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NAMM Parties: NAMM Jam w/ Kyng 1/25/13, Schecter Party w/ Exodus & Prong 1/26/13 @ The Grove

I don’t really know what I’m doing at NAMM, but it’s pretty cool to walk through those convention doors and now know a ton of people. I don’t really know how that happened. Part of the NAMM experience each day is the scavenger hunt for passes to whatever cool show is happening that night. For […]

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NAMM Pre Parties: Burning Rain and S.U.N. @ The Key Club 1/19/13, Robb Flynn Acoustic Set @ On the Roxx 1/21/13, NAMM Metal Jam @ The Whisky-A-Go-Go 1/13/13

Burning Rain & S.U.N. I was mostly here to hang with friends and this was my first night out after being down almost 2 weeks with the flu and a head injury….so this is all I got. I even left before Richie Kotzen played. I know. Robb Flynn acoustic set We walked in and right […]

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Souls of Black: NAMM Jam- Testament, Jackyl @ The Grove Anaheim, 1/20/12

It was to be my second year at NAMM; and this year I was prepared. A room at the Hilton, comfortable shoes, and an expectation to be really overwhelmed made things just seem much easier this year, as I wandered the convention center chatting with various friends and gawking at arrays of shiny instruments. Last […]

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Riot House: NAMM / Saturday, Anaheim Convention Center & Hilton, 1/15/11

The valets at my hotel bid me farewell as I leave to relocate to my friend’s in Huntington Beach. They think I’m quite a character, dressed up as I was at 10am. It was time to pick up my partner in crime for the day to hit up NAMM again. We pull into the parking […]

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NAMM JAM: Megadeth, Hellyeah, Michael Schenker Group @ The Grove, 1/14/11

After the excitement of being at NAMM all day, and finally hunting down passes to the afterparty for the evening, my energy meter fell to zero by the time I got back to The Challenger. I soon found myself sipping on some coffee and eating a protein bar in a parking lot near the venue […]

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Musicianland: NAMM / Friday, Anaheim Convention Center, 1/14/11

I’m driving down I5 when The Beach Boy’s ‘California Girls’ comes on the radio. I pass a Californication billboard. It’s 80 degrees outside, but I’m sporting leather pants and a massive headache. The exit to get to the Anaheim Convention Center is the same one you take to go to Disneyland, otherwise known as ‘the […]

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