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Saturday, April 30 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
We Live for Love: Master Session with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

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Within a few months of meeting in 1979, rock singer Pat Benatar and musical jack-of-all-trades Neil Giraldo had recorded Benatar’s debut album In the Heat of the Night. By 1982, they were married, and had a second Grammy on their hands for the #1 album Precious Time, co-produced and co-written by Giraldo. And while their chemistry was obvious from the get-go, neither of them could have predicted that they’d still be partners in life and music 37 years later. In this illuminating panel, you’ll find out how Benatar and Giraldo have evolved as individuals and as a musical power couple. They’ll talk about how their relationship has been shaped by fame, family and the rigors of the road - and all the unexpected things that happen when life, love and rock ‘n’ roll intertwine.

Moderators
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Melinda Newman

Journalist
Journalist | | Melinda Newman is the former West Coast Bureau Chief/Deputy Editor for Billboard magazine. Since leaving Billboard, she has broadened her scope to include lifestyle and cultural reporting from around the world, including Mali, Peru, and Lebanon. Among the outlets she has contributed to are Billboard, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Parade, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Variety, Entrepreneur and others... Read More →

Panelists
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Pat Benatar

"Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Love Is a Battlefield," "We Belong," "Invincible", Artist, Songwriter
Artist, Songwriter - "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Love Is a Battlefield," "We Belong," "Invincible" Pat Benatar: she’s always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer, she remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, she’s a bonafide living legend. A four-time Grammy winner, Benatar is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. During the 1980s... Read More →
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Neil Giraldo

Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist - "Love is a Battlefield," “I’ve Done Everything For You,” "We Belong" Neil "Spyder“ James Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for over four decades now, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar. More than just an explosive steel bending guitar player, Giraldo’s innovative vision... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

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