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Guitar World Magazine
Paul Nelson interviewed and pictured performing live on tour in the May 2007 issue of Guitar World Magazine. On stands now!

Paul appears in an interview in this month's issue of Classic Rock Magazine in the UK
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Vintage Guitar Magazine
Johnny Winter Feature
Johnny Winter interview in the Dec. '06 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine features Paul's work with legendary Rock/Blues artist.



Hendrix Tribute
A TRIBUTE TO JIMI HENDRIX 11-27-2006 7:00PM at BB Kings in NYC
Featuring: Johnny Winter, Larry Corvell, Buddy Miles, Leon Hendrix, Kingpins + Squires (w/Cornell Dupree + Chuck Rainey), Commander Cody, Lenny White, Victor Bailey, Paul Caruso, David "HONEYBOY" Edwards, Harvey Brooks, Paul Nelson, Burr Johnson + Many Special Surprise Guests TBA.



Guitar Player Magazine
Paul Nelson & Johnny Winter appearances
Paul interviewed with Johnny Winter in the May 06 issue of Guitar Player Magazine.

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Halifax Guest Spot
Special Appearance
Paul Nelson appears as special guest guitarist on the latest HALIFAX CD entitled "The Inevitability of a Strange World" soloing on the song "Anthem for Tonight" whichs also appears on the new XBox game "Prey". Released on Drive Thru Records the Album nabbed the #1 spot on Billboard's Heatseeker and debuted at #130 on their Top 200.

Visit: and You can download the song at:

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Drive Through

Paul Nelson & Fender Gitars
Fender News

Fender Guitars endorses Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson & Taylor Guitars Gitars
Paul JoinsTaylor Guitars
While on tour in California Taylor Guitars invites Paul for special viewing of their manufacturing facilities and presents him with their new T5 Custom thinline guitar. Click here >>>

Taylor Guitars

XM Radio
Bluesville on XM Radio
Paul Nelson & Johnny Winter interviewed on XM Radio's "Bluesville" with Bill Wax for a full hour of great conversation and music.

Guitar Player

Grammy Nomination
47th Grammys

"I'm a Bluesman" 2004 Grammy Nomination
"I'm a Bluesman" Virgin/EMI Johnny Winter's latest release featuring Paul Nelson's collaboration as guitarist/songwriter including the title track has been nominated for a Grammy by the recording Academy for "Best Contemporary Blues Album 2004." As reported by USA Today, and the Associated Press. The ceremonies will be held February 13 in LA and televised on CBS worldwide.

Paul Nelson & Johnny Winter Review Guitar One
On stands now!
Great review of Paul Nelson's work on Johnny's new CD as well as being named among todays top artists on the back cover full page Ernieball guitar string ad.

GUITAR ONE Magazine December issue "Blues News" Hot Licks Review:
Johnny Winter - "I'm a Bluesman" (Virgin/EMI)

"Bona fide blues legend proves the title redundant with a vintage, bare-bones sound as well as pumping Eddie Taylor- style grooves, courtesy of top notch second guitarist Paul Nelson. Nelson Ignites Winter's Fire".

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Paul Nelson @ The biggest Tattoo Show On Earth
Guest appearance
Paul will be appearing as a special guest artist for a "meet'n greet" at this nationally recognized annual Meadowlands Tattoo Convention. For more click here >>

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You can now find Paul Nelson's Music on iTunes, the leading digital music service around the world.

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Relix Magazine / Bob Marley cover story


On Stands now!
Paul pictured with Johnny Winter as part of a great review of their new CD "I'm a bluesman" in the latest issue of RELIX magazine (Bob Marley cover story).

HOB Radio Hour

House of Blues Radio

Paul appears on the upcoming nationally syndicated "House of Blues" radio hour in an interview with Johnny Winter and himself hosted by Elwood Blues (AKA Dan Ackroyd)


Webster Theater Hartford CT

Paul Nelson performs a blazing set with rock/blues legend Johnny Winter at Hartford, CT's Webster Theater.

Don't know where to start. What a night of nights of great blues music. JW at the Webster. Johnny and company delivered a superb performance that thrilled the Webster crowd big time! A smokin' show that included an incredible "Black Jack Game." And the "Firebird" encore of Mojo Boogie and Highway 61 was extra spectacular. This was Johnny's show, start to finish. He truly is "The Master." - Gary Southington, "Nothing but the Blues Show" 106.9 WCCC
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Bassics Magazine #34
Bassics magazine's artist compilation CD features Paul with bassist Scott Spray on the co-written rock-fusion track "Bass-tra-mental". Visit the official website:   Bassics #35

Paul Nelson to appear on Rock/Blues legend Johnny Winter's new release as both songwriter and guitarist. Street date is early June 2004 Virgin Records America.   Virgin

Paul Nelson joins Guitar School Faculty
Paul Nelson signs on as part of the guest celebrity lesson faculty along with:

Alfonso Johnson (Weather Report)
Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan)
Dweezild Zappa
Steve Vai
Steve Lukather
at Guitar School

Hosted online by: Guitar Center
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Uriah Heep Tribute
Uriah Heep Tribute "Too Scared to Run"
Vocalist Joe Comeau and Paul Nelson team up on this new CD with their version of the Uriah Heep classic "Too Scared to Run" on Century Media/SPV records

Visit this site's "Discography Page" for more >>
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Rockdetector A to Z
Garry Sharpe-Young
Another in a list of recently published musicology books documenting Paul and his former band Liege Lord?s career and acclaimed metal blade recordings. A group sited as being instrumental in founding this now classic music style.

Visit this site's "Discography Page" for more >>

Gigs From Hell Book Release
Gigs From Hell- True Stories From Rock N' Roll's Frontlines!
A photo of Paul and one of his more memorable road stories can be found in this great new "pop culture" book...

Edited: True stories as told by the bands who lived them.
GIGS FROM HELL is a rare glimpse into what it's really like to live and survive at the front-line of the music industry, no holds barred, full speed ahead, the most cringe-worthy moments fully intact.

A wild ride through rock'n'roll's nightmare moments. Rife with confessionals straight from the lips of hundreds of bands, GIGS FROM HELL strips the mythology and starry-eyed allure of life on the road to its barest essentials.

Will appeal to anyone who has ever picked up a guitar!
Publisher: Headpress UK's acclaimed independent publishing house.

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Paul Nelson & Johnny Winter
Paul Nelson to perform with blues legend Johnny Winter!
Paul Nelson will be performing as part of Johnny Winter's band for these select west coast tour dates / USA:

01/19/03 Aqua Nightclub, Citrus Heights, CA
01/21/03 House Of Blues, Hollywood, CA

Please also visit the official Johnny Winter web site:
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Ernie Ball string packs
As part of their promotional campaign Ernie Ball strings lists all endorsement artists on the back of each string pack that appears in music stores globally. We are proud to announce that Paul's name has now been included among this prestigious group. For more see this site's endorsement page.   Ernie Ball

Paul Nelson Cover Story 2003
Paul is the featured artist this month on the cover of this popular Brazilian rock magazine.   COVER

Paul Nelson Featured Guitarist
Paul Nelson is featured with blues harp legend James Montgomery ( on a new release by singer song writer Terry Templeton ( entitled "Spark" out now 2003 on 217 Records.   SPARK
Warner VHS / DVD release
The Wacken Open Air Rock Festival in Germany where Paul performed as part of a reunion show with former band mate singer Joe Comeau (Sanctuary Records) 2000 was such a special event reaching an attendance of 35,000+ fans that Nuclear Blast / Warner has released it in a double-pack video and on DVD. Each video contains over an hour of entertainment from the world's greatest Rock festival. With filmed interviews and live segments of some of the following famed bands and artists.

SAMSON (on stage + interview), RHAPSODY (on stage +), STRATOVARIUS (Freedom - videoclip +), HYPOCRISY (on stage +), PRAYING MANTIS (on stage + interview), DARK At DAWN (on stage), ANGEL WITCH (interview +), STEEL ATTACK (on stage), VANISHING POINT (Signing Session), MOB RULES, PINK CREAM 69 (on stage), SQUEALER (on stage), PAUL NELSON (on stage + interview) and lots more. Available Worldwide!
VH1 Feature
USA's top video program VH1 featured the release of the Jason Becker tribute CD "Warmth in the Wilderness" (which contains Paul Nelson's rendition of the song "Blue") on it's televised news segment. You can now also find Paul's classic songs and guitar work with the group Liege Lord (Metal Blade records) as part of's featured album pages complete with, web site, track listings, and message board info at:   VH1 Feature
Virgin Release
Blues guitar legend Johnny Winter has recently signed a record deal with Virgin Records, and is working hard in the studio on a new album. Johnny has chosen to record the song "Shakedown" co-written by Paul Nelson and Scott Spray (Edgar Winter group) which will appear on this release due out in 2003.
BallBuster Hard
GUITARIST 2 GUITARIST interview out now!
Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford) and Paul Nelson take part in interviewing each other, discussing their careers, releases, equipment and much more for this candid Ballbusterhard Magazine special feature. See it at:
BallBuster Hard
Paul Nelson & The Temptations
Guitarist Paul Nelson sits in as guitarist for legendary "The Temptations" performing such monster hits as "Get Ready," "Papa was a Roll'in Stone," "Ain't to proud to Beg" and many more at the groups recent arena show on the East coast!

Please also visit the official website: The Temptations
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Jason Becker Vol II
The follow-up to the high acclaimed "Warmth in the Wilderness" will now also feature music by Paul. As a side note - the first tribute has now been made available in Japan along with 8 bonus tracks. See this site's discography page.  
Metal Rules Magazine
On Stands Now! Metal Rules magazine's interview with Paul Nelson Issue #13, also featuring interviews with Winger (Yep, Kip himself!) and many more... Plus from the World of Entertainment: Kel "Beef Jerky" Gleason from SURVIVOR II, Michael Eric Kramer (Carl from the 1979 Classic Cult Film "Over The Edge") And Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders) from the #1 show in America - C.S.I. (Crime Scene Investigation). Carried by such chains as Tower Records (Worldwide)   Metal Rules Mag
BTD Magazine
Paul appears on the cover of this issue of BTD magazine in Poland which features a great interview and reviews of his work with former group Liege Lord as well as his latest solo CD.   BTD Magazine
Led Zeppelin Tribute
Locomotive Records is currently in negotiations with Paul to be included on this CD.   Locomotive Music

Endorsement Deal with DiMarzio
Paul, who has used nothing but DiMarzios for years, has just penned an endorsement deal the famed pickup company. Check out this site's endorsement and gear page for more...   DiMarzio
Vintage Guitar Magazine
Great review of Paul Nelson's solo CD in Vintage Guitar Magazine's February issue on all Tower Record music stands now. Check out this sites review page for more.   Vintage Guitar Magazine top 20
"Warmth in the Wilderness" tribute CD makes top 20 list Jason Becker "Warmth in the Wilderness" tribute CD containing Paul's version of the song "BLUE" makes's listmania top 20 Hard Rock album list for 2001!

Ck out #17 on the list!
Guitar 9 Interview
Guitar 9's Dan McAvinchey talk one on one with Paul. Check out the in-depth interview on this sites interview page.   Guitar 9
Moscow New Years
Paul's solo CD was featured at 12:00 midnight on the Russian "Back to the Universe" radio show along with his special pre-recorded station ID message.   Radio
Dinner with Johnny!
Paul was invited to a great sit-down Christmas dinner with Johnny Winter and his management staff. Recently Paul attended the famed Bishopstock Festival / UK as a guest of the blues legend. Photos on the way!   Johnny Winter
Guitarist of the Year!
Portugal's premier station - SOS Radio - nominated guitarist Paul Nelson has also posted a great full page feature article which will run until the end of the year.   SOS Radio
Meet and Greet @ Powermad 2001
Paul Nelson was invited along with FMQB's Mark LaSpina to appear for a meet and greet at the Powermad 2001 Festival in Baltimore, MD recently and has a track featured on their compilation CD available now through Siegen Records. See this sites discography page.   Powermad 5
New Tracks
Paul lays down guitar parts with Sheryl Crow Bassist Tom Smith and Guitar World's Greg DeBenedetto for tracks engineered by Grammy award winning engineer Phil Magnotti...    
New Publicist

Background Music in Germany
"Diagonal Blue" and "Complicated" from the Paul's "LOOK" CD LOOK are now the new background music tracks for special-event-tips every week the Germany radio station! Check it out...  
Live in Holland
Live radio interview Holland Nov 18th on 104.5 Heemskerk, Holland  
WCSB Radio Interview
Don't miss the live webcast interview with Paul Nelson on WCSB Radio in Ohio on Friday, Nov. 23rd sometime between 2pm and 3pm Eastern time.   WCSB Radio

Paul Nelson Guest Appearance on TotalRock - UK
While in London Paul made a special guest appearance on Total Rock Radio. The half hour interview following his musical career will air Sept 7th to some 1,250,000 listeners. Back in April Paul joined Doro, Motorhead's Phil Campbell, and Tracii Guns of LA Guns to celebrate the stations Charlie Andrews for his on air birthday special.   Total Rock
Guitarist of the Month
Paul has been chosen as the guitarist of the month (August 01) over at :    
Interview and review
Check out a new interview plus excellent review at:
Perfect 10 in Metal Hammer
"LOOK" CD receives a perfect "10" in August Issue of Metal Hammer: Review Page   Metal Hammer
Billboard featuring Paul Nelson
Billboard's "Musician's Guide To Touring & Promotion 16th Edition Summer/Fall 2001" features photos of Bassist Billy Sheean, Guitarist Paul Nelson, Ravi (ex-Hanson), Chuck Wright along with their road tips on topics of use to touring musicians. The most complete industry resource magazine now available at all Tower Record news stands or at:   Musician's Guide
Jason Becker Tribute Album
Paul Nelson's version of the song "Blue" will appear on the highly anticipated Jason Becker tribute album "Warmth in the Wilderness" due for worldwide release on Lion Records July 22nd.01. Other artists include Vinnie Moore, Marty Friedman (Megadeath), Jeff Watson (NightRanger), Jonathan Mover (Satriani), Paul Gilbert, Jeff Pilson (Dokken) and many more, all proceeds from sales will go to benefit the Becker family, as seen on VH1.

Read more here...

For Tribute TV commercial, CLICK HERE...
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Paul Nelson and XFL
When the WWF was looking for the right guitar player to collaborate and record music as part of the new XFL, guess who got the job? See and hear for yourself on February 3 '01.

For video CLICK HERE...
Ernie Ball Endorsement
Paul Nelson signs endorsement deal with famed Ernie Ball guitar strings joining a long list of great artists.   Ernie Ball
Century Media Tribute Albums
Paul Nelson has just finished recording songs for Century Media's upcoming tribute releases on "Too Scared To Run" (Uriah Heep) & "Dungeons Are Calling" (Savatage). Release date TBA.   Century Media
LOOK - release
Paul's highly anticipated solo release entitled "LOOK" is out now and has received the highest of marks from such top name guitar magazines as Guitar One, Guitar World, 20th Century Guitar as well as from radio stations and fans world wide. Current AIRPLAY LIST   LOOK
Liege Lord - re-releases
Quoted as being "vital re-releases" by Billboard Magazine, Metal Blade records / SPV have re-released Liege Lord's "Classic" recordings "Burn to my Touch" and "Master Control" which feature Paul's early masterful guitar and song writing skills. You can visit the official web site at:   Liege Lord
Wacken Open Air Festival
German Festival News

Paul, along with singer Joe Comeau (Annihilator) rocked the Wacken Open Air Festival in Hamburg, Germany with their reunion show. It is estimated that a record 35,000 were in attendance from all over the globe. Top international magazines such as Rock Hard / UK, Metal Edge / Greece, Hammer / UK, Spin City / Belgium, Scream / Norway, Metal Maniacs / US to name a few featured this highly praised performance. Dee Snyder, Zakk Wylde, Samson, Armored Saint, Engine, Venom, Iced Earth and Gamma Ray were just a few of the other bands performing at the event.
Paul Nelson on ABC

Paul was seen on ABC TV as a hired gun guitarist with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drifters.
Ancient Ceremonies CD
Ancient Ceremonies

Paul Nelson has a track featured on this Portuguese magazine's compilation CD.
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Guitar Bowl
Guitar Bowl

Paul Nelson has been nominated for the Guitar Bowl 99 Award! Cast your vote for him as well as some of your other favorite guitar players....
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