Tag Archives: Madonna

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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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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Live Nation taking over management companies now

Posted by on November 13, 2013

When you think of hugely successful metal management companies, not a ton spring immediately to mind (we can think of about five off the top of our heads), so while this might not have too much relevance in the metal world just yet, it’s long-term implications might be worth keeping an eye on. According to […]

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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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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal Movie Soundtracks

Posted by on February 19, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. This coming Sunday, the 85th annual Oscars award show will air live on TV. Typically, movies’ biggest night of the year makes the Grammys look like Ozzfest. However, with the Oscars right around the corner, we got to thinking of […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Unique Covers Of Songs From ‘Vulgar Display Of Power’

Posted by on February 27, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. In case you missed it, Pantera’s seminal album Vulgar Display Of Power was released on February 25, 1992. While 1990’s Cowboys From Hell was the first of the band’s albums to be released nationally, Vulgar Display Of Power was far and away the band’s […]

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Did Madonna Try to Axe NYC Opeth Concert?

Posted by on May 28, 2009

From the Metal Insider gossip files: an anonymous source close to the project tells us Madonna nearly ruined over a thousand metalheads’ day this past Tuesday, when Opeth was scheduled to play New York’s Grand Ballroom at The Manhattan. The 1,200 capacity venue rests on the top floor of the Manhattan Center and its main […]

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