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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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents ZAKK WYLDE (recorded December 13th 2019). Former Lou Gramm guitarist, Michael Staertow, co-hosts. During our conversation, ZAKK discusses the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Pride & Glory. Also, Zakk reveals if he’ll be playing with Ozzy this summer, starting all over again after Ozzy’s No More Tours Tour, doing a second Pride & Glory album, Zakk Sabbath and re-recording Black Sabbath’s first album, the importance of Hit Singles to Black Label Society, an all French KISS tribute band, Eli Manning and the NY Giants and more. READ Ultimate Classic Rock’s coverage: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/zakk-… Get your MITCH MERCH here: https://loudtrax.com/Mitch Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon
with co-host Michael Staertow (Slaughter, formerly Lou Gramm’s band) and guest Dave Amato (from REO SPEEDWAGON).
During out interview, Dave discusses his new GIBSON Les Paul Axcess Standardguitar as well as working with Ted Nugent & Tom Werman, Jimmy Barnes, singing backing vocals for Motley Crue (including Wildside, Girls & Primal Scream), replacing guitarist Gary Richrath, REO making a new album, how does he approach older REO material, Kevin Cronin and more.
Presented by Guitar Player magazine, this episode finds us cruising the ‘copter way up to Rochester, NY, to rock out with MICHAEL STAERTOW, lead guitarist for legendary Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm. Staertow has held the Gramm gig for nearly seven years, and from “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” and “Urgent” to “Feels Like the First Time,” “Head Games,” and “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” the set of tunes Staertow plays lead guitar on each night is packed with an astonishingly high number of hits. It’s a dream gig for Staertow, and, as you’ll find out, it’s one he had to wait a long time to get. BONUS: Staertow also shares songs from his forthcoming solo album, and relates adventures such as meeting Stevie Ray Vaughan, Neal Schon, and other of his heroes. Enjoy.
I’m very excited to be a “Rock Star Counselor” once again, at the upcoming Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Chicago, IL on June 28th – July 1st! This camp features Buddy Guy, Nancy Wilson & Chris Layton
Another illustrious list of fellow counselor’s includes: Gary Hoey, Vinny Appice (Dio), Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh), Rusty Wright, Arthur Strout (Hall & Oates, ELO), Chip Z’Nuff, Tanya O’Callaghan (Ronnie Wood, Dee Snider), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) to name a few…and more to be announced!
Looking forward to seeing & working with everyone there!
Join Michael and an illustrious group of Rock Star Counselors this February 15th – 18th at Rock n Roll Fantasy Campin N.Hollywood, Calif.
Just added to the counselor roster: Bassists Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Exp.), & Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake), as well keyboardist Teddy Andreadis (Guns N’ Roses).
Exciting news for early 2018 – Join Michael as he becomes one of the newest “Rock Star Counselors” at the infamous Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood, CA!
Michael joins an illustrious A-List roster of legendary musicians this coming February 15th thru 18th, such as Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Bruce Watson (Foreigner), Arianna Powell (Black Eyed Peas), Lucy Graves (Black Eyed Peas), Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder), Monte Pittman (Madonna), and Ashley Dzerigian (Filter).
Sign up now to get your spot before space runs out fast!