108 Rock Star Guitars: The NAMM 2020 Interviews

108 Rock Star Guitars at NAMM 2020: "if you could play any guitar from Rock history, what would it be...?
108 Rock Star Guitars: The NAMM 2020 Interviews
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108 Rock Star Guitars at NAMM 2020: "if you could play any guitar from Rock history, what would it be...?

"if you could play any guitar from Rock history, what would it be...? Lisa and Lonn ask some of Rock's greatest players .
05:304 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Doug Aldrich
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Doug Aldrich

Doug Aldrich founded the band Burning Rain with Keith St. John in 1998 and has played previously with the bands Whitesnake, Dio, Lion, Hurricane, House of Lords, Bad Moon Rising and Revolution Saints. He is currently in the band The Dead Daisies. He has also released several solo albums. Doug sits down to chat with Lisa and Lonn above the din that is winter NAMM 2020.
04:433 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Jack Gibson, bass player, EXODUS
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Jack Gibson, bass player, EXODUS

Jack Gibson, bass player from the Bay area Trash Metal band, EXODUS, joins Lisa and Lonn for a quiet chat over the background roar of NAMM.
03:143 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Ron Mancuso
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Ron Mancuso

Beggars and Thieves, Ron Mancuso drops by the NAMM booth and chats with Lisa and Lonn.
05:173 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Nikki Stevens
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Nikki Stevens

Nikki has taught hundreds of students during 13 of her 22 years experience playing. She co-owned and operated a musical instrument store in Montana and was also the director of the private lesson program. She joined Jason Newsted's "Chophouse" jam crew, then moved back home to Los Angeles to join Paradise Kitty-- the all female tribute to Guns N' Roses. She not only teaches on Fender Play, but also contributes to curriculum development as a lesson writer. Besides music, Nikki is obsessed with hummingbirds and has been known to save baby birds in damaged nests.
04:113 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Craig Locicero
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Craig Locicero

Forbidden's, Craig Locicero drops by the booth to chat with Lisa and Lonn
04:134 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Suzi Quatro
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Suzi Quatro

Bass player, singer, rock star, legend, Suzi Quatro drops by to chat with Lisa and Lonn.
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Tom Draper
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Tom Draper

Carcass guitarist, Tom Draper drops by to chat with Lisa and Lonn.
03:593 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Skid Row's, Rachel Bolan
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Skid Row's, Rachel Bolan

Rachel Bolan, grew up in New Jersey and founded the metal band, Skid Row in 1986 with guitarist Dave "The Snake" Sabo. , Rachel plays bass and is the main songwriter. His birth name is James Richard Southworth, but he took stage name 'Rachel', a hybrid of his brother's name, Richard, and his grandfather's name, Manuel, and 'Bolan' after T. Rex frontman, Marc Bolan.
03:524 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020 : Orianthi
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020 : Orianthi

Orianthi, Bona-fide rock star and an inspiration to all guitarists, everywhere.
02:164 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Tony Franklin
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Tony Franklin

Known as the “Fretless Monster”, Tony Franklin has played alongside some of the greatest names in music history. He got his big break in 1984 as bassist in stellar supergroup The Firm, with guitar legend Jimmy Page, vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Chris Slade (AC/DC, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band). Franklin’s signature fretless growl was a distinctive and instantly recognizable element of the band’s first hit, Radioactive. After two hit albums and substantial touring with The Firm, Franklin subsequently performed with Blue Murder (John Sykes, Carmine Appice), David Gilmour, Kate Bush, Whitesnake, Roy Harper, Pat Travers, Tony McAlpine, Gary Hoey, Donna Lewis, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Italian superstars Vasco Rossi and Eros Ramazzotti and many others. An in-demand session bass ace, he has appeared on hundreds of albums. In January 2006, Fender proudly introduced the Tony Franklin Signature Model Fretless Precision Bass guitar, a replica of the instrument Franklin has used throughout his career. In it's 14th year of production, Fender introduced a new color, Lake Placid Blue to the line in January 2020. 2006 also saw the Sony release of Tony Franklin: Not Just Another Pretty Bass, Franklin’s first sample loop library. In 2011, Franklin joined Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s band, and toured extensively throughout the world. Franklin can be heard on Shepherd’s album, “Goin’ Home”, released in Summer 2014. 2015 saw Franklin recording and touring with Heart Of Storm, live Rock Ballet - with world class Russian ballet, and live rock band featuring Doug Aldrich, Gregg Bissonette, Derek Sherinian, Brent Woods and Brandon Fields. A Live DVD was shot at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Franklin closed the summer of 2015 touring with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band opening for Van Halen, culminating in two shows at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. 2016 brought further touring with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, numerous recording sessions, and saw Franklin as a Rock Star Counselor at Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, alongside Zakk Wylde, Warren Haynes, Steve Vai, Ginger Bakerof Cream and David Crosby. As of March 2020, Franklin has appeared at thirteen Rock Camps, alongside members of Deep Purple, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, REO Speedwagon, Jon Anderson of Yes, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Van Halen, Paul Stanley of KISS and Cheap Trick - where Franklin was enlisted as Musical Director, arranger and conductor for the band's performance of The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper album. Franklin is also a featured artist in the upcoming Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp documentary, set for Summer 2020 release. In 2017, Franklin toured Japan extensively with Japanese superstar Eikichi Yazawa, culminating in 5 nights at the Budokan, the legendary Tokyo venue. Summer 2018 brought the release of Franklin’s Fretless Bass Instructional Course through TrueFire. Autumn 2018 saw Franklin fronting his own band in Europe playing material from his extensive career including music from The Firm, Whitesnake, Blue Murder and Pink Floyd. In the summer of 2019, Franklin toured with Jason Bonham and his Led Zeppelin Evening show, opening for Peter Frampton on his Farewell Tour. Franklin also played numerous shows with Raiding The Rock Vault, the awarding winning Las Vegas music show, including dates in London on their maiden voyage to the U.K. With a bass solo album nearing completion, Master Classes, counseling, constant writing, touring and recording, Franklin says: “I’ve only just begun!”
06:044 years ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Andy Martongelli
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Andy Martongelli

Guitarist, songwriter, guitar teacher and producer, Andy (Andrea Martongelli) belongs to the Hard Rock / Heavy Metal world since 1999, when the Metal band ARTHEMIS starts its career. His creative process and technical approach on Guitar keeps changing and evolving through the years making his style, guitar riffs and solos, a real trademark for many fans around the world. From 1999 to nowadays Andy recorded with his band ARTHEMIS and other side-projects (Power Quest, Killer Klown, The Snake...), several amazing Metal albums, constantly touring and performing (with Arthemis and as solo artist) at some of the greatest World Rock-Metal events, establishing himself as a Rock-Metal guitarist but also as an eclectic musician and great songwriter. June 2010 issue of Metal Hammer UK: ARTHEMIS featuredon Metal Hammer magazine UK to cover the Judas Priest song "United" in the magazine tribute CD for the World Metal Hammer UK 30th Anniversary JUDAS PRIEST Tribute album "British Steel" release, together with Firewind, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch and many more... November 2010: ARTHEMIS interviewed on Metal Hammer UK and on the Official Metal Hammer Web Site recording the exclusive EP album (F)ARTHEMIS - "POP UP YOUR ASS Vol. 1", covering 6 songs from famous pop stars turned into evil-Heavy Metal songs (Rihanna, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Micheal Jackson, Destiny's Child, Britney Spears), available for free download at www.arthemisweb.com/downloads November 2013: Andy performs a killer guitar solo on the Michael Angelo Batio solo album titled "Intermezzo". The song is titled "8 Pillars Of Steel" (featuring Jeff Loomis, MAB, Rusty Cooley, George Lynch, Elliott Dean Rubinson, Craig Goldy and Dave Reffet) So far, with ARTHEMIS and as solo artist, Andy toured Europe many times as well as United Kingdom, Japan and U.S.A. as opening act for bands like Megadeth, Airbourne, Saxon, Dragonforce, Helloween, Adrenaline Mob, Manowar, Cradle Of Filth, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind), George Lynch (Lynch Mob), Within Temptation, Freedom Call, Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Micheal Angelo Batio, Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth, Angra), Glenn Hughes and many others; Arthemis performed at some of the biggest world events as Hellfest (France) Download Festival (Donington-UK), Wacken Open Air, Bloodstock Open Air UK, Hammerfest, Hard Rock Hell UK, Hammerfest UK, Gods Of Metal, Hard Rock Hell Ibiza, Japan Headlining Tour, European tour, Metal-Camp, Namm Metal Jam @ Whisky A Go-Go (U.S.A.) (…& many other european tours and festivals). During his career as solo artist Andy shares the stage with several iconic Rock guitar players touring as opening act or jamming with musicians like Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert, Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth / Angra) , Andy Timmons, Frank Gambale, Michael Angelo Batio, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne) , Reb Beach (Whitesnake, Winger) , George Lynch, Vinnie Moore …& many more) showing incredible stage presence, creativity and showmanship. Andy has released instructional Guitar DVDs & books ( Music-off Heavy Guitar Lessons, The Metal Injection, Suonare nello stile di Yngwie J. Malmsteen, 50 Heavy Metal Monster-Licks), as partner with many guitar magazines, recording studios (as session-guitar player, producer for Rock and Metal bands), music schools (Andy is the head of the Rock-Metal Guitar Department of "MMI Modern Music Institute" with over 50 schools in Italy). Andy is also a Guitar tutor and does guitar masterclasses and workshops around the world on a regular basis (Namm Show USA, Frankfurt Musik Messe, Musicians Institute "MI Japan", London Guitar Show, Second Hand Guitar, Music Italy Show…) and is a very productive musician, always hungry for new musical challenges day by day, carrying on his mission with new tours and creating songs that inspire thousands fans. New tour dates will be announced soon!
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