NAMM Media Preview Day Anaheim 2020 Juanes Los Lobos

NAMM 2020

NAMM 2020 Anaheim

NAMM 2020



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.

Gibson Showroom Event West Hollywood 12/13/2019

Photos by Chuck Walker

BUDDERSIDE and NEON COVEN The Whisky 12/11/2019

Photos by Natalia Britt


Budderside, Neon Coven, Wavy Trees, Dmtina & the Bumps, Cryptic

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.



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


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). 

In Conversation: Ringo Starr, Filmmaker David Lynch & Photographer Henry Diltz 10/29/2019

Photos by Manny Dominguez


Medlock Krieger 2019

Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Golf Classic and All-Star Concert 2019 Night 2 Concert Robby Krieger Chad Smith Adrian Young Orianthi Dennis Quaid Patrick Warburton Jason Scheff Glen Sobel

Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Golf Classic and All-Star Concert 2019 Night 2 Concert to Benefit Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The 12th Annual Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Invitational and All-Star Concert benefiting Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology & St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® with Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez of Alice in Chains, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, actor/musician Dennis Quaid, Phil Chen of Jeff Beck, Cherie Currie of The Runaways, Mike Phillips of Prince, Platinum recording artist Haley Reinhart, and Robby Krieger of The Doors.

In addition to the Golf Classic, the All-Star Concert – hosted by internationally- renowned artist Scott Medlock and legendary guitarist for The Doors, Robby Krieger – raises funds for two important organizations dedicated to people touched by cancer. So many legendary Hall of Fame musicians have signed up, the concert will now be held on (2) two nights for one ticket! Talent lineup includes (not complete list): Danny Seraphine and Jason Scheff of CTA/Chicago, Tommy Thayer of Kiss, David Sikes and David Victor of Boston and Adrian Young of No Doubt, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, actor/musician Dennis Quaid, Phil Chen of Jeff Beck, Platinum recording artist Haley Reinhart, and Robby Krieger of The Doors. *Special guests included Cedric The Entertainer, actor Robert Hays, actor Dennis Haysbert and more…

Gourmet tastings by Bogie’s Mastro’s, Q Sushi, Woodpeckers Backyard BBQ and other premier restaurants, fine wines and premiere cocktails will be the fare for both evenings. “It’s a great event we created to share with our friends and music lovers, and an incredibly important this year, as many of us are currently staring cancer in the face,” noted founder Scott Medlock. “Participation at any level will help ensure that monies raised can go directly to research and treatment of this insidious disease that has somehow touched all of us at some time.” Concert Tickets are $500 for the two-night concert; Golf entries are $1,500 for individual golf spots/$6,000 per foursome. All can be purchased online at (more) Sunday, October 27, 2019: Welcome Party and All-Star Concert 5:30pm All-Star Concert Bogie’s at Westlake Village Inn Monday, October 28, 2019: All-Star Concert and Golf Tournament 10:30am Golf Tournament at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village for the Golf Tournament 6:00pm All-Star Concert at the Bogie’s at Westlake Village Inn.

About Scotty Medlock and Robby Krieger

Twelve years ago, avid golfers Scott Medlock, renowned PGA artist and Robby Krieger, famed guitarists from The Doors have been friends more than 25 years decided to dedicate their time to raising money and awareness for their community. Now 12 years later the Medlock Krieger has created a significant milestone, becoming one of the most consistent fundraisers for cancer research and support. To be part of this history and to learn more, please visit: @MedlockKrieger About Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology For 25 years, the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology has stood side-by-side with patients and families living with cancer and its treatments. They understand that when dealing with cancer, medicine alone is not enough. Throughout UCLA Health, the Simms/ Mann team provides whole-person care, a place of hope and healing, and immediate integrative support through psychological, nutritional and mind/body guidance to the whole family during the most challenging time in our patients’ lives. The Center’s services are provided at no cost to those who need them now. While other organizations do the important work of finding a cure for cancer someday, the Simms/Mann Center is here for those meeting the challenge of cancer head on today. Please stand with us in making a difference for them. About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago.