Episode 4. Patience Pays Off with Michael Staertow Get ready for some amazing and hysterical Rock n’ Roll stories as we learn about Michael’s long road to success. Michael’s story of patience and perseverance pays off in the end as he tours the world with Foreigner lead singer, Lou Gramm. We also learn of his time in the Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and with Slaughter. He has met and played with so many music legends on his road to success. Michael tells us all of the details!
In this episode of MELTED, Frankie Hollywood interviews Michael Staertow, Iconic Guitarist for Vocal Icon Lou Gramm. He has played all over the world as well as worked at the RnR Fantasy Camp. In addition to playing venues around the world, Michael has performed with Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Whitesnake), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Carmine and Vinny Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Black Sabbath) and original Foreigner drummer Dennis Elliott. He also shared the stage with Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers and former Heart guitarist Howard Leese at the _“Pandora Unforgettable Moments on Ice” _show in 2014, which was broadcast on ABC-TV and On Demand. In 2015, Michael fulfilled a dream by sharing the stage with one of his own guitar heroes, Neal Schon, when Lou Gramm’s band joined Journey in Puerto Rico. Influences from Neal and other legendary guitarists such as Ace Frehley and the late Randy Rhoads can be heard in Michael’s melodic playing, as well as in his compelling interpretation of Foreigner smashes and the Lou Gramm solo classic “Midnight Blue.” http://www.michaelstaertow.com/
The first Sonic City Council is up! We are officially podcasters. Catch our conversation with Michael Staertow on our maiden voyage. Michael was even kind enough to include some of his unreleased songs for the show! Catch snippets of two upcoming tracks from his upcoming EP during the transitions between the interview. Check out the episode below!!
Michael Staertow joins “Guitar Speak Podcast” host Matt Wakeling to talk about spending several years on the road with Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm, essential sideman tips, Les Pauls, paying it forward and even gives us a sneak peak of his much anticipated solo EP. LISTEN HERE!
Michael Staertow interview – he played alongside Lou Gramm of Foreigner and also jumped into Slaughter and now he’s making music of his own 🙂 Take a ride along to find out what it’s been like for Michael to perform beside an icon of our time.
Coming off major gigs with Lou Gramm and with Mark Slaughter, touring musician, Michael Staertow climbs aboard the (crowded!) tour bus — and tells about the life of a gun for hire. He has been a member of several acts moving up through his career, and the journey has been both rewarding and also immensely frustrating. Listen in and learn about what “ten year overnight sensation” really means in this world! *and also the adage “Nice guys keep working”!
In this episode, Ryan sits down with journeyman rock guitarist Michael Staertow (Lou Gramm Band & Slaughter)
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