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NAMM Metal Jam 2014

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NAMM Metal Jam 2014

2014 NAMM Metal Jam Details

Show Organized By DEATHRIDERS/original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and Dave Reffett, Guitarist

Present and former members of WHITESNAKE, DIO, ANTHRAX, KORN, KING DIAMOND, RISING FORCE, ALCATRAZZ and more will take part in the 2014 NAMM Metal Jam Wednesday, January 22, at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.

The show was organized by DEATHRIDERS/original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and Dave Reffett, guitarist and blogger.

Turbin and Reffett will co-headline the event with Michael Angelo Batio and the Metal All-Star Jam, which will feature present/former members of WHITESNAKE, DIO, ANTHRAX, KORN, KING DIAMOND, RISING FORCE, the IRON MAIDENS and more.

The event also will feature present and former members of Ted Nugent’s band, Alice Cooper’s band, STARZ, AGENT STEEL, HOLY GRAIL, SCAR SYMMETRY, NITRO, CHASTAIN and more. You can check out the complete lineup below. It takes place one day prior to the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, which runs January 23 to 26.

NAMM Metal Jam is an all-ages event.

Check out the details:

What: NAMM Metal Jam 2014
Featuring: Michael Angelo Batio, Neil Turbin, Dave Reffett and the NAMM Metal Jam All-Stars (See lineup below)
Where and When: Whisky A Go Go, 8901 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. PST Wednesday, January 22; all ages

More information:

Scheduled to appear:

The “Metal Jam” portion of the show will feature an array of guest all-star performers. The official lineup of artists on this year’s event is:

Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent) – Vocals, Guitar
Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) – Drums
Michael Devin (WHITESNAKE) – Bass Guitar
Rowan Robertson (DIO, DC4) – Guitar
Mark Boals (DIO DISCIPLES, RING OF FIRE, Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s RISING FORCE) – Vocals
Michael Angelo Batio (Solo artist, NITRO, HOLLAND) – Guitar
Neil Turbin (DEATHRIDERS, ANTHRAX) – Vocals
Dave Reffett (SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE) – Guitar
Matt Thompson (KING DIAMOND) – Drummer
Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEICIDE) – Guitar
Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) – Guitar
Aquiles Priester (ANGRA, HANGAR, Vinnie Moore)
Andrea Martongelli (ARTHEMIS) – Guitar
Mike Hansen (HURRICANE, George Lynch, Steve Vai) – Drums
Tony Cavazo (HURRICANE) – Bass Guitar
Mitch Stewart (CIRCLE II CIRCLE) – Bass Guitar
Jeff Williams (ONSLAUGHT) – Bass Guitar
Eli Santana (HOLY GRAIL) – Guitar
Courtney Cox (THE IRON MAIDENS) – Guitar
Linda MacDonald (THE IRON MAIDENS) – Drums
Kirsten Rosenberg (THE IRON MAIDENS) – Vocals
Rigo Amezcua (AGENT STEEL) – Drums
Shane Gibson (KORN) – Guitar
Robert Cardenas (POSSESSED, AGENT STEEL) – Bass Guitar
Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert Band, G3, POD) – Drums
Veronica Freeman (BENEDICTUM) – Vocals
Leather Leone (CHASTAIN) – Vocals
Clammy (EXCITER) – Bass Guitar
Greg Walls (ANTHRAX) – Guitar
Howie Simon (ALCATRAZZ, NELSON) – Guitar
Dino Deluke (SLEDD, NEMESIS) – Drums
Peter Deluke (SLEDD, NEMESIS) – Keyboards
August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung (STYX) Band) – Guitar
Michael Lee Smith (STARZ, LOOKING GLASS, HELLCATS) – Vocals
Steve “Zeus” Johnstad (MAYDAY, SON, NRG) – Vocals
Stuart Fujinami (REVEREND, HERETIC) – Guitar
Annie Grunwald (FORMLESS) – Guitar
Arnold Gonzalez (DEATHRIDERS) – Guitar
Michael Lopez (DEATHRIDERS) – Bass
Casey Trask (DEATHRIDERS) – Guitar
Joe Gettler (RAZORMAZE) – Guitar
Xander Demos (SABBATH JUDAS SABBATH) – Guitar
Joe Rose (Michael Angelo Batio’s Intermezzo album) – Guitar
Lisa Margaroli (CELEBRITY TRASH) – Vocals
Dan Lauzon (ENTROPY, E-FORCE) – Guitar
Jessie Sanchez (Bonded By Blood) – Bass

Special host MC: Caleb Smith of New Zealand’s The Sick Room radio show. Sponsored by Madison Amps LLC. – See more at:





Randy Rhoads Remembered Special Guest Vocalist Neil Turbin

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Randy Rhoads Remembered Special Guest Vocalist Neil Turbin

“I met Randy Rhoads with Ozzy Osbourne August 14, 1981 at Nassau Coliseum in NY. Def Leppard was opening. My girlfriend worked for Leber-Krebs who was Def Leppard’s management. I was in their dressing room with my GF before Def Leppard arrived. DL got settled in the room said hello straight away. They were all cool, friendly and humble guys. The next thing I noticed was these off the chart super hot girls that the band brought with them. It looked like half of 12 months of the Playboy calendar showing up in the room. As we were hanging out, in walked Ozzy and Randy introducing themselves to everyone. I was blown away that just happened. How does a kid from Queens get the chance to meet the amazing Randy Rhoads and Ozzy too! It was an incredible evening and experience which I remember well.

I brought my cassette tape recorder and remember Def Leppard were good that night. Then came Blizzard of Ozz with Randy Rhoads. When Randy hit the stage with Ozzy it was a sight to behold. He had this incredible stage presence and great unique heavy metal style. As they started to play their first song, “I Don’t Know,” the crowd went apeshit. When Randy played the pinch harmonics and they bounced off the roof of the Nassau Coliseum it sounded like Zeus came down from the heavens with lightning and thunder. Then Randy played these super shredding speedy licks within the nuances of the song. It was like he was shooting lightning bolts from his guitar. His guitar tone and playing on his signature 1974 Gibson Les Paul was so on fucking fire. Randy blew everyones doors off and the band was tight as fuck and killed it hard. Ozzy was at his peak. I will never forget it. It made a huge impression and impact on how I approached music and singing. It was one of the coolest moments I can ever remember. A total game changer. Good thing I still have the cassette tape of it. I was compelled to buy one of the Randy Rhoads signature Les Pauls 1974 Reissue VOS. Randy’s tone and pinch harmonics were some of the best things I’ve ever heard come from a guitar ever. That was some serious next level Holy Shit.

I am extremely honored and super stoked to be part of the Randy Rhoads Remembered Event that honors the late great pioneer of shred guitar Randy Rhoads.

~ Neil Turbin (DEATHRIDERS, Anthrax)

Regarding the brand new celebration, Randy Rhoads Remembered, Tichy also went on to say, “When the opportunity arose to have the venue a 2nd night, I catered to the guitarist in me and went for a brand new show as my partner, Joe Sutton, and myself had talked of this while brainstorming ideas over the years. We decided to take the Bonzo Bash template and celebrate the music and wizardry of one of rock’s truly legendary guitar heroes; Randy Rhoads! Having grown up at a time when Randy took over the guitar world, he impacted me deeply. It seemed that a show in the Bonzo Bash mold would be perfect to celebrate all things Randy Rhoads!
With that said, in addition to the superb list of guitarists, I am psyched to announce some more of the world’s most brilliant players to RRR!!!; Marty Friedman, Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind,) Mats Leven (vox- Candlemass / Yngwie Malmsteen,) Mitch Perry(Lita Ford / Edgar Winter,) former Randy Rhoads’ student Janet Robin (Precious Metal / Lindsey Buckingham / Air Supply,) Phil X (The Drills / Bon Jovi.) We have not yet begun to rock! We are not yet finished with these lineups! Plus, anything can change up to day of show… and usually does!!
I must also give a big thanks to photographer Jay Banbury! He has taken some of the most iconic
live photos of Randy Rhoads. Jay has graciously allowed us to use one for our concert poster and t-shirt! Go to Jay’s website and order up some killer Randy posters now! (
I can’t forget to also mention that our bud Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol / Big Noize) has become an additional member of the RRR house band, “The Madmen.” Rudy Sarzo is on tour with Queensrcyhe up to rehearsal day, so Phil is helping out on a nice chunk of tunes!
We also have to tell everyone to go visit the ultimate Randy Rhoads Facebook page,“Randy Rhoads Society” ( These guys are hardcore!”

Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind)
Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
Tracii Guns
Marty Friedman
Kiko Loureiro (Angra)
Mitch Perry (Lita Ford / Edgar Winter)
Rowan Robertson (Dio / DC4)
Janet Robin (Precious Metal / Lindsey Buckingham / Air Supply)
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses)
Brent Woods (The Moby Dicks / Vince Neil)
Phil X (The Drills / Bon Jovi)
And many more to come!!

Kelle Rhoads (vox)
Neil Turbin (DeathRiders/ Anthrax) vocals

Stephen LeBlanc (Jason Bonham’s Led Zep Exp. / The Moby Dicks) keys
Robert Mason (Warrant / Lynch Mob / Ozzy Osbourne) vox
Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot / Whitesnake) bass
Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne / Big Noize / Billy Idol) bass
Brian Tichy (S.U.N. / Whitesnake / Foreigner / Ozzy Osbourne) drums


“Watching Randy at 10am in the Oakland coliseum was my 1st concert experience and it was life changing. It made me want to not only play guitar, but to perform with passion and emotion. I’m beyond honored to be part of this celebration of a true legend and an immense inspiration.”
~ Phil Demmel (Machine Head)

“As a kid I was a huge Sabbath fan, and was curious to see Ozzy`s solo band. I was lucky to see them on their first US tour at the Baltimore Civic Center. I had no idea who anyone in the band was. I couldn`t take my eyes off the charisma, excitement and overall coolness of the guitarist, Randy. He completely stole the show. I was just becoming a decent player myself back then, so seeing him really made me up my game. — At that time, Ozzy wasn`t the mainstream personality he is now, there was a shroud of darkness and even desperation around him and his departure from Sabbath at a time when Sabbath had all but fallen out of vogue. Randy was a beacon of light, literally lighting up the stage with his flashy guitar work and upbeat performance. I am convinced that he is a huge part of Ozzy`s longterm success. Tragically we lost him way too early. It`s nice to see that so many years later people have not forgotten the joy he brought to music, so it`s absolutely my pleasure to honor him by participating in Randy Rhoads Remembered concert.”
~ Marty Friedman

“Everybody knows that Randy Rhoads has been an inspiration to all generations of guitar players after him. But to me Randy was not only inspirational for his playing and writing skills, but for his attitude as well. I loved how low profile and humble of a person he was, always learning and moving forward. He was a servant of Music and that inspired me (and many others) on a whole different level. I’m truly honored to participate in RRR and celebrate Randy Rhoads’ life and music alongside these great musicians!”
~ Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind)

“Randy entered my soul like a lightning bolt and has remained there throughout my life.
He was like a magician but it was all real.”
~ Tracii Guns

I absolutely wore out my cassettes of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman when I was starting out. Randy was one of my earliest influences. Those influences are special to me because it’s before I’d acquired enough musical skill to hear things differently than a non-player/musician. He was a part of music that was/is full of “magic” and for that reason Randy is one of those players who will ALWAYS remain special in my heart. Also, as the son of two classical musicians, I admire his musical versatility and open-mindedness that obviously had a great effect on young rockers. I’m totally honored to be a part of this amazing event!”

~ Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger / Rock of Ages / Trans Siberian Orchestra)

“Randy is one of the most amazing virtuosos of all times. His unique, personal style and his fearless melodic approach caught my attention when I was discovering the electric guitar. I have spent many days in my teenager times trying to figure out how to play his awesome solos and riffs. I am excited and honored to be invited to join the incredible line-up of guitar players on “Randy Rhoads Remembered.” Each of us getting up on stage to pay tribute to a great guitar player that is a source of inspiration to generations of musicians.”
~ Kiko Loureiro (Angra)

“I am totally honored to be a part of “Randy Rhoads Remembered”. Randy was a great musician whose talents influenced a generation of guitarists as we will see by the stellar lineup of players I will be joining on January 25th. Knowing everyone involved with this show (and previously working with Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton on “The Bonzo Bash”) I know this is going to be a night we will all be proud to have been a part of…”
~ Mitch Perry (Lita Ford / Edgar Winter)

Throughout the history guitar playing, there have been the undisputed masters of different genres. When it comes to the the nineteen eighties sound of hard rock guitar, in my mind, the two colossi have to be Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads. They did it better than the rest. Everyone has their corner and their mark of brilliance, but have to be, in my mind, relegated to ‘best of the rest.’ What I do, and so many others like me do, Randy wrote the book on, and showed us the way.
~ Rowan Robertson (Dio/ DC4)

“Randy’s approach to fusing classical music with heavy metal was so unique. I studied his playing like mad. Even his gear – I was reading all the magazines to see what he used, and I bought my first Marshall amp because that’s what he played through. Randy was definitely an early guitar hero of mine. He was unlike anybody around at the time. He played with such fire, grace and intelligence. Randy Rhoads’ playing still stuns me.”
~ Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses)

“I am so psyched to get this show together! Randy’s playing, and the music on those 2 Ozzy records were huge to me! I am a drummer but I also started putting a lot of time into guitar at the same time Randy came out. I heard Ozzy being interviewed on the radio when Blizzard Of Ozz was released. They played “I Don’t Know” and when the guitar kicked in I was floored and I was an instant fan! I spent countless hours trying to learn Randy’s songs, riffs and solos while I was also just a beginner on guitar. I tried to learn Randy’s live solo note for note! I had Randy’s posters on my basement walls! I still have those posters framed in my house right now! Brent Woods and I even shared a bottle of Randy Rhoads wine when it first came out!”
~ Brian TIchy (S.U.N.)

“31 years after the tragic death of my mentor and favorite guitar player, it’s time for a proper celebration of Randy’s legacy. Being involved with the Bonzo Bash since day one, I know Randy Rhoads Remembered will be a tribute unlike any other.”
~ Brent Woods (The Moby Dicks / Vince Neil)

“After school 1981. Drop the needle. ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’. WTF?!?! The guy who took the 6 in the pentatonic scale and made it minor instead of major so that ANYONE who plays it in sequence to this day is reminded of Randy Rhoads.
His heart, his soul, his choice of notes. His FIRE. That kind of inspiration stays with you ’til death. And now… 2014. Randy Rhoads Remembered. A bunch of as-inspired awesome musicians paying homage to this amazing guy who contributed SO MUCH to ROCK guitar. I am so excited to be a part of it. I CAN’T F@CKING WAIT!”

~ Phil X (The Drills / Bon Jovi / “Session Guy” for Rob Zombie / Alice Cooper /
Chris Cornell / Tommy Lee / Halestorm / Avril Lavigne / Daughtry)

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Neil Turbin Original Anthrax Vocalist Vocal Clinic Mexico Tour 2014

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Original “Anthrax” Vocalist Neil Turbin and Renowned Guitarist Dave Reffett To Rock Mexico City
Hard Rock & Metal virtuoso/”Guitar World” columnist/”Dangerous Guitar” video instructor Dave Reffett and original Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin will conduct Master Classes at Rock Art Metal School in Mexico City, Mexico this January.


Dave Reffett And Neil Turbin Will Perform In Mexico City, Mexico
Dave Reffett And Neil Turbin Will Perform In Mexico City, Mexico
PRLog (Press Release) – Jan. 5, 2014 – MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Hard Rock & Metal virtuoso/”Guitar World” columnist/”Dangerous Guitar” video instructor Dave Reffett will perform a “Guitar Clinic Masterclass” on January 17th, 2014 at the “Rock Art Metal School” in Mexico City. Reffett will share with Mexican guitar enthusiasts his tips, techniques and approach to his unique style of playing. Reffett has played with the best of the best in music, players such as: Guthrie Govan, Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Mike Mangini (Dream Theater), Michael Angelo Batio, Rusty Cooley, Craig Goldy (Ronnie James Dio) and George Lynch (Dokken) just to name a few.

Original “Anthrax” vocalist Neil Turbin (who sang on the groups 1st album “Fistful Of Metal”) will be doing a “Vocal / Singing clinic masterclass” at the “Rock Art Metal School” on January 18th, 2014. Then Reffett & Turbin will be performing a concert that night on January 18th, 2014 at the “Comandancia Metal Club” in Mexico City.

Opening the concert will be Mexican metal masters Calvaria, Lead Soldier, Metallium Band Master’s, and The Sexorcist.

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NAMM Metal Jam 2013 – Are You Ready For NAMMaheim?

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Announcing the International NAMM Metal Jam 2013 featuring 40 of the finest metal musicians from all around the world.

NAMM Metal Jam 2013 will take place on January 23, 2013 at the Whisky a Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA, one day prior to the start of the NAMM Convention in Anaheim. The convention runs from January 24-27, 2013.
The concert is being organized by DeathRiders/original Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin; and guitarist extraordinaire Dave Reffett of Shredding The Envelope and Guitar World.
DeathRiders will co-headline the show along with Guitar Legend Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland) and will feature a true Metal All-Star Jam, featuring NAMM Metal All Stars with 40 members of: Anthrax, Queensryche, Rising Force, Sepultura, Angra, Racer X, Savatage, Lita Ford, Circle II Circle, The Iron Maidens, Holy Grail, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Planet X, Leatherwolf, Hurricane and more.
The “NAMM Metal All Stars” will be storming through supersonic shredding versions of molten metal classics for this Open to the public, All Ages One Time Only “Winter NAMM Kick off event”.

NAMM Metal Jam 2013
Michael Angelo Batio w/ DeathRiders (Original Anthrax Vocalist Neil Turbin)
Circle II Circle
NAMM Metal All Stars

Open to the public – All Ages
NAMM Metal Jam
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Are You Ready For A Fistful Of Malice
The Thriller from Brasilia
Special Host MC Metal Malice
Michael Angelo Batio
Circle II Circle


DeathRiders are roaring into the Whisky a Go-Go with Michael Angelo Batio on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 for NAMM Metal Jam 2013. Michael Angelo Batio will be co-headlining the event which will feature MAB playing on stage with DeathRiders featuring (Original Anthrax Vocalist Neil Turbin) along with 40 of the metal worlds most shredding musical artists from across the world.  Circle II Circle will also be performing as a band along other very special surprise guests that haven’t been announced.

NAMM Metal Jam All Stars featuring
Michael Angelo Batio of MAB, Nitro, Holland – Guitar
Neil Turbin of DeathRiders, Anthrax – Vocals
Dave Reffett of Shredding The Envelope – Guitar
Michael Wilton of Queensryche – Guitar
Parker Lundgren of Queensryche – Guitar
Virgil Donati of Planet X, Ring Of Fire, Allan Holdsworth, CAB, Tribal Tech – Drums
Eloy Casagrande of Sepultura, Andre Matos – Drums
Aquiles Priester – Angra, Hangar, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore – Drums
Mark Boals of Ring Of Fire, Don Dokken, Rising Force, Royal Hunt – Vocals
Greg Walls of ex-Anthrax- Guitar
Jeff Martin of Racer X, Badlands, Michael Schenker Group – Vocals
Marten Andersson of Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob – Bass
Eli Santana of Holy Grail – Guitar
Michael T. Ross of Missing Persons – Keyboards
Michael Olivieri of Leatherwolf – Vocals and Guitar
Ann Boleyn of Hellion – Vocals
Steve “Zeus” Johnstad of Mayday, N.R.G – Vocals
Sean Elg of DeathRiders, Nihilist – Drums
Arnold Gonzalez of DeathRiders – Guitar
Michael Lopez of DeathRiders – Bass
Casey Trask of DeathRiders – Guitar
Courtney Cox of the Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale – Guitar
Wanda Ortiz of the Iron Maidens – Bass
Linda McDonald of the Iron Maidens, Phantom Blue – Drums
Andrew Freeman of Hurricane, Lynch Mob, Last In Line, The Offspring – Vocals
Tony Cavazo of Hurricane – Bass
Mike Hansen of Hurricane – Drums
Joe Gettler of Razormaze – Guitar
Mandy Lion of World War III – Vocals
Zak Stevens of Circle II Circle, Savatage – Vocs
Mitch Stewart of Circle II Circle – Bass
Bill Hudson of Circle II Circle, Cellador – Guitar
Christian Wentz of Circle II Circle – Guitar
Adam Sagan of Circle II Circle, Into Eternity – Drums
Henning Wanner of Circle II Circle – Keyboards
Rigo Amezcua of Agent Steel, Masters Of Metal, Terror – Drums
Ronny North of Ronny North Band – Guitar
Diego Valadez of Cellador – Synth and Vocals
Xander Demos of Sabbath Judas Sabbath – Guitar
Amy Sung of Amy Sung Band – Vocals