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Tag Archives: Monte Pittman

New & Noteworthy: August 31th, 2018: Between the New Releases

Posted by on August 31, 2018

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. Today brings us new music Omnium Gatherum and a new Alice Cooper live release! Be sure to check out the last week’s New & Noteworthy, for what all dropped last Friday. If […]

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Madonna guitarist Monte Pittman shreds over “La Isla Bonita”

Posted by on December 13, 2016

Monte Pittman has been Madonna’s guitarist for 15 years now. He’s also played with Prong and has put out a number of solo albums, the last two on Metal Blade. And while he’s definitely made Madonna more metal by his inclusion in the band, it’s not like he gets to truly showcase what a shredder he […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/5: Every time I crack the top 10

Posted by on October 5, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Another week, another slew of fall hard rock/metal releases (fourteen to be exact). I talked months ago about how crazy the amount of music coming out over the next two months, and that was […]

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Stone Temple Pilots to play with Chester Bennington for charity show

Posted by on February 17, 2016

In the past few years, Stone Temple Pilots have been working with Linkin Park’s singer Chester Bennington after the departure of the late Scott Weiland back in 2013. After collaborating with the band for a while, Bennington left the band due to lack of time and to fully concentrate on Linkin Park, but that doesn’t mean […]

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Madonna shreds some Led Zeppelin in video

Posted by on June 22, 2015

All hail Monte Pittman. The onetime Prong guitarist and solo artist has been thrust into the international spotlight via his job as the guitarist for Madonna. In addition to being the touring guitarist of the band, he’s also been teaching Madonna some guitar as well. While she most famously showed off her skills dropping Pantera’s “A New […]

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Photos: Ministry, Irving Plaza, New York City, 5/6/2015

Posted by on May 7, 2015

Do you like Ministry’s most recent album, From Beer to Eternity? It certainly helps to if you’re headed to the band’s current tour, as they’re playing the album in its entirety. A little more than a week into the tour for the album, the show hit New York City’s Irving Plaza last night. As noted, […]

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Metal Insider Top 5: Monte Pittman’s 5 favorite Prong, Madonna songs to play

Posted by on February 10, 2014

We recently caught up with Monte Pittman to talk about his first solo album for Metal Blade (and his third overall), The Power of Three. And while he’s certainly a renowned enough artist in his own right, he’s also been Madonna’s guitar player for the last 13 years and logged time with Prong, among other […]

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Monte Pittman talks solo album, playing with Madonna, Prong

Posted by on January 30, 2014

While guitarist Monte Pittman has just released first album on a label, The Power of Three, via Metal Blade, chances are you’ve seen or heard him before. It’s actually his third solo album, but even if you’re not a guitarist, you may be familiar with his work in Prong, or perhaps as Madonna’s guitarist since […]

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Photos/Contest: Win Jeremy Saffer’s top 21 portraits of the year!

Posted by on December 23, 2013

For the past decade or so, Jeremy Saffer has staked out a claim as one of the best metal photographers in the business. Having shot countless acts, from up and comers to the biggest in the business, he’s as close to a household name in photography as there is. Saffer was gracious enough to share […]

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Madonna’s Guitarist Signs To Metal Blade

Posted by on June 20, 2013

Monte Pittman, probably best known as Madonna’s guitar player, has signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The release date for his third solo album will be announced shortly. It will be produced by Flemming Rasmussen, who produced Metallica’s Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets and …And Justice For All. In addition to Madonna, who he’s been playing […]

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