Music Masters Camps offer attendees the chance to get hands-on learning experience from various musical greats — and to meet and play with like-minded musicians from around the globe. Last week, the Winery Dogs — guitarist Richie Kotzen, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy — hosted their first-ever Dog Camp, and I was fortunate enough to attend.
Vocalist Travis Ryan has been fronting vegetarian grindcore band Cattle Decapitation since 1997, back when the band was a side project for members of The Locust. With more than nine albums under his belt, including a new one with his side project, Murder Construct, Ryan recently sat down with Guitar World to discuss all things Cattle Decapitation, including a switch in their lineup and their new album, Monolith of Inhumanity, which came out May 8 via Metal Blade Records.
Stu Hamm, through Washburn, is releasing a fretless model of his signature electric bass, The Hammer. The SHBH3FLTSS is a fretless version of the SHB3, adding warmth and tone inimitable by any fretted instrument.
Musicians can register to win online to attend a camp featuring artists like Dweezil Zappa, Paul Gilbert, Richard Thompson, Todd Rundgren, Umphrey’s McGee, Soulive, Adrian Belew, Pat Mastelotto & Tony Levin, Kaki King, Meshell Ndegeocello and more.