With the conclusion of the Winter NAMM 2014 Show today in Anaheim, CA, The Grammys in Los Angeles, CA and the Randy Rhoads Remembered tribute @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA it’s been an Epic week in the music industry!
The social media buzz on The Grammys seems to be an overwhelming consensus of disappointment. Taylor Swift’s performance to me seemed to be lacking the emotional transference she needed for her “critically” acclaimed ballad “All Too Well”. We have to give mad props to Steven Tyler! One way or another he is going to perform at the Grammys! By far the showstopping performance goes to Metallica! Best wishes and congratulations to Las Vegas locals Seth Grabel and Tammy Shaw of Las Vegas Woman Magazine for tying the knot in true Hollywood style!
The NAMM Show ended with attendees and vendors turning it up to 11! HIGH Voltage indeed! With 1,500 exhibitors representing 5,000 brands and 95,000 registered attendees we need to bring this show to Vegas!
Congratulations to Smokey Robinson who was Honored With NAMM’s “Music for Life” Award.
For musicians and gear innovators that are serious about building their business this the show you need to be involved in!
There was definitely a phenomenal representation of the Vegas Rock scene at NAMM 2014 with local favorites like Jason Ebs from Jet Velocity and Janea Chadwick Ebsworth from Ecotonic. Tracii Guns who was rippin’ it up at the NATAL & MARSHALL BONZO BASH. Gee Silver from Mr. Scary, Stoney Curtis and of course our friends from Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp were there with a couple of superstars like Bruce Kulick, Gary Hoey, Lita Ford and Orianthi.
But perhaps the most epic of the weeks music scene was the Randy Rhoads Remembered tribute @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA. A tribute to a legend taken tragically early yet left so much for today’s artists. The tribute for late guitar icon Randy Rhoads was part of the 2014 NAMM Show weekend and included numerous musicians including Tracii Guns, Marc Strayer, Jeff Young, Kiko Loureiro, who played Flying High Again on the infamous polka dot V, Nuno Bettancourt, and many many more who had played alongside the shredder and members of the Rhoads family. Thank you Randy for the gifts you left all of us. Horns Up & Halos!!