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Pictures from Benefit for Karl Cochran @ Dingbatz in Clifton New Jersey with his Rockin Friends Eddie Trunk and Joe Lynn Turner , Steve Brown , Pat Travers, Carmine Appice, Rodney O’Quinn & Others turned out to give back to a great musician and friend of Karl Cochran is doing a lot better he's on his feet again , but it's a long road after a stroke that left him in coma well , he pulled out of that thank god but, has a lot more to his road to recovery anyone would like to find out more and to support Karl Cochran you can go to his facebook group & page or website to find out more Karl & Joe Lynn Turner & Carmine Appice just released a new Album / Cd & Band called Rated X that has just been released, if you like you can go pick it up as well .www.Karl Cochran.com or Facebook / Rock N Recovery to join the group . Peace Everyone 

Peace Phil
Here are some really cool shots of Ace Frehley I took @ B.B.King Blues Club & Grill in New York City I hope you like them, I was filming the show also to share it all with you, besides being a huge Kiss fan. I always loved Ace Frehley's solo Music & his new album CD Space Invaders. 
Check out Dates & you can pick up the New Album Space Invaders CD @ Ace Frehley.com
Carmine Appice Book Release ''STICK IT'' Carmines Autobiography ''Sex Drums & Rock 'N' Roll'' &  I attended & covered the Book Release Rock & Roll Jam @ The Cutting Room NYC with many Special Guests Mark Hudson , Paul Shaffer & many other fine talented musicians on hand here is are some photo's I took of the night many great people having a great time Carmine will be appearing to sign his book is listed on his website & also will be rockin this summer  for more info  http://www.carmineappice.net/


Phil
Michael tell me a little about yourself where you born and where you grew up ?


Michael
I was born in Berlin, the city with worlds most artists & designers also Hal in Hannover because my mother is from there & my father from Berlin.

Phil
How did you get interested & inspired in both art & or music ?

Michael
When I was a young boy I listened to Kiss, Scorpions, Aerosmith and of course to the British Rock Bands like Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones also, I was always fascinated of the British Rock n Roll Arts, which means paintings, printings, clothing's, Merchandise. Until those days I had this in my head and it was getting a piece of my heart & life for me London is also the home to the international modern music business. There are lots of new styles created there and it`s also a melting pot for creativity in this field from time to time I go there, just to go out with people from the music scene and produce the art projects. Soooo...The Rockmusic inspired me !


Phil
In your love of art of design what is the piece & projects are you're most proud of creating and producing ?


Michael
The piece I`m most proud of is a lavish Rock n Roll Leather Jacket that I’ve created 2 years ago. It’s on the official Motörhead page and got over 12.000 likes and shared over 850 times in the first 3 days .I worked over 50 hours on that Jacket. Yes, I did that one for the promotion of the latest Motörhead Game. The Game is published by Rock Science and supported by the Guitarist Phil Campbell. I also transformed a Motörhead Head Phone into a piece of Art and also 3 Motörheadphone bling shirts which are signed and used for the promotion.All hand made....see those pieces as artworks. But of course there are more pieces I`am very proud of. My signed Items for my own Rock n Roll-Art collection, which I want to exhibit in London in around 2 years time. ( Signed drumsticks, leatherbelts, Shirts Jackets,microphones and many more. Also a kind of guest book where stars wrote me nice sentences from stars such as Scorpions, Motörhead, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and many more.













Phil
Very cool stuff now tell about some of the work you have done in the past leading up to present day ?

Michael
Well in the 90`s I started working privately in Rudolf Schenkers house, for example doing art on some of his furniture. There was always something to do at his place. Matthias Jabs has his guitar store in munich so I designed a huge outside advertising sign for him, a very lavish art guitar as shop window decor. Also all the MJGuitar shirts are available in a GlitterKing`s Bling Edition, samples are in the shop.I did also the collector bling drumsticks and the legendary Kottak Attack bling shirt for the drummer James Kottak, which he wears in every drumsolo.

Phil
Was other items did you design & for who did you design for ?


Michael
I designed a pair of art drumsticks called “Tokyo Stixx” for Herman Rarebell for the Japan tour with the Michael Schenker Group, which we gave away in a raffle Ahhh...there is also the Ringo Starr Band....yeah.....I got a message from the wife of Rick Derringer, who was also the guitarist for the last Ringo Starr world tour. Jenda is a fan of mine so she arranged the meeting between me and the band. The meeting was till late into the night and we sat for around 5 hours in the bar. We talked in detail about my art and I got the job to create a lavish stage bling leatherjacket for the lead guitarist and I also sold different drumsticks, artshirts etc. that evening. Ringo got a golden high gloss bling drumstick. I worked also lots of stage wear for Multi Platinium acts like Nena, currently she is every year with a number one hit. I redesigned her brandnew microphone.














Phil
I heard you do a lot more then just work in music & Rock N Roll what other types of project and work do you do ?


Michael
Well Phil I work interior and eventartdesigns for the 5-7Stars hotels like in Dubai ( Burj Al Arab or Emirates Palace, which is next to Dubai ). I work also for private customers on their yachts as in Monaco. I blinged out Cars for the sheik weddings or TV documentary's and and and .... Well, there is also a very small but nice thing. TSO ( Trans Siberian Orchestra ) spent 10 Million dollars in the last few years for good causes in the USA and so I asked them if I could create an artwork to help a charity in Germany. I was invited to meet the whole Orchestra in Berlin and Hannover and they all signed this one.

Phil
Very Cool stuff last question
Do you have a Dream Project that you would like to glitter up ?

Michael
My Never come back Space Rocket !

Phil
lol hey maybe our friends from Nasa & the international space station or space x could make that happen you never know they say you gotta dream big in life !

p.s. by the way one last thing I want people to know & future fans of your work 
can you tell us all where we can find out more about your art & design & or friend you ?

You can reach me @ My website or on facebook , twitter & these other social media platforms as well 
www.glitterking.com  or on @  
www.facebook.com/MichaelTheGlitterking 
www.twitter.com/glitterking 
www.instagram.com/michaeltheglitterking




Phil 

​Thanks it's been a pleasure interviewing you 
Michael Best of luck.
YOU ROCK !

Michael 

Thank You Phil ''YOU ROCK THE BEST '' & New York Rocks as well . 

Phil 
Rock on & Peace Out.


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