With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).
1 p.m.: 13 Grammy winner and 25 nominated sound engineer Rafa Sardina (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Shakira) will tell about his recent experience recording Lady Gaga's album "Born This Way", he'll also will talk about his recording techniques and give some tips and answer your questions.
2 p.m.: Alan Parsons at Aphex - Innovative artist, legendary engineer, sound genius and master musician Alan Parsons will be at Aphex.
3 p.m.: Joel Kosche from Collective Soul and Steve McKinley will perform using Agile Partners' AmpKit app and the Peavey AmpKit LiNK guitar interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
noon: Artist Signings with: Mike Inez (Alice in Chains, Ozzy) and Dug Pinnick (Kings X).
D'Addario & Company, Inc.
1 p.m.: Carmine & Vinny Appice, Earl Slick-NY Dolls, David Bowie, Neil Giraldo-Pat Benatar, Todd Sucherman-Styx, Michael Cartellone-Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jonathan Moffat of The Jackson Family.
2 p.m.: Artist Signings with: Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Vato Negro) and Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera).
2 p.m.:Duane Eddy Autograph Session
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
4 p.m.: Alice Cooper Autograph Session
Steve Clayton, Inc
11 a.m.: Kyle Gass and John Konesky (Tenacious D) will be signing posters and handing out limited guitar picks
12:30 p.m.: Soundstage Live Performance - Ed Roland and Will Turpin of Collective Soul
Prentice Practice Pads
1 p.m.: Autograph Signing by RAY LUZIER of KORN
Engl Marketing & Sales Gmb
2 p.m.: Signing Session with Duff McKagan (Loaded), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), and Mike Squires (Loaded)
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3:30 p.m.: Signing by Kerry King from Slayer.
3:30pm: Javier Colon ("The Voice")