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What You Missed: NAMM, Guitar Player's Ball, Fu Manchu

What'd you miss this weekend? It was a music-filled one for us, starting with the music-industry extravaganza that is the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, continuing on to the Guitar Player's Ball at the Galaxy Concert Theatre and finishing off with Fu Manchu. (Check back later for John Doe photos!)

Photos and more info after the jump! 

Awkward city.
Awkward city.
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly

Ah, the NAMM Show: It's an all-things-music industry show, closed to the general public, that's attended by "rock stars" (subject to debate at times) and all the biggest and best in the business. This year's sightings include everyone from Dave Navarro and, of course, Bootsy Collins to awkward moments of booth babes and Kerry King. All images by Andrew Youssef. Click here for the slideshow.

Fu Manchu!
Fu Manchu!
John Gilhooley/OC Weekly

Fu Manchu performed at Detroit Bar on the night of Jan. 15. See all the photos here.

Gilby Clarke
Gilby Clarke
Mary Bell/OC Weekly

Another NAMM tradition: George Lynch, Gilby Clarke, Ronnie Montrose, Tracii Guns, Vains of Jenna, Haunted By Heroes and Points North played the seventh Guitar Player's Ball at the Galaxy Concert Theatre on Jan. 14. See all images by Mary Bell right here.



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