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2014

JEFF KOLLMAN BAND - JAPAN TOUR



JEFF KOLLMAN and his band will be performing live in Japan during the month of May.

Visit the "Tour" page for dates & venues!









SPRING & SUMMER SCHEDULE

Acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist JEFF KOLLMAN (COSMOSQUAD, ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE, TIZER) will be on the road again this Spring & Summer, kicking things off with with blues rockers BLEEDING HARP.

Checkout his current schedule on the "Tour" page!

Also, look for upcoming shows in November and December 2014 with Japanese star EIKICHI YAZAWA throughout Japan.





FEBRUARY SHOWS WITH CTA AND MARK MIKEL; NEW BLEEDING HARP EPK POSTED

Acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist JEFF KOLLMAN (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, COSMOSQUAD, ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE, GLENN HUGHES) will be hitting the road and boat, respectively, with CTA (CALIFORNIA TRANSIT AUTHORITY) and MARK MIKEL's band, and has just wrapped production on a new EPK with blues rockers BLEEDING HARP.

Kollman has been tapped to fill in with CTA in place of regular guitarist Marc Bonilla on several U.S. East Coast dates this month, including a 4-day residency at New York's famed Iridium, before heading out on the Progressive Nation at Sea cruise with MARK MIKEL's band.

Jeff Kollman


States Jeff: "Funny how things come back around. I was actually supposed to hook up with CTA for some shows about a year ago, which didn't happen in the end, so I'm looking forward to finally getting on stage with these guys. Even better, we're doing a run of shows at the Iridium which I've played with the (Bombastic) Meatbats several times already. We also cut our upcoming live DVD there. Great place and always a good time to play the Big Apple".

"And I'm really excited about the prog cruise with Mark Mikel. I've been on cruises before but never one where I get to play and hang out with some of my favorite bands, like King's X. Can't beat that! And what can I say about Mark - I've had the opportunity to work with many talented singers, songwriters and producers in this business in the past 20+ years and I still believe that the genius and depth of his songwriting and production far exceeds anyone that I've had the pleasure of rubbing elbows with. Well, I have yet to work with Paul McCartney but... Mark has been a dear friend of mine going back to the early Edwin Dare days in Toledo, Ohio. He actually co-wrote a couple of songs with us, 'Come and Rule the Nighttime' and 'Listen To Your Head', and sang on the demos. We didn't use 'Nighttime' but 'Listen' ended up on the 'Can't Break Me' CD. For those that are interested, the demos of both songs with Mark's vocals are posted on his Bandcamp page at http://markmikel.bandcamp.com. Talk about a blast from the past!"

Following Progression Nation at Sea, Kollman will be heading into Ireland's 32 in Van Nuys, CA with BLEEDING HARP on February 27. The brainchild of UK-born lead vocalist and harmonica player Paul Vallis, the line-up features Kollman, co-guitarist Jeff Marshall, bassist Kevin Chown, keyboardist Lao Tizer, and drummer Drew Megna. The group's brand new EPK and promotional videos for the songs "Breakin' Me Down" and "Live to Ride" can be viewed on the BLEEDING HARP website at www.bleedingharp.com.

The full Jeff Kollman live itinerary reads as follows:

Feb. 05 - Havana Restaurant & Nightlife, New Hope, PA w/ CTA
Feb. 06 through 09 - Iridium, New York, NY w/ CTA
Feb. 15 - Baked Potato, Studio City, CA w/ Jeff Kollman Band
Feb. 18 through 22 - Progressive Nation at Sea w/ Mark Mikel
Feb. 27 - Ireland's 32, Van Nuys, CA w/ Bleeding Harp

Jeff Kollman's most recent releases are a pair of digital-only singles, "Eve of Reflection" and "Old Kentucky Thunder", which were released January 27 via iTunes and other outlets.

DIGITAL ONLY SINGLES!

January 20, 2014 Acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist JEFF KOLLMAN (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS,COSMOSQUAD, ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE, GLENN HUGHES) has announced the release of 2 digital-only singles, "Eve of Reflection" and "Old Kentucky Thunder", which will be available January 27 via iTunes and other outlets.

States Jeff: "Eve of Reflection" was written and recorded on Christmas Eve. The song is more special to me than many I've written. It feels infinite. A friend said it was one of the few songs they could just keep playing on a repeat loop. 2013 was the first year without my brother. When the holidays come around, we associate it with family and past memories of our togetherness. I'm sure I was in a bit of a melancholy state reflecting on so much to be thankful for. It's always a challenge to emote without a vocal and a lyric, but if we harness that emotion and let it spill out onto the instrument then it can happen. And it did on this track. I used a new minor 9 open tuning on the acoustic guitar that I discovered while writing "Brother to Brother".

"Old Kentucky Thunder" was an improvisation on a repetitive bluesy sort of motif on an old 60's Gretchacoustic guitar. After I got done playing the take, I realized that there were glitches with the converters in Pro-Tools. I re-cut the song with more technique and somehow lost the feel completely. Songs can be quite vunerable that way depending on your mood and capturing THE MOMENT. I then went back and added the rain and thunder which enhanced the mood and covered up the digital blunders. Perfect. First take is always the best!"

In other news, footage of Kollman's Guitar Center Drum-Off appearance at L.A.'s Club Nokia on January 18 with drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG), and DJ Sluggo has been posted:



The guitarist also played a set with his all-star band, the BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, featuring Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT), Kevin Chown (TARJA, ARTENSION) and Ed Roth (MONTROSE, GLENN HUGHES), who were joined by special guest Steve Lukather for the occasion. The Meatbats will celebrate NAMM week with a gig at The Baked Potato in Studio City, CA. this Thursday, January 23.


Photography: Alex Kluft



Kollman recently unveiled his second signature guitar pedal, The Bombastortion, developed in conjunction with noted tone guru Tim Jauernig, designer of the Gristle King and the Luxury Drive, among others. Here is a demonstration video:



The pedal can be ordered directly via the Store.

DRUM-OFF FINALS!



JEFF KOLLMAN will be playing double-duty on Saturday, January 18th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California for the annual Guitar Center Drum-Off Finals.

First he'll be appearing with Ray Luzier (Korn), Billy Sheehan and DJ Slugo and second with the BOMBASTIC MEATBATS with special guest, Steve Lukather.

For this and other new shows, be sure and checkout the "Tour" page!

The Jeff Kollman Band

2013

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS - 2013 & BEYOND!

Checkout the "Tour" page for more info. on these upcoming shows!




  

THE BOMBASTORTION - OVERDRIVE PEDAL

The Bombastortion - Overdrive Pedal
(Click to enlarge)

Now available for ordering - THE BOMBASTORTION - OVERDRIVE PEDAL - visit the Store to get yours now!

The Bombastortion designed by Tim Jauernig. This overdrive pedal is based on my guitar tone with the Bombastic Meatbats. We've been tweaking this baby for months and have the tone of the gods in one single channel, true bypass pedal.

If you love the big fat lead tones of say Gary Moore, you will need to look no further. Here's a sample of The Bombastortion, a Les Paul and a DSL Marshall on the clean channel.



For you tech geeks, it's a double dual opamp circuit with diode clipping and a full tone stack. It's tonally a bit different than the Kollmanation pedal. Sonically speaking, it's thicker and warmer in the midrange for melodies and solos. There's a toggle switch to give you additional massive tight bottom end. The circuit is based on a high gain modded Marshall. Comparatively speaking, the Kollmanation overdrive tone is a little more heavy metal sounding. The Bombastortion is more of my lead tone where as the Kollmanation heavy channel is my Cosmosquad rhythm tone.

THE JEFF KOLLMAN BAND - LIVE!

The Jeff Kollman Band

KOLLMANATION - SIGNATURE PEDAL

Kollmanation - Signature Pedal
(Click to enlarge)

Now available for ordering - KOLLMANATION - SIGNATURE PEDAL - visit the Store to get yours now!

The Jeff Kollman Signature Drive / Boost Pedal. Hand wired with the best components by Tim Jauernig. The tone guru who designed the Gristle King, the Luxury drive and more.



Jeff states: "We've been tweaking tones for months now and finally have captured an explosive tone that's sounds great in front of Fender, Marshall and vox type amps. And it's 2 rad pedals in box with the option of switching the order OR playing both pedals together."

Read more @ BW&BK and Truth In Shredding.

BROTHER TO BROTHER - SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW

Jeff Kollman - Brother To Brother

'Brother To Brother' is available today on iTunes Worldwide.

Introduction from Jeff... I copied a bit from a recent interview, press release and also added a bit of information surrounding brother Tommy's passing in an attempt to share some facts, music and hopefully a bit of inspiration.

"I started playing a song on the acoustic guitar. I realized as I was playing, I was writing it for my brother Tommy. I was wondering when and if it would ever come. I woke up and there it was.

Cellist Phillip Peterson just recorded the most beautiful part last week making this song complete
".

TOMMY KOLLMAN, the brother of JEFF KOLLMAN and former drummer for 90's metal band Edwin Dare had passed away Dec 15th, 2012 after he was shot by a Lee county Florida deputy multiple times. The deputy fired 15 shots. There were no witnesses. The deputy said Tommy was armed with an AK 47 when the officer attempted to pull him over. Tommy was shot in the drivers seat of his Jeep and never fired a round. The sherrifs dept. stated that Thomas Kollman had a pipe used to smoke crack cocaine. The autopsy report showed there were no drugs found in his system.

The investigation has been turned over to the Florida State attorney's office and is still ongoing as of July 1st 2013.

JEFF KOLLMAN states "Not only did we spend every day together for 30+ years, much of it was spent playing, writing, recording and touring. It's hard enough to lose your only sibling, and then to think about that musical bond that we had just blows my mind".

"Music is such a powerful source of inspiration. I find the writing process to be a very healing gift. It is more important to our society than we realize.

Music flows through the air we breath. The sudden passing of my brother Tommy is just another reminder of how short and precious life is.
"

More @ BW&BK and Truth In Shredding.

MORE LIVE DATES!

Bleeding Harp
JEFF KOLLMAN has added a few more live appearances to his schedule, including BLEEDING HARP, ASIA featuring JOHN PAYNE and COSMOSQUAD amongst others!

More detail can be found on the "Tour" page!

Cosmosquad - LIVE At The Rocket Bar

JEFF KOLLMAN - WAITING IN DARK PLACES - SINGLE OUT NOW

Jeff Kollman - Waiting In Dark Places

There is a new JEFF KOLLMAN single out now - Waiting In Dark Places featuring Jefferson Starship keyboardist Chris Smith. Available now via iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/waiting-in-dark-places-single/id603370316

JEFF KOLLMAN ON THE ROAD

JEFF will be on the road with a variety of live appearances scheduled throughout the year such as with BOMBASTIC MEATBATS featuring Chad Smith on drums, BLEEDING HARP, ASIA featuring JOHN PAYNE, COSMOSQUAD and TIZER.

Check the "Tour" page for more info!



ELECTRIC OVERLOAD

Electric Overload

A NEW JEFF KOLLMAN single is out now!!

Electric Overload - available NOW for download only over @ CD Baby.

This song features Jeff 'Big Red' Marshall on the slide guitar with Adam Gust on the drums. Jeff Kollman's guitar tone was provided by a 67 Bassman head on 10 with a 69 Greenback Marshall cabinet and a 1964 Sunburst Fender Strat. You just can't get that tone with today's equipment.

JEFF KOLLMAN BAND LIVE - JANUARY 2013 Jeff Kollman Band - LIVE At The Baked Potato

Friday, January 4th, 2013 @ The Baked Potato.

Armed with Baddest CATZ!!!! With the one and ONLY Ric Fierabracci on the bass, Jeff (Big Red) Marshall on 2nd AXE, and Glen Sobel - fresh off the Alice Cooper tour on the skins. 9:30PM and 11:30PM showtimes.

JEFF will play some of his solo tuneage (new and old) and the ultra sick heaviness of THE Squad!!!



2012

BUY NOW - JEFF KOLLMAN GUITAR LESSON COLLECTION

Jeff Kollman - Guitar Lesson Collection

Buy the JEFF KOLLMAN GUITAR LESSON COLLECTION for $129.00.

This includes 11 guitar lessons and more... Jeff explains thoroughly and methodically his technique,theories, and approach to guitar playing.

Lesson are mp3 audio only. NO TAB.

Bonus material:
Also included is JEFF KOLLMAN explaining note for note his lengthiest and most challenging solo 'A 1000 Faces' off his 'Into The Unknown' disc.

Plus 14 Music Minus guitar tracks for various JK and Cosmosquad favorites.

Lessons include:

* Acoustic Blues
* Jammin Over 7th Chords
* Jazz Blues F
* Pentatonic Licks and Phrasing
* Sus Chords and Cross Picking
* Swing Blues and Outside Concepts
* Riffs Licks and Accenting
* Mixolydians and the Cycle of Fourths
* Pentatonic Licks and Phrasing
* Picking & Coordination 1
* Picking & Coordination 2

Visit the Store for all the details and purchasing info.

CHAD SMITH AND THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS RETURN TO NYC

CHAD SMITH and THE BOMBASTICS MEATBATS are returning to The Iridium in New York City for a 4 date 8 show extravaganza!



It all kicks off on Thursday December 6th, followed by Friday December 7th, Saturday December 8th and finally, Sunday December 9th. Two shows per night! Get you tickets now via The Iridium website!



NEW LIVE DATES!

JEFF KOLLMAN has added a couple more live appearances to his schedule. One with Casa Mendoza and another with Pervadelic.

More detail can be found on the "Tour" page!

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS RAFFLE WINNERS

...and The Meatbats raffle winners are:

#1 Enrique Hosa
#2 Roman Herrerra
#3 Hiroto Yoshinaga
#4 Kayo Yoshida

Thanks to everyone for your participation.

Bombastic Meatbats Raffle Winner - Kayo Yoshida    Bombastic Meatbats Raffle Winner - Roman Herrerra









*UPDATED* - SUMMER 2012 LIVE DATES!

Cosmosquad LIVE

JEFF KOLLMAN has added a bunch more Summer dates to his schedule including appearances with ASIA featuring JOHN PAYNE, COSMOSQUAD, CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS and more!

More info. can be found on the "Tour" page!



CHAD SMITH AND THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS LIVE



* SAN PEDRO - EXTRA SHOW TIME ADDED *


Friday, August 17th - Alvas Showroom - 8:00PM & 10:00PM - San Pedro, CA.
Sunday, August 19th - The Baked Potato - 9:30PM & 11:30PM - Studio City, CA.

More info. can be found on the "Tour" page!

Bombastic Meatbats

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS RAFFLE

CHAD SMITH and THE MEATBATS are giving away their gear and the drawing is this Sunday. Click the BUY NOW button in the link below to enter The Bombastic Meatbats contest. You will receive an autographed Meatbats double live CD just for entering. You don't have to be present Sunday to win. Click on the hyperlink below for all of the details.

http://get-sited.com/jeffkollman/meatbatraffle.html


Bombastic Meatbats


TALK ALL THINGS MEATBATS WITH CHAD SMITH ON ROCKLINE



CHAD SMITH will be the featured guest on the USA nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn, on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 8:30PM PT / 11:30PM ET.

Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Chad toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

He'll be talking about THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS and more!

For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com

The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.

Meantime, there's a new online interview with Chad talking all things THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS over @ www.vintagerock.com - be sure to check it out!

SUMMER 2012 LIVE DATES!

JEFF KOLLMAN will be performing around the USA during the Summer months, both solo and with other bands... more details on the "Tour" page!

LIVE MEAT AND POTATOES

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS are back with a Double Live disc. Digital release date May 21st. You can order your advanced CD copy NOW, right here from the "Store".

The Bombastic Meatbats - Live Meat And Potatoes


JEFF KOLLMAN LIVE!

JEFF KOLLMAN will be performing at the One World Art and Music Fest on Saturday, April 21st. Jeff's contribution is a benefit for guitar legend Jason Becker. Other guests include Blues monster Kirk Fletcher, Chris Poland and OHM and more... details on the "Tour" page!

ORDER NOW! JEFF KOLLMAN - NEW CD - SILENCE IN THE CORRIDOR

The new JEFF KOLLMAN CD 'Silence In The Corridor' release date is April 16th, 2012, but Physical CD's are available right now to order from the "Store" page here!

Guests include Ric Fierabracci, Kevin Chown, Shane Gaalaas, Joel Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, Rufus Philpot, Jono Brown, Raul Pineda, Lao Tizer, Adam Gust and Ed 'The Wrench' Roth.

Jeff Kollman - Silence In The Corridor


COSMOSQUAD LIVE!

Also returning to The Baked Potato are COSMOSQUAD, featuring Shane Gaalass on Drums, Jeff Kollman on guitar and Ric Fierabracci on Bass, on Friday, March 30th.

See the "Tour" page for further details.

CHAD SMITH AND THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS LIVE

A return trip to The Baked Potato is in store for THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, again featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, on Thursday, March 22nd.

See the "Tour" page for further details.

CHAD SMITH AND THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS LIVE

Saturday, February 11th sees the return of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith to THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS with Jeff Kollman, Kevin Chown and Ed Roth.

The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd
North Hollywood CA.

2 shows - 9:30PM & 11:30PM.

(818) 980-1615 for advance tickets.

Bombastic Meatbats


BLEEDING HARP LIVE

Bleeding Harp

Live at Howl At The Moon at Universal CITY WALK
on Wednesday, January 18th.

Jeff Kollman - Paul Vallis - Jeff Marshall
Charlie Waymire - Lao Tizer - Jesse Stern

See the "Tour" page for further details.

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS

Jeff Kollman - LIVE - 2012


Live at the Pacific Rock Festival - January 7th and 8th in Papeete, Tahiti with Marco Mendoza, Jeff Kollman and Joel Taylor.

Tizer in Santiago, Chile on January 11th at the Festival International Providencia Jazz at Museo Parque de las Esculturas.

COSMOSQUAD Live at Alvas Showroom on January 14th in San Pedro, CA. with Shane Gaalass on Drums, Jeff Kollman on guitar and Ric Fierabracci on Bass.

Saturday, February 11th sees the return of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith to THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS with Jeff Kollman, Kevin Chown and Ed Roth.

The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd
North Hollywood CA.

9:30PM & 11:30PM showtimes.

(818) 980-1615 for advance tickets.

2011

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS

Friday, December 30th - Casa Mendoza - The Baked Potato
with Marco Mendoza on Bass & Vocals (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent) with Jeff Kollman on Guitar and Joel Taylor on Drums.

The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd
North Hollywood CA.

(818) 980-1615

ONLINE NOW - JEFF KOLLMAN GUITAR SCREAMS LESSON SERIES

Jeff Kollman - Guitar Screams - Lesson Series




Guitar Screams Lesson series by JEFF KOLLMAN available to Order NOW.

Guitarist JEFF KOLLMAN (Cosmosquad, Bombastic Meatbats) has filmed multiple lessons in High Def breaking down his technique, style and practice habits.

It's as if you are sitting one on one with Jeff.

Series 1 (November 2011) is available NOW!

This includes 8 videos discussing topics like Kollman's drop C.G tuning with samples from his Cosmosquad tunes. The use of altered scales, pick and finger technique, chordal movement, shred licks, speed and fluidity, phrasing, development of solo and MORE.

Visit the Store for all the details and purchasing info.

MORE LIVE SHOWS

JEFF KOLLMAN will be appearing live with:

PERVADELIC
Live at Howl At The Moon at Universal CITY WALK on Wednesday, November 16th.

Jeff Kollman - Jono Brown - Jesse Stern - Jaco Caraco

JEFF KOLLMAN BAND
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
No. Hollywood, CA.
(818 )980 1615

on Friday, December 2nd

Ric Fierabracci (Bass) - Drew Megna - (Drums) - Jeff Marshall - (Guitar)

See the "Tour" page for further info.

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS

JEFF KOLLMAN will be appearing live around the USA over the next month or two:

MARCO MENDOZA GROUP
Alva's Showroom
Friday, October 7th

Legendary bassist-vocalist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake) with JEFF KOLLMAN and the great Joel Taylor on drums.

TIZER at the Duck Jazz Fest in North Carolina on Sunday, October 9th.

PERVADELIC
Live at Howl At The Moon at Universal CITY WALK on Wednesday, November 16th.

See the "Tour" page for further info.

NOW AVAILABLE - PERVADELIC - SONGS FOR PERVS

Now Available to Buy... Pervadelic - Songs For Pervs


JEFF and Pervadelic have now released a brand new full length album!

Available as both a Physical CD and also via iTunes and all digital outlets.

Jeff Kollman: Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Jono Brown: Drums, Keyboards, Spoken Word ('Rage On')
Janelle Sadler: Backing Vocals
Chris Smith: Keyboards
Harry Kim: Trumpet
Arturo Velasco: Trombone
Kevin Chown: Bass
Jeff Marshall: Additional Guitar on 'Ugly Lights'
Produced and Mixed by: Brown / Kollman

THE JEFF KOLLMAN GROUP - LIVE!

THE JEFF KOLLMAN GROUP featuring Ric Fierabracci on bass and Drew Megna on drums are playing at the Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, California on Saturday, August 20th.



2 shows - 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM

Alvas Showroom
1417 W. Eighth Street
San Pedro, California 90732
(800) 403 3447

SONG FOR JAMES

A tribute to Producer James Murray.

Donations to H.E.A.R. would be appreciated.

Their web address is: www.hearnet.com



SONGS FOR PERVS

Coming Soon... Pervadelic - Songs For Pervs


JEFF and Pervadelic will release a brand new full length album!

Physical CD and also via iTunes and all digital outlets, come August 1st.

Jeff Kollman: Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Jono Brown: Drums, Keyboards, Spoken Word ('Rage On')
Janelle Sadler: Backing Vocals
Chris Smith: Keyboards
Harry Kim: Trumpet
Arturo Velasco: Trombone
Kevin Chown: Bass
Jeff Marshall: Additional Guitar on 'Ugly Lights'
Produced and Mixed by: Brown / Kollman

MEATBATS AT THE SPUD

JEFF and the Bombastic Meatbats will be appearing at the:

The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
No. Hollywood, CA.
(818 )980 1615

on Friday, July 22nd with special guest, Kenny Aronoff on drums.

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

JEFF will be appearing as a 'Guitar Hero' at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed at Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, England, on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the 3 day Independence Day and 100 celebration of Indy 500 racing along with Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Brian May and Queen, Jay Leno, George Lucas, amongst others!


More info. @ www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-of-speed

BLEEDING HARP BLUES JAM

JEFF will be appearing at The Baked Potato on Thursday, June 2nd, along with Charlie Waymire, Maurice Verloop, Lao Tizer, Paul Vallis, Jeff Marshall and some special guests.


The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
No. Hollywood, CA.
(818 )980 1615

"UNFORGETTABLE" - A TRIBUTE TO HELEN KOLLMAN

We're having a funeral service for Helen Kollman May 14th in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The family ask that I record this classic in tribute to my grandmother. Helen was one of a kind and Unforgettable.

I thought it would be nice to share this sentimental recording... Happy Mother's day to all the wonderful Mother's out there.

Jeff Kollman - Guitar and Vocals
Ric Fierabracci - Upright bass
Jono Brown - Drums and string arrangement
Lao Tizer - Piano
Ella and Lila Kollman - The girls at the end of the song...



AUCTION FOR JAPAN RELIEF



JEFF has donated some of his finest guitars for an eBay auction, part of the proceeds will go to the Japan relief fund.

You can view Jeff's donations at:

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?
_nkw=jeff+kollman+owned&_sacat=0
&_odkw=jeff+kollman+guitar
&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313


COSMOSQUAD W/FRIENDS - LIVE FOR JAPAN

JEFF and COSMOSQUAD with Friends are playing a special show at The Baked Potato on Friday, May 27th.



Friday, May 27th - Cosmosquad with Friends - LIVE for Japan

Shane Gaalaas - Drums
Jeff Kollman - Guitar
Ric Fierabracci - Bass

2 shows - 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM

The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
No. Hollywood, CA.
(818 )980 1615

LIVE AT THE SPUD

Here's some video of THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS with "Greasy Louise" & "Battle For Ventura Blvd", plus "Shilos Forbidden City Blues", from the gig in March at The Baked Potato with JEFF and THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS featuring special guest, CHAD SMITH on the drums.

The Bombastic Meatbats - Greasy Louise & Battle For Ventura Blvd   The Bombastic Meatbats - Shilos Forbidden City Blues

MORE UPCOMING SHOWS

JEFF will appear live at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California, with THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS on March 29th featuring special guest, CHAD SMITH on the drums.

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS have also added 4 additional gigs encompassing Detroit, Michigan and New York City, New York.

Be sure and check the "Tour" page for further info.

JKB - EMPOWER DEVOUR - NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES & MORE!

The new album from JKB entitled, Empower Devour, is now avaiable in Apple's iTunes store, as well as many other outlets such as CD Baby! Order it TODAY!!

iTunes:
 http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/
jeff-kollman-band/id422179879


CD Baby:
www.cdbaby.com/cd/jkb2

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

JEFF will appear live at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California, with both COSMOSQUAD and THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS in early March.



COSMOSQUAD on March 3rd will feature JEFF on guitar, Shane Gaalass on drums and Ric Fierabracci on bass.

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS on March 8th will feature special guest, Shane Gaalass, who joins them on drums for their live show.

Checkout the "Tour" page for further info.

2010

UPCOMING SHOWS

JEFF will be busy this Christmas and in the upcoming New Year with live dates scheduled with TIZER, COSMOSQUAD and THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS.

Checkout the "Tour" page for further info.

"MORE MEAT" TOP 10 ITUNES JAZZ ALBUM





Top 10 on iTunes Jazz Albums - "More Meat" by Bombastic Meatbats (Featuring Chad Smith) (spread the word & help us go #1).








PRE ORDER NOW! JKB - EMPOWER DEVOUR

You can now pre order Empower Devour, the new CD from JKB right from here in the "Store". It will be available November 1st, 2010. Shipping and handling included in the price, whether your order goes to the USA or International.



Jeff Kollman - Guitar / Vocals
Jono Brown / Drums
Other characters include the JKB alumni: bassist Kevin Chown and drummer Charlie Waymire.

Shane Gaalaas (B'z , Cosmosquad) makes an appearance on a track as well as drum legend Joel Taylor (Allan Holdsworth, Ohm).

The 10 song disc features Jeff's vocals as well as enough 6 string trickery and a smattering of massive chordal tension and heavy riffage to satisfy the guitar fanatics.



AHHHH YES... THE GRAMMYS!!

For your consideration as Best Contemporary Jazz Album, "Meet The Meatbats" by CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS.

If you, or any of your friends/industry colleagues may be voting members, pass the word along as 1st round nomination ballots have just been mailed out to academy members.

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS featuring CHAD SMITH

Oct. 26th
Tune in to KLOS Los Angeles 95.5 for the Mark & Brian show with a live performance with Chad and the Meatbats!

October 26th
Live @ The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
No. Hollywood, CA.
(818 )980 1615

NEW DATE & VENUE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
Harpers
5545 Reseda Blvd.
Tarzana, CA.

(CancelledOctober 30th
The Mint
with Special guest Paulie Cerra
9:00PM showtime
Bats @ 10:00PM


Bombastic Meatbats on the East Coast
Nov. 17th - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD   -  SHOW CANCELLED
Nov. 18th - Havana Club - New Hope, PA
Nov. 19th - Iridium - NYC, NY
Nov. 20th - Iridium - NYC, NY
Nov. 21st - Iridium - NYC, NY   -  NEW SHOW

Bombastic Meatbats in Colorado
Dec. 8th - The Agave - Vail, CO   -  NEW SHOW
Dec. 9th - Three 20 South - Breckenridge, CO   -  NEW SHOW
Dec. 10th - Soiled Dove - Denver, CO   -  NEW SHOW
Dec. 11th - Aggie Theater - Fort Collins, CO   -  NEW SHOW

BOMBASTIC MEATBATS - FRESH MEAT

JEFF and THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS featuring CHAD SMITH have their second album released on October 19th via Warrier Records with some live shows planned for the East and West coasts of the USA.

More details can be had from THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS @ Warrior Records.





















LIVE IN JAPAN

JEFF will be teaming up with young guitar star Yuya Komobuchi for 3 shows in Japan. Also on drums, the great Koji Hasegawa. More detail on the "Tour" page.

While in Japan from November 29th to December 3rd, JEFF will play some concerts, clinics and a guitar teaching seminar.

PERVADELIC @ THE BAKED POTATO

Come down to the world famous Baked Potato and check out the debut of Jeff's new band Pervadelic playing all original would be hits from their upcoming release 'Songs For Perv's.'

Tuesday Oct. 5th
@ The Baked Potato - 9:30PM showtime

Jeff Kollman Guitar/ Vocals
Michael 'Fish' Herring -Guitar
Jesse Stern - Bass
Jono Brown - Drums

COSMOSQUAD LIVE!

JEFF and COSMOSQUAD are playing 2 shows in the Los Angeles area, one in November, the other in December.

 

November 5th - Cosmosquad @ The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
No. Hollywood, CA.
(818 )980 1615

Shane Gaalaas - Drums
Jeff Kollman - Guitar
Ric Fierabracci - Bass

December 4th - Cosmosquad @ Alvas
1417 West 8th Street
San Pedro, CA. 90732

Shane Gaalaas - Drums
Jeff Kollman - Guitar
Ric Fierabracci - Bass

NEW JKB ALBUM - EMPOWER DEVOUR

JEFF has just finished mixing the last song of the new JKB
(Jeff Kollman Band) record. Co written and produced by Jono Brown.



Jeff Kollman - Guitar / Vocals - Jono Brown / Drums
Other characters include the JKB alumni: bassist Kevin Chown and drummer Charlie Waymire.

Shane Gaalaas (B'z , Cosmosquad) makes an appearance on a track as well as drum legend Joel Taylor (Allan Holdsworth, Ohm).

The 10 song disc entitled, 'Empower Devour' features Jeff's vocals as well as enough 6 string trickery and a smattering of massive chordal tension and heavy riffage to satisfy the guitar fanatics...

Due out Fall 2010!!

Track list:
Tight Like A Fist
Shinedown
Midnight Sun (Tribute to Jimi)
Swim In The Madness
Captivity
Time To Die
Circle Of Doom
I Wonder
Devastate
The Day Of Reckoning

RETURN OF THE MEATBATS!

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS sophmore release 'More Meat'!! will be available on October 19th, 2010 (Warrior/ Universal Records).

The Bats will be featured on KLOS Los Angeles with a live performance on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010.

Stay tuned for some East Coast and West Coast dates in November.

JEFF RETURNS TO THE SPUD!

JEFF KOLLMAN (featuring the music of Cosmosquad) at The Baked Potato on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010. Lineup includes Pete Griffin on Bass and Glen Sobel and drums.

MORE SUMMER HEAT!

JEFF is hometown bound during his Summer outing, be sure and catch him in Toledo, Ohio with TIZER!

Visit the "Tour" section for all the details.



SUMMER HEAT!

JEFF will be hitting the road this Summer with TIZER, so be sure and stop by one of the shows.

Visit the "Tour" section for further details.

April 2 - TIZER - Antholgy - San Diego, California
April 10 - TIZER - Soho Restaurant & Music Club - Santa Barbara, California

LIVE - MORE UPCOMING SHOWS

Be sure and check the "Tour" section of the site for an updated list of dates where JEFF will feature; such as with the THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS [including CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chili Peppers)], TIZER and FENDER.

LIVE - CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS

Jeff and THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS will be joined by CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums; back live at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California, on Friday, May 21st.

COSMOSQUAD RETURN TO THE SPUD!

COSMOSQUAD return to The Baked Potato in Studio City, California, on Saturday, May 15th, featuring Jeff (guitar), Shane Gaalaas (drums) and Pete Griffin (bass).



FENDER CLINIC / WEST LA MUSIC / TIME CHANGE

April 22 - 5:00PM - West L.A. Music - Los Angeles, California



NEW SHOWS

April 2 - TIZER - Antholgy - San Diego, California
April 10 - TIZER - Soho Restaurant & Music Club - Santa Barbara, California

MORE SHOWS

March 19 - TIZER - Baked Potato - Studio City, California
March 20 - TIZER - Spaghettini - Seal Beach, California
April 6 - THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS - Baked Potato - Studio City, California with Kenny Aronoff on drums
April 16 - COSMOSQUAD - Baked Potato - Studio City, California with Shane Gaalaas drums, Jeff Kollman guitar -and- Pete Griffin bass

Visit the "Tour" section for further info and links.

FENDER CLINIC TOUR

Fender JEFF will be embarking on a Fender Clinic tour around the USA this Spring, be sure and pay him a visit if he visits a city near you!

April 7 - Spotlight Music - Ft. Collins, Colorado
April 8 - Robb's Boulder Music - Boulder, Colorado
April 13 - Guitar Showcase - San Jose, California
April 14 - Herreid Music - Chico, California
April 15 - Nicholson Music - Folsom, California
April 20 - Guitar Trader - San Diego, California
April 21 - Instrumental Music - Ventura, California
April 22 - West L.A. Music - Los Angeles, California
April 27 - Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, Washington
April 28 - Ted Brown Music - Silverdale, Washington
April 29 - American Music - Bellevue, Washington
April 30 - Ted Brown Music - Yakima, Washington

May 4 - New Braunfels Music - New Braunfels, Texas
May 5 - Texas Music Emporium - Houston, Texas
May 6 - The Music Store - Tulsa, Oklahoma

More details and links can be found in the "Tour" section.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Now the New Year is in full swing, JEFF has a busy live schedule ahead, be sure and visit the 'Tour' page for all the details, but briefly, he'll be making appearances not only with his own trio, but also with TIZER and THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS all around the world!



2009

KLOS 'MARK AND BRIAN SHOW' VIDEO

JEFF and CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS were the recent featured guests of Mark and Brian of the KLOS radio broadcast in Los Angeles, California. See below for a 3-part video series featuring their live appearance on the show.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS COME OUT TO PLAY!

CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS will be performing at The Baked Potato, December 20th in North Hollywood, CA. 2 shows... 9:30 & 11:30. Yes with Chad!!

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS will feature famed drummer Kenny Aronoff on December 13th also at The baked Potato.

Chad, Kenny and the bats will fly on over to The Drum Channel for a rare on camera performance on December 19th. Kollman states "It's a rare thing that this band has developed. Chad has had commitments over the summer with Chickenfoot and now with The Red Hot Chili Peppers who are writing daily for a 2010 release. Therefore, we called on heavyweight drummers Kenny Aronoff and Matt Sorum for recent tours to fill Chad's shoes".

Kollman continues, "Both drummers killed it and at the same time made it their own. The Meatbats live set list of original tunes provides this musically diverse palette for drummers to venture off and express a side of of drumming that is sometimes stifled by famed producers in a cooperate rock environment".

Aronoff states, "Playing with the Bombastic Meatbats is amazing on many many levels... I love the Meatbats music because it touches on many styles of music like, Rock, R+B, Country, Texas swing, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Second Line, Funk and Fusion and more. You have to not only know the songs and your parts, but you need to be able to groove, play in time and most importantly, be able to listen to everyone else so you can improvise and react to everyone else at a split second. For me it's not just about drumming, it's about MUSIC at the highest level... communication both as a listener and speaker through the vehicle of music".

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS IN JAPAN

The Bombastic Meatbats in Japan with Matt Sorum THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS recently played at the Gakki Fair (Yokohama,Japan) with special guest Drummer, Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns & Roses). You can now view a couple of pix from the gig in the 'Photos' section.


UPCOMING SHOWS FEATURING JEFF

Dec. 12th
The Bombastic Meatbats and drummer Kenny Aronoff will perform at a benefit for the Safety Harbor Kids organization in Malibu Ca. Go to www.safetyharborkids.org for more info.
Dec. 13th
The Bombastic Meatbats featuring drummer great Kenny Aronoff @ The Baked Potato (North Hollywood, CA.)
Dec. 15th
The Bombastic Meatbats on KLOS -Mark & Brian morning show
Dec. 19th
Kenny Aronoff and Chad Smith will team up with The Meatbats for a DVD shoot at the drum channel. www.drumchannel.com for more info.
Dec. 20th
Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats live at The Baked Potato, North Hollywood, CA. Show times 9:30PM and 11:30.

2010 UPCOMING SHOWS FEATURING JEFF

Jan. 2nd
Jeff Kollman will be at The Baked Potato with Tizer featuring violinist Karen Briggs.
Jan. 13th
Kenny Aronoff and The Meatbats will be at The Baked Potato in Celebration of NAMM Week.
Jan. 14th
The Bombastic Meatbats will perform at the NAMM Convention for Fender guitars at the Fender booth at 5:00PM.
Jan. 15th
Chad Smith and The Bombastic Meatbats will be playing the night time Sabian party in Anaheim, CA.
Jan. 16th
Guitarist Jeff Kollman will be performing at the 2010 Barbados Jazz Festival with Tizer. Go to www.barbadosjazzfestival.com for more info.
Feb. 13th
Jeff Kollman will be performing with Lao Tizer and famed percussion great Munyungo Jackson @ The Palm Desert Arts Fest (downtown), Palm Desert, CA.
Feb 18th
Jeff will be playing at the Dubai Jazz festival. Go to www.dubaijazzfest.com for more info.

MOGG & 'THE SIGN OF 4' NOW ON ITUNES

Sign of 4 - Dancin' with St. Peter Phil Mogg & The Sign Of 4 album, 'Dancin' With St. Peter' is now avaiable for download and purchase from Apple's iTunes Store. UFO singer Phil Mogg teams up with Guitarist JEFF KOLLMAN and the slamming rhythm section of SHANE GAALAAS and Jimmy Curtain.



Visit  iTunes  to download now!

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS RETURN TO JAPAN

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS will be performing at the Gakki Fair (Yokohama,Japan) on November 7th with special guest Drummer, Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns & Roses).

PHOTOS & VIDEO - THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS IN JAPAN
The Bombastic Meatbats LIVE in Japan



JEFF recently return from Japan with THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS which also featured Kenny Aronoff on drums, filling in for Chad Smith.

You can now view some pix from their visit, along with an exclusive video featuring Kenny and keyboardist, Ed Roth, taking a solo break during Pigfeet.

COSMOSQUAD LIVE

COSMOSQUAD live at The Baked Potato on Friday, October 30th, 2009.

Joining JEFF and SHANE will be Pete Griffin on bass and special guest Jim 'Big Red' Marshall on guitar.

Cosmosquad

MOGG & 'THE SIGN OF 4' REMASTERED

Sign of 4 - Dancin' with St. Peter Phil Mogg & The Sign Of 4 album, 'Dancin' With St. Peter' has recently been remastered and re-released. UFO singer Phil Mogg teams up with Guitarist JEFF KOLLMAN and the slamming rhythm section of SHANE GAALAAS and Jimmy Curtain.


Visit the Store to order your copy today!




"MEET THE MEATBATS" UK CD RELEASE - OCT.12 2009

Chad Smith's, BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS debut CD, "Meet the Meatbats", already hailed as one of the most compelling and unpredictable instrumental bands in years, is released in the UK on Monday, October 12th via (Noble) earMUSIC Records.

MEET THE MEATBATS



DEBUT CD "MEET THE MEATBATS" - SEPT.15 2009

Chad Smith's, BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS debut CD, "Meet the Meatbats" will be in stores on September 15th, 2009!

Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats
"Meet The Meatbats"
UPC: 802097018223
Catalog: 02097-01822
Label: Warrior/ Universal Records

For further information visit:

www.warriorrecords.com/bombasticmeatbats
and
www.myspace.com/bombasticmeatbats



LIVE ON DVD WITH THE VOICE OF ROCK

JEFF is featured on the upcoming live DVD from (The Voice of Rock) GLENN HUGHES and can now also be found on his Alive Drive audio and video streams! Recorded live in June 2009 during Glenn's recent live shows in England. Go to GlennHughes.com for more info.



J2

Guitarists JEFF MARSHALL (aka Big Red) and JEFF KOLLMAN team up for a dual AXE attack!

Joining them will be Jono Brown on Drums and Francesco DiCosmo on Bass. Catch them on Wednesday, August 26th @ Universal Bar and Grill, Universal City, CA.

J2

JEFF KOLLMAN BAND

Jeff and his band will be @ The Baked Potato, Friday, August 21st
3787 Cahuenga Blvd West., Studio City, CA. 91604 - (818) 980-1615.

Jeff Kollman, guitar/vocals - Andre Manga, bass - Glen Sobel, drums

PERVADELIC @ PALADINO'S FRIDAY JULY 3RD

We'll play all your favorite Pervadelic songs including:

I Like Mommies
Milfalicious
Mouth Fulla Lovin'

Jeff Kollman guitars and vocals
Jaco Caraco guitars and vocals
Adam Levy bass
Jono Brown drums

Pervadelic at Paladino's
Friday July 3rd 9:30PM
6101 Reseda Bl.
Tarzana, CA. 91335

$10 cover

You can go to www.myspace.com/pervadelic to hear a couple songs

LIVE IN BULGARIA WITH THE VOICE OF ROCK



BOMBASTIC MEATBATS ON THE DRUM CHANNEL!






You can now watch the BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS most recent live performance at The Baked Potato, over at the Drum Channel.

Meantime, you can catch a sneek peek with this brief video preview below!







APRIL 2009 NEWS UPDATE!

JEFF and the BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS have just recorded their 2nd studio release with Producer/Engineer great Ryan Hewitt in Venice Ca. "We played the songs a bit live before going into the studio", states Kollman. "We cut all 12 tracks live in the studio over a 3 day period in March and with out a click track. Old school. Just how the bats like it." "It's interesting with this band. We have now two studio records and a double live recording with 14 tracks in the can and we just put a deal together to release the first album 'Meet The Meatbats'."

The album will come out this Summer in the U.S. and Canada on Warrior Records/Universal. It will also be released in Japan this August.

The BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS will play a west coast show at the Baked Potato Tuesday April 28th. "We're wanting to get one last show in before drummer Chad Smith goes out with Chickenfoot (Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, and bassist Michael Anthony) for their summer tour".

JEFF has reunited with (The Voice of Rock) GLENN HUGHES, to do some touring in '09. "We just did a successful U.S. run and now are heading overseas". The band will perform the entire Deep Purple 'Burn' album in Bulgaria and Serbia. The guys will head to the U.K. in June to play a set of Trapeze music (Glenn's group prior to Deep Purple). Go to GlennHughes.com for more info.



In other news, COSMOSQUAD bassist, Christopher Maloney, will be relocating to Florida in June. He will be closer to his daughter and opening a music school called Absolute Music Studios in Jupiter (just North of West Palm Beach). More details will be available on Christopher's website soon. Jeff states, "I'm very excited for him, but it will be very sad to see him go. COSMOSQUAD will be playing a farewell gig for Christopher on Friday, May 29th at the Baked Potato in Studio City, CA. Our musical ventures together will continue in some form. Away but not forgotten as they say."



BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS LIVE

BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS live at The Baked Potato on Tuesday, April 28th.

COSMOSQUAD LIVE

COSMOSQUAD live at The Baked Potato on Friday, May 29th.

MISTREATED IN MASS.

Live performance video - JEFF KOLLMAN at Showcase Live on Friday, March 27th, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA, while performing with the Voice Of Rock, Glenn Hughes.

"Mistreated" - Intro.



COSMOSQUAD LIVE

COSMOSQUAD live at The Baked Potato on Saturday, April 11th, 2009.

BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS LIVE L.A. RECORDING PART II
The Bombastic Meatbats
THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, will do another live recording at The Baked Potato (Studio City) on Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th featuring Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) at 9:30PM each night, cost $20.00.

MEATBATS AT FENDER UNIVERSITY

Fender University



Chad and the Meatbats will be a part of the Fender University experience with a performance Friday, March 6th along with John 5, Philip Sayce, Dick Dale, James Burton, legendary producer Eddie Kramer, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen and much more...

http://www.fender.com/university/

POLYNESIA ROCKS!

Jeff will be playing at the first ever Polynesian rock festival, Pacific Rock Festival, with Aussie rock singer Kitto on Thursday, January 29th, 2009 in Papeete, Tahiti.

REUNITED WITH THE VOICE OF ROCK

Jeff will be rejoining Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze) for some US dates. Shows include Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA on March 27th, then Highline Ballroom, NYC on March 28th and the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA on April 4th.

NEW BAND - PERVADELIC

Coming in 2009...The new band called PERVADELIC. Slated for an '09 release is the 11 song album entitled "Songs For Perv's". Check out a sample on www.myspace.com/jeffkollman click on 'Butterfly Tatoo'.

COSMOSQUAD LIVE

COSMOSQUAD live at The Baked Potato on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009. (Yes the original lineup!!)

BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS LIVE L.A. RECORDING
The Bombastic Meatbats

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, will do a live recording at The Baked Potato (Studio City) on Friday, January 9th, 2009 and Saturday, January 10th, 2009 featuring Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS).





2008

CHINA - JEFF KOLLMAN / FENDER CLINIC TOUR


Jeff heads to China for over a week in early October for some clinics sponsored by Fender. He will do 4 clinics in all, along with some booth/stage time at "Music Fair" in Shanghai. Be sure and check the Tour page for details.


COSMOSQUAD - LIVE IN JAPAN

COSMOSQUAD - Live in Japan

A couple of new photos from Jeff while in Japan with COSMOSQUAD are now available!





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COSMOSQUAD LIVE - DVD RELEASE SHOW

COSMOSQUAD return with Shane Gaalaas fresh from Japan for a special DVD release gig at The Baked Potato, Hollywood on October 3rd. Be sure and check the Tour page for details.


COSMOSQUAD DVD

Cosmosquad - Lights, Camera...SQUAD


The COSMOSQUAD DVD, "Lights, Camera, Squad!" will be available July 7th. The concert was filmed this past fall at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California and includes all the classic Squad tunes. There are also some cool extras, including a 20-minute interview, behind the scenes tour footage from Japan, a special look into Jeff's guitar collection and many more. Go to: http://www.cosmosquad.com for more info.



Cosmosquad - Japan Tour 2008 Round II


On the live front, COSMOSQUAD will embark on its Japan Tour 2008 Round II in September after playing half a dozen shows in Tokyo and Osaka in March 2008. Exact dates and venues are as follows:

Sept. 23rd - ESP Musical Academy, Bldg 12 Club 1ne 2wo, Tokyo (doors: 19:00)
Sept. 24th - Bottom Line, Nagoya (doors: 18:30)
Sept. 25th - Live House enn, Sendai (doors: 19:00)




UFO SUMMER SHOWS

Jeff and Mike Moore - UFO Tour 2008
(Click to enlarge)

Jeff will be playing some shows with UFO in July and August. For details on the shows, go to: http://www.ufo-music.info/tour.htm

July 9th - USA - Ft. Worth - TX - The Ridglea Theater
July 10th - USA - Houston - TX - The Scout Bar
July 11th - USA - Santa Fe - NM - Camel Rock Casino
July 12th - USA- San Antonio - TX - South Texas Rock Fest
July 13th - USA - Pryor - OK - Rocklahoma Festival
August 2nd - USA - Aurora - IL - Downtown Alive Rocks The Fox


ALL ACCESS MEATBATS REVIEW

Be sure and checkout the latest review of THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS over at All Access Magazine:

http://www.allaccessmagazine.com/vol6/issue06/bombastic_meatbats.html

1-NIGHT ONLY "MID-WEST SPECIAL USA"

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS
Chad Smith/Jeff Kollman/Ed Roth/ Kevin Chown
ALL AGES Concert...

1-NIGHT ONLY Special Appearance in the MidWest!

May, 31 2008 - 8:00PM
Club Bijou
135 South Byrne,
Toledo, Ohio
Cost: 15.00

EX PRO CABLES & THE OVERDRIVE PEDAL ENDORSEMENT

Jeff Kollman endorses Ex Pro Cables and the Overdrive pedal.

"I have had the honor of using the Ex Pro Prototype overdrive for the Chad Smith/Bombastic Meatbats show in Tokyo. The pedal is the warmest, most musical sounding overdrive that I've ever heard. I can't wait to get my hands on one!!!"

For more information: http://www.ex-pro.co.jp

CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS - LIVE IN JAPAN

The Bombastic Meatbats - Live in Japan

THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, just returned from their debut tour of Japan. Be sure and checkout the photos of the band during their whirlwind visit!




"Into The Floyd" - Live at The Baked Potato, LA



CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBEATS - LIVE IN L.A.

The Bombastic Meatbats
THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, featuring Glenn Hughes alumni Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) on drums, Jeff Kollman on guitars and Ed Roth on keyboards, along with bassist, Kevin Chown, will headline Los Angeles venue, Life on Wednesday, April 16th at 10:00PM.

Show details are as follows:

Wednesday, April 16
Life *
6311 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 90048
323 651 5433

* (NorthWest corner of Wilshire and Crescent Heights)

"I Spilled My Beer" - Live at The Baked Potato, LA



COSMOSQUAD - LIVE IN JAPAN

COSMOSQUAD - Live in Japan

A few photos of Jeff conquering Japan with COSMOSQUAD are now available!





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LIVE IN DETROIT

Here are some video clips from the recent Detroit (Mt.Clemens) gig with Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith and Ed Roth.
Live in Detroit - March 2008    Live in Detroit - March 2008    Live in Detroit - March 2008
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THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS - Photos from The Baked Potato

The Bombastic Meatbats LIVE

Lots of photos are now available featuring Jeff and the lads at the recent gig in LA.





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CD BABY - Groovy Pricing Now Available!

CD Baby

Just a reminder you can find the entire catalog over at CD Baby - all for US$12.97 or less! Here are the direct links:





JEFF KOLLMAN
Shedding Skin
http://cdbaby.com/cd/kollman1

JEFF KOLLMAN
Into The Unknown
http://cdbaby.com/cd/kollman2

JEFF KOLLMAN
Schizoid
http://cdbaby.com/cd/kollman3

JEFF KOLLMAN
Guitar Screams Live
http://cdbaby.com/cd/kollman4

JKB
Bleeding The Soul
http://cdbaby.com/cd/jkb

COSMOSQUAD
Squadrophenia
http://cdbaby.com/cd/cosmosquad1

COSMOSQUAD
Cosmosquad
http://cdbaby.com/cd/cosmosquad2

COSMOSQUAD
Live at the Baked Potato
http://cdbaby.com/cd/cosmosquad3

COSMOSQUAD
Acid Test
http://cdbaby.com/cd/cosmosquad4

CRUMB BROS
The State Of Your Mind
http://cdbaby.com/cd/crumbbros

EDWIN DARE
My Time To Die
http://cdbaby.com/cd/edwindare

EDWIN DARE
Can't Break Me
http://cdbaby.com/cd/edwindare2

EDWIN DARE
The Unthinkable Deed
http://cdbaby.com/cd/edwindare3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 20, 2008 - Acclaimed Southern California heavy fusioneers COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY), bassist Christopher Maloney (DWEEZIL ZAPPA, HARDLINE), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (B'Z, DIESEL MACHINE), have announced their first ever Japanese shows. The band will be playing a pair of double headers (showtime: 7pm and 9pm) in Osaka and Tokyo and also appear at the Musician's Institute in Tokyo (open to students only!). A Los Angeles area show has been booked for April 4 at the Baked Potato in North Hollywood.

Exact dates and venues are as follows:

March 12 - Live Square 2nd Line, Osaka, Japan
March 14 - Shibuya Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo, Japan
March 15 - Musician's Institute, Tokyo, Japan
April 4 - Baked Potato, North Hollywood, CA

The Bombastic Meatbats - Live in Japan 2008
(Click to enlarge)

www.myspace.com/bombasticmeatbats

In other news, Kollman will be officially unveiling his new instrumental venture THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, also featuring fellow Glenn Hughes alumni Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) on drums and Ed Roth on keyboards, along with bassist, Kevin Chown, with two back to back shows at Baked Potato on Saturday, March 1 (showtime: 9pm and 11pm). Tickets can be ordered ($25) in advance at 818 980 1615 after 7pm. In addition, the MEATBATS will be heading to Japan for a club tour in late April; dates listed below. The group's upcoming 11-song debut CD is finished and mastered. Recorded analog and live in the studio, the disc was co-produced by Jono Brown. songs include 'Need Strange', 'Battle For Ventura Blvd', 'Night Sweats', 'Big Feet', 'Lola', and 'Roller Girl'.

** APR 21(Mon) Sendai / enn
Door Open 19:00 / Show Time 19:30
022-212-2678
http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~enn/

** APR 22(Tue) Tokyo / STB139
Door Open 18:30 / Show Time 19:30
03-5474-1395
http://stb139.co.jp/

** APR 24(Thu) Nagoya / Bottom Line
Door Open 18:30 / Show Time 19:30
052-741-1620
http://www.bottomline.co.jp/

** APR 25(Fri) Osaka / BIGCAT
Door Open 18:30 / Show Time 19:30
06-6258-5008
http://www.arm-live.com/bigcat/

** APR 26(Sat) Okayama / CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
Door Open 18:00 / Show Time 19:00
YUMEBANCHI 086-231-3531
http://www.yumebanchi.jp/

** APR 27(Sun) Fukuoka / Gate's 7
Door Open 17:00 / Show Time 18:00
092-283-0577
http://www.gates7.com/

Jeff Kollman, Chad Smith, and Ed Roth, will also be playing at the Emerald Theater, March 4th (Rescheduled date) in Detroit, Michigan, along with `The Voice Of Rock`, Mr. Glenn Hughes - go to ticketmaster.com for tickets and info.

NAMM 2008 Highlights

Jeff Kollman, Chad Smith, Ed Roth, and Kevin Chown live on the Fender Frontline stage at NAMM 2008 in Anaheim, California, January 18th. This was their live debut performance - the band with no name (so far!) will release their debut album very soon.











Cosmosquad live on the Fender Frontline stage at NAMM 2008 featuring guitarist, Jeff Kollman, bassist Christopher Maloney and drummer Glen Sobel (in place of Shane Gaalaas) in Anaheim, California on Thursday, January 17th, 2008.



Jeff Kollman at the Fender Frontline live stage - NAMM 2008.

Jeff at the Fender Frontline live stage - NAMM 2008
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 14, 2008 - Acclaimed guitarist/producer Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY) has lined up a number of performances at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Kollman is teaming up with bassist Christopher Maloney and drummer Glen Sobel (in place of Shane Gaalaas) to play a set of COSMOSQUAD tunes at the Fender Frontline stage on Thursday, January 17th (2:00 p.m.) and Friday, January 18th (5:00 p.m.), respectively.

In addition, Jeff will unveil his as-of-yet unnamed new band with the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith (dr), Kevin Chown (bs), and Ed Roth (keys); showtime will be 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18th immediately following COSMOSQUAD at Fender. Later that night, Kollman and Smith will be funking it up with the one and only Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE,TRAPEZE) at the annual Sabian party at the Sheraton Hotel.

In related news, Kollman is finishing up work on the first ever COSMOSQUAD live DVD, filmed at the band's recent Musician's Institute gig in Hollywood, CA. The group will also be heading off to Japan for a series of shows in mid-March before drummer Shane Gaalaas continues his road stint with Japanese superstars B'z who are celebrating their 20-year band anniversary with an extended tour.

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WINTER 2007

Jeff just returned from Asia on a successful 2 week run in 5 countries promoting Fender guitars and the new Cosmosquad release 'ACID TEST'. Check back for photos and video clips. The countries visited includes Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. www.fender.com/artists

Jeff has recently completed a new instrumental record with Drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Also in the lineup is Keyboardist Ed Roth and former Edwin Dare bassist, Kevin Chown. The band name is yet untitled. The CD is due out Spring of 2008.

In other news...... 'Crazy' the movie starring Ali Larter and Waylon Payne premiered at Mann's Chinese Theater Monday Dec. 2nd. The event was hosted by the guitar god extrodiare Steve Vai who was also the executive producer of the movie. Jeff Kollman plays the role of Barry Galbraith, the mentor of famed Nashville guitarist Hank Garland. Other appearances include Tony Macalpine as Wes Montgomery, singer Shawn Colvin, and Steve Vai playing the role of Hank Williams. For more info , go to http://www.crazy-themovie.com

Christmas is only days away. Order your Cosmosquad 'ACID TEST' T-Shirts and CD's now - click on Store to order. CD's can also be purchased at www.guitar9.com, www.cdbaby.com and many other outlets. You can also purchase Jeff Kollman, Cosmosquad, JKB, Edwin Dare, and Crumb Bros music instantly from iTunes.com.

On the gig front.... Cosmosquad will be playing at the Baked Potato December 29th. Come on down! It's the last show of the year.

The Squad will also be performing at Fender Frontline Live at The NAMM Convention, Anaheim Ca. Thursday, January 18th at 2:00PM and Friday the 19th at 5:00PM. Other artists include Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Macus Miller, Dick Dale, the Ventures and many more.

Cosmosquad will be doing a Japanese tour starting March 11th. Check back for dates.

Cosmosquad recently performed and recorded a live HD multi-cam shoot at Musicians Institute, Hollywood Ca. that will soon be released as a DVD. The first one for the band.

Cosmosquad T Shirt

 There's also new Cosmosquad T shirts
 now available. Click on the Store and then
 Other Merch link to purchase in time
 for Christmas.



 

COSMOSQUAD - Acid Test - REVIEWS

The reviews are in and Acid Test is being hailed as the best one yet! Here's one such review over at the Sea of Tranquility web site:

http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=5845

Ultimate Guitar.TV - Jeff Kollman Video Interview
 ULTIMATE GUITAR.TV Video Interview

 Recently Jeff was interviewed by Amy
 Kelly of Ultimate Guitar.TV - topics covered
 include the latest CD release from
 Cosmosquad - ACID TEST, upcoming live
 dates, and more!


Modern Guitars Magazine interview

Be sure and checkout a full length interview with Jeff conducted recently by Tom Watson - all things JEFF KOLLMAN, COSMOSQUAD and more are covered:

http://www.modernguitars.com/archives/003779.html

COSMOSQUAD ACID TEST is available now.

Check the COSMOSQUAD ecards.
Forward to a friend and spread the word of the SQUAD! http://www.letstalkmetal.com/projects/artists/cosmosquad/ecard/

UPCOMING SHOWS

Cosmosquad
Saturday, December 29th
The Baked Potato
3878 Cahaunga Blvd
North Hollywood, Ca.

For more info visit:
www.myspace.com/officialcosmosquad

COSMOSQUAD ACID TEST  to be released 05.28.07

Los Angeles, CA-based metallic fusioneers COSMOSQUAD have finished recording and mixing their latest album, titled ACID TEST. Co-produced by drummer Shane Gaalaas (B'Z, DIESEL MACHINE, GLENN HUGHES) and guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY, $IGN OF 4) at Crumb West Studios in Simi Valley, CA between February and April, ACID TESTmarks the group's first studio effort since 2001's highly acclaimed Squadrophenia, released on Marmaduke in North America and Mascot and Zain/Big M.F. in Europe and Japan, respectively.

"I'm really stoked to have this new record coming out — it's been way too long!" enthuses Gaalaas. "It seems that everything came together very naturally and it was a lot of fun to collaborate with Jeff again. I think we take the listener on quite the journey throughout ACID TEST
. Epic songs with lots of movement, heaviness, some greasiness, and an amazing ballad from Kollman that really sets him apart from other guitar players. The playing is certainly elevated a notch but we still retain the classic 'SQUAD vibe — the stuff that made us famous, ha ha!"

Missing from the latest COSMOSQUAD endeavor is longtime bassist Barry Sparks (TED NUGENT, MSG, ULI ROTH) who played on the band's first three records. "We tried our best to get Barry to put down some tracks for ACID TEST but with him living out of town and being the road warrior that he is we just couldn't line it up scheduling-wise this time," explains Gaalaas. "But, we'd been doing live gigs with a revolving cast of bass players anyway so once we started recording we spread the tunes around and everybody came through with some great playing. So it all worked out well in the end."

Sharing bass duties on ACID TEST are Jeff Kollman
's old EDWIN DARE bandmate Kevin Chown (ARTENSION, TONY MACALPINE, UNCLE CRACKER), Christopher Maloney (Z, $IGN OF 4, HARDLINE), and Paul Shinadeh (SCOTT HENDERSON, SCOTT KINSEY); keyboards are supplied by Ed Roth (IMPELLITTERI, GLENN HUGHES, FATES WARNING) who plays on five cuts, and noted composer Jono Brown, co-author with Kollman on the recent Garmin GSP Superbowl commercial that featured U.K. vocalist Steve Grimmett (ex-GRIM REAPER).

Jeff just finished up some touringin Europe with Glenn Hughes. You can visit www.ghpg.net/spring2007/ to get some photos and video footage from the tour.

Guitar screams Live is now available at the Marmaduke record store. This is a collcction of songs from Jeff's groups Mogg/Way, Sign Of 4, Cosmoquad, solo material, and JKB. Special guests include Paul Shihadeh, Shane Gaalaas, Kevin Chown, Christopher Maloney, Lao Tizer, and Ed Roth.

By the way, all of these and more Marmaduke releases all also available at itunes for downloads. This includes Jeff' 90's metal band Edwin Dare. For you Edwin Dare fanatics... "The Unthinkable Deed" which was their first record, (currently out of print) is now available for downloads at Itunes.com.

In other news, Jeff just finished up the "06 Music For The Divine" tour with "The Voice Of Rock", Mr. Glenn Hughes, formerly of Deep Purple. "We will reconvene on Feb 20th, '07 starting in Russia for pt 2 of the 'Music For The Divine Tour.'  The tour will then continue throughout parts of Europe in April. Complete tour schedule..

Jeff has jumped on board with Fender Guitars and amps.
Fender was introducing the VG Stratocaster guitar at the winter NAMM show January 07. They've integrated Roland technology along with a tranditional Strat to give you multiple tunings on the fly as well as modeling different pickup and tone configurations.

Many thanks to Fender guitars for having the Jeff Kollman Explosion at the NAMM show. "We were honored to share the stage with the likes of Edward Van Halen, Jimmy Vaughan, Yngwie Malmsteen, Andy Sommers of the Police, and many more". You can find some clips on youtube/ Fender Frontline Live.

In other news , Jono Brown and Jeff landed a superbowl commercial for Garmin GSP navigation systems. 80's metal. Yes!! The lineup includes Steve Grimmet from Grim Reaper, Jono Brown on drums, and Jeff on Guitar. Here's the full length video at the Garmin webiste.
" No we are not in the video".

Jeff has been working with Pianist Lao Tizer over the past few years, including the new release Diversify, which was produced by Kollman. The lead off single "Uptown" is starting to hit the smooth jazz stations across the country and spreading like a virus! More info at www.Laotizer.com.

Last but not least, Jeff and Shane Gaalaas are well under way recording the 4th Cosmosquad record. Bassist Barry Sparks is not available to join in on this recording due to his hectic tour schedule and solo musical ventures. "Barry, we'll miss your presence and steller shredding." Look for a Spring release.

 

DECEMBER 2006

The New Jeff Kollman release, Guitar Screams Live is now
available at the Marmaduke record store.

Order it now in time for Christmas!

In other news....

Jeff just finished up the "06 Music For The Divine" tour with "The Voice Of Rock", Mr. Glenn Hughes, formerly of Deep Purple. Check out some photos.   "We will reconvene in Feb 20th, '07 starting in Russia for pt 2 of the Glenn Hughes tour and continuing throughout Europe in April. Check back later in December for tour dates.. Jeff states "The new band is really inspiring. Playing with Glenn and the guys is so musically gratifying on so many levels."

The band includes Anders Olinder on Keys and the drummer Mark Mondesir (formerly of the Jeff Beck group).
Jeff will be performing at the 07 NAMM show for Fender guitars January 18th , 19th and 20th with his trio. World wide Live simulcasts will be a part of the Fender Performance. More info on this to come.... "Fender has a new secret weapon which will be introduced at the show". It's gonna be exciting shiite. Nothing you've ever seen from Fender!"

 

FALL 2006

Jeff will be touring playing guitar with The Voice of Rock, Mr Glenn Hughes. Jeff has worked with Glenn in the past, producing and co-writing the '03 release "Songs In The Key Of Rock" as well as the HTP II along with Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner in  '04.  Check out the video for Soul Mover at http://www. myspace.com/glennhughesonline.   Click on video to get a taste of Glenn Hughes.   Dates  for the tour listed below.

In other news, Jeff has just signed on board to endorse Fender Guitars and amps. Check out the new Supersonic Amplifiers.  Absolutely killing tones!!!

"Shane Gaalaas and I  are just putting the finishing touches on the  mixes for the live record, Jeff Kollman Guitar Screams LIve . The CD will be available October 23rd as well as on sale on the European tour.  I think we captured some wicked tones and magical moments. Speclial guests include  Paul Shehadeh, Shane Gaalaas, Kevin Chown, Christopher Maloney, Lao Tizer, and Ed Roth."

SUMMER 2006

Jeff has teamed up  with Jono Brown Co writing and producing tracks for singer Nina Maria from the band  Shock Nina.   Jeff is also writing with Glenn Hughes for the new Jimmy Barnes record.

On the live front,  Jeff will be touring throughout Europe starting in Late October. "We get the dates posted up on the site soon. Check back in the beginning of October".

"The movie soundtrack thing seems to be going well. We're getting a lot of placements.  Recent music credits include Poseidon, Beerfest, Failure To Launch, Clerks 2, Garfield 2, and The Marine".

Jeff has begun the writing/recording process for the 2nd JKB record with band mates Kevin Chown and Charlie Waymire. The record will be produced by Jono Brown. "We're doing it a bit different than the usual demo first, record after process. It's basically a song a day. We'll go in, look for an inspirational idea and get it on tape. The lyrics then follow. Some tunes will take 2 or 3 days depending. We'll stay on one till it's done."

You can view the video for "By Myself" from "Bleeding The Soul" at www.MySpace.com/jkb

Cosmosquad will continue the writing process for their followup to Squadrophenia in August. Drummer Shane Gaalaas is currently out on tour with  the B'z in Asia.

Due out in October is a new live Jeff Kollman record. Guests include Shane Gaalaas, Paul Shihadeh, Kevin Chown, Christopher Maloney, Ed Roth, Lao Tizer, and Track list includes Clap Hands ( Tom Waits), Jerusalem (Mogg/Way), By Myself, Fool For Your Stockings (ZZ Top), Slowburn, Epapo Funk, 3 AM, Stretchhog , Sheer Drama, Shedding Skin, Blues For Pop  plus more...

March 29, 2006

Los Angeles, CA - Guitarist JEFF KOLLMAN (Glenn Hughes, Mogg/Way, UFO)  and his band COSMOSQUAD will be appearing at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd. W. in Universal City, CA this Saturday, April 1 for a double header.  The first set kicks off at 9.30pm.
 
States Kollman: "We'll be recording for a solo live album, with our good friend Bob Bradshaw coming down to engineer.  We are doing songs from both COSMOSQUAD records, my last solo disc, Shedding Skin, including some songs we haven't done live yet, and we might pull out a couple of tunes off the MOGG/WAY and $IGN OF 4 records I did with Phil Mogg.  It's gonna be a well rounded, eclectic set and extra special because Ed Roth (Glenn Hughes, Impellitteri) is joining us on keyboards for the occasion, a first for us in a live setting.
 
"Speaking of COSMOSQUAD, Shane (Gaalaas) and I have written a lot of material for a new studio album and we'll probably start tracking sometime in April.  The biggest challenge will be trying to corner the perpetually busy Mr. Barry Sparks for a couple of days between his solo gigs, doing Blackmore's Night, and Uncle Ted so we can knock out all the bass tracks. I've also accumulated a bunch of stuff for another solo album but we'll knock out the new COSMOSQUAD first.
 
"Also, I'll be joining the great ULI JON ROTH & Friends when he heads into town for a series of concerts that will be taking place May 24, 26 and 27 at the Freud Theater on the campus of UCLA.  I first met Uli back in '98 on the European G3 Tour when I played bass for MSG and it's an extreme honor to share the stage with him again.  He's got a lot of cool special guests lined up for this, including Warren DeMartini,  Tony Franklin, Jeff Scott Soto, Eric Singer, Chris Poland, and Roy Z, so it should be a great event.  Check www.sky-academy.com for details."
 
In other Jeff Kollman news, the guitarist has been collaborating with Jono Brown and placed music in major motion pictures such as 'Slither', '8 Below', and 'Fantastic Four', as well as Showtime's 'Masters of Horrors' series.  Another track, 'Captivity',  from the forthcoming Roland Joffe-directed movie of the same name, is currently getting airplay on Scott Mason's show on KROQ radio in Los Angeles.  Kollman will also be making his acting debut, playing the role of jazz great Barry Galbraith, alongside fellow six-string masters Steve Vai and Tony MacAlpine in the upcoming bio pic 'Crazy', based on the life of post-World War II era Nashville guitar legend, Hank Garland.
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