The Biggest Metal Moments of NAMM 2014

Lauren Wise
Peter Keys

So, onto some of the most metal moments of NAMM:

- Peter Keys (Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Clinton) keyboard demo at Korg in a room that held about 50 people

- Marty Friedman (known for his tenure as lead guitarist in Megadeth, Cacophony and his illustrious 12 album solo career) shredding at a Paul Reed Smith guitar demo.

- The Iron Maidens rocking the stage at Peavey Electronics

- G. Moe from Earth Wind & Fire, whose also worked with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Patti La Belle and Marvin Gaye, signing autographs.

Lauren Wise
Judy Kang

- Lady Gaga violinist Judy Kang shredding a little Flying V neon green violin at Wood Violins (one of my new favorite products).

- Heavy Mellow at Cordoba Guitars, featuring Ben Woods, one of the most sought after flamenco guitarists in the United States. Woods is known for creating a new genre of flamenco and metal by developing new guitar techniques and arrangements for his groups Flametal and Heavy Mellow.

- Queen Nation, hailed as the world's greatest Queen tribute, at Grand Illusion Piano Shells.

- Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains announcing his new signature AMP the JJ at David Allen Pickups.

- A rare appearance by Beatles' artist Alan Aldridge at Flying Mo-Jo, alongside his Jimi Hendrix guitar that he painted.

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