Sunday, 26 January 2014

Marty Friedman: talks to Vintage Rock's Junkman at the 2014 NAMM - Guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth, Rock Fujiyama) talks to Vintage Rock's Junkman at the 2014 NAMM Show on Saturday, January 25, 2014, Anaheim, CA. Captured and edited by Mike Thoman.

2014 NAMM Show: Marty Friedman Interview

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - four more from the Chicken Coop!

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - four more from the Chicken Coop! Is Buckethead going for the most prolific guitarist on the planet award?

Bucketheadland just released The Mark of Davis, check it out here.

Bucketheadland just released Teeter Slaughter, check it out here.

Bucketheadland just released The Boiling Pond, check it out here.

Bucketheadland just released The Spirit Winds, check it out here.

Annie Grunwald: Seymour Duncan soundstage at NAMM

Annie Grunwald played the Seymour Duncan stage... my dreaded fear is the microphone... This is just one of many shots that will be appearing on Truth In Shredding and Shreddelicious over the coming days. Nice comfy seats at the Seymour Duncan booth, good job guys!

Samuli Federley: Andy James solo competition
I made this little solo for this cool competition. Shred on!

Check out also my site at

Andy James solo competition - Samuli Federley

I made my own arrangement of this beautiful piece called Aquarium. It's a part of a this masterpiece called carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Sanes. 

Samuli Federley - Aquarium

Keith Merrow: turns the tables and interviews the Tone King at NAMM

TTK's Winter NAMM 2014 Coverage:
Behing the Scenes on Facebook :

KEITH MERROW KM-7 - Schecter Guitar

Rock ON!


TWITTER (for behind the scenes notices)


Keith Merrow KM-7 - Schecter Guitar Review inc. Keith Merrow & The Tone King NAMM 2014

Fred Brum: Pam from Loud guitars talks to Aristides Guitars NAMM

Thanks to Pam from

Our Booth tour with the incredible @ Aristides Guitars !!!! Beautiful new 7 String and a nice approach to tone !!

Aristides Guitars-NAMM 2014

Glenn Proudfoot,Tommy Emmanuel: BAM! New single from the forthcoming solo instrumental album

New single from the forthcoming solo instrumental album by Glenn Proudfoot. Available on iTunes now!
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Also available on CD at:

Glenn Proudfoot - BAM! ft. Tommy Emmanuel

Xander Demos: XDB get 8 wins in the Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards

Xander Demos and his XDB bandmates were honored with 8 wins in the Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards. Winners of the fan-voted award were announced all this week on the ICR website and facebook page.

MTS Management Group would like to congratulate their client, Xander Demos and his bandmembers in XDB, on their 8 Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards. Xander and his band led all nominees this year, with 12 total nominations. After being nominated for 3 years running, Xander was named Best Guitarist.  His band members were each voted "Best" in their respective instrument categories: Jeff Anzelone (Best Drummer, 2nd win;) Jeff Morris (Best Keyboards;) Mario Brescia (Best Vocalist, 2nd win;) and H. Dan Bozym (Best Bassist.) The band won for Best Song, "Dancing Through Daggers" and Best Progressive Band.  Xander was also voted into the Iron City Rocks Hall Of Fame, along with Norman Nardini and Anti-Flag.

Five nominees in each category were voted on by fans from around the world, with the nominee receiving the most votes being named the winner. Winners were announced on the Iron City Rocks website and facebook page.  A complete list of winners is available at

"I wanted to say 'thank you' to the friends and family that voted for myself and XDB in all of the categories that we were nominated for this year," said Xander. "We are honored to have been nominated and humbled to have won. I wanted to take a moment to extend an additional 'thank you' to a few people as well. First of all, the award for Best Song needs to also be shared with Benjamin Chiarini and Adam Heusey because they were the players on the 'Dancing Through Daggers' recording along with me, Jeff Anzelone and Mario Brescia.... and they were supportive in the early days of us getting out and playing. They both have jaw-dropping talent and I am so grateful for their contributions. Also, winning best Progressive Band is a thrill for us and I would like to thank Adam again for being there.. but also Chris Batton, Matt Williams and Christopher Free who also helped XDB out in the beginning. Again, all talented guys, and they gave generously, and I am thankful for their loyalty."

Xander Demos is a metal guitarist, based in Pittsburgh, PA.  His debut album, Guitarcadia was named among the Best of 2012 by several publications.  Most recently, he has performed in Pittsburgh, with XDB, opening for acts like Dio Disciples, Adrenaline Mob, Symphony X, and Buckethead, and nationally at Skull Fest, Wolf Fest, NAMM Metal Jam and Rock Harvest II.   Xander has recorded and performed with Ged Rylands' Rage of Angels, Liberty 'N' Justice, Modern Superstar, James Rivera, Sabbath Judas Sabbath, and many others. XDB will open for Metal Church on March 7th in Pittsburgh.

Iron City Rocks is a nationally recognized podcast from the "Iron City" of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that brings you the biggest and best interviews in Metal, Rock and Blues. Recent guests on the show include Billy Sheehan, Eddie Money, Joe Satriani, James Labrie, Aaron Lewis, Phil Anselmo and Viv Campbell.

NAMM: Awesome Girl Shredders meet up for the first time!

NAMM Awesome Girl Shredders meet!
Rebecca Scammon
Annie Grunwald

Nita Strauss
Found time to meet up with Laurie Monk and some awesome girl shredders yesterday!! So cool to make some new friends
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A special thanks to the amazing Jack Lue for these great photos from NAMM 2014