ARTISTS

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Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day

Low slung cool guitars, catchy vocals and cheif songwriter for the multi-platinum selling band Green Day. Rock n roll hall of fame inductees Green Day formed in 1986 and has sold more than 85 million records worldwide.

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Thomas Baumgartner
Blackberry Brandies
Thomas is a swiss born guitarist, singer, producer.  He’s currently fronting highly acclaimed swiss band The Blackberry Brandies who supported Eric Clapton at one of his rare gigs in 2013 by recommendation by Clapton himself. He is also well known for his work as a guitarist with Erotic Jesus, Gurd and Undergod.
Thanks and keep on building these GREAT guitars!!!
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Adam Browder
Kip Moore

Born and raised in the Iron City of Birmingham, Alabama. At the age of 12, Adam discovered the guitar. He left his childhood home in 1997 to further his studies in music at the University of North Alabama. It was there, in the town with the “Muscle Shoals Sound”, that Adam began to cut his teeth in the music industry.

Since Adam started playing for Kip Moore four years ago, Kip has risen to the top of the country charts twice in 2012 with his hits “Something ‘Bout A Truck” and “Beer Money”. He has been touring the country for the last 2 years playing sold out shows and has performed on national TV shows like the TODAY SHOW, FOX & FRIENDS, LENO, CONAN O’BRIAN, and JIMMY FALON.  Kip Moore is currently headlining his own tour and can be seen this summer on the road with Toby Keith.

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Peter Buck
R.E.M.

R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. was noted for Buck’s ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe’s particular vocal quality and obscure lyrics, and Mills’ melodic basslines and backing vocals. despite having sold more than 85 million records worldwide and becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in their first year of eligibility. R.E.M. disbanded amicably in September 2011, announcing the split on its website.

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Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Good-time Hour on CBS television.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and racked up 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Of his 74 trips up the country charts, 27 landed in the Top 10. Campbell’s hits include John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind”, Jimmy Webb’s “By The Time I Get To Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman” and “Glaveston”, Larry Weiss’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” and Allen Toussaint’s “Souther Nights”.

Campbell made history by winning four Grammys in both country and pop categories in 1967. For “Gentle on My Mind” he received two awards in country & western, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” did the same in pop. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Assosiation (CMA) and the Acadamy Of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA’s top honor as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969 Campbell was hand picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.

In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

It was announced in April 2008 that Campbell was returning to his signature label, Capitol, to release his new album, Meet Glen Campbell. The album was released on August 19. With this album he branched off in a different musical direction, covering tracks from artists such as Travis, U2, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne and Foo Fighters. It was Campbell’s first release on Capitol in over 15 years. Musicians from Cheap Trick and Jellyfish contributed to the album as well. The first single, a cover of Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”, was released to radio in July 2008. In March 2010, a farewell album titled Ghost on the Canvas was announced which served as a companion to Meet Glen Campbell.

Ghost on the Canvas was released on August 30, 2011, with collaborations that include Paul Westerberg (writer of the title track), Wallflower’s singer Jakob Dylan, Chris Isaak, Rick Nielsen and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.

In June 2011, Campbell announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months earlier. He had been suffering from short-term memory loss for years. He is currently on a final “Goodbye Tour”, with three of his children joining him in his backup band. Campbell sang ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ as a goodbye at the 2012 Grammy Awards which was held on February 12, 2012.


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Shannon Webb Campbell
Glen Campbell

Shannon Webb Campbell son and guitarist for Glen Campbell on the ‘Goodbye’ 2012 tour.

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Gilby Clarke
Gilby Clarke | Kings Of Chaos

Gilby Clarke is an American guitarist and record producer best known for a 3-year tenure as the rhythm guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, replacing Izzy Stradlin in 1991 during the Use Your Illusion Tour. Following his departure from the group, Clarke went on to forge a solo career as well playing guitar with Slash’s Snakepit, Kat Men, Heart, Nancy Sinatra, Kathy Valentine (of the Go-Go’s), MC5 and forming his own group Rock Star Supernova with members of Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

Clarke’s production work includes albums by L.A. Guns, Bullets and Octane, The Bronx and Vains of Jenna.

Clarke reunited with Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Steven Adler, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan, during the live performance, at the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in April 14, 2012. Clarke himself was not inducted as part of the band.

Gilby currently performs with his solo band along with being a member of the supergroup Kings Of Chaos featuring Billy Gibbons, Robin Zander, Steven Tyler, Duff Mckagan, Matt Sorum, Steve Stevens and Glenn Hughes.

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Stevie D.
Buckcherry

Stevie D. guitarist for America’s Rock N’ Roll band Buckcherry. Buckcherry are best know for their crossover hits “Crazy Bitch”, and their first Billboard Top 100 top ten hit, “Sorry”. Their fourth album, Black Butterfly, was released in September 2008, and their fifth album, All Night Long, was released on August 3, 2010. They are currently about to release their new album due in early 2012.

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Zac Damon
Screeching Weasel

Zac Damon (born December 1, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is a current member of Screeching Weasel and Priscilla Ford. He is also best known for his work in other pop-punk-rock bands such as Zoinks! and Big in Japan (USA).

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Grant Emerson
Delta Rae

Delta Rae is an American folk rock band formed in Durham, North Carolina.The band consists of three siblings Ian Holljes (vocals and guitar), Eric Holljes (vocals, guitar, piano and keys) and Brittany Holljes (vocals), as well as Elizabeth Hopkins (vocals), Mike McKee (percussion) and Grant Emerson (bass guitar). They began as a four-piece ensemble and added McKee and Emerson to the dynamic in 2010. Their name hails from a fictional story the Holljeses’ mother intended to write about a Southern girl named Delta Rae who summons the Greek gods to earth.

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Jack Frost
Seven Witches

Jack Frost (real name John Dempsey, born July 4, 1968 in Jersey City, NJ) is the guitarist/founder of the heavy metal band Seven Witches and also a part of The Bronx Casket Company. Frost is also known for playing guitar on Savatage’s tour in support of Poets and Madmen in 2001 and 2002. He is currently touring in Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna’s backing band. Jack also hosts the annual ronny dude class at Brookdale College. Jack’s main band Seven Witches is near the finish line on the follow up to 2013’s “REBIRTH”. The album is scheduled for summer release date.

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Tagore Grey – Jake Pattinson
The Treatment

A five-strong outfit based in the Cambridge area of the UK, TheTreatment are indeed tender in years, but you’d never guess that from the quality of their song-writing or the confident swagger of their live show. It’s only really the exuberance and in-built energy of their playing that gives the game away, adding a fresh-faced twist to some deeply classic grooves.

Combining the drive of early Def Leppard with the song-writing ability of prime UFO and Thin Lizzy, the whole thing underpinned by the sort of low-slung riffing redolent of early Aerosmith or G n’ R, The Treatment are unashamedly inspired by an era when rock bands looked like rock bands and were generally intent on causing a stir (both onstage and off); an era when the lifestyle was important, when music was everything and when vinyl was king.

The Treatment 

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Kevin Kadish
Songwriter, producer, sound engineer, and instrumentalist

Kevin Kadish is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, sound engineer, and instrumentalist who has participated in the production of many commercially successful American recordings.

Other songwriting credits include work with and for Miley Cyrus (Hollywood), Michelle Branch (Warner Bros.), Meat Loaf (Mercury), Taylor Hicks (Arista), Joe Jonas (Hollywood), Skillet (Lava/Atlantic), BC Jean (J Records), Gloriana (Emblem/WB), Ryan Star (Atlantic), Tal Bachman (Sony), Bif Naked (Lava/Atlantic), Lucy Woodward (Atlantic), Evan Taubenfeld (Sire/WB), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Steve Perry, JC Chasez, Kris Allen (Jive Records), Billy Currington (Mercury Nashville Records), Jane Dear Girls (Warner Brothers Nashville/Reprise), New Medicine (PhotoFinish/Atlantic Records), The Constellations (Virgin Records), Canaan Smith (Universal Nashville), Cleveland Jones (Big 3 Records)

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Bruce Kulick
Former KISS & Current Grand Funk Railroad Guitarist

Celebrated guitarist and recording artist Bruce Kulick has a rich history through consistent touring, performing and recording. He continues to make an exciting impact in the world of Rock N Roll.

Bruce is best known for being the lead guitarist of KISS from 1984-1996. Kulick has been featured on more than 20 KISS releases through the years. Bruce continues to excite audiences with his talent as the lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad.

Photo Credit: Rick Gould

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Dory Lobel
The Voice

Dory Lobel is a Los Angeles based guitarist, composer and producer. He has toured and performed around the world with multi-platinum selling artists including The Backstreet Boys, Colbie Caillat, Jesse McCartney and Enrique Iglesias. Dory currently plays guitar in the house band for NBC’s hit series, The Voice.

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Mitch Merrett
Guitarist, Writer and Producer

Based in British Columbia and known for years as the guitar player behind the much awarded Canadian country artist Aaron Pritchett, what most don’t know is how much he’s been the stealth manager behind the Pritchett success story. He helped navigate Pritchett out of the bars and into the much more lucrative concert circuit, took care of all the niggling road details, co-produced albums and co-wrote hits including the much-lauded “Hold My Beer”, the Canadian Country Music Association SOCAN song of the year winner for 2007 from the album Big Wheel, a Juno nominee from the same year.

Photo Credit: Mark Maryanovich

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Jake Scherer
New Medicinelead vocals – rhythm guitar

New Medicine is an American rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed in 2009. They signed to Photo Finish Records after forming the band. Their debut album, Race You to the Bottom, was released September 18, 2010. The band has toured with major recording artists such as Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm,Hollywood Undead, and Stone Sour. Their songs “Race You to the Bottom,” “Laid,” and “Rich Kids” have all been added into rotation on Sirius XM Radio’s Octane Channel. “Laid” hit number 32 on the Mainstream Rock chart in Spring 2011, “Race You to the Bottom” hit number 19 on the Mainstream Rock chart in Spring 2012, and “Rich Kids” hit number 31 on theMainstream Rock chart in Fall 2012, respectively. Currently signed to Imagen Records.

The band consists of Members Jake (vocals,guitar) Dan (guitar) Kyle (bass, vocals) Dylan (drums). They began work on a new album in November 2013 which was released on August 25th 2014.

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Kimi Shelter
Starbenders

Atlanta band StarBenders’ “blasphemous candy-coated bubblegum punk,” as frontgirl Kimi Shelter calls it, is teenage rebellion, pure and concentrated—the transcendent rock & roll antidote to the suffocating environment that spawned it.

StarBenders formed late in 2013, but for Shelter and drummer Katie Herron, its genesis lies deeper in their past—at a wilderness-therapy camp for troubled kids. The two made a pact that someday they’d start a rock & roll band together. After they left camp behind, they kept in touch for the rest of high school, visiting each other whenever possible. During college, they went their separate ways, both playing in bands, their musical personalities slowly emerging and evolving until Shelter’s recent rock & roll visions drew them back together in StarBenders.

StarBenders’ self-titled debut EP—out this fall on Institution Records—was produced by Nico Constantine (Biters, Coathangers, Lady Gaga), recorded and mixed by Jeff Bakos (The Woggles, Anti-Heros, GG Allin), and mastered by Jeff Golden (Sonic Youth, Black Flag, Bad Brains). “The new EP represents a very genuine moment for me,” Shelter says.

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Derek St. Holmes
Ted Nugent Guitarist & Vocalist

In Riverview, Michigan Derek received his first guitar for his eleventh birthday. Allowed to practice in his basement, he played and learned everything he could from all the rock and roll idols of the era. He started his own neighborhood band, played for all the high school dances and perfected his craft.

In 1974, Ted Nugent first became aware of Derek’s band, “Scott”, as he opened for an Amboy Dukes show at the Lincoln Park Theater. The Amboy Dukes had already recorded several albums and were a staple of the Midwest rock scene at the time. When the Amboy Dukes broke up, Nugent’s road manager (Phil Nicholson) contacted St. Holmes about auditioning for Nugent’s project. Nugent was looking for a lead singer to give his band the sound that would catapult him to stardom.

St. Holmes was hired and the band of Ted Nugent with Derek St. Holmes, former Amboy Dukes bassist Rob Grange and Cliff Davies, later changed to be known as The Ted Nugent Band was launched and started immediately on an extensive U.S. tour. Traveling and performing nearly 300 days a year, they played with other popular bands, such as Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Van Halen and Black Sabbath among other greats. In 1975, at only 22 years of age, St. Holmes found himself traveling the world and playing to sold out audiences in U.S. and European cities. He remained in Nugent’s band until 1978.

In 1979 Derek joined up with Ted Nugent’s bass player Rob Grange, Montrose Ex-drummer Denny Carmassi to form ST. PARADISE. They released 1 album for Warner Bros before moving on to other musical careers.

In 1981 Derek joined up with Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and formed Whitford/St. Holmes releasing an album on CBS Records.

The 1984 documentary Spinal Tap features lead vocalist David St. Hubbins, whose name was influenced by St. Holmes.

Although St. Holmes returned to Nugent’s band to record numerous albums, it was not until 1995 that St. Holmes and Nugent would co-write another project. This was the first Nugent / St. Holmes writing collaboration in nearly fifteen years, Atlantic Records’ Spirit of the Wild.

In April 2011, Ted Nugent announced that Derek would be re-joining his band for Nugent’s 2011 I Still Believe Tour. Currently Derek continues to be in Ted Nugent’s band today touring non stop.

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Tim Stephens
Mojiles | EMF
British guitarist Tim Stephens was raised on the beaches of Cornwall, England and found international success with his six string skills playing alongside artists from around the globe.His guitar playing with 90′s indie dance kings EMF, best known for their US number one smash hit ‘Unbelievable’, helped solidify his punk image and unique rock ‘n roll style within the alternative, rock and electro music scenes.

Stumbling on visual elements and guitar tones from legends like Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Chuck Berry and mixing them with more alternative players like Dave Navarro and Craig Ross, Tim adopted a love and passion for guitar that would pave the way for his own career and lust for guitar tone!

Tim currently performs with Florida heroes Mojiles and is working as a hired gun from his recording studio in Pensacola, Florida.

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Patrick Thompson
Rend Collective
Rend Collective Experiment is an eclectic collective of multi-instrumentalists from the North of Ireland. An inherent desire for something spiritually substantive in our increasingly artificial world is exactly what brought the movement of friends together. United by a common purpose, these twenty-somethings began exploring the intersection between God, life and community.
With the fourth full length album due in 2014 following the chart topping live record ‘Campfire’, Dove award nominations and several world tours under their belts, they have now grown into an international success with a heart to bring not only a fresh approach to congregational worship, but also a heart and message through the spoken word.
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Ace Von Johnson
Faster Pussycat

Born and raised in Southern California, Ace started touring at 19, cutting his teeth early on in the punk rock scene. Recording and touring with bands like Cheap Sex, Madcap, Murphy’s Law and veteran skateboarder Duane Peters’ bands The Gunfight and The U.S. Bombs. Later, he would branch out into other genres, working with groups like Americana/outlaw country act Charlie & The Valentine Killers for their debut self titled album, and pop artists Shanti Wintergate on her Stranger Days LP, and Diana Meyer for her single “Wake Up”.

In 2010, Ace joined legendary Sunset Strip rock veterans Faster Pussycat as their lead guitarist, as well as doing session work with Grammy winning producer Theron “Neff-U” Feemster for the posthumous Michael Jackson album Michael.

Since then, he has been steadily on tour with Faster Pussycat, doing an average of 100 shows a year. From 2013-2014, he found time to play for San Diego rock band Unwritten Law, as well as becoming the music director/guitarist for Massachusetts renowned music/horror convention Rock & Shock. The group has featured members of The Misfits, Lamb of God, Murderdolls & more.

Ace is currently in the studio with Faster Pussycat founder Taime Downe, working on new material for a forthcoming EP. The band is preparing for a world tour and to appear again on the Monsters of Rock cruise, both East and West this year. Always trying to stay busy, he has been a featured regular at Hollywood’s weekly high-profile event Ultimate Jam Night at Lucky Strike Live, performing with Gilby Clarke, and Steven Adler of Guns N Roses, Michael Starr of Steel Panther and many others.

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