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Michael Staertow Gets Melted – By Frankie Hollywood

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/