Guitarist Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and drummer Johnny Kelly (TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG) joined Monte Pittman — who has recorded and toured with PRONG in addition to playing guitar for Madonna and “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert — on stage last Friday, September 7 at The Living Room in New York City to perform Pittman‘s song “Burn Down The Garden”. Video footage of the jam can be seen below.
Monte is credited with co-writing songs on PRONG‘s 2003 album, “Scorpio Rising”, and co-writing/co-producing their 2007 CD, “Power Of The Damager”, to which he also added backing vocals and bass.
In November 2009, Monte released his debut solo album, “The Deepest Dark”, which featured 11 acoustic songs. His follow-up effort, “Pain, Love Destiny”, cracked iTunes‘ Top 200 its first week, making it the only album by an independent artist to have done so.
Monte is currently performing around the world on Madonna‘s 2012 MDNA world tour.