108 Rock Star Guitars

Part 1: amazing vintage find in Hawaii online auction
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Part 1: amazing vintage find in Hawaii online auction

AGN's Mark Rivett recently bought a beautiful, early - mid 60s Gretsch G6131, more commonly known as the JET FIREBIRD. In episode one we take a close look at the guitar which has suffered from being in a hot humid environment for many years....in fact, the guitar has been sitting in the (original) case since 1992...!! These guitars are prized and loved by many players and collectors, none more so than the late, great Malcolm Young from ACDC who single-handedly put this particular Gretsch workhorse on the map as a heavy rockin' rhythm machine.
04:157 months 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.
03:1412 months ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Randy Walker, Drum Tech, Guitar Tech & Body Guard
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Randy Walker, Drum Tech, Guitar Tech & Body Guard

Drum Tech, Guitar Tech & Body Guard.....that's right, Randy Walker is one of the. usic industry's original multi-taskers.
04:4713 months 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.
05:1713 months ago
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.
03:5913 months 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.
04:4314 months 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.
04:1115 months 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!
03:2615 months ago
AGN News: Get Ya EarPlugs Out...NAMM 2021 gets the green light...!
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AGN News: Get Ya EarPlugs Out...NAMM 2021 gets the green light...!

If you were wondering whether winter NAMM 2021 will go ahead, well at this stage, the organizers are saying, YES, ...!! So, got the mask? CHECK...! got the ear plugs? CHECK...I can't imagine how you could even begin to practice social distancing at NAMM but I guess there'll be a lot less people there if things remain the way they are now. Just imagine a NAMM where you can hear, park the car, get a coffee and go to the bathroom....!? Also, beginning Tuesday, July 7 and running through Friday, July 10, NAMM will present The 2020 NAMM U Virtual Summit: four days of career and business-enhancing webinars and strategies designed to help businesses take advantage of new opportunities and supercharge their future. Presented by NAMM U, TEC Tracks, and Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange, the free, online Summit will offer a suite of sessions across three unique tracks... Business, Audio and Technology. The sessions will cover topics ranging from online marketing strategies to the future of music technology, presented by experts in each area. Session presenters include Doug Stephens (best-selling author & founder of “Retail Prophet”, (customer experience expert) Scott McKain;(sound engineer) Mark Frink, Mr. Bonzai, Mindi Abair, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and many others. The NAMM U Virtual Summit will offer a dozen Zoom super-sessions that hone in on the most vital topics going forward, along with some fascinating sessions that highlight the changing industry.” The Summit will feature one webinar per day, per track, for a total of 12 sessions. The Summit is free and open to all industry professionals but A NAMM.org account is required to register; click the INFO button to visit NAMM.org.
03:0516 months ago
AGN News: June 21st is "Make Music Day"
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AGN News: June 21st is "Make Music Day"

AGN News: June 21st is "Make Music Day"....For most of us, June 21st this year is Father’s Day, but it’s also the date for this year's lesser known, Make Music Day. Make Music Day was first launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, when the country’s Ministry of Culture conceived an idea for a day where free, live music would be everywhere throughout the country and now nearly 40 years later, it's not only a national holiday in France, but it's celebrated in more than 120 countries around the world. Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by the NAMM Foundation and is quote, “open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion – pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.” June 21, the summer solstice, was chosen as the date for the event, and last year, more than 1,000 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations to make the occasion. To find out about Make Music events in your city and how to get involved, click the INFO button and check out makemusicday.org.
01:2416 months ago
108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Frank Hannon, "Tesla"
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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Frank Hannon, "Tesla"

108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Frank Hannon, "Tesla"
03:4716 months ago
108 Rock Star Guitars at NAMM 2020: "if you could play any guitar from Rock history, what would it be...?
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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 .
05:3016 months ago