“Ask Eddie Kramer, Presented by Gibson,” Four-Part Live Interview Series With Recording Legend Premieres Thurs., May 7 At 6:00p CT On Gibson Facebook Live And GibsonTV

New Four-Part Live Interview Series With Recording Legend To Premiere Thursday, May 7 At 6:00p CTOn Gibson Facebook Live (Here) And GibsonTV (Here)

Every¬†Thursday in May, the Live series will¬†feature legendary producer and engineer¬†Eddie Kramer¬†who is renowned for his collaborations with¬†the Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, the Kinks, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp,Carlos Santana¬†and many more.¬†‚ÄúAsk Eddie Kramer‚Ä̬†will focus on special topics and highlights throughout¬†Eddie‚Äôs¬†storied recording career including¬†‚ÄúJimi Hendrix,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLed Zeppelin,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúWoodstock‚Ä̬†and¬†‚ÄúThe Rolling Stones.‚ÄĚ

Thursday, May 7 Topic: Recording Jimi Hendrix Moderator: Brian Hardgroove 

Thursday, May 14 Topic: Recording Led Zeppelin Moderator: Brad Tolinski 

Thursday, May 21 Topic: Recording Woodstock Moderator: Brad Tolinski 

Thursday, May 28 Topic: Recording the Rolling Stones Moderator: Bob Merlis

Legendary producer and engineer¬†Eddie Kramer¬†is renowned for his collaborations with¬†the Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, the Kinks, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, the¬†Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp,¬†and¬†Carlos Santana¬†among many more.¬†Kramer¬†has produced and engineered projects with¬†Anthrax, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, John Mayall, Ten Years After, Mott the Hoople, Traffic, Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick¬†and¬†Small Faces.¬†Kramer’s¬†film soundtrack credits include ‚ÄúBlue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight,‚Ä̬†‚ÄúJimi Plays Monterey,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúJimi Plays Berkeley,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLive at the Fillmore East – Mad Dogs and Englishmen,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúRainbow Bridge,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Song Remains the Same,‚Ä̬†and¬†‚ÄúWoodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack‚Ä̬†and more.¬†Kramer¬†was interviewed extensively in¬†‚ÄúJimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’,‚Ä̬†a¬†two-hour American Masters documentary¬†for which he won an¬†Emmy Award¬†for¬†‚ÄúBest Sound‚Ä̬†in 2014. He is also a photographer who has exhibited a number of his intimate images of performers, particularly¬†Hendrix, with whom he worked on¬†Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, Electric Ladyland, Band of Gypsys,¬†and¬†The Cry of Love,¬†as well as the posthumous¬†Valleys of Neptune, People, Hell and Angels, Miami Pop Festival,¬†and other releases produced through¬†Experience Hendrix, the organization formed by¬†Hendrix’s¬†heirs. Next up,¬†Kramer¬†will be the subject of a new feature music documentary, ‚ÄúFrom the Other Side of the Glass,‚Ä̬†with¬†Joe Berlinger¬†(‚ÄúMetallica: Some Kind of Monster‚ÄĚ)¬†and¬†Spencer Proffer¬†(‚ÄúChasing Trane‚ÄĚ)¬†producing, as well as,¬†John Dorsey (‚ÄúYear of the Scab,‚ÄĚ)¬†directing and¬†three-time Emmy nominee Eddie Barbini¬†on board as executive producer. For more information, visit:¬†http://www.eddie-kramer.com/.¬†

About Hardgroove: Hardgroove¬†works as a producer and educator. As a music producer,¬†Hardgroove¬†sites¬†Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss)¬†and¬†Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick)¬†as two of his closest and most trusted advisers in the music business. He is also the founder of¬†From a Whisper to a Dream, a program that helps young musicians obtain endorsements from manufacturers of musical equipment. His most recent project is¬†“Audio Rhythm Theory”¬†with¬†Police¬†drummer¬†Stewart Copeland.¬†Hardgroove¬†is also currently in production with¬†Fred Schneider (The B52s)¬†completing the debut album for¬†GOOD THANG.¬†Schneider¬†and¬†Hardgroove¬†compose all the songs together.¬†Hardgroove¬†plays all the instruments while¬†Schneider¬†provides his classic vocals stylings. He helped start the Artists for Positive Social Change program at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.¬†Hardgroove¬†joined¬†Harmony Central¬†and created the Signature Forum¬†“Hardgroove (and Nothing Less)‚Ä̬†which provided access to the huge reservoir of expertise¬†Brian¬†accumulated from his years of touring, recording, playing, and producing.

About Brad Tolinski: Best known as the editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine for 25 years, Brad Tolinski is the author of Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page (Crown). His latest book, Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound and Revolution of the Electric Guitar (Doubleday), is the basis for a new 2020 guitar-focused exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and will be made into an upcoming documentary by Emmy-winning director Ric Burns. He currently hosts a monthly online interview show for BackStory Events and Guitar World. Guests have included Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Ringo Starr, Nile Rodgers (Chic), the Pixies and more.

About Bob Merlis: Bob Merlis¬†is a music industry veteran whose name had been synonymous with¬†Warner Bros. Records¬†where, for almost thirty years, he served in various publicity-related positions.¬†Bob¬†has worked independently with clients including¬†Etta James, ZZ Top, ABKCO Music and Records (The Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke), Experience Hendrix LLC, Roy‚Äôs Boys (Roy Orbison catalog), among many others.¬†Bob¬†is the co-author of the book¬†Heart & Soul: A Celebration of Black Music Style In American, 1930 ‚Äď 1975.

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