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Backstage in October 2002

 


September 2002

Vinnie will be conducting a guitar clinic at Guitar Center in Hallandale, Florida on
Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m.


 

August 20th 2002

Biffbaby's All Stars Featuring Albert Lee To Perform at Mid State Rally
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (August 20, 2002) -- Guitar junkies won't want to miss the Ernie Ball Biffbaby's All Stars concert, Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m. The world-renowned musicians will kickoff the California Mid-State Rally at the Mid-State Fairground's Frontier stage in Paso Robles.

For more than 20 years, Biffbaby's has been rocking audiences in the US, Europe, Australia and Japan with spontaneous no-hype, in your face, let's party entertainment.

Music fans will have a chance to have fun and boogie to the sounds of Biffbaby's heavy-hitters including Guitar Player magazine's "Best Country Guitarist" Albert Lee, recording artist Vinnie Moore, guitar legend Blues Saraceno, Grammy award winner Steve Lukather, gifted keyboardist Jim Cox, drummer John Ferraro, president of the Ernie Ball company Sterling Ball, and his brother, vocalist Sherwood Ball. (More details on each artist below.)

All proceeds will go to the Casey Lee Ball Foundation to support pediatric
kidney research at Mattel's UCLA Children's hospital. Tickets can be purchased
online at www.valleytix.com or by phone at 1-888-825-5484. The admission price is only $10, a small cost that goes a long way. Head out to the fairgrounds and enjoy some great music.

The Mid-State Rally is a fun-filled weekend for upwards of 20,000 motorcycle
enthusiasts.

Biffbaby's All-Stars:

Albert Lee is the five-time (consecutive) winner of Guitar Player magazine's
prestigious "Best Country Guitarist" award and permanent "Gallery of the Greats" inductee. Albert's dazzling picking style keeps him in constant demand. Recording and touring credits include Jackson Browne, the Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Clapton, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Dave Edmunds, Ricky Skaggs, Carlene Carter, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, Vince Gill, and Sweethearts of the Rodeo.

Steve Lukather's two solo albums, plus the eight albums recorded as a member of the band Toto, have sales in excess of twenty million copies worldwide. Steve's guitar and vocal studio work can be heard on hundreds of other million selling hit recordings from a list of artists that include Michael Jackson, Peter Frampton, Warren Zevon, Joe Cocker, George Benson, Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Elton John, Don Henley, George Harrison,and Paul McCartney.

Vinnie Moore first achieved acclaim with the 1987 release of Mind's Eye that earned him "Best New Talent" honors in the reader's polls of Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines. Vinnie's next two albums, Time Odyssey and Meltdown, cemented his position as one of today's leading instrumental guitar-rock stylists. Each of Vinnie's albums has sold over 100,000 copies. Out of Nowhere, his first album for Mayhem Records, was released in December 1995. He has presented over 150 clinics worldwide. His two instructional videos have sold over 25,000 copies.

Blues Saraceno was the guitar whiz kid who graced the cover of Guitar Magazine and released his first solo album at age 16 and two more before his 23rd birthday. He's been called a child prodigy, a guitar hero, and a small-town "boy makes good" success story. And, he's been called upon by the likes of Cream's Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, Cher, Dweezil Zappa, and even the WWF for his guitar playing.

Jim Cox is one of the world's most gifted and sought after keyboardists. His touring and recording credits include Elton John, Barbara Steisand, Aerosmith, Pink, Henry Mancini, Neil Diamond, Ringo, George Straight, Linda Ronstandt, Rodney Crowell, and B.B. King.

John Ferarro's drumming has been heard by tens of millions on CDs, radio, TV, and live. His recording and performance credits include Larry Carlton, Tamara Walker, Barry Manilow, Lion King and Fraser.

Sherwood Ball's vocal credits, both singing and voice-over, include Toyota,
Cadillac, Coors, Coca Cola, Poltergeist, Hymn of Asia, Nightmare Before Xmas, Wayne's World, Demolition Man, Lead Vocalist in Opera, "Hymn of Asia", Three Dog Night, Hollywood Rock N' Roll Revue, Jay Graydon Allstars, Gumbo, Biff Baby's Allstars, McDonalds, Nintendo, Starburst, Walmart, and Kraft Cheese.

Sterling "Biffbaby" Ball - In addition to his day job as president of Ernie Ball Music Man, Sterling's credits include performances with Albert Lee, Steve Morse, Steve Lukather, Vinnie Moore, Tony Levin, John Petrucci, Dweezil Zappa, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, T-Bone Burnett, and Spinal Tap.

 


 

JULY 2001

 

Tuesday 17th July   Warner Theatre Washington, DC USA

Vinnie Joins Joe Satriani on a one date G3 Jam

 

Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan

 

Stu Hamm, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Campitelli

 

Stu Hamm, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Campitelli

 

Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore, Stu Hamm

 

Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Jeff Campitelli, Vinnie, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan

 

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Added to the VM discography section - February 2001 issue of UK's music magazine "guitar TECHNIQUES"

Two article Updates

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GT magazine

 


 

 

2001

Vinnie Moore NAMM

The NAMM show - January 2001

backstage pass

Friday night's Ernie Ball bash featured:

The Dixie Dregs,
Steve Morse Band,
Steve Lukather
Albert Lee,
Vinnie Moore,
John Petrucci and Tony Levin

19 January 2001 Coach House , San Juan Capistrano, CA (USA)

EB_Jam Vinnie Moore

John Petrucci, Vinnie Moore, Steve Morse, Steve Lukather and Sterling Ball

 


 

Biffbaby's All-Stars

Biff Baby's Allstars, put together to help promote Music man guitars.

"BIFF BABY'S ALL STARS... was the name of the band that Sterling Ball (runs Ernie Ball and Musicman, son of Ernie Ball) used whenever he played for a party with Albert Lee on guitar.

Biff baby

Albert Lee is the five-time (consecutive) winner of Guitar Player magazine's
prestigious "Best Country Guitarist" award and permanent "Gallery of the Greats" inductee. Grammy Award winner 2003. Albert's dazzling picking style keeps him in constant demand. Recording and touring credits include Jackson Browne, the Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Clapton, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Dave Edmunds, Ricky Skaggs, Carlene Carter, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, Vince Gill, and Sweethearts of the Rodeo.

Steve Lukather's two solo albums, plus the eight albums recorded as a member of the band Toto, have sales in excess of twenty million copies worldwide. Steve's guitar and vocal studio work can be heard on hundreds of other million selling hit recordings from a list of artists that include Michael Jackson, Peter Frampton, Warren Zevon, Joe Cocker, George Benson, Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Elton John, Don Henley, George Harrison,and Paul McCartney.

Vinnie Moore first achieved acclaim with the 1987 release of Mind's Eye that earned him "Best New Talent" honors in the reader's polls of Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines. Vinnie's next two albums, Time Odyssey and Meltdown, cemented his position as one of today's leading instrumental guitar-rock stylists. Each of Vinnie's albums has sold over 100,000 copies. Out of Nowhere, his first album for Mayhem Records, was released in December 1995. He has presented over 150 clinics worldwide. His two instructional videos have sold over 25,000 copies.

Blues Saraceno was the guitar whiz kid who graced the cover of Guitar Magazine and released his first solo album at age 16 and two more before his 23rd birthday. He's been called a child prodigy, a guitar hero, and a small-town "boy makes good" success story. And, he's been called upon by the likes of Cream's Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, Cher, Dweezil Zappa, and even the WWF for his guitar playing.

Jim Cox is one of the world's most gifted and sought after keyboardists. His touring and recording credits include Elton John, Barbara Steisand, Aerosmith, Pink, Henry Mancini, Neil Diamond, Ringo, George Straight, Linda Ronstandt, Rodney Crowell, and B.B. King.

John Ferarro's drumming has been heard by tens of millions on CDs, radio, TV, and live. His recording and performance credits include Larry Carlton, Tamara Walker, Barry Manilow, Lion King and Fraser.


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Thanks to Gilles for a fantastic photo

 


 

July 2000

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Guitarmageddon 2000

Vinnie was one of 4 Judges at the Guitarmageddon 2000

The celebrity judges deliberating (from l. to r.):
Johnny A (Peter Wolf), Russ Stratton (guitaradio.com), Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper, Solo) and Michael Sweet (Stryper)


 


May 1999

MICHAEL SCHENKER /
VINNIE MOORE

JAXX; Springfield, Virginia; 06/05/1999

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

I finally found a good reason to travel 90 miles to see a show at JAXX - Vinnie Moore and Michael Schenker. It was with great anticipation that I couldn't wait to see this show - the fact that it was my birthday made it even better.

Jay Nedry, the owner of JAXX, was kind enough to let me and my buddy, the infamous K.O., sit inside the air conditioned bar away from the heat. Let me say this right off the bat: Jay Nedry's leadership and hard work are turning JAXX into the premier mid-Atlantic club to see great live acts. Every style from Cheap Trick to Emperor play JAXX; there's no doubt that the manner in which Jan Nedry treats the bands will keep his hall filled with great talent for many years to come.

It was with great anticipation that I was finally going to see Vinnie Moore play in a live setting. I was also excited about seeing the legendary Michael Schenker for the first time in nearly ten years. This show was the last night of the tour (32 shows in 36 nights!).

VINNIE MOORE opened the show with the dramatic "With The Flow." Moore immediately captivated the audience with his stunning technique, great sense of melody, infectious attitude, and energetic performance. It's easy to tell when an artist is enjoying the performance and this was no exception. Moore played a selection of songs from his catalog including "Daydream" from the first album "Mind's Eye," "Check It Out!" from the third album "Meltdown," and a host of songs from his new album "The Maze." Moore closed the set with his very blues-based "VinMan's Brew." I was a little disappointed that Vinnie chose not to play any material from his second album "Time Odyssey," but this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of his set. Barry Sparks' ornate, but not too complex, bass playing was a great complement to Vinnie's virtuosity. Shane Gaalaas provided solid and interesting drumming. Utility man, Wayne Finley, handled rhythm guitar and keyboard duties - at times playing both instruments!

Vinnie Moore was subjected to many practical jokes throughout the set as the stage crew managed to keep Vinnie on his toes throughout the evening. Vinnie Moore took everything in great stride and managed to give a little back.

In addition, Vinnie Moore is the nicest and most sincere musician I've met in a long time. I was able to speak with Vinnie for a few minutes after the show; one can tell he appreciates the positive reaction of his fans and remains humble to this day.

MICHAEL SCHENKER, the German legend, hit the stage with the classic "Armed And Ready." Schenker ripped through a host of UFO, Scorpions, and Michael Schenker Group material including "Only You Can Rock Me," "Piece Of Meat," "Into The Arena," and "Attack Of The Mad Axeman." READ FULL REVIEW - Copyright © 1999 by R. Scott Bolton. All rights reserved.

 

 

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December 1996 TYLKO ROCK

 


 

November 17 1996

Eddie Van Halen puts on an eight-hour benefit concert for Jason Becker which took place at the Rivera Theater in Chicago, IL on Nov 17th 1996. Performing with Eddie was Steve Lukather, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey.

Other performers on the bill included Vinnie Moore, Tony McAlpine, Marty Friedman, Zakk Wylde, Ritchie Kotzen.

More information on the day can be read here

 


 


 

February 25 1995 - Thoroughbred Music, Clearwater, FL, USA
(Steve Morse, Rod Morgenstein, Dave LaRue, Vinnie Moore, Andy Thomas)

 


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Photos copyright, Bob Leafe

 


 

Vinnie Moore

KERRANG! May 1992

 

March 28th 1992 - The Rave/Eagles Club
VINNIE MOORE, SHOTGUN MESSIAH

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Vinnie Moore Live In New York Sparks '91


 

http://www.chrisruel.com/ChrisRuel.com/MusicReviews/VinnieMooreReviews.htm

 


 

Vinnie Moore 1991

 

Fast forwarding, some 17 years - An interesting article 'Dawn of the Shred' with Mike Varney

Vinnie Moore article

 


 

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Harder Edge - 1991 Guitar Tab Book - Guitar School Series

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20th May 1989 - Japanese Interview and soundclips


 

 

 

 


 

 

Once Vinnie Moore picked up his first guitar (a Kay) at the age of 12, he became, as he describes it, a “guitar freak.” His earliest influences included - among others - Jeff Beck, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Queen.

Vinnie took lessons with a private instructor and at 14, he joined his first band, jamming on cover tunes with drums, bass, 2 guitars and vocals. After a few years of playing with different bands, Vinnie decided it was time to make the jump from covering songs to creating his own music. He quit the band, got a 4-track tape recorder, and began experimenting by recording his ideas and building them into songs. It was evident that he had found his calling; this was the start of his journey as a songwriter.
After many hours of creating tunes with his 4 track, Vinnie sent a demo to Guitar Player magazine, and came to national attention via its "Spotlight" column, written by Shrapnel Records exec Mike Varney. This led to Vinnie’s first professional work in the music business which was writing and playing the music for a national Pepsi TV commercial. In 1987, Shrapnel released Vinnie's breakout album, Mind's Eye. Vinnie was quickly heralded "best new talent" in Guitar Player, Guitar, and Guitar World magazines, and Mind's Eye sold more than 100,000 copies.

In 1988, Squawk/Polygram released Vinnie’s second effort (and major label debut) Time Odyssey, which solidified his reputation as a musical innovator. His third release was Meltdown, in 1991 (on Relativity/Epic Records); the song Meltdown received national radio airplay on both album-oriented rock (AOR) and hard rock formats. In 1996, Mayhem Records released Out of Nowhere, with Brian Tichy (Billy Idol) on drums and Dorian Heartsong (Powerman 5000) on bass.

On The Maze (in 1999), Vinnie was joined by former MSG drummer Shane Gaalaas, bassist Dave LaRue (The Dregs and The Steve Morse Band) and renowned master musician Tony MacAlpine on keyboards. The Maze was stunning, rooted in the progressive neo-classical style that had already generated legions of loyal fans. Vinnie also displayed a new-found maturity in his songwriting; now, many of his diverse and exotic musical influences, including Latin, Jazz, and the Blues, began finding their way into his signature sound.

Other albums followed: Live (in 2000), with Shane Gaalaas (drums), Barry Sparks on bass, and Wayne Findlay on keyboards, and Defying Gravity in 2001 with Dave LaRue (bass), Steve Smith on drums, and David Rosenthal on Keyboards.

As a performer, Vinnie Moore's resume is impressive. A member of Alice Cooper's band, he toured the U.S. on the Operation Rock'N'Roll tour, and also performed on Alice’s album Hey Stoopid. Vinnie’s own band has toured extensively as a headliner and also was chosen as opening act for legendary rockers Rush on the Northeast leg of their Roll The Bones Tour. Vinnie also toured Japan as a member of the T.M. Stevens’ band, which included Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic) on keyboards, Wil Calhoun (Living Color) on drums, and Al Pitrelli (Megadeth) on guitar.

Vinnie has done hundreds of guitar clinics all over the world including such places as, Japan, Scandanavia, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, England, Germany and Australia.

In 2003, Vinnie joined the legendary group UFO (Phil Mogg, vocals; Pete Way, bass; Jason Bonham, drums; Paul Raymond, keyboards). Their first effort together as a band was the SPV Records release You Are Here (in 2004); Vinnie was a major songwriting contributor on this record. The band followed You Are Here with a worldwide tour which spanned from March 2004 to August 2005. A LIVE DVD from this tour was released in Nov 2005. Titled UFO Showtime, this two-DVD set also includes bonus footage of the band.

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1989 Ibanez Sponsorship

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1980's - Vinnie Moore began playing at the age of 12. He first came to my attention in Guitar Player's "Spotlight" column written by Shrapnel Records boss Mike Varney. The spotlight led Vinnie to land a Pepsi TV commercial.

Varney snapped up Vinnie Moore, to be the lead player on the Vicious Rumors Soldiers of the Night album. His playing on this CD was nothing short of sensational.

Vinnie's stunning debut, Mind's Eye, for Shrapnel was released in 1987 and sold over 100,000 copies.

Moore's second recording Time Odyssey reafirmed his reputation with sales of over six figures, his third release Meltdown proved to be his tour de force, garnering overwhelming support from both AOR and Hard Rock radio.

Vinnie joined Alice Cooper's band, and toured the US and performed on the Alice Cooper album Hey Stoopid.

His own band later secured the Northeast leg of Rush's Roll The Bones Tour. Vinnie followed up the Rush tour with a headlining tour of the U.S followed by a clinic tour of Japan, Scandanavia, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, England, Germany and Australia.

 


 

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METAL HAMMER July 1988
KERRANG! July 1988

 


 

Wear the Magazine that you can play

 


 

 

1988 MILWAUKEE Ticket Stub

 

 



Ibanez Clinic Tour '87- Full page advert

special thanks to Mike Coughlin for posting this.

Visit the Vinnie Guitar page, IBANEZ section


 

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1987 Pic

 


 

 

1987: Clinic in Florida

 


 

Geosites Web page


 


 

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Vinnie Moore with Vicious Rumors in 1985:

 

 

Two photos: copyright Bill Hale

 


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