SCHMOOZING: JOHN VARVATOS HOSTS ROCK LEGENDS MATT SORUM, GLENN HUGHES AND ROBIN ZANDER

by Brian Lipton

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As a lead up to the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, April 8, John Varvatos hosted a special evening on Wednesday, April 6 at the company’s Bowery store in Manhattan.

The event was centered on music and style, and featured a discussion, led by Varvatos, with musicians Matt Sorum (of Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses, and The Cult), Glenn Hughes (of Deep Purple and Trapeze), and Robin Zander (of Cheap Trick, The event was held in partnership with Klipsch Audio, which is presenting the induction ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

The evening began with a cocktail reception, and was followed by the discussion, during which the musicians reminisced about intimate experiences and behind-the-scene stories from their lives as rock musicians, talked about their style and fashion evolution over the years, commented on the importance of high performance audio and how it reproduces sound, and shared their feelings on what it means to be recognized and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Guests also included Greg Harris, president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Klisch SVP Mark Casavant, and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.