Saturday, January 19, 2013

Get Ready! This Week Old School Reports From The NAMM Show

The NAMM Show 2013 begins this Thursday, January 24, 2012 and Old School will be there as Ripple's Roving Reporter.  We don't know who he will see or what trouble he will get into, but, there will be plenty of chances to rock. 

Here are a few of the musicians who will be there - Nicky Sixx (Motley Crue); Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple, Kansas); Guthrie Govan (The Aristocats); Fieldy (Korn); Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr.Big); Glenn Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath); Frank Bello (Anthrax); Rocco Prestia (Tower Of Power); Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N' Roses); Pancho Tomaselli (War, Philm), Mark Heylman and Dan Kenny (Suicide Silence); Michael Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick (Devil Driver); Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Meat Puppets, Jackson Browne, Buck Owens, k.d. lang, Lucinda Williams); Tom Dumont (No Doubt); Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson); Victor Wooten (Chick Correa, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones); George Duke (Miles Davis, Jean Luc-Ponty, Flora Purim, George Clinton, Kanye West); Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English, The Babys); Tom Coster (Santana); Michael Sweet and Timothy Gaines (Stryper), Neal Schon (Journey), David Grissom (John Mellencamp, Storyville); Clint Lowery (Sevendust); Orianthi (Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper); Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Michael Jackson, Vince Neal); Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Foreigner); Ron "Bumblefoot" Tal (Guns N' Roses); Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent); Earl Slick (David Bowie, New York Dolls); Dave Rude (Tesla); Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention, Yardbirds, Hellcasters); Michael Devin (Whitesnake); Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Quiet Riot); Marten Andersson (Lynch Mob, Lizzy Borden); Will Adler (Lamb Of God); Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne); Stephen Carpenter (Deftones); George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob);  Michael Wilton (Queensryche);  Vic Johnson (Sammy Hagar); Allan Holdsworth (Soft Machine, I.O.U., Planet X); Nathan East (Fourplay); and Kelly Hanson, Jeff Pilson and Tom Gimbel (Foreigner).

In addition to the massive amount of talent that will be on the convention floor, the night shows are legendary. Elton John and Tower of Power will perform for certain exhibitors’ select clientele, while other exhibitors throw private parties.  Just check out the two The NAMM Show after hours show advertisements in this article. There are dozens more just like them with special musical guests.  We are sure Old School will catch one or two.  You can follow the wave here on The Ripple Effect!   

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