Acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist/songwriter/producer Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, COSMOSQUAD, MOGG/WAY) and writing/production partner Jono Brown have landed a Superbowl commercial for Garmin GSP navigation systems. The 30-second spot, which is set to air just before Superbowl half-time this Sunday, was recorded and mixed in Los Angeles and London, England and also features legendary U.K. metal vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART). The full-length video can be viewed at the Garmin web site.
In other news, Kollman has just relased his latest solo album, "Guitar Screams Live!", a collection of nine original compositions from his solo, JKB and COSMOSQUAD catalog as well as renditions of "Clap Hands" ($IGN OF $4, TOM WAITS), "Jerusalem" (MOGG/WAY), and "Fool For Your Stockings" (ZZ TOP). Special guests include drummer Shane Gaalaas (B'Z, COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassists Kevin Chown (ARTENSION, TONY MACALPINE, MAGNITUDE 9), Christopher Maloney ($IGN OF 4, COSMOSQUAD), and Paul Shihadeh (SCOTT HENDERSON, COSMOSQUAD), plus keyboardists Ed Roth (IMPELLITERI, GLENN HUGHES, FATES WARNING) and Lao Tizer. Kollman and Gaalaas are currently working on a brand new COSMOSQUAD studio album. with mixing set to commence in mid-February. Paul Shihadeh will be taking over on bass for original member Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, TED NUGENT) who had to bow out of the recording due to prior touring commitments. A spring release is expected.
On the live front, Jeff Kollman will once again hit the road with "The Voice of Rock," Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), for the 2007 European leg of the "Music for the Divine" tour.