By Lana Krapivina
Hollywood, September 22
On September 22nd talent and media came together to celebrate the grand opening of Fender’s Hollywood Office that is now located in Columbia Square. Fender is a huge musical instruments corporation returning to Southern California and inviting everyone to visit its new creative space right in the heart of Hollywood. Fender can be truly called one of the world’s leading manufacturers when it comes to electric guitars. Founded by Leo Fender in 1946, it is considered one of the biggest companies that keeps Rock-n-Roll spirit alive.
During the night the red carpet attendees included famous musician and vocalist Benji Madden (Good Charlotte, The Madden Brothers), TV host and actor Mario Lopez, Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), musician Michael Andrew “Duff” McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), guitarist and singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd, actors Cody Christian and Dylan Sprayberry, Fender’s CEO Andrew “Andy” P. Mooney and others. The guests enjoyed live performances by Cold War Kids and Bleached.
“It’s a classic, iconic brand. It really celebrates music”, – said Mario Lopez about the Fender company. He also talked to press about his family and kids. He admitted to HGM his children are his biggest inspiration.
“I am a signature series artist for Fender, so I have my own signature series guitars. I’ve endorsed Fender since I was 15 years old and I am 39 now, so it’s been a long time. I love Fender, I am glad to be here, I am glad they are here, in Los Angeles. Looking forward to see a lot of people tonight”, – shared guitarist and singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
“Fender has the best guitars, they are super solid, they never go out of tune. They have the best tone”, – said musicians Jennifer Clavin, Jessica Clavin, and Micayla Grace of Bleached that performed later that night.
“I love guitars and Fender”, – admitted musician Charlie B Real. He also revealed he has a new project coming up and happy to collaborate with Usher and Jay Z.
After the red carpet interviews the guests continued to celebrate a night of cocktails and live performances.