NAMM Show 2016 Recap/Photos Part 1: Rick Nielsen, Robby Krieger, Billy Corgan, Guitars, Performances and More

NAMM Show 2016 Recap/Photos Part 1: Rick Nielsen, Robby Krieger, Billy Corgan, Guitars, Performances and More

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This past weekend, music merchants, celebrities, musicians and industry insiders convened at the Anaheim Convnetion center in Southern California once again fro the 2016 NAMM Show.

Rock Cellar Magazine was proud to be on-hand for the weekend’s festivities, which were pretty much non-stop from first thing Thursday morning all the way through Sunday afternoon.

Below, peruse Part 1 of a look at our social media postings from the weekend, which included encounters with “Weird Al” Yankovic, Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan St. Vincent, Steve Vai, ?uestlove of the Roots, Robby Krieger of the Doors, David Ellefson of Megadeth, Lita Ford and 311, as well as glimpses of guitars, amplifiers, booths and other exciting things that only happen within the NAMM Show halls.

Events/images from Thursday below, with the rest of the weekend coming soon!

First up, some images courtesy of RCM photographer Jill Jarrett:

A shot of the Ludwig booth, which showcased a sleek Van Halen kit:

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Coffin Cases:Jill Jarrett Photo_DSC2099

Las Vegas-based ‘shock-rockers’ I.D.S.F.A., showing off their outfits:Jill Jarrett Photo_DSC2108

Suspended guitars in the Rickenbacker booth: Jill Jarrett Photo_DSC2025A display of guitars in the Ernie Ball booth, showing models inspired by the likes of John Petrucci of Dream Theater, Steve Lukather of Toto, Albert Lee, St. Vincent and James Valentine of Maroon 5Jill Jarrett Photo_DSC2033

Signs outside the main doors…Jill Jarrett Photo_DSC2240

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Gary Astridge (historian and curator of Ringo’s Beatle kits and gear), bass player Billy Sheehan and Jeff Chonis, (Ringo’s drum tech)
Left to Right:  Barry Kohan (Owner of Bright Star Audio, Robby and Tony Capizzi (Vintage Hofner guitar historian)
Left to Right: Barry Kohan (Owner of Bright Star Audio, Robby and Tony Capizzi (Vintage Hofner guitar historian)
Diego Sanchez, from Spain
Diego Sanchez, from Spain
Diego Sanchez, from Spain
Diego Sanchez, from Spain

A very impressive diamond-encrusted guitar in the Fender showroom…Jill Jarrett Photo IMG_0281

Music in the Gibson showroom, including Robby Krieger of the Doors and his son!JILL JARRETT PHOTO IMG_0116

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Country/rock singer, Nikki Sparks and Robby Krieger
Waylon Krieger & his dad
Waylon Krieger & his dad

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Robby and Peter Leinheiser (Gibson Guitar)
Robby and Peter Leinheiser (Gibson Guitar)

Comedian Sinbad, who hosted the 2016 She Rocks Awards on Friday night: JILL JARRETT PHOTO IMG_0211

MOOG had one of the most impressive booth layouts of the weekend. Jill Jarrett Photo IMG_0215

More Robby!

With Peter Leinheiser (Gibson Guitar)
With Peter Leinheiser (Gibson Guitar)

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 Phil Chen and Waylon Krieger
Phil Chen and Waylon Krieger
Kapali Long – from Hawaii
Kapali Long – from Hawaii

And now, some of our social media posts from the weekend….

Thursday…

Riffs at the @puresalemguitars booth in Hall E. #NAMMShow #NAMM #guitars

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Some @orangeamplifiers, in all their glory. #NAMM

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#VanHalen kit at the @officialludwigdrums booth. #VH #namm

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So here’s a dissected #Fender guitar light display. #NAMM #NAMMShow @fenderguitar

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Riding the #MarrakeshExpress with #GrahamNash! #NAMMShow #NAMM #crosbystillsandnash

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Aftre the show on Thursday, a tribute gig honoring Rush took place a few blocks away featuring Sebastian Bach, Brian Tichy and other notable musicians:

#SebastianBach singing some #Rush. #Namm #TomSawyer #Bashfest

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I guess that’s why they call me the working man. #Rush #Bashfest #SebastianBach #Namm

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Stay tuned – highlights of the rest of our NAMM weekend are coming soon!

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