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The 2021 NAMM Show is free and virtual: Here’s what to see online

For the first time in its 120-year history, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is inviting in the general public to check out the latest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound, lighting and much more. While the in-person event was canceled for 2021, the NAMM Show is going virtual. Typically, the weeklong NAMM Show is a badge-only event, but this year’s virtual version, dubbed the Believe in Music Week, is open to anyone who registers at believeinmusic.tv. Th...
Tags: Music, North Korea, Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Streaming, Lady Gaga, Resistance, Disneyland, Garth Brooks, Melissa Etheridge, Concerts, Namm


She Rocks Awards go virtual (and free) in 2021 with The Go-Go’s, Nancy Wilson and more

Last year’s She Rocks Awards ended on a high note with honoree Gloria Gaynor singing her inspiring hit “I Will Survive.” Little did anyone know what the rest of 2020 had in store: a global pandemic that continues to keep the live entertainment industry largely shut down. However, the show will go on. The 2021 She Rocks Awards, which is typically held at House of Blues Anaheim in conjunction with the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, has pivoted to a virtual experience due to the contin...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Showtime, Streaming, Margaret Cho, Carlos Santana, Valentine, Concerts, Namm, Gloria Gaynor, Roll Hall of Fame, House of Blues Anaheim, Nancy Wilson


2021 She Rocks Awards going virtual to honor The Go-Go’s, Cherie Currie, Margaret Cho, more

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announced the honorees for its annual She Rocks Awards on Tuesday afternoon via a virtual press conference led by founder Laura B. Whitmore. Since 2012, the She Rocks Awards has paid tribute to women in the music industry in conjunction with the annual NAMM Show held at the Anaheim Convention Center in January. Since NAMM announced its 2021 convention will be a virtual one due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the She Rocks Awards will also b...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Streaming, Margaret Cho, Concerts, Namm, NAMM Show, Cherie Currie, Anaheim Convention Center, Amy Lee, Jane Wiedlin, Lzzy Hale


Peter Frampton talks new memoir ahead of Cameron Crowe virtual event at LA’s Book Soup

For Peter Frampton, the idea of a memoir was always on his list of things to do, but never today, not this year, that’s for the future. Frampton definitely had stories to tell just from his youth on the outskirts of London: He was friends with David Jones (soon to be known to the world as David Bowie); his teenage rock band was produced by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones; he played in another teen band that toured with The Who. And the stories kept coming: When he was 18, he joined Steve Marrio...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, London, White House, Africa, George Harrison, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie


NAMM cancels 2021 convention in Anaheim due to coronavirus

The 2021 NAMM Show, which was scheduled for the week of Jan. 18, 2021 at the Anaheim Convention Center, has officially been canceled due to the continued spread of COVID-19. Organizers announced on Monday that with the health and safety of NAMM members being a top priority, the in-person event would be canceled. However, they’ll be bringing music merchants, industry insiders and musicians together in a virtual space with the launch of its Believe in Music week. “While it remains unsafe for us to...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Concerts, Namm, National Association Of Music Merchants, Anaheim, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Lamond, Anaheim Convention Center, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, COVID


Incubus announces new music and summer tour stop at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine

Southern California rock band Incubus announced its plans for the summer as they’ll be hitting the road with 311 and Badflower. The 36-date tour comes to FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine on July 18 and North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre July 19. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at LiveNation.com. The Calabasas band, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of its third studio album, “Make Yourself,” last year, just dropped a brand new single, “Our Love,” last week and will released ...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Metallica, Livenation, Aerosmith, James Hetfield, Las Vegas Strip, Concerts, Inglewood, Anaheim, Shrine Expo Hall, Irvine, Kane Brown


Joni Mitchell, Billie Eilish, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ honored at 2020 NAMM TEC awards

The NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, or simply TEC Awards, is a mixed bag, as it recognizes the top companies and individuals in several categories for their latest innovations or other creative works. On Saturday night, during the 35th ceremony at the Hilton Anaheim, The Ventures guitarist Don Wilson and legendary folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell were given prestigious honors while music newcomer Billie Eilish, Marvel’s Spider-Man and “Game of Thrones” also all walked away wit...
Tags: Music, Sport, River, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Paris, Paul Mccartney, Herbie Hancock, Venice, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Joni Mitchell, Mitchell, Concerts, Yamaha


Tiffany, ’80s teen pop idol, walks the NAMM floor meeting fans and talking new music

Singer-songwriter Tiffany Darwish, better known as a pop hitmaker who went by just her first name, has been coming to the NAMM Show in Anaheim since she was 15 years old. Back in the late ’80s, when she was driving teenage girls to mass levels of hysteria in malls across America with a cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now,” she was also wise enough to network with the thousands of music merchants and artists who congregate each year during the annual NAMM trade show. “I think NAMM means more to me ...
Tags: Music, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fleetwood Mac, Nashville, Concerts, Yamaha, Namm, Anaheim, Norwalk, Tiffany, Connell, NAMM Show


NAMM 2020: She Rocks Awards deliver powerful performances from Gloria Gaynor, Suzi Quatro and more

The speeches were as powerful as the performances at the 8th Annual She Rocks Awards at House of Blues Anaheim Friday night. The event, which is part of the 2020 NAMM Show happening at the adjacent Anaheim Convention Center, celebrated the careers of women in the music and audio industries. Put together each year by the Women’s International Music Network founder Laura B. Whitmore, the 2020 She Rocks Awards was hosted by Yahoo Entertainment music editor Lyndsey Parker and saxophonist-vocalist Mi...
Tags: Music, Sport, Rock, Things To Do, Soccer, Dave Grohl, Fleetwood Mac, ANN, Dimebag Darrell, Concerts, Atlantic Records, Linda Perry, Yamaha, Namm, Parker, Gloria Gaynor


5 questions for Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl as he smokes meat at NAMM 2020 Dimebash barbecue

When Rita Haney, longtime partner of the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, asked Foo Fighters’ vocalist-guitarist Dave Grohl to be a part of the 11th Annual Dimebash at the Observatory in Santa Ana, she said he immediately responded, “Well, you know I’m cooking, right?” Grohl, who celebrated his 51st birthday on Jan. 14 and has been dropping hints on social media about some crazy stuff coming up for the Foo Fighters’ 25th anniversary, has become known for more than just his skills on stage. He’s be...
Tags: Music, Texas, Virginia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dave Grohl, North Carolina, East Coast, Pantera, Concerts, Yamaha, Namm, Anaheim, Grohl, Rita


NAMM 2020: Dave Grohl, members of Anthrax, Stone Sour and more honor Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell with Dimebash

The backstage area was bustling Thursday afternoon at the Observatory in Santa Ana as a slew of musicians prepared to perform at the 11th Annual Dimebash, the unofficial rock-and-roll kick-off to the 2020 NAMM Show happening over at the Anaheim Convention Center. It’s an ideal time for musicians to come together and rock since they’re all in town anyway — and what better cause to celebrate than the life and legacy of the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, co-founder and guitarist of Pantera and Dama...
Tags: Music, Sport, Dave, Things To Do, Soccer, Wembley Stadium, Justin Bieber, Dave Grohl, Kenya, Ohio, Anthrax, Pantera, Concerts, Abbott, Yamaha, Namm


NAMM 2020: Jason Mraz receives Music for Life Award, credits the work of music teachers

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, known for hits like “I’m Yours,” “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “Make It Mine” and “Lucky,” received the Music for Life Award during the 2020 NAMM Show’s Breakfast of Champions at the Hilton Anaheim on Thursday morning. Musician Jason Mraz, left, speaks with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, right, during the Breakfast of Champions at the Hilton Anaheim on Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Anaheim. Mraz received the Music for Life Award. (Phot...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Joni Mitchell, Concerts, Yamaha, Namm, Bradley, Oceanside, Schwartz, Anaheim, Gloria Gaynor, Ronnie Montrose, Recording Academy, Dimebash


The 2020 NAMM Show will honor Joni Mitchell as well as unleash a slew of new gear

For many Southern California music fans, the most anticipated moment of the new year is getting the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival line-up, but for nearly 120,000 music merchants, industry insiders and musicians, the annual NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center is where the real excitement is. The National Association of Music Merchants has gathered every January in Anaheim since 1976 to show off new innovations in the industry. With thousands of exhibitors from around the world, th...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Slash, Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Depp, Fred Armisen, Joni Mitchell, Hall of Fame, Grateful Dead, Aerosmith, Jaco Pastorius


NAMM 2020: ‘I Will Survive’ singer Gloria Gaynor talks faith and the power of women ahead of She Rocks Awards

Since 2013, the She Rocks Awards has honored women in the music industry during the NAMM Show held in Anaheim each January. The event, which is put on by the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), not only recognizes the musicians, singer-songwriters and performers in the spotlight, but also those behind the scenes and in all aspects of the industry. These include those in production, instrument manufacturing, management and public relations and other related fields. The show has expand...
Tags: Music, Berlin, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Christ, Grammy Hall Of Fame, Concerts, Atlantic Records, Linda Perry, Namm, Anaheim, Gloria Gaynor, Gaynor, Ronnie Montrose, Dimebash


NAMM 2020: An all-star line-up of musicians will honor the late ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott during Dimebash at the Observatory

With the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show set to take over the Anaheim Convention Center Jan. 16-19, the annual Dimebash will serve as the unofficial rock ‘n’ roll kick-off to the yearly gathering of music merchants and artists on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Observatory in Santa Ana. Though NAMM is closed to the general public and entry is by official badge only, the Dimebash is open to anyone and tickets are available for $33 for general admission and $200 for VIP at DimebagDarr...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dave Grohl, Ohio, Slipknot, Kristin Chenoweth, Pantera, Southern California, Sirius, Concerts, San Bernardino, Dave Lombardo, Namm



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