All the NAMM Signings and Performances We’ve Managed to Track Down So Far

NAMM is a big, confusing place, but you won’t have to wear your rubber pants to keep yourself from peeing in fright. We’re here to help. Since we have to sort through the damn place ourselves next week, we figured we’d just save everyone the trouble and compile a list of all the notable signings and performances. So take a gander and you can thank me by buying me an americano if you see me on the show floor. You’ll know it’s me because I’ll be the guy who looks like he needs an americano. Or two.

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I focused the list on the types of heavy music players we usually cover, but I threw in some notable players from other genres because one can’t live on metal alone. Besides, if you can’t get down with Blue Oyster Cult then we might not get along. And don’t forget that the day before NAMM is the performance we’re most excited about, the Metal Masters 5 concert/clinic that we’ll be live-streaming on Wednesday.

Signings

Thursday
3:00 pm – Monte Pittman Band @ Seymour Duncan
4:00 pm – Metal Masters 5 signing w/ Frank Bello, Charlie Benate, Scott Ian, David Ellefson, Rex Brown, Kerry King, Gary Holt, Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy @ Hartke/Samson
5:00 pm – Marzi Montazeri, Alex Skolnick, Dino Cazares @ Seymour Duncan

Friday
11:00 am – Frank Bello, Rex Brown, Geezer Butler, David Ellefson, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan @ Hartke/Samson
12:00 pm – Devin Townsend, Sarah Longfield, Paul Masvidal @ EMG
12:00 pm – Black Veil Brides @ Peavey
12:15 pm – Jake Bowen, Tosin Abasi, Kiko Loureiro @ Ibanez
1:00 pm – Paul Gilbert @Ibanez
1:00 pm – Bill Kelliher, Brent Hinds @ Lace Pickups
1:00 pm – Geezer Butler @ EMG
1:00 pm – Alex Skolnick @ Peavey
1:00 pm – Rex Brown, Mark Zavon @ RHC Holdings
1:00 pm – Keith Merrow, Jeff Loomis, Alex Webster, Alex Rudinger @ Seymour Duncan
1:30 pm – Marty Friedman @ Majik Box
1:30 pm – Munky, Fieldy @ Ibanez
2:00 pm – Billy Sheehan @ EBS
2:00 pm – Rudy Sarzo @ Peavey
2:00 pm – Evan Brewer, Mike Inez, John Reshard @ EMG
2:00 pm – Ken Susi, Buz McGrath, Gus G., Ben Weinman, Frank Bello
2:30 pm – Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, Jake Pitts, Jinxx, Gary Holt, Sam Bettley @ Schecter
3:00 pm – Lita Ford, Mike Inez, Orianthi, Brad Gillis @ Dean Markley
3:00 pm – Jason Sutter, Jerry Gasskill @ Paiste
3:00 pm – Paul Gilbert @ Majik Box
4:00 pm – Danny Carey, Dave Lombardo, Nigel Glockler, Aquiles Priester @ Paiste
4:00 pm – Rob Caggiano, Glenn Hughes, Mike Inez, Richie Kotzen, John Moyer, Mike Portnoy @ Hartke/Samson
4:00 pm – Rex Brown, Dewey Bragg, Mark Zavon @ EMG
5:00 pm – Gary Holt, Per Nilsson, Josh Travis @ EMG

Saturday
11:00 am – Frank Bello, Rex Brown, David Ellefson, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan @ Hartke/Samson
12:00 pm – Kerry King, John Browne, Ken Susi @ EMG
12:00 pm – Zakk Wylde/Black Label Society @ Schecter
12:00 pm – Munky @ Majik Box
1:00 pm – Bill Kelliher, Brent Hinds @ Lace Pickups
1:00 pm – Mike D’Antonio @ EBS
1:00 pm – Rex Brown, Piggy D, Mike Keneally, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein @ Dean Markley
1:00 pm – Jeff Loomis, Alex Rudginer, Alex Webster, Keith Merrow @ EMG
2:00 pm – Andy James, Steve Smyth, Prashant Aswani @ EMG
2:00 pm – George Lynch, Rob Caggiano, Alex Skolnick @ ESP
2:00 pm – Synyster Gates, Johnny Christ @ Schecter
2:30 pm – Michael Anthony @ Peavey
3:00 pm – Jeff Hughell @ Seymo0ur Duncan
4:00 pm – Charlie Benate, Rob Caggiano, Glen Hughes, Mike Inez, John Moyer, Mike Portnoy @ Hartke/Samson
4:00 pm – Phil Demmel, Tony McAlpine, Nili Brosh @ EMG
5:00 pm – Sacha Dunable, David Timnick, Joe Lester, Danny Walker @ EMG

Sunday
1:00 pm – Rudy Sarzo @ Peavey

Performances

Thursday
11:00 am – Eric Calderone @ ESP
12:00 pm – Pascal Vigne @ Peavey Main Stage
1:00 pm – Jeff Loomis @ Schecter
1:30 pm – Eric Calderone @ ESP
2:00 pm – Blue Oyster Cult @ Peavey Main Stage
4:00 pm – Metalachi @ Peavey Main Stage
4:00 pm – Keith Merrow @ Schecter
4:00 pm – Eric Calderone @ ESP
5:00 pm – Stu Hamm @ Hartke/Samson
8:00 pm – Dave Lombardo @ Slidebar
10:30 pm – Dave Lombardo @ The Observatory

Friday
10:00 am – Stu Hamm @ Hartke/Samson
10:30 am – Victor Wooten @ Hartke/Samson
11:00 am – Andy James @ ESP
12:00 pm – Eric Calderone @ ESP
1:30 pm – Jeff Loomis @ Schecter
4:00 pm – Keith Merrow @ Schecter
4:30 pm – Alex Skolnick @ ESP
7:00 pm – Jake E. Lee, Periphery, Guthrie Govan @ NAMM Jam 2014 (The Grove of Anaheim)
7:30 pm – Intronaut @ Aguilar/Zon’s Bass Brews 2014 (Noble Ale Works)

Saturday
10:30 am – Victor Wooten @ Hartke/Samson
10:30 am – Brad Boatright @ Lace Pickups
11:00 am – Andy James @ ESP
11:30 am – Brad Boatright @ Lace Pickups
12:00 pm – Eric Calderone @ ESP
12:00 pm – The Iron Maidens @ Peavey Main Stage
4:00 pm – Pascal Vigne @ Peavey Main Stage
4:30 pm – Brad Boatright @ Lace Pickups
4:30 pm – Alex Skolnick @ ESP
8:00 pm – Black Label Society, Conquering Dystopia, Kill Devil Hill @ Schecter NAMM Party (The Grove of Anaheim)

Sunday
11:00 am – Stu Hamm @ Hartke/Samson
11:00 am – Eric Calderone @ ESP
12:00 pm – Victor Wooten @ Hartke/Samson
12:00 pm – Pascal Vigne @ Peavey Main Stage
12:00 pm – Andy James @ ESP
2:00 pm – Eric Calderone @ ESP

Know of any good signings, or clinics/performances that we missed? Post them in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.