Feb 042015
 

george lynchVideo footage of George Lynch’s (Dokken, Lynch Mob, Sweet & Lynch) clinic at the ESP during last month’s NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California can be seen below.

Sweet & Lynch — the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of legendary hard rockers Stryper, legendary guitarist George Lynch (T&N, Dokken, Lynch Mob), bassist James Lomenzo (Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society) and drummer Brian Tichy (S.U.N., Whitesnake)  — released its debut album, “Only To Rise”, on January 27 via Frontiers Records. The CD was produced by Sweet, who also helmed the last Styper album, “No More Hell To Pay”. Continue reading »

Feb 102013
 

pinnick_dougBay Area Backstage conducted an interview with King’s X frontman Doug “Dug” Pinnick at this year’s NAMM [National Assocation Of Music Merchants] show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Pinnick in December released a special holiday-themed digital-only single via RockArmy Records and his own dUgtone imprint featuring the songs Holiday and Ho Ho Ho. This single came right on the heels of the release of the first single from Doug‘s upcoming solo album, Naked, to be issued via RockArmy Records in the first quarter of 2013, featuring the songs What You Gonna Do? and “Courage”. Continue reading »

Feb 092013
 

Tommy Aldridge DrumsKelly Z conducted an interview with drum legend Tommy Aldridge [Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy]  at this year’s NAMM [National Assocation Of Music Merchants] show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Aldridge officially rejoined Whitesnake last month following the departure of Brian Tichy. Continue reading »

Feb 072013
 

m-glensobel2Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel — whose other credits include Impellitteri, Vivian CampbellBeautiful CreaturesSixx: A.M. and Paul Gilbert— was interviewed by Full Metal Rock‘s Craig C. at the Mapex booth at this year’s NAMM [National Association Of Music Merchant] show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Sobel debuted his new Mapex MyDentity drum set on the Alice Cooper “No More Mr Nice Guy 2012” tour. Continue reading »

Feb 032013
 

Tommy Aldridge DrumsVideo footage of drum legend Tommy Aldridge [Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy] demonstrating the new Yamaha Live Custom drum set on January 25 at this year’s NAMM [National Assocation Of Music Merchants] show in Anaheim, California can be seen below.

The Live Custom series replaces Yamaha‘s Oak Custom series, and it’s the first acoustic drum set to be made at the company’s factory in China. The Live Custom shells are made 1.2mm oak plies and are 10 percent thicker than those used on the Oak Custom drums. Continue reading »