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Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp 2016

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Immerse yourself in one of the greatest musical experiences you’ll ever participate in as Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp presents four of the greatest guitarists and a legendary drummer, headlining this camp, along with 15 incredible touring rock star counselors including bass players, guitar players, keyboard players, vocalists, etc…

Coming February 11-14, 2016 – PRESIDENTS DAY weekend/GRAMMY weekend, ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP presents TONY IOMMI, founding member and lead guitar player of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy winning hard rock band BLACK SABBATH, Tony Iommi is synonymous with heavy rock, his innovative, de-tuned, dark riffs are considered to be the blueprint for hundreds of bands that followed. Also appearing will be Warren Haynes, who is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov’t Mule, as well as his associations with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, including touring with Phil Lesh and Friends and The Dead. ZAKK WYLDE who is best known as the guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the band Black Label Society. He was also the lead guitarist and vocalist in Pride & Glory, and as a solo artist he released Book of Shadows. And legendary guitar hero, GRAMMY AWARD winning artist STEVE VAI, who has sold over 15 million albums and has recorded and toured with Frank Zappa, Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, and as a solo artist.

You will also get to meet surprise guest superstars who will be in town for The GRAMMY’s…Come celebrate with us and live out YOUR rock and roll fantasy!

Along with meeting and jamming with these incredible talents, you and your band will perform at the infamous WHISKY A GO GO on the legendary Sunset Strip in Hollywood CA.

For more information and registration, visit the rock camp website here. 



Vai-tal Gear: Melcor GME-20 EQ

Today the Ebay auction for the 1962-1963 Gretch Chet Atkins Tennessean has ended. For this month we are putting up two Melcor GME-20 EQ’s.  Check out the information page here. The auction will start later this month.

You can see previously sold items on our archive page. 

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The exhibit…

Here’s a small collage of pictures created by a friend of Steve of the exhibit opening:

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Steve’s Paintings

Hey Folks, Steve here.
About 2 years ago I was sitting in my hotel room in China and just started doodling on a notepad. I really
enjoyed doing it and watching the pieces evolve. I’ve always loved art but never tried to create my own, (Perhaps my hands were always busy doing something else!). But while on the last tour I started to really enjoy drawing while on planes, hotels after a gig, backstage, on the bus, etc.

When I got home I built a tiny art studio out of a spare area and continued to evolve the work using various mediums. I only had two rules when painting: no thinking and no criticizing the work. I found this to be tremendously liberating. It’s like automatic writing and there is no such thing as a mistake. It’s what it is.
I showed my art to Ralph Rieckermann, (artist, composer, bass player for The Scorpions). He was planning an art exhibit at The Sofitel in Beverly Hills on November 24th, 2015 and invited me to show some of my work along with 3 other artists. I thought, sure, why not. 10 of my original pieces were on display along with signed prints. That was the very first time I showed any of my artwork, and also the first time I’m actually letting people know one of my guilty pleasures, enjoy!
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Check out the paintings and their descriptions on our special paintings page. You can get limited edition prints of these paintings through our webstore.



Monsters of Rock – Will You Be There?

Just a little reminder! Get your tickets here!

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Ultimate Jam Night – Vai, Sheehan, Bissonette and Ralph Saenz

“Ultimate Jam Night” will celebrate the 30th anniversary of David Lee Roth’s “Eat ‘Em And Smile” album with a special performance by Steve Vai (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Gregg Bissonette (drums), along with guest vocalist Ralph Saenz (a.k.a. Michael Starr of STEEL PANTHER), this Wednesday, November 25 at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California in a free show beginning at 8:30 p.m. The performance will mark the first time in 30 years that Vai, Sheehan and Bissonette have played together, and they — along with Saenz — will re-create some of the music from the 1986 LP and tour.

“Eat ‘Em And Smile” was the first of two Roth albums to feature the duo of Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan on guitar and bass. Throughout the LP, the two would often sync complicated bass lines together with the lead guitar parts, as on tracks such as “Shyboy” and “Elephant Gun”.

Vai, recognized as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, continues with his own projects. Sheehan, a modern bass legend, is part of the highly successful bands THE WINERY DOGS and MR. BIG. Bissonette is playing with the RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND.

Now entering its 44th week, Ultimate Jam Night is a free weekly show held each Wednesday at Lucky Strike Live, located at the Hollywood/Highland center. Founded by Chuck Wright of QUIET RIOT, the show features up to 60 world-class musicians rotating in and out of various musical numbers.

THIS Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Lucky Strike Live Hollywood/Highland in a free show beginning at 8:30 pm.!!

 



First Ebay Auction: A 1962/1963 Gretch Chet Atkins

The first in a series of auctions has been put up on Ebay.

Check out the auction here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEVE-VAI-owned-1962-1963-Gretsch-6119-Chet-Atkins-Tennessean-Guitar-/262147062523

For more information, visit our dedicated Ebay pages here.

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