January 17, 2009
Racer X - Live at the NAMM Show 2009 . Click on any image to view
January 17, 2009, Racer X plays their first live show in the US since Snowball Of Doom in May 2001. Ibanez is the host, to honor 20 years of Paul Gilbert's use of Ibanez guitars.

July 23, 2008
Jeff Martin with Dokken 2008 . Click on any image to view
July 23, 2008 ended up being the last show with Jeff Martin as the drummer for Dokken on the 2008 tour. Jeff met his nephew and me at the show.

December 4, 2007
Get Out Of My Yard Show and NAMM 2007. Click on any image to view
On January 18, 2007, Paul Gilbert played at the Viper Room in Los Angeles on his Get Out Of My Yard tour. Bruce Boulliet joined Paul on the tour, marking the first time they had played together in 16 years. Also, a few shots of Ken's trip to NAMM.

March 16, 2007
G3 2007!Click on any image to view
March 16, 2007 Paul Gilbert plays the G3 2007 in Reno, NV. Jeff Martin, myself and family attend the show.

August 19, 2005
Paul's Personal Guitar sale . Click on any image to view
Back in the Spring 2003, Paul sold off a bunch of his guitars. Fortunately, most of them were sold to members of the Racer X board. 2 very important historical guitars...the XO guitar and the Pink BC Rich were sold to 2 huge Racer X fans, Sean and Jim, respectively.

August 18, 2005
Judas Priest tours Japan and USA in 2005. Click on any image to view
In 2005, Judas Priest toured the world in support of the new CD, Angel Of Retribution. I always wanted to see Japan and go to a concert at Bodukan, so the whole family made a vacation out of it. Once back to the states, the next month we saw Priest in Reno and the San Francisco Bay Area.

August 18, 2005
Jeff tours with George Lynch. Click on any image to view
In March 2004, Jeff Martin toured with George Lynch. I was able to see the Key Club and Reno shows on the tour and took some photos. In my opinion, after seeing George about 5 times recently, this was BY FAR his best lineup. Jeff and Marten Andersson being the key, they just groove really well together.

September 25, 2004
Racer X records Getting Heavier. Click on any image to view
In September 2002, the members of Racer X (Paul, Scott, Jeff and John) assembled at Paul's house in Las Vegas at his BatGirl Studio to write and record their next album. They completed recording in November 2002, spending 8 weeks in the "House Of Man." The output of this session was the album, Getting Heavier. In October, Chad Dyer and I went to Las Vegas to take photos and document the making of Getting Heavier.

July 31 - August 1, 2004
Jeff Martin does the Bad Boys Of Metal tour. Click on any image to view
Jeff Martin toured for a month with Kevin Dubrow, Joe Leste (Bang Tango), Steven Adler and Jani Lane. Jani quit the tour in Buffalo. They're on the 5th bus and have had everything go wrong the other 4 buses you can imagine...including losing the trailer in Michigan.

July 29-30, 2004
Judas Priest at Ozzfest and Headlining Sacramento. Click on any image to view
Judas Priest is back! Scott Travis is wailin' on the drums as Judas Priest co-headlines OzzFest 2004 and does some headline shows on off-dates. Here's some photos from Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA at Ozzfest and headlining at Sacramento Amphitheater.

January 19, 2004
Namm Show 2004. Click on any image to view
Paul Gilbert, Scott Travis, Jeff Martin, Chad Dyer and Ken Hower attended the 2004 NAMM show in Anaheim, Ca. There are many pictures from the show, but the highlight is the group visiting Monster Garage, from the hit Discovery Channel show.

November 2003
Scott at Signing in NYC. Click on any image to view
Scott went to NYC in November to sign at Sam Ash Music. Ruth was kind enough to send in the pictures.

October 10, 2003
Sorry....Classic 80's photos by Tim Findlay were removed by his request.

May 18, 2003
Yellow Matter Custard. Click on any image to view
On May 18, 2003, Paul Gilbert played at BB Kings in New York. The show was hailed as one of the greatest live performances of Beatles songs, ever. Featuring Mike Portnoy on drums, Yellow Matter Custard captured the Beatles in a bottle for one evening. Paul's solo in While My Guitar Gently Weeps will thrill fans for years.

January 18, 2003
NAMM 2003. Click on any image to view
January 2003, Jeff and I headed to NAMM. It was my first NAMM and completely filled with weirdness...from Buckethead to a chance dinner with the Mad Axeman, Michael Schenker.
December 2002
Getting Heavier Drum Auction. Click on any image to view
In October 2002, Racer X completed the recording of Getting Heavier. Scott Travis saved each drum head used in every song. In December 2002, Jeff Martin and the band auctioned off on Ebay each of the drum heads and bass drums.

January 5, 2002
Japan Tour 2002. Click on any image to view
In January 2002, Racer X did a tour of Japan and Taipei. The following pictures are screen captures from Paul's guitar tech, Weasel, who video taped the show. Yes...someday it will be up.

May 25, 2001
Whisky A Go Go show 2001. Click on any image to view
The famous "Whisky" show. On May 25, 2001, Racer X played live with Paul, Scott, John and Jeff for the first time in 13 years. The show, sponsored by Universal Japan, was taped live for the DVD Snowball Of Doom. A CD was also released of the show. Racer X played 2 sets, in sweltering heat. The DVD is awesome, but to be there in person, was magical. The was the last time Racer X played live in the United States.