2008 has been Great Year!......Here are some of the highlights:
January started off with a bang with a performance at the Muriel Anderson “All Star Guitar Night” at the Anaheim Hilton. The performance was broadcast live via the internet in over 200 countries. Here’s a link to a video performance of the show: ASGN TV All Star Guitar Night and here’s a link to some photo’s from the show: Rusty Cooley Photos
In the February issue of Total Guitar magazine, Rusty was listed as one of the 20 Most Blazing Shredders Ever! Check it out at Total Guitar
Here’s a link to a very cool interview in the March issue of Premier Guitar - Premier Guitar
Rusty was also in the March issue of Guitar World magazine with another “Betcha can’t Play This” column here’s a video link: Betchya Can't PlayThis Video You could also see this clip on I-Control (Cable on demand) if your Cable company supports that.
One of the most exciting things of the year was the release of the Dean Rusty Cooley 7 string signature model guitar, the “RC7”! It’s out and selling great! Dean is also running full page advertisements with Rusty and the killer axe. For more info on the RC7 go to: Dean Guitar RC7 and/or Dean Guitar Rusty Cooley
Speaking of releases, Rusty joined forces with Rock House Method and just released 2 new killer instructional DVD’s “Fret-board Autopsy 1 and 2”. You can buy these dvds at Guitar Center and Musicians Friend. Here are the links: Musicians Friend; Guitar Center and to check out a couple of video samples: Rock House You Tube More on Rock House You Tube and see Rusty's Instructor Profile at Rock House
In the “Speed King’s” issue of Guitar World magazine, Rusty was given an honorable mention and was also listed in the top 4 of the fastest alternate pickers!
Rusty recorded two guitar solos on the new All Shall Perish cd “Awaken the Dreamers”, Nuclear Blast Records. The song title is “From So Far Away”. ASP’s guitarist, Chris Storey is a long time fan and student of Rusty’s. All Shall Perish
You can also check out a killer 4 note per string lesson Rusty did from Premier Guitar: Premier Guitar "Rusty Cooley Rips"
Also, there is a full page interview in the December issue Guitar Player magazine in Brazil.
To finish off the year on a high note, Rusty collaborated on a song with keyboard virtuoso Derek Sherinian. The song “Frozen by Fire” will be on Derek’s new solo album, “Molecular Heinosity”. Derek Sherinian Derek Sherinian My Space other musicians on the cd include: Virgil Donati, Zakk Wylde, Brett Garsed, Brian Tichy and Taka Minamino.
As you can see it’s been a pretty busy year with lots of great things to reflect upon.
Let’s look forward to a great 2009!