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 [...]
Read about it in my post on GRAMMY.com here and watch my red carpet interviews below!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]