Anaheim Ca; As another successful winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) came to an end, I had to chance to once again experience this year’s music phenomena. Imagine people from all over the world, all walks of life, who do not care what race , what religion, or sex you are. People who do not have a care in the world what your political agenda is. Like the intresting musicians I met from Iran, who spoke about how their country of origin bans many type’s of music and how they love coming here to speak about their passion for music and the many products they are involved with.
This is why I really love attending NAMM and covering this facinating event each and every year in January. Not for the stars, but meeting all the interesting people who enjoy music and the many products, musical gadgets and doohickies a person can dream of that are all in one place.
This year a record 1,700 + exhibitors showcasing products of every type across music products, pro audio, lighting, and sound recording, collectively displaying over 6,000 brands to attendees from 125 countries and regions around the world.
My 2-day excursion was very educational and insightful. I spoke with many celebrity musicians from all genres of music, along with the different type’s of venders attending just so they can push and have their products be seen by all the Nammtendee’s.
NAMM is not only about meeting the rock stars and playing your favorite musical instruments. It’s about giving back. The NAMM Foundation does some very positive things for the many music communities each year.
Members of NAMM’s Executive Committee personally donated $25,000 to kickoff new music industry “community chest” donor program expanding efforts to keep music education strong this last Nov. 2015. You can read more about everything the National Association of Music Merchants does for the music community, please go to their website https://www.namm.org & https://www.nammfoundation.org.
I would like to Thank NAMM for letting us represent Maximum Threshold Radio by covering this once a year music extravaganza.
To see some of the awesome highlights of NAMM weekend, please see the videos and pictures below.
Interview with Stevie Salas
Interview with Nick Hexum of 311
Interview with Nick Schendzielos of Job For a Cowboy
Interview with Fede from Destrage
Interview with C.J. Pierce from Drowning Pool
Interview with DJ Ashba
Interview with Randy Black
Interview with Steve Smythe
Interview with Kyle Gass from the Kyle Gass Band
Shoutout from Boots Electric from Eagles of Death Metal
Interview with Bjorn Englen
Mr. Stevie Salas and the Rad Man – NAMM 2016
Nicko McBrain – Iron Maiden 2016
Dave Mustaine – Megadeth 2016
Nikki Sixx – Motley Crue 2016
Nick Schendzielos of Job For a Cowboy
Joe Walsh 2016
Bjorn Englen – DIO Disciples, Soul Sign, Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen and other. Name 2016
Steve Smyth – Guitarist of Forbidden, One Machine and The Esseness Project. NAMM 2016
NAMM 2016 Coffin Cases
NAMM 2016 Coffin Cases
C. J. Pierce – Drowning Pool NAMM 2016
Federico “Fede” Paulovich – Drummer from Destrage
Marten Andersson, Rudy Sarzo, Billy Sheehan, and Bjorn Englen NAMM 2016
Randy Black – Drums NAMM 2016
To see more awesomely good times @ the NAMM SHOW please go to link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10205293898532741.1073742166.1405813983&type=3
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