January 14, 2008

Acclaimed guitarist/producer Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY) has lined up a number of performances at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Kollman is teaming up with bassist Christopher Maloney and drummer Glen Sobel (in place of Shane Gaalaas) to play a set of COSMOSQUAD tunes at the Fender Frontline stage on Thursday, January 17 (2:00 p.m.) and Friday, January 18 (5:00 p.m.),respectively.

In addition, Jeff will unveil his as-yet-unnamed new band with the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith (drums),Kevin Chown (bass),and Ed Roth (keyboards); showtime will be 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18 immediately following COSMOSQUAD at Fender. Later that night, Kollman and Smith will be funking it up with the one and only Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE) at the annual Sabian party at the Sheraton Hotel.

In related news, Kollman is finishing up work on the first-ever COSMOSQUAD live DVD, filmed at the band's recent Musician's Institute gig in Hollywood, CA. The group will also be heading off to Japan for a series of shows in mid-March before drummer Shane Gaalaas continues his road stint with Japanese superstars B'Z who are celebrating their 20-year band anniversary with an extended tour.

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