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Korn Accidentally Announces New Album Release Date

Posted 25 Jun 2013 in Artist News, General News, Studio

We’ve all been quite excited since guitarist Brian “Head” Welch rejoined Korn earlier this year, after he quit in 2005 to pursue a solo career.  The excitement and anticipation grew when the band went into the studio earlier this month to record their 11th studio album.  But, we were all still waiting for a release date to bring it all home.

Autographed Squier Strat Carried up Mt Everest being Auctioned for Charity

Posted 23 Jun 2013 in Artist News, Guitar Heroics
At the Summit

This is pretty incredible.  A Squire Stratocaster bearing the signature of no other than Alice Cooper, that was carried all the way to the summit of Mount Everest is currently on auction on eBay in the name of charity.

David Bowie embraces Technology

Posted 04 Mar 2013 in Artist News, Featured

In a day where many bands scream and yell when it comes to how their music is produced and distributed, David Bowie shows everyone how it’s done and streams his new album “The Next Day” in its entirety on iTunes until its official release.

Aerosmith Announces Extension of Global Warming Tour

Posted 20 Sep 2012 in Artist News, General News, Music

Aerosmith is touring to pimp their new album, Music From Another Dimension.  In addition to the original tour dates, they have now announced an extension including no less than 14 additional cities starting November 8th and ending just over a month later, December 13th.

Steve Vai Collaborates on New iPad App

Posted 17 Sep 2012 in General News, Technique
Ocean Way Microphone Locker

Steve Vai is helping make waves in the iOS space, with his collaboration on the Ocean Way Microphone Locker.  This is an app available for the iPhone or iPad that enables musicians to pair the right microphone with the right instrument, as well as its optimum placement.  This is a boon for fledgling musicians, as getting the perfect setup is sometimes considered a lost art. From Steve Vai’s website: “Hey folks, I am thrilled to announce a new app I…

AC/DC to Release First Live Album in 2 Decades

Posted 17 Sep 2012 in General News

For those of you familiar with ‘Live at River Plate’, it’s current incarnation is a video album released in May of 2011.  Filmed over 3 concerts in December of 2009 in Buenos Aires, this live footage documents the groups Black Ice World Tour.  The music from this amazing video has now been arranged and is bring released as a live CD this November on either 2 discs or 3 LPs. For the moment, no new studio album is imminent.  As…

Epic Ensemble to Appear On New Who Tribute Album

Posted 16 Sep 2012 in General News

The Rock Gods have smiled down upon us, given the all-star bunch that is going to appear on the new Who tribute album titled “Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who”.  Taking part in this phenomenal collection of talent are members of such Legendary bands such as Def Leppard, Yes, Asia, Mountain, Dream Theater, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, The Kinks and more.  Yes, more!! This must-have collection of Who Hits is to be released by Cleopatra Records on…

The Sun Records Vault May Open!

Posted 07 May 2009 in General News

Ever want to know what the out-takes from the original Sun Records were like? This may just be our chance. Plus you can weigh in on the situation via a survey. http://www.sunrecords.com Back in the glory days, when Sam Phillips or Jack Clement had an artist in the studio this is how things happened: The producer would start the tape rolling and the artist would record multiple takes or versions of each song. Often the tape was never stopped and…

Rock Stars’ Cars & Guitars 2

Posted 07 May 2009 in General News

Rods & Customs & Rock & Roll at the Henry Ford Museum http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com By Tim Bernsau If the hot rod is the electric guitar of cars, then the electric guitar must be the hot rod of musical instruments. Fifty years ago, hot rods and rock ‘n’ roll were derided as juvenile delinquent fads. This summer the Henry Ford Museum is celebrating both. Rock Stars’ Cars & Guitars 2 is an all-new exhibit, on display May 16 to September 7, 2009,…

Cameron Crowe Brings the Magic to a Film about Pearl Jam

Posted 14 Apr 2009 in Artist News, Industry Insights

Billboard.com April 13, 2009 10:11 AM ET David J. Prince, N.Y. Pearl Jam will play live dates in the U.S. later this year, including the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco Aug. 28-30, Billboard has confirmed. The band has also completed 14 songs for a new album and is working on a film with director Cameron Crowe, guitarist Mike McCready said in a radio interview late last month. McCready told Seattle’s “Ron & Don Show” that the band is about…