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Iron Mike to report daily from NAMM 2011 next week!
by Iron Mike,posted Jan 6 2011 5:53AM
You ready for a heavy dose of daily blogs from the 2011 NAMM Convention?? Watch here as I report direct from Anaheim, California with daily updates, photos and video for all you KISW listeners around the globe! You ask, "What is NAMM?" National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. Widely known for being one of the largest music product trade shows in the world, last year's NAMM drew 85,000 registrants from 100 countries and attracted 1,400-plus exhibitors! The show is attended by NAMM member companies and their invited guests, NOT open to the general public. With more than 9,000 Members in the United States and 100+ other countries, NAMM is ultimately dedicated to expanding the market and giving people of all ages the opportunity to experience the proven benefits of making music. For more information about NAMM or joining please visit their excellent informed website at http://www.namm.org
Not only will I report on some of the latest and greatest new musical products about the hit the market, I'll be attending some of the trade show concerts (Kings-X, Steve Stevens, Alex Skolnick Trio, The Mark Wood Rock Orchestra etc.), demonstrations, autograph sessions and nightly NAMM related spectacles like (hopefully cause it's invite only) the Dean Guitars NAMM Jam with Megadeth/Hellyeah/Michael Schenker, Leslie West and more! (See show info) "Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same" John Bonham tribute show (See show info) and lots more! Basically I'll be bumping into the who's-who overload of industry reps, musicians and rock stars from Gene Simmons to Mike Inez to Elvis, ok Tortelvis and Dread Zeppelin will have to do, HA! Also very excited to show off my cover photo for the 2011 Bullet Cable catalog releasing at NAMM! First time in company history they have chosen an artist for the cover due to a photo impact with the product! What's even better it's of a girl, one of the most animated gals in rock today - Clare B. of AntiProduct!
So remember to check back here 1/14-1/17 for the scoop from NAMM. If my Facebook pages don't remind ya I'm sure some KISW on-air personalities will give ya an ear reminder to check out the blog once they start happening! Until then...Rock Until You Drop and if the sun ever comes back out in California I'm hitting Newport Beach to soak up some rays!!