EMP LABEL GROUP & COMBAT RECORDS PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATON WITH REPLAY GUITAR EXCHANGE:
December 8-9th, 2018, the Rock N’ Roll Gods
will shine their light on Tampa, Florida,
for the PLAYBACK INDEPENDENT MUSIC EXPO (PBX).
DEC. 8TH: EMP Label Group, Combat Records, and MerchLive.com, will host Playback: Live, an Artist Showcase at legendary Tampa Rock venue The Brass Mug.
DEC. 9TH: All-day Music Business Seminar, featuring Panels, Workshops, Masterclasses, Meet and Greets, and more, with legendary artists and music business personalities including:
Co-founder and Head of Operations for EMP Label Group and Combat Records, Radio Personality, Artist Manager and voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammys).
Grammy award-winning bassist and co-founder of Megadeth, CEO and Founder of EMP Label Group.
Ground-breaking, multi-platinum producer and engineer for such acts as Guns ‘N Roses, Megadeth, Metallica, and Whitesnake.
Grammy award-winning producer on ground-breaking classic records by legendary artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Metallica and many more.
Thom Hazaert – Operations Manager EMP LABEL GROUP, COMBAT RECORDS.
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal – Guitarist Guns N’ Roses, Art of Anarchy, Sons of Apollo, Producer.
Toby Wright – Multi-platinum Grammy winning producer/mixer whose credits include Alice In Chains (Jar of Flies, Self-Titled, Unplugged), Korn (Follow The Leader), Sevendust, Slayer, Primus and more.
Steve Lynch – Legendary guitarist of platinum selling Hard Rock band AUTOGRAPH. Former instructor Guitar Institute of Technology/Musicians Institute.
Mike Clink – Multi-platinum producer for Guns N’ Roses (Appetite For Destruction, Lies, Use Your Illusion 1 & 2), and Megadeth (Rust In Peace), as well as work for Metallica (..And Justice For All, Garage Inc), Motley Crue, Steve Vai, Whitesnake, and more.
Max Norman – Legendary producer for Ozzy Osbourne (Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Speak of the Devil, Bark at the Moon, Tribute), Megadeth (Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, Mixer on Rust in Peace), Death Angel, Dangerous Toys, Y&T, and more!
Jason Bieler – founder/guitarist for Saigon Kick, Producer (Nonpoint, Switched, Skindred), Founder Bieler Bros Records.
Rich Ross – Bassist Freddy Jones Band
John Palumbo – Replay Guitar Exchange
And more TBA!
*All scheduled guest appearances are subject to scheduling availability, and subject to change.
Pioneering innovator in the field of sound design.
Grammy award-winning producer, mixer, and engineer of multi-platinum records for Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Metallica, Korn and more.
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
Legendary Hard Rock guitarist (Guns N’ Roses, Sons of Apollo, Art of Anarchy) with over 20 years experience in the industry as a producer, engineer, writer, arranger, and performer.
Often referred to as “The Two-Handed Guitarist”, founding lead guitarist of Autograph, and instructor for the Guitar Institute of Technology at the Musician’s Institute of Los Angeles.
Founder of Hard Rock band Saigon Kick, and accomplished producer for bands such as Nonpoint, Switched, New Found Glory and Skindred. Founder of Bieler Bros Records.