On the Spot!
Per Paul's recent post at Facebook... "Joe Bonamassa invited me down to his studio session. I sat a few feet from Joe as he cut an insanely beautiful solo while Kevin Shirley (Producer) respectfully nudged him... When Joe finished, he unplugged the guitar and handed it to me saying "try this on for size". It's an awesome instrument. It’s a 1959 Gibson Les Paul named SPOT. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s worth $250,000.00. Here’s a link to Joe playing the hell out of it. This performance is f*cking terrifying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSQwj3s8Y4s Thank you to the great Kevin Shirley for the introduction (and an awesome dinner)!!! ...
Meat Loaf back in Vegas!
Meat Loaf and The Neverland Express will return to the Rocktellz and Cocktails Stage at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino for 24 dates beginning February 13th 2014. To buy tickets for this show please click HERE. Meat Loaf said on Facebook that “I had so much fun doing the show in the fall, I couldn't wait to extend my time in Vegas when they asked me to. For me, the show is more than just another concert because the RockTellz & Cocktails format allows me to add something different. I'm able to bring together music, acting and theater and do things ...
Rocktellz & Cocktails in Vegas!
Meat Loaf's residency at Planet Hollywood’s Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is now confirmed! Rocktellz & Cocktails will run from September 26th to November 5th 2013 with shows every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. You can buy tickets here.
Last At Bat Tour
Paul is touring with Meat Loaf in Europe this April and May 2013. The tour is called "Last At Bat" and is being described as a farewell tour. Each show will contain two-acts. The first act will include some of Meat Loaf's greatest hits such as Dead Ringer For Love and I’d Lie For You (And That’s the Truth). The second act will be the classic album Bat Out Of Hell - with all 7 songs performed in their original order.
Words and Music
Michael Anthony's book Words and Music discusses a whole range of themes and issues of interest to the rock fan. The Words and Music Q&A Series asks musicians, writers, DJs, and other ‘rock personalities’ to comment on these themes and issues and contribute to the discussion. Paul features in September's 2012 Words and Music Q&A Series. You can read this interesting interview here.
Warmoth Interview with Paul
Paul loves using Warmoth Custom Guitar Parts! Paul invited Warmoth to a show in the summer of 2012 and they interviewed Paul at length. You can catch the full interview on Warmoth's website.
This photo of Paul performing on stage was taken in Seattle by Frances Bowdery. Paul, and his stunning guitars, toured America with Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express. There were 17 American dates during summer 2012 - the tour was called 'Mad, Mad, World'. The concerts included a number of songs from the album 'Hell in a Handbasket', which was produced by Paul, as well as classic songs such as 'Bat out of Hell', 'Paradise' and 'I'd Do Anything for Love'. You can find a larger resolution file of this image in Paul's "Meat Loaf 2012" photo gallery.
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Underneath the front page gallery is a summary of articles. Note, the images are clickable. The right sidebar contains videos and links to my Facebook/ MySpace pages. You can browse concert and event images in my Gallery. There is more - in Load Out you'll find the gear I'm currently using on tour and in the studio. I hope you can take some time to check out these articles. I am incredibly thankful for having these companies in my life. Guitar Vault is an insightful series by Mark Katzen, the man behind my guitars. You will find a blog by Grady (guitar tech) in the ...