Tuesday, May 17, 2011

VIDEO: Ted Nugent rocks NYC with the Les Paul Trio

You could make a case that all electric guitarists are descendants of the master and innovator, Les Paul.

But how many get the honor of sitting in with The Les Paul Trio?

Monday night, Ted Nugent joined the ranks of other guitar legends, including Jeff Beck, Steve Miller and Zakk Wylde, when he took the stage at The Iridium in New York City to perform with The Les Paul Trio.

For half of each set (8pm & 10pm), Ted sat in for a one-of-a-kind collaboration; Nugent then wrapped up each set backed by an electric bass and drums to perform some of his biggest hits.

A couple of legendary drummers joined the lineup with Ted for the show: Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Shenker Group, Ted Nugent) and Anton Fig (Late Show with David Letterman).

Ted was excited about the event, posting a tweet on Monday: “Gonna make musical history Monday May16 jamming with the Les Paul Trio at the Iridium Club in NYC paying tribute to the great masters!”

Every Monday night The Iridium celebrates the profound impact of Les Paul, who performed weekly at the club for 12 years until his passing in 2009, by inviting "Best of Breed" players from all genres to join the Les Paul Trio. The club donates 20% of the door to The Les Paul Foundation, which seeks to honor his legacy by supporting music education, engineering and innovation.

For a complete calendar of events at the Iridium, click here.

Ted Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent – Stranglehold
Iridium – NYC – May 16, 2011

Ted Nugent – Cat Scratch Fever
Iridium – NYC – May 16, 2011

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