One of the coolest things about being a guitar player is discovering all the new products that come up to improve your tone. Monte recently got his hands on Kirk Hammett’s (Metallica) and industry pro David Karon pedals and he is loving them! Here’s what Monte posted on instagram:
I’m loving these new pedals from @khdkelectronics ! Thanks @kirkhammett & David Karon! They are a great addition to the pedal board for whatever your needs may be. Check them out! – (those aren’t my settings, by the way. Not so easy to hold 3 pedals together after being sweaty from playing a show 😃) Next LA KISS game is Saturday. Come out and you’ll hear them for yourself! 👻
Our Guitar God, aka Monte Pittman was in NYC this weekend to rock some shows with Karmin! Check out some highlights from the gigs – including what happened when lightning stroke the stage during the show on Sunday night! (hint: unplugged and cool!)
“Those who run seem to have all the fun” Madonna sing, and her guitarist is definitely the proof of that! Monte Pittman has joined Karmin for 3 shows in June! Check out the dates and if you’re around, do not miss our #RebelHeartGuitarist !
Monte has been a regular at the Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky lately and Highwire Daze Online caught up with Monte backstage to talk about playing for Madonna, Prong and his NEW SOLO album! Check it out!
Have you ever played Madonna any heavy metal?
Well yeah – we did the riff from Pantera’s “A New Level” in the 2008/2009 on tour. It came from me, I showed her that riff and she’d always play it. She likes everybody. She had Maverick Records, they signed The Deftones. A great thing about playing with her, you get to play so many different styles. There’s always acoustic stuff, the funky stuff, the clean atmospheric stuff like songs from the Ray of Light album.
You mentioned you’re working on a new album? Tell me a little about it.
Just finished the next album, it’ll be out this year on Metal Blade again. We’re in the mixing process now. Once it’s mixed, go to mastering which should be easy and we’ll have the final artwork in the next few weeks.
Madonna was the music guest on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and she performed Jimmy’s most favorite Madonna song – Borderline! Monte, aka #RebelHeartGuitarist couldn’t be missing from this performance! Check it out!
Award-winning, chart-topping guitarist, Monte Pittman, has announced several performances from now through July 2016 as part of the LA KISS Football house band, which also boasts Patrick Stone (Budderside) and Matt Starr (Mr. Big, Ace Frehley)! Fans that attend the LA KISS home games will be witness to multiple sets from the band before, during, and after the game at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. See below for all dates:
Upcoming LA KISS Football home games
To purchase tickets, and to learn more information about LA KISS Football, please visit: lakissfootball.com
In addition to being a renowned solo artist, Monte Pittman is also known for his guitar-work in Prong, for appearing on all of Madonna‘s live tours and albums (beginning with the 2001 “Drowned World Tour”), along with many other collaborations. Most recently, Monte Pittman released The Power of Three (2014) via Metal Blade Records – an album which was heralded as “the holy grail of riffage…” (Rock Revolt Magazine). To preview and purchase The Power of Three, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman
Monte has recently found an app called ConnectiD that takes care of his address book when he is busy and keeps family and friends back home in LA aware of what timezone he is in when on the road.
“The sheer number of people I meet every time I travel makes manually keying their information into my smartphone really tedious…with ConnectiD I have a backed up version of my contacts if I lose my phone that always stay up to date and I can easily add the number/address for my latest hotel to my profile so I can be reached easily”
ConnectiD is the fastest way to exchange a set of details and control what you share with whom and in return you get accurate and real-time contact information for everyone you know who has it. Monte said “I’ve just updated my info and all my friends have instantly received my changes direct to their phones which is awesome…what’s even better is I never have to update other peoples details, if they make changes ConnectiD will update my address book which is cool as I’ll be busy with my new album and my online guitar lessons when I get back”
When ConnectiD Teams launches soon, Monte plans to use this for his online Guitar lessons which start mid-April, to send a notification to attendees when the session is due to start!
Stay up-to-date and connected with your contacts easily and always… Get ConnectiD
It was a great event last night in LA where Monte had the opportunity to jam some great songs with the guys at the “From Classic to Rock” event! Check out some pictures & videos. Monte is rocking his ESP Eclipse guitar!