HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Perform At 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

Winners in 31 technical and creative achievement categories were announced at the 32nd annual NAMM TEC Awards, presented annually by the NAMM Foundation and held January 21 in Anaheim, California. The annual event celebrates the best in professional audio and sound production and is held during the NAMM Show, the world’s leading global music industry trade event. Comedian Sinbad returned to host for the third time.

Joe Perry, one of music’s most significant artists and executives, received the evening’s highest honor, the Les Paul Award, presented to remarkably distinguished and accomplished individuals from the music industry. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate and actor Johnny Depp presented Perry with the award, then joined Perry, Brad Whitford and Alice Cooper on stage for a live performance. Also appearing with them were Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) on drums, Robert DeLeo (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) on bass and Colin Douglas on percussion.

The Les Paul Award named for the revolutionary inventor and esteemed musician, honors individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology. Instituted in 1991, the honor has been granted to luminaries, including Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Todd Rundgren, Peter Gabriel and Slash.

Perry dedicated the award to his manager Howard Kaufman, who recently passed away. Continue reading HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Perform At 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

Joe Perry honored with Les Paul Award at NAMM

Joe Perry of Aerosmith accepts the Les Paul Award during the TEC Awards at the NAMM Show in Anaheim on Saturday. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)
The video montage that was played Saturday night just before Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry accepted his Les Paul Award at the 32nd annual NAMM TEC Awards was a valiant attempt to quickly encapsulate the massive career and impact Perry has had on the music industry. Presented to a packed ballroom at the Anaheim Hilton were a lengthy list of prestigious awards, groundbreaking albums and moments in rock history spread over nearly five decades.

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