!
Michael Paige's site GO! Michael Paige on Facebook GO! Michael Paige on Youtube GO! Interview with Michael Paige on COT & Non Toxic in 2010 GO!