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On January 23rd, 2013 at the world famous Whiskey-A-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip, it’s the fifth annual NAMM Metal Jam, organized by Deathriders and former Anthrax founding front man Neil Turbin. This legendary annual gathering of rock and metal music talents has become the staple pre-NAMM party in Los Angeles. Attendees are flying in early for the convention just to attend this event.

The NAMM Metal Jam has brought together more artists in half a decade of it’s annual gathering than any other showcase of it’s kind, and this coming week for Winter NAMM, the stakes just got higher! The word has just been released that members of the legendary Agent Steel will be in attendance and even performing on stage during the night’s festivities.

Despite the obvious metal nature of the event’s name, hard rock music fans are also encouraged to review the list of attendees and performers. (Complete details and ticket purchase links are available at Following a stage performance by Neil Turbin’s Deathriders and guitar wizard Michael Angelo Batio, the All Star Jam will bring together artists that the world has never seen on stage with one another playing songs together that may never happen again. There are a whole lot of knock-off versions of the NAMM Metal Jam going on in town, but this is the one to attend.

The event is hosted by Queen of the Tattoo Scene, Malice, and included in the All Star Jam will be members of the bands:

Agent Steel Just Added
Rising Force
Racer X
The Iron Maidens
Lizzy Borden
Lynch Mob
Holy Grail
Circle II Circle

Unlike some of the other events, the NAMM Metal Jam does NOT require your pass to NAMM to attend. This show is all-ages and open to the general public at an amazing $12.00 admission. Space at the Whiskey may fill before the night’s event, it is urged to pre-purcahse your tickets online through Ticketmaster, as posted on the event website.

More complete details, a partial list of performers include:

Neil Turbin – Deathriders, Anthrax
Michael Angelo Batio – MAB, Nitro, Holland
Malice – Babe
Dave Reffett – Shredding The Envelope
Parker Lundgren – Queensryche
Mark Boals – Ring Of Fire, Don Dokken, Rising Force
Greg Walls – Anthrax
Jeff Martin – Racer X, Badlands, Michael Schenker Group
Marten Andersson of Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob
Eli Santana – Holy Grail
Michael T. Ross – Missing Persons
Michael Olivieri – Leatherwolf
Ann Boleyn – Hellion
Steve “Zeus” Johnstad – Mayday, N.R.G
Sean Elg – DeathRiders, Nihilist
Arnold Gonzalez – DeathRiders
Michael Lopez – DeathRiders
Casey Trask – DeathRiders
Courtney Cox – Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale
Wanda Ortiz – Iron Maidens
Linda McDonald – Iron Maidens, Phantom Blue
Andrew Freeman – Hurricane, Lynch Mob, Last In Line, The Offspring
Tony Cavazo – Hurricane
Mike Hansen – Hurricane
Joe Gettler – Razormaze
Mandy Lion – World War III, War Machine
Ronny North – Ronny North Band
Diego Valadez – Cellador
Xander Demos – Sabbath Judas Sabbath
Zak Stevens  – Circle II Circle, Savatage
Mitch Stewart – Circle II Circle
Bill Hudson – Circle II Circle, Cellador
Christian Wentz – Circle II Circle
Adam Sagan – Circle II Circle, Into Eternity
Henning Wanner – Circle II Circle
Rigo Amezcua – Agent Steel

Other special guests still unannounced, but well worth getting tickets to see.

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