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ESP NOW: LIVE STREAMING - ESP's HEADQUARTERS WITH BASS PLAYERS MARTEN ANDERSSON, GABE
ROSALES AND ESP's OWN CHRIS CANNELLA
It's not a very well-kept secret:
ESP basses are among the best in the world. That's why some of
the world's most respected and influential bass players, like
Bunny Brunel, Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power), Frank Bello
(Anthrax), Tom Araya (Slayer), John Campbell (Lamb of God),
Marco Mendoza (The Dead Daisies) and thousands of other working
professional musicians have chosen ESP to handle the low end.
ESP's own Chris
Cannella will be joined by two amazing bassists: Marten
Andersson (longtime member of Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob,
Steelheart, Dario Lorina, music
scoring for commercials and television),
Gabe Rosales (session player and touring bassist in
almost every genre of music, having worked with Jennifer Lopez,
Fat Joe, Christina Milian, George Lynch,Andy Summers and more) will help us demo a select group
of some of our most popular and exciting basses. ESP
representatives will be online to answer live chat questions
from ESP Community members. Don't miss this! Everyone is welcome
passing and Stan Sharp's cancer battle
I have been struggling with something to
post for the last week regarding Chester Bennington (which I
considered a friend as well as a business colleague - he was
going to be part of the upcoming 'From Classical to Rock'
concert). I feel that everything I've been writing down about this tends
to sound generic, or just all around strange ramblings.
The last few times we talked, he seemed very excited about life, about
his family/kids, the new Linkin Park release and the upcoming 'From
Classical to Rock' concert that we were working on for China. Now
there is this complete emptiness and being numb, just numb. All this is
very confusing to me, especially since another dear friend of mine, the
great cello player Stan Sharp is battling pancreatic cancer. He
is fighting so hard and will do anything to see his 9 and 13 year old
kids grow up. Not fair.. The mighty powers have a twisted sense of humor
that's for sure. Rest In peace Chester. Mental illness is a horrible and
serious decease that does not discriminate between rich and poor, and
many programs have taken huge budget cuts or have limited funding to
begin with (even if people get to the point of reaching out). So please
help and look out for each other out there ok.
Speaking of helping and looking out for each other, and hopefully I
still have your attention. If you can afford to donate a few dollars
(everything counts) for the great cello
Sharp who is battling pancreatic cancer, his family really need our
financial help for both second opinions and treatments, to help his
family since his wife is the only one working now and she has to take
off a lot of work to take care of their kids and Stan. Any donation
Stan and his family. Thank you!
Upcoming Steelheart Shows
(with Marten Andersson on Bass)
July 21, 2017
- Chesterfield, MI - Diesel Concert Lounge
July 22, 2017 - Lima, OH - Loud N Lima Festival
August 12, 2017 - Busan, South Korea - Busan International Rock
August 15, 2017 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya
The Marten Andersson Group proudly presents an
All-Star special line-up set Saturday June, 3rd at the "Orminge
Karnivalen" Stockholm, Sweden
Los Angeles, CA May 26, 2017 -
Swedish-American bass player Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden/Lynch Mob)
has scheduled a special festival one off concert under the name
"Marten Andersson Group" on Saturday June 3 at the Orminge Karneval
festival outside Stockholm, Sweden. Orminge Karnevalen is a free
of charge festival with great entertainment
and fun activities for the whole family.
"I will have some awesome musicians in the
band and there will be special guest appearances! We will play some
upcoming bass solo stuff and of course the great songs you all know
Apart from the many amazing guest
appearances, the core
Marten Andersson Group for the evening
Guest appearances by:
Jakob Samuels (The Poodles/Talisman)
Erika (Swedish pop queen)
Thomas Emblad (Fatal Smile)
Bosse "Zinny Zan" Stagman
(Shotgun Messiah/Easy Action)
And more guests to be announced..
Marten Andersson picks - USA/Sweden flag logo
emblazoned with Marten's autograph. Picks are X-Heavy, White
celluloid. The same pick Marten uses on stage and for recording.
Donation after expenses goes to public music education. Sold in a set
of two picks. Click here to enter
Marten Andersson Group is performing at Orminge
I got great
news that I am very proud, excited (and a bit nervous) to share.
I will be playing a show in my old home town of Orminge, Sweden
where I grew up (just outside Stockholm) on June 3, 2017. I will
have some awesome musicians in the band and there will be
special guest appearances!! We will play some cool upcoming bass
solo stuff and of course the great songs you all know and love.
It's will be a great show at Orminge Karnevalen, June 3! Please
Riktigt roliga nyheter som jag är stolt över att rapportera. Jag
är på hemgång för en spelning i Orminge (utanför Stockholm) den
3 Juni, 2017. Jag är tillbaka där jag växte upp och allting
startade, Orminge Karnevalen! Jag kommer att ha med mig ett
kanon band med riktigt duktiga musiker och fina gäst artister (mer
om bandet och gäster kommer snart). Vi kommer att spela lite
solo material som är på gång och självklart hitsen som vi alla
känner till och älskar. Dela gärna den här med vänner och familj.
Snake here we come!! Vem är redo att dra en bira efter
Bassist/Songwriter Marten Andersson signs endorsement
deal with Toontrack Software.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, California, February 6, 2017 – MARTEN ANDERSSON bass
player for bands and artists like Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Dario
Lorina (BLS) and many more is honored to announce his involvement
with Toontrack drum software.
"Toontracks workmanship is first class, it’s like having access to the
best drummers in the world with the best possible drum sound available
for your music" says Marten. "Toontrack is the only tool you need to
produce pro sounding drum and percussion tracks. I can't wait to use
their great line of products, not only for my hardrock music but in
placement music. Toontrack is elite yet affordable drum software and
it's super easy to use, no more getting sidetracked in front of your
"We are excited to be working with Marten again", says Toontrack.
"Marten is a talented musician and songwriter who have shown his
longevity not only with national recording artists as well as scoring
music for TV and commercials. It’s a win-win situation and a great
Toontrack Music is a leading developer of music making software for
songwriters and musicians as well as home to the world’s most successful
drum samplers EZdrummer and Superior Drummer. Some of the other brands
from the company include Drumkit From Hell, widely acclaimed
multi-mixing tool EZmix 2 as well as the revolutionary piano software
I am rocking some bass tracks on Dario Lorina's second instrumental
solo CD, out now on Shrapnel Records. It's always a
blast working with Dario, he is absolutely shredding on this record so
don't miss it. - Marten Andersson
"From Classic to Rock"
Raises $50,000 for Public School Programs
$50,000 Raised for
multiple public schools by Award Winning Rock and Classical Musicians
during the "From Classic to Rock" concert.
Los Angeles, CA (June 15, 2016) - Opus 88 and Select Strings Foundation
are proud to present the Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) a
donation in the amount of $50,000 as a result of the "From
Classic to Rock" concert event benefiting public schools that was
held on March 26, 2016.
"From Classic to Rock" was an intimate concert that
brought together platinum selling rock stars with world-renowned
classical musicians. The special event consisted of a one-of-a-kind
concert, auction, andan epic red carpet after-party!
Musicians involved with the event contributed their time, energy and
musical talents to support programming funded by PEF including school
music, art, physical education, library and STEM programs, and much
more! Private donations are still critical in maintaining music, art and
physical education in public schools across the country. For more
information on the Peninsula Education Foundation go to:
www.pvpef.org. The "From Classic to Rock" concert was
Organized and Produced by: Marten Andersson, Yutong, Robert DeLeo, Stan
Sharp and Chester Bennington.
Stone Temple Pilots Chester Bennington
from Linkin Park Gary Wright(Multi platinum artist and writer of Dream Weaver and Love
is Alive) Yutong (Pacific Symphony, LA Phil, Hollywood
Bowl Orchestra) Stan Sharp(Long Beach Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra) Marten Andersson(Lizzy Borden and George Lynch) Chas West (Bonham and Foreigner) Monte Pittman (Madonna and Solo Artist) Jane Lee (Accomplished songwriter/pianist) Lauren Mayhew (Singer/Actress)
Extraordinary guest musicians:
Christopher Lennertz, Stephen Chesney, Joi
Simpson, Benjamin Zelico, Trameka Richardson, Sean Bart and the
Peninsula high school choir.
Video produced by high-school student Dilan Mistry can be viewed below:
LOS ANGELES, CA
(February 10, 2016) – “From Classic to Rock”, a star-studded event
to benefit Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools on March 26, 2016
at the Norris Theater and Pavilion in Rancho Palos Verdes,
Marten Andersson co-creates/co-produce an incredible unique concert evening as platinum
selling Rock Stars and Award Winning Classical musicians come together
in a star-studded event to benefit Education. Artists scheduled to
perform are Stone Temple Pilots, Chester Bennington, Gary Wright, Monte
Pittman, Chinese violinist Yutong, Chas West, Stan Sharp, Marten Andersson and many more.
"From Classic to Rock"
is an intimate concert, bringing platinum selling rock stars
together with world-renowned classical musicians, taking you on a
journey from 17th century to the modern hits of today, all in the spirit
of benefiting Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools (proceeds to be
donated to the Peninsula Education Foundation – PEF). The event will
offer a one-of-a-kind concert, auction, and an epic red carpet
after-concert party fit for any rock star! All musicians involved
with the event are contributing their time, energy and musical talents
in an effort to benefit public education by helping fund programming
supported by PEF including school music, physical education, library and
STEM programs, safe school counselors, academic and career counselors,
and teacher salaries.
Tickets, VIP & Vendor
sponsorship packages are available
and include premium concert
seating, meet-and-greets, photo and sound check opportunities, private
after party services, merchandise and more.
CONCERT PERFORMERS: *Line-Up Subject to Change;
Additional Special Guests TBA
Stone Temple Pilots one off performance with special
guest Chester Bennington from Linkin
Gary Wright (Multi platinum artist and
writer of Dream Weaver and Love is Alive) Yutong
(Pacific Symphony, LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra)
(Lizzy Borden and George Lynch) Chas West (Bonham and Foreigner)
(Madonna and Solo Artist)
(Long Beach Symphony, Hollywood Bowl
(Accomplished pianist and
Extraordinary guest musicians: Stephen Perkins, Devin Thomas, Stephen Chesney, Grant Fisher, Joi
Simpson, Benjamin Zelico, Trameka Richardson, Sean Bart
EVENT INFORMATION: Date/Time: Saturday, March 26, 2016, 6:30 P.M. to Midnight Location: Norris Theater - 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills
Estates, CA 90274
PRESS CONTACT: Sandra
Larson/SCM at firstname.lastname@example.org VIP & VENDOR SPONSOR CONTACT: Jennifer Mentesana at email@example.com EVENT DETAILS & TICKET INFORMATION:
THIS EVENT IS ORGANIZED AND PRODUCED BY:
Marten Andersson, Robert DeLeo, Yutong, Stan Sharp
MARTEN ANDERSSON NAMM
SIGNING - ROCKER’S COME TOGETHER
MARTEN ANDERSSON (Lizzy Borden,
Lynch Mob), BJORN ENGLEN (Yngwie,
Dio Disciples)with special guest RUDY
SARZO (Quiet Riot, Ozzy
Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio) will be signing at the Namm show.
EBS booth, #5391 on Saturday January
Bass players unite interview with Bass player
Marten F. Andersson
For the first question we want to know when
did you start to play the bass guitar? Was it easy for you to learn
actually started to play the guitar, I was about 13 when I saw Gene
Simmons on some TV show and it made me want to switch to bass. I wanted
to breathe fire and fly with bat wings on stage. I was pretty much
begging my dad every day to buy me a bass, he eventually bought me a
little Fender Mustang bass. I started taking lessons and figuring out
how to play the music that was played on the radio. I don’t really
remember this part, but when I run into people that were around then,
they tell me I always had a bass with me or I was always practicing.I was not one of those people where things came easy, some people
do it once and they get it right off the bat. I worked my ass off,
practiced all day and night and took lessons. Once it’s in my head it
doesn’t leave – so I guess it’s a trade off. Plus, I became very
passionate about playing, and you cant help yourself but to do it all
the time, when you have passion.Read Full Interview here>
Interview with Marten Andersson
bassist of Lizzy Borden / George Lynch / Legacy by Back
to Hard Rock Magazine
What are your most recently completed
projects and what are you currently working on?
I have been in Lizzy Borden for a long time and I was with George Lynch and
his Lynch Mob for 6 or 7 years. Hmm what else, check out Dario Lorina's
(Black Label Society) latest instrumental CD (out on Shrapnel records now)
it has a ton of cool shredding on it. My old solo project ‘Legacy' was
recently re-released digitally with bonus tracks and I just found out it’s
on some metal charts which is mindblowing that after all these years, that
people still like it but that’s great.
Read Full Interview here>
Marten Andersson Namm signings
NAMM Metal Jam The Slidebar, in Fullerton on January 21
This benefit concert is for charities; Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout
Cancer Fund, and Dick Wagner's Rockers For St. Jude (featuring 40+ of the
finest metal musicians performing the classic metal songs) You do not need
to be part of the NAMM Show to attend this show. Click here for more
Booth# 4784 (Hall C) at 2-3 pm on January 23
with Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden/Lynch Mob), Dave Ellefson (Megadeth),
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Booth# 5391 (Hall B) at 2pm January 24
ROCKERS COME TOGETHER with Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden/Lynch Mob),
Steve Di Giorgio (Testament/Death), Michael Devin (Whitesnake), Bjorn
Englen (Dio Disciples)
Babicz Full Contact Hardware/AP International
Booth #4860 (Hall C) around 3:30 pm January 24
My solo project 'Legacy' that I wrote and co produced
with guitarist Jonas Hansson some years ago is re-released digitally with bonus
tracks. Legacy features members and guest appearances from groups and
recording artists such as: Lizzy Borden, Silver Mountain, George Lynch
Group, MSG, The Apex Theory, Joy Basu, and more. I just found out is in
the Top 100 N1M metal Charts, which is mind blowling after all these years
but it feels awesome. THANK YOU, MA
SO LONG is a bonus track
from LEGACY - a project founded by bassist Marten Andersson
(LIZZY BORDEN/GEORGE LYNCH) and guitarist Jonas Hansson (SILVER
MOUNTAIN) with many special guest appearances from members like MSG,
Yngwie Malmsteen, Apex Theory, Joy Basu and many more.
South Korea, South America, and now USA!?
I can't wait to see everyone in Europe in November!
Get the motor running!
See you out there!
Lizzy Borden Announces 30th Anniversary Tour Dates
Lizzy Borden has announced tour dates for their 30 years of
American Metal Tour. The anniversary show features songs from each
and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs like
"Me against the World", "American Metal", "Master of Disguise".
Lizzy Borden will bring the
30th anniversary show to South Korea!
Lizzy Borden is confirmed to play the
Incheon PENTAPORT ROCK FESTIVAL August 1,
2014 in South Korea.
For more information go to
Lizzy Borden is taking the 30th Anniversary
show to South America!
Thursday July 24, 2014
Venue: Ozzy Rock Bar
Saturday July 26, 2014
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Lizzy Borden will bring 30th
anniversary show to Europe and the UK for fall tour.
Lizzy Borden’s 30 years of American metal
tour will be trekking across Europe and the UK
this Fall.The anniversary show features songs
from each and every Lizzy Borden record to date, including classic songs
like "Me against the World", "American Metal", "Master of Disguise" Plus
songs the band has never performed live.
"We are all very excited to bring our Anniversary show over and can’t
wait to celebrate with all of our friends/fans in Europe and the
UK for this monumental milestone. see you all
Lizzy Borden will headline the
Epiphone party for the NAMM Show Friday January 24th 2014 at the
Tiki bar in costa mesa (about 15 min away from the convention
center). You do not need to be part of the NAMM show to get
The Epiphone party will
reunite Lizzy Borden’s "Appointment with Death" line up (Joey
Scott, Marten Andersson,Ira Black and Lizzy) for a one
night only performance. Be sure to catch this exclusive one-off
show, (The First show together in 5 years). See poster or links
for details. (Lizzy Borden hit the stage at
Marten Andersson playing on Guitarist Dario Lorina's Solo Debut
Dario Lorina will release his first solo recording, entitled simply "Dario Lorina", on September 10 via Shrapnel Records.
Growing up listening to guitarists such as Randy Rhoads, Paul
Gilbert, George Lynch and Eddie Van Halen, Dario's
music harkens back to the glory days of high-caliber shred guitar, the
genre of which Shrapnel Records was a founding force.
Dario Lorina's debut solo CD
reveals a guitarist brimming with extreme musical ability. This
guitarist brings more diverse influences into play than the average
neo-classical riff monger. While technically proficient like all of the
label's guitar instrumentalists, Dario's CD isn't just about
shredding. It's an American guitar instrumental album having more in
common with riffs reminiscent of Paul Gilbert, George Lynch
and Eddie Van Halen than the European influence of guitarists
such as Yngwie Malmsteen. Dario's debut CD is a powerful
all-instrumental CD drenched in attitude-filled guitar work, backed by a
thundering hard rock rhythm section.
''It's a great honor to be part of Dario's first instrumental solo CD.
He is a talented and amazing guitar player with many years to come in
the business. He is playing his ass off on this record and he's only
scratched the surface of what's to come, this is a must for fans of
"Dario Lorina" track listing:
01. Demon Rum
02. Pipe Dreams
03. My Heroine
06. Feels Good
07. House Of The Rising Sun
10. Words Unspoken
13. Amor Odium
The self-titled album can be purchased at
the following outlets: