PAS Honors Don Lombardi With 2020 President’s Industry Award

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) is proud to announce founder and president, Don Lombardi has been honored by the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) with their prestigious 2020 President’s Industry Award. The Award recognizes individuals in the Percussion Industry who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field and exceptional support of the Society.

From humble beginnings Lombardi became a respected professional drummer and drum teacher opening a school called ‘Drum Workshop’ in Santa Monica, California in 1972. Under his guidance, Drum Workshop evolved to become one of the largest and most influential drum designers and manufacturers in the world. Lombardi’s innovative and pioneering approach to product development has led to more than thirty patents being registered in his name and has proved to be one of the key ingredients in the growth of the brand. His stewardship has seen the DW brand portfolio expand to include the revitalized Gretsch Drums, Latin Percussion and Slingerland. In 2008 Lombardi returned to his educator roots when he established the award winning Drum Channel to share his passion for drumming, further develop drum education and grow the drumming community. More recently he has been instrumental in the founding of Drum Workshop Music Foundation a new charitable organization whose goal is to provide the gift of music to underserved communities worldwide.

The PAS President’s Industry Award acknowledges Don Lombardi’s unique contribution to the world of drums, his outstanding achievements as a music educator plus his fifty years of innovation and commitment to the improvement of drums, pedals and hardware.

Speaking about the award Lombardi said: “I’m honored to be presented with an award from the Percussive Arts Society. Though manufacturing and education may seem like two different endeavors, like PAS I’ve always had a passion for education, and in coming up with inventions my goal has always been to improve the quality of a drummer’s life by designing products that make it easier to play, while also providing new tools to create with.” 

Commenting on the award,  Juels Thomas, Education and Events Manager for Drum Workshop and PAS Board Director, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled for Don to receive this much-deserved recognition. Of course everyone at DW knows how important and influential Don is as a pioneer for drumming and education. It’s wonderful to see the whole community also celebrate him for all of his accomplishments so far.

To find out more please go to dwdrums.com/. Drum Channel, the premier source of drum education on the internet, boasts content from the top names in drumming. To find out more please go to drumchannel.com/

ABOUT DRUM WORKSHOP INC.
Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW® and PDP® banners. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands including Gretsch® Drums, Latin Percussion®, and Ovation® Guitars. DW’s wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Chad Smith, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Richie Sambora, Mick Fleetwood, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California. For more information visit dwdrums.com  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

2 NEW BOOKS CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ROCK LEGENDS JIMI HENDRIX AND JOHN BONHAMh

Sadly, this September marks 50 years since the passing of Jimi Hendrix and 40 years since the passing of John Bonham. To celebrate both legendary and influential artists, respected author/journalist Greg Prato has assembled two new books, ‘Avatar of the Electric Guitar: The Genius of Jimi Hendrix’ and ‘BONZO: 30 Rock Drummers Remember the Legendary John Bonham.’ Each book is priced at $19.99 for the paperback and $9.99 for the Kindle version:
www.amazon.com/dp/B08GFPM8RS
www.amazon.com/dp/B08GQQSB8K

It is widely believed that Jimi Hendrix was one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time…and quite possibly, THE greatest. All you have to do is compare what rock guitar sounded like before Jimi burst on the scene in the late ‘60s, and what it sounded like after. And in addition to trailblazing new sounds and approaches, his influence reached beyond just the guitar community – he quickly became the literal poster child for the psychedelic rock movement, due to his unique fashion, song lyrics, and a now-iconic performance at Woodstock. But sadly, Jimi’s story also remains one of rock’s most tragic – dying at the age of 27 on September 18, 1970 (just as he was playing some of the biggest concerts of his career and entering a new musical phase). To mark 50 years since his passing, ‘Avatar Of The Electric Guitar: The Genius Of Jimi Hendrix’ has been assembled – comprised of interviews with renowned guitarists (including Kirk Hammett, Alex Lifeson, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, and Kim Thayil, among others), discussing what made Jimi so special, and ultimately, a legend.

Few rock drummers remain as universally praised as Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. Listen to any Zeppelin album, and you will hear a virtual showcase on expert rock drumming – while never getting in the way of the group’s other members and their contributions, singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones. But sadly, one of rock’s all-time greats died tragically young – he was only 32 years old – resulting in the end of one of rock’s most celebrated bands. To mark 40 years since his passing, ‘Bonzo: 30 Rock Drummers Remember the Legendary John Bonham’ has been assembled – comprised of interviews with some of the top drummers of rock (including Kenny Aronoff, Mike Portnoy, John Dolmayan, Brian Tichy, and Steve Gorman, among others), discussing what made Bonham such a special and unforgettable drummer.

Greg Prato is a writer and journalist from New York, whose writing has appeared via such outlets as Songfacts, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and BraveWords. He is also the author of several popular books, including ‘Take It Off: Kiss Truly Unmasked,’ ‘Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story,’ and ‘A Rockin’ Rollin’ Man: Bon Scott Remembered,’ among many others. And you may have even heard him on one of his many radio or TV appearances, which include interviews on ‘The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show,’ ‘Eddie Trunk Live,’ and ‘Feedback with Nik Carter and Lori Majewski.’ ‘Avatar of the Electric Guitar’ and ‘BONZO’ are his 31st and 32nd books overall.

EXCERPT:
www.songfacts.com/blog/writing/remembering-jimi-hendrix-and-john-bonham
 
 

ORDERING INFORMATION:

‘Avatar of the Electric Guitar: The Genius of Jimi Hendrix’: www.amazon.com/dp/B08GFPM8RS

Legendary Guitarists To Participate In Six String Salute Virtual Concert On September 17th Including Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Steve Vai, Tommy Shaw (Styx) with the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Rik Emmett) Triumph),, Joe Satriani, Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, TSO), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Alice Cooper’s Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, plus Richard Williams (Kansas), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jennifer Batten, Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper)

On September 17th, 2020, Six String Salute will premiere a virtual concert to support and celebrate the touring and venue crews who are the backbone of live music and depend on shows to make a living. Six String Salute will bring together guitarists and guitar-centric bands to share exclusive performances and great rock and roll stories in support of Crew Nation, a global relief fund for live music crews.
 
The debut of the event will stream worldwide exclusively on Live Nation’s YouTube channel and Live From Home platform, with 100% of net proceeds benefitting Crew Nation.
 
Artists confirmed to appear include: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Steve Vai, Tommy Shaw (Styx) with the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Halestorm, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Joe Satriani, Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, TSO), Frank Hannon (Tesla), the triple guitar attack of Alice Cooper’s Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, plus Richard Williams (Kansas), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jennifer Batten, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Cropper, Jesse Dayton, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Nick Perri (The Underground Thieves), Sammy Boller, Ross the Boss, Joyous Wolf and more. 
 
Additionally, a number of crew members from prominent bands will also share their stories and tales from the road throughout the evening.
 
Six String Salute will be hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality Steve Black (The Chop Shop).

Limited edition merchandise will be available with proceeds benefiting Crew Nation. Fans can also make a direct donation to Crew Nation via the event website. Crew Nation is powered byMusic Forward Foundation, a charitable 501c3 organization, which is administering the fund.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting them until we can once again unite millions around the world through the power of live music.

Six String Salute is being organized by Manic Merch, The Chop Shop Guitar Show, Chipster PR, Sun Broadcast Group and Live Nation.
 
Website: https://sixstringsalute.com/
 
Facebook: https://bit.ly/2F08Ko7
 
Teaser Video: https://bit.ly/31osDg0

The Doors of the 21st Century Drummer Ty Dennis Teams Up With Society 1’s Matt Zane for Led Zeppelin Cover

Ty Dennis, best known for his performances with original Doors members Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and Ian Astbury of The Cult, has teamed up with Society 1’s Matt Zane for a cover of the Led Zeppelin song “Four Sticks”.

While Ty did a blistering version of the drumming Zane handled vocals, bass and guitars.

“What a thrill to reinterpret this classic Zeppelin song and dig in with our own hard rockin’ version. Matt laid down killer vocals, guitar, and bass so that I was able to do my thing and really go for it on this track. I love having the opportunity to totally let loose and play some things that may surprise the listener.” said Dennis

The drum track was captured in one take with no editing in post. The featured video is the actual recording of what you’re hearing. Upon viewing the performance Zane knew the song would have to be released with the accompanying video.

“Musicians just don’t pull that kind of thing off anymore. One take front to back, zero editing and what’s crazy is that this song is mainly in odd time. I wanted people to actual see it so they know it was for real. Ty is on another level.”

Ty is available for remote drum track recording, online drum lessons, and live performances. He plays DW Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals and Aquarian Drumheads. For more information check out tydennisdrums.com

TY DENNIS / MATT ZANE – FOUR STICKS (LED ZEPPELIN)
TY DENNIS / MATT ZANE – FOUR STICKS (LED ZEPPELIN)

Watch “Riff Lords” Streaming Now On Gibson TV; Learn How To Play Iconic Riffs With Phil X Of Bon Jovi And Richie Faulkner Of Judas Priest

“RIFF LORDS”

–WHERE ARTISTS TEACH YOU HOW TO PLAY THEIR ICONIC RIFFS–

 

NEW EPISODES FEATURING:

PHIL X (BON JOVI) AND RICHIE FAULKNER (JUDAS PRIEST)

STREAMING NOW

(HERE)

NASHVILLE, TN (May 29, 2020) GIBSON TV, the iconic, American-made guitar maker’s first-ever all-original, worldwide online network–features original series from the world’s best storytellers.

 

GIBSON TV’s new series titled “RIFF LORDS” is a thoroughly epic and unique series which gives viewers the opportunity to learn their favorite riffs directly from the iconic artists who wrote them. Up close and personal, “RIFF LORDS” is a “how to” series that offers a once-in-a-lifetime guitar lesson.

 

All GIBSON TV original shows are streamed for free on Gibson.com (HERE); subscribe to GIBSON TV on YouTube and be notified when new episodes become available (HERE).

Watch and share the latest episodes of “RIFF LORDS” on GIBSON TV here:

 

PHIL X

(Bon Jovi, Phil X & the Drills)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ouyIwd8uWo

Phil X with his Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue w/ Maestro Vibrola.

In this episode of “Riff Lords,” guitarist Phil X breaks down how to play some of the most iconic Bon Jovi riffs as well as riffs from his band Phil X and The Drills. Phil X is a prolific session guitarist, having played on albums by Tommy Lee, Methods of Mayhem, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Orianthi, Rob Zombie, Chris Daughtry, Alice Cooper, and many others. In 2013, Phil X began touring with Bon Jovi and became an official member of the band in 2016. For more details on Phil X be sure to check out: https://philx.tv/.

Phil X “Riff Lords” Set List:

“Wanted Dead or Alive”

“Bad Medicine”

“You Give Love A Bad Name”

“Kiss My Troublemaker”

“Talk You Off The Ledge”

“No Woman Of Mine”

“Air Hockey Champion Of The World”

 

Guitars used by Phil X in this video: Gibson Custom Shop 60th Anniversary ‘59 Les Paul Standard: https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/CUSFXC951/60th-Anniversary-1959-Les-Paul-Standard/Cherry-Teaburst, Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue w/ Maestro Vibrola: https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/CUSFUM384/1964-SG-Standard-Reissue-w-Maestro-Vibrola/Cherry-Red. 

Richie Faulkner

(Judas Priest)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yK_yxI7AlU&t=2090s

Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest with his Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul.

In this new Gibson TV Original Series, “Riff Lords” gives viewers the chance to learn the riffs of their favorite songs directly from the guitarist who plays them. In Episode 1 of “Riff Lords,” Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner breaks down the riffs of iconic Judas Priest songs. For more details on Richie and for all things Judas Priest be sure to visit http://judaspriest.com.

 

Richie Faulkner “Riff Lords” Set List:

“Electric Eye”

Painkiller”

“Evil Never Dies”

“Hell Bent for Leather”

“Living After Midnight”

“Heading Out to The Highway”

“You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”

 

Guitars used by Richie Faulkner in this video: Epiphone Inspired By Gibson Flying V: https://www.epiphone.com/Guitars/Flying-V and a Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul: https://www.gibson.com/Custom-Shop.

 

For all things Gibson: 

GIBSON.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | GIBSON TV

New Trailer Revealed for Suzi Quatro documentary “Suzi Q” featuring Debbie Harry, Alice Cooper and more, plusVirtual Event, Q&A, VOD and DVD info

The Suzi Quatro documentary will arrive this summer – “SUZI Q” – featuring Alice Cooper, Deborah Harry (Blondie), Joan Jett, Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Donita Sparks (L7), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Kathy Valentine (The GoGo’s), KT Tunstall, members of the Quatro family, and many more. 

SUZI Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock’n’roll, when she broke through around the world in 1973. Singer, songwriter, bass player, author, actress, radio presenter, poet, still touring and recording music – there is only one Suzi Q.

From Australian filmmakers Liam Firmager and Tait Brady, SUZI Q positions Suzi as the trailblazer and inspiration for a generation of women who were to follow after her in the next decade, but whose  trailblazing status was not sufficiently recognised by the music industry and contemporary audiences, especially in North America. SUZI Q reminds contemporary audiences of her pioneering influence, white-hot talent and string of incandescent rock hits, like CAN THE CAN, 48 CRASH and DAYTONA DEMON that were the vehicle for her explosion of gender stereotypes in rock n roll, rewriting the rule book for the expected image of women in rock music and reaching millions of people worldwide in the process. 

With theaters closed, Utopia Distribution will host a “SUZI Q” virtual event on July 1st featuring the film and an exclusive Q&A featuring Suzi Quatro and a Special Guest (available for 24 hours only) in advance of the film’s traditional release on VOD and DVD on July 3rd. 

To buy your ticket for the July 1st event powered by Altavod, visit: 

https://www.altavod.com/movies/suzi-q

Artwork by Stewart Copeland of The Police Available Now

Stewart Copeland Art

Kansas Announces Their New Album “The Absence of Presence” due in June and “Throwing Mountains” Video

Kansas Announces Their New Album, The Absence of Presence, due in June and “Throwing Mountains” Video

Tony MacAlpine at Universal Bar and Grill, Los Angeles, CA, USA The Electric Illusionist Tour 2020

Videos by Chuck Walker

Pics by Michael Eskenazi

A Bowie Celebration at The Rose, Pasadena, CA, USA North America 2020 Diamond Dogs & Ziggy Stardust 3/6/2020

Photography by Manny Dominguez

A Bowie Celebration Setlist
at The Rose, Pasadena, CA, USA
Tour: North America 2020 -The Diamond Dogs & Ziggy Stardust Tour

KISS Staples Center 3/4/2020

Photos by David Khorsandi

KISS Setlist Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2020, End of the Road World Tour
 

SOUNDCHECK LIVE NUNO DUG PINNICK PHIL X RICHIE KOTZEN LUCKY STRIKE FEBRUARY 2020 2/26/2020

GUEST CURATOR – dUg Pinnick
Legendary Kings X and KXM vocalist/bassist, Dug Pinnick steps in to the Guest Curator role this months to deliver 45 minutes of Jimi Hendrix classics with some notable friends. Dug’s set will start at 11pm

w Special Guests
Nuno Bettencourt- Extreme, Generation Axe, Rihanna
Richie Kotzen – Solo Artist, The Winery Dogs
TheRealPhilX – Bon Jovi, The Drills
Stephen Perkins – Jane’s Addiction, ThinkEXp
Hal Sparks –
Tracey Spacey T. Singleton – Sound Barrier, Praise the Dead
Jeff Marshall – Alan Parsons, Bo Bice, Bleeding Harp
Matt Kjorvestad – dUg Pinnick, Earl Slick, Mark Hudson
Scot Bihlman – Grinder Blues, dUg Pinnick
Ben Lerner – dUg Pinnick, Marco Minnemann
Erick Tatuaca – Poundhound, Hydrenalin, The Savages
Steve Ferlazzo

SOUNDCHECK LIVE RESIDENT BAND
Steve Ferlazzo – Avril Lavigne, Dramagods, Tribe of Judah
Glen Sobel – Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires
Carl Restivo – Tom Morello, Satellite Party, SSSC
Joe Augello – Robin Thicke, Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Hudson
Julia Lage-Oficial – Richie Kotzen, Kicking Harold, Phoenix Rising

Special Guests:
Will Birckhead – Jennifer Lopez, Hanson, Booker T. Jones
John Bisaha – The Babys
Johnny Martin – LA GUNS, Adler, Chelsea Smiles, Frankie + the Studs
David Goodstein – Jackson Browne, Ricky Martin and Ivan Neville, Joe Perry
Katja Rieckermann – Rod Stewart, Lady Gaga, Nile Rogers, Dave Stewart

Meet the Cast:

August Zadra – Dennis DeYoung
Matt Fuller – Puddle of Mudd
Mick Scott – Villains in Vogue
Michael Odabashian – Kicking Harold, Zander Bleck
Eliza James Music Inc – Burt Bacharach, Paul Anka
Holly Bisaha – The Babys
Jay Gore – Michael McDonald, Eddie Money, Glenn Hughes
Barry Pointer Music – Hollywood Roses, The Anatomy, Owner/Producer/Mixer at Riott House Studios.
Pierce Akers – Slaves to Humanity
Aiden Amini – Slaves to Humanity
Victor Brodén – LeeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town, Richard Marx,
Jennifer Jo Oberle – Vertical Horizon, Five for Fighting
Leanne Bowes – Hank Von Hell, Corey Feldman, Cyndi Lauper
Brittany Nicole Bowman – Melissa Bottlieb
Michael Martinsson – Shock G., Dilana
Alexander E. Gonzalez – Gonzophonic, Justin Hopkins
Sugarmill Slim – Harmonica
Annette Marie Frank – Mvps, LA ALLSTARS
Lisa Margaroli Music – Jeff Beck, Lou Gramm, Linda Perry

Hosted by the Mega-Host- Izzy Presley

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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT OPENER – KEELAN ELLIS

KEELAN ELLIS(lv)/ZAK ST.JOHN(d)/SAM HARMON(b)/MICHAEL O’GRADY(g1)

TEN CENT MILLIONAIRE

HEAVY CROWN

CHIP AWAY AT THE STONE

PIXEL LADY

GLITTER QUEEN

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT OPENER – WAYLAND

MITCH ARNOLD(lv)(g2)/HOSS WRIGHT(d)/DALLAS HALL(b)/PHIL VILENSKI(g1)

I’M NOT ALRIGHT

BE THE LION

THE WORST

HOW LONG

GETTING HIGHER

ACT I – SOUNDCHECK LIVE

WHEN DOVES CRY – Prince

CARL RESTIVO(lv)/GLEN SOBEL(d)/JOE AUGELLO(g1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)/ELIZA JAMES(vln)/ANNETTE FRANK/LISA MARGAROLI/JULIA LAGE(bv)

NEW MISTAKE – Jellyfish

CARL RESTIVO(lv)/GLEN SOBEL(d)/JULIA LAGE(b)/JOE AUGELLO(g1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)/LISA MARGAROLI/ANNETTE FRANK(bv)

COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN – Led Zeppelin

AIDEN AMINI(lv)/GLEN SOBEL(d)/JOHNNY MARTIN(b)/PIERCE AKERS(g1)/BARRY POINTER(g2)

COCHISE – Audioslave

AIDEN AMINI(lv)/GLEN SOBEL(d)/JOHNNY MARTIN(b)/PIERCE AKERS(g1)/BARRY POINTER(g2)

FOX ON THE RUN – Sweet

MICK SCOTT(lv)/BRITTANY BOWMAN(d)/WILL BIRCKHEAD(b)/MATT FULLER(g1)/MICHAEL “THE SWEDE” MARTINSSON(g2)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)/ACE VON JOHNSON/LISA MARGAROLI(bv)

ELO KIDDIES – Cheap Trick

MICK SCOTT(lv)/BRITTANY BOWMAN(d)/WILL BIRCKHEAD(b)/MATT FULLER(g1)/MICHAEL “THE SWEDE” MARTINSSON(g2)

BEST OF WHAT I GOT – Bad English

JOHN BISAHA(lv)/DAVID GOODSTEIN(d)/LEANNE BOWES(b)/AUGUST ZADRA(g1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)/LISA MARGAROLI/HOLLY BISAHA(bv)

WHERE WERE YOU – Journey

JOHN BISAHA(lv)/DAVID GOODSTEIN(d)/LEANNE BOWES(b)/AUGUST ZADRA(g1)(bv)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)(bv)/HOLLY BISAHA(bv)

SHOCK THE MONKEY – Peter Gabriel

CARL RESTIVO(lv)/GLEN SOBEL(d)/JULIA LAGE(b)/JOE AUGELLO(g1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)/ANNETTE FRANK/LISA MARGAROLI(bv)

ACT II – DUG PINNICK – GUEST CURATED SET

11:00 – ARE YOU EXPERIENCED – Jimi Hendrix

DUG PINNICK(lv)(b)/STEPHEN PERKINS(d)/SPACEY T.(g1)/BEN LERNER(g2)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)

PURPLE HAZE – Jimi Hendrix

DUG PINNICK(lv)(b)/STEPHEN PERKINS(d)/RICHIE KOTZEN(g1)

CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC – Jimi Hendrix

DUG PINNICK(lv)(b)/ERICK TATUACA(d)/JEFF MARSHALL(g1)/HAL SPARKS(bv)

FOXY LADY – Jimi Hendrix

DUG PINNICK(lv)(b)/MATT KJORVESTAD(d)/PHIL X(g1)

MANIC DEPRESSION – Jimi Hendrix

DUG PINNICK(lv)(b)/MATT KJORVESTAD(d)/PHIL X(g1)

FIRE- Jimi Hendrix

DUG PINNICK(lv)(b)/SOCT BIHLMAN(d)/NUNO BETTENCOURT(g1)/HAL SPARKS(bv)

VOODOO CHILD – Jimi Hendrix

DUG PINNICK(lv)(b)/SOCT BIHLMAN(d)/RICHIE KOTZEN(g2)/NUNO BETTENCOURT(g1)

ACT III – SOUNDCHECK LIVE

NOBODY’S FAULT – Led Zeppelin

CARL RESTIVO(lv)/GLEN SOBEL(d)/JULIA LAGE(b)/JOE AUGELLO(g1)/SUGARMILL SLIM(harmonica)

CRYSTAL BALL – Styx

AUGUST ZADRA(lv)(acou/gtr2)/MIKE ODABASHIAN(d)/JENN OBERLE(b)(bv)/JOE AUGELLO(g1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)/ANNETTE FRANK/LISA MARGAROLI(bv)

WHEN IT’S OVER – Loverboy

AUGUST ZADRA(lv)(g1)/MIKE ODABASHIAN(d)/JENN OBERLE(b)/JAY GORE(g2)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)/ANNETTE FRANK/LISA MARGAROLI(bv)

CONTROL – Janet Jackson

ANNETTE FRANK(lv)/ALEX GONZALES(d)/VICTOR BRODÉN(b)/JAY GORE(g1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)/LISA MARGAROLI/JENN(bv)

THE GLAMOROUS LIFE – Sheila E.

ANNETTE FRANK(lv)/ALEX GONZALES(d)/VICTOR BRODÉN(b)/JAY GORE(g1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)/KATJA RIECKERMANN(sax)/LISA MARGAROLI/JENN(bv)

MIDLIFE CRISIS – Faith No More

CARL RESTIVO(lv)/GLEN SOBEL(d)/JULIA LAGE(b)/JOE AUGELLO(g1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)

SO WHAT’CHA WANT – Beastie Boys

CARL RESTIVO(lv)/GLEN SOBEL(d)/JULIA LAGE(b)/JOE AUGELLO(g1)/STEVE FERLAZZO(k)

Eddie Money Tribute Saban Theatre Beverly Hills 2/20/2020

a8115ffe-5bd5-440f-972b-5bee89768383_1252171_TABLET_LANDSCAPE_16_9Star-Studded Tribute To Eddie Money:Hagar/Springfield/Thorogood & More

NAMM Media Preview Day Anaheim 2020 Juanes Los Lobos

NAMM 2020

NAMM 2020 Anaheim

NAMM 2020

SANTA CLARITA BENEFIT CONCERT for SAUGUS HIGH SCHOOL at THE CANYON 1/5/2020

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Gregg Bissonette, Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Richard Marx, Warren Ham, Mick Mahan, Jeff Babko, Cecilia Noel, Matt Scanell,

 

Steve Vai An Earth Dweller’s Return Fathom Gallery 12/14/2019

Photos by Chuck Walker

STEVE VAI: An Earth Dweller’s Return showcases the musician’s hand painted guitars and artwork, created often in airplanes, tour buses, hotel rooms, backstage, and his own home studio. Steve allows his unconscious to guide the process and because of this, he is able to create unique compositions, informed by his unique life experiences and the visual information he’s been absorbing since childhood.

Some of the work is freeform with an almost psychedelic residue and others, have a more hieroglyphic vibe that feels connected to the layout and mathematics of music charts. Steve Vai’s work has an unmistakable rhythm that comes from a creative process born in the recording studio and applied to the visual arts.

Blue Oyster Cult Canyon Montclair 12/6/2019

Photos by Manny Dominguez

ACE FREHLEY CANYON CLUB Agoura Hills 11/15/2019

Kz Guitars: How a One Man Factory in Japan Ended Up Creating Signature Instruments for The Struts and the “Red Special”

Kz Guitar Works is a local all-handmade guitar factory in Zushi City, Japan.

Kz Guitar Works was established in 2001 by ESP Craft Academy graduate Kaz Ijyuin as a one-man operated shop specialized in building a close copy of Queen’s Brian May’s Red Special guitar to honor Queen’s music with May’s unique signature guitar sound.

Kaz’s curiosity and passion towards Brian May’s homemade guitar paid off when his Red Special copy guitar “Super” model version officially became Brian May’s actual back up guitar in 2007.

In 2016, Kz Guitar Works came to Anaheim for the Winter NAMM show to introduce KzOne Standard guitar, which is their take of the Red Special guitar for today’s modern applications and players.   When Kaz heard the band “The Struts”, they instantly became his next favorite band after Queen.  Soon after, Kaz contacted The Struts’ guitarist Adam Slack in hopes of building a guitar for him.

The two ended up developing KzOne Adam Slack model in 2017, which became Kz’s first Artist Signature guitar.

In 2018, Kz made their first bass guitar for The StrutsJed Elliott that also became his signature model.

In 2019, coinciding with The Struts’ 3rd Summer Sonic concert appearance in Japan, Kz made a second Adam Slack signature model, known as the“Adamoo”, Jed’s Jazz style bass “J-Edo”, as well as a red painted acoustic-electric model guitar which was ordered from by lead singer Luke Spiller, who named it “Cherry Dandy”. 

The Struts Signature Collection Guitars can be ordered in the exact specifications as the artist models or as a custom order in different colors and other options from Kz factory.

www.kzguitarworks.com

 

 

5th Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party Event Pics November 2019

Photos by Chuck Walker

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

at PINZ Bowling Center, Studio City, CA

 

Hosted by Broadcast Personality Eddie Trunk

 

Bringing together rock musicians and celebrities to benefit

RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the world-renowned voice of Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell and Dio, will host its 5th Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party to raise awareness and funds for its mission of cancer prevention, early detection research and education. Hosted by broadcast personality Eddie Trunk.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:30-8:30 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals

8:30 p.m. PBA World Champion bowler Jason Belmonte bowling demonstration

9 p.m. Celebrity Bowling Tournament

PINZ Bowling Center

12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California

Eddie Trunk’s team tried to defend their 2018 1st Place win with a celebrity team comprised of Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach) plus eBay auction winner Dan Hayes.

Also joining the festivities this year was PBA World Champion bowler Jason Belmonte. Those planning to attend include musicians Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill), Phil Buckman (Fuel, Petty Cash), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Jason Cornwell and Jimmy Burkard of Westbound, Jeff Dewbray, Logan Nikolic, and Patrick Stone of Budderside, Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, DC4), Matt and Shawn Duncan of DC4, Fred Coury (Cinderella), Art Cruz (Lamb of God),Bjorn Englen (Dio), Marc Ferrari (Keel, Cold Sweat), David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Damon Fox (The Cult), Craig Goldy and Scott Warren of Dio, members of Granny 4 Barrel, Rita Haney, Sonia Harley, Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great White), Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs), Frank Kramer (KLOS Radio), actor/musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Dave “Chili” Moreno (Westbound, Puddle of Mudd), Todd Morse (Offspring, Petty Cash), Ronny Munroe (TSO, Metal Church), Sadie Nardini (Sadie and the Tribe), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), The Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom, Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4), Gonzo and Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint), Rudy Sarzo (Dio, Quiet Riot), Brett Scallions (Fuel), Ernie Snair (The Loveless), Steve Smyth (One Machine, Testament), Michael Spencer (Flotsam & Jetsam), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Jennie Vee (Eagles of Death Metal), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), Chas West (Westbound, Bonham), Roy Z (Westbound, Halford) and actors Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy), Al Coronel (The Last Ship), Frankie Loyal (Mayans MC) and James St. Vincent (Being, The Depths). 

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Photos by Manny Dominguez

 

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