Category Archives: Awards & Red Carpet

26th Annual Guitar Center Drum-Off Finals Gallery


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29th Annual TEC Awards: Saluting New Sounds & Honoring Classics

Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM

The Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards celebrates achievement and advances in music technology, so it was only fitting that electronic sound pioneer “BT” (Brian Transeau) opened the 29th annual show with an incredibly powerful demonstration of what the expertly-applied combination of music and technology can do. I couldn’t believe such intricate and layered sounds were being produced with little ... Read More »

She Rocks Awards Celebrate Music Industry Women


The She Rocks Awards honor women from all facets of the music industry. From an up-and-coming Latin Grammy Award winner, to a delightful pickup artist (no, not that kind) in the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop, this year’s honorees covered a wide-range of experience, professions and vision. The She Rocks Awards is an annual event put on by the Women’s International Music Network ... Read More »

Guitar Center Drum Off Grand Finals: Finding the Groove

Chad Smith pounds them Pearls / Photo: Diana Gualda

Lisa Waugh It’s an electric night. Mainly because I’ve got static cling in my fancy sparkle pants but also because Steve Ferrone is standing 12 feet from me on the red carpet outside Club Nokia at LA Live. Ferrone has turned up to be honored by the Guitar Center Hollywood Rock Walk. He glides like the gentlemanly legend that he ... Read More »

The 28th Annual TEC Awards Show


The 28th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (TEC) were once again held in the Hilton Anaheim, across from the Anaheim Convention Center and the 2013 NAMM Show. The awards were founded in 1985 to recognize “the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media,” according to the TEC Foundation. ... Read More »

She Rocks Awards

Photo by Harmony Gerber

The first annual She Rocks Awards were held this year at the NAMM Convention. The award show would not be possible without the Women’s International Music Network (WIMN). Showcasing female musicians and the talents they have to share with us all. From female producers to musicians to PR reps, these ladies know how to ROCK! The first award of the morning went ... Read More »

Dee Snider Roast Photo Gallery


January 23, 2012 at The Grove of Anaheim Anaheim, CA Photos by Harmony Gerber   Read More »

Guitar Center Drum-Off Finals 2013

Photo by Diana Gualda

“Don’t let the idea of a three-hour drum solo freak you out,” I say to myself as I park the car in the bowels of LA Live. Although I’m amongst my people – the black-cloaked, crazy-haired, tattooed swarm – there is always a chance I will screw up knowing who’s who. This is my second Guitar Center Drum-Off Grand Finals (the world’s ... Read More »

London Olympics Opening Ceremony Sings

July 27th marks the 1st time a country has ever hosted the world Olympics 3 times. London opened today’s festivities with humor, grace, and good music. The opening ceremonies provided a historical walk through time from Chaucer to the industrial revolution and from classical to classic music that could be recognized across global nations. Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony not only blended British ... Read More »

Guitar Center Drum-Off Finals 2012

What is a Drum-Off? I have jokes but many of them are either too dirty or too lame to print. Turns out, in the drumming world, The Guitar Center Drum-Off Grand Finals is a fairly huge deal. Plus, for the total non-drummer and music lover, it’s pretty fun if you can ignore the few dudes wearing tons of Ed Hardy and shades ... Read More »

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