Category: Industry Insights

Anthrax Begins Work on New Album

Posted 18 Sep 2013 in Artist News, Industry Insights, Music

As one of the most celebrated metal acts of in the history of the genre, the five piece New York band Anthrax can generate quite a big buzz with even the slightest hint of a new release. Perhaps as an effort to test these powers, guitarist and only remaining original member Scott Ian tweeted on September 14th that bassist Frank Bello, drummer Charlie Benante, and Ian would be beginning the process of writing for the new album. Anthrax’s previous release,…

Former Eagles Record Executive Jerry Sharell Held Hostage

Posted 16 Sep 2013 in Industry Insights, Miscellaneous, News
Jerry Sharell

Though many people may not recognize the name Jerry Sharell, chances are they have been exposed to his work. His career began back in the 1970’s and allowed him the opportunity to work through Elektra Records with acts such as The Eagles, Motley Crue, and Linda Ronstadt. Sadly, Sharell and his girlfriend recently took part in a tragic event, as Sharell’s girlfriend’s ex-husband approached Sharell and his girlfriend with a machete. The resulting conflict ended with Sharell surviving several cuts…

Bruno Mars to Play Super Bowl

Posted 08 Sep 2013 in Artist News, Industry Insights, News, Performance
Bruno Mars

The Super Bowl is pretty big deal here in America. Every year around the beginning of February, enough teams have been whittled out of the NFL playoffs to reach the championship game. This game always takes place on a Sunday, and in many ways, Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial holiday in millions of households across the nation. A big part of the Super Bowl is the half time show, which is often just as elaborate and spectacular as…

NSYNC Plans VMA Reunion

Posted 21 Aug 2013 in Artist News, Industry Insights, News, Performance

MTV’s annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) always seem to draw a lot of attention. Between the actual awards and the celebrity antics (including the infamous Kanye West blunder), every year the VMAs delivers some kind of big news to the music industry. This year’s event, which will be held at 9 PM on August 25th, already has a stunning headline: Justing Timberlake and the rest of NSYNC will be performing at the VMAs.   Timberlake will be receiving the Michael…

Atoms for Peace vs. Spotify

Atoms For Peace

  Thom Yorke is at it again! The cryptic mastermind behind Radiohead has had a row with the streaming service Spotify and removed the music of his newest project, Atoms for Peace, from Spotify. Atoms for Peace is an experimental rock supergroup consisting of Yorke, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, frequent Radiohead producer and collaborator Nigel Godrich, percussionist Mario Refosco, and drummer of R.E.M. and Beck Joey Waronker. The band’s first full length came out last February, and…

Guitar News Daily decide not to publish Gibson story

Posted 27 Aug 2011 in Industry Insights

You may well have seen the reports about the recent raids on Gibson’s Nashville and Memphis sites by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Perhaps you’ve even read or listened to Henry Juszkiewicz’s carefully crafted statement. Published and verified facts are somewhat thin on the ground and so the Guitar News Daily editorial team have taken the decision not to publish a story on the matter and to wait until there is something informative to report. Should you be in…

Gibson’s Henry J sees bleak future for exotic timber

Posted 03 Aug 2011 in Industry Insights

In an interview with The Independent, Gibson’s Chief Exec, Henry Juszkiewicz, explained that, “The true wood guitar is disappearing quickly. We need to act now because it just won’t be around in 10 years”. The traditional tonewoods used to build top-end instruments – rosewood, maple, ebony, mahogany and spruce – are disappearing as a result of over-harvesting and the rapidly shrinking rainforests. Many of Madagascar’s 47 types of rosewood and 100+ ebony species are threatened with extinction. In 2009 Gibson’s…

D’Addario CEO named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011

Posted 20 Jun 2011 in Industry Insights, Press Releases

From the press release; “D’Addario & Company, the world’s top manufacturer of guitar strings and musical accessories, today announced that Jim D’Addario, CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New York Award in the Distribution, Manufacturing and Construction category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. D’Addario was selected by…

After 161 years Martin finally trademark their headstock shape

Posted 16 Jun 2011 in Industry Insights

In its latest effort to protect its brand, guitar maker C.F. Martin & Co. has announced the trademark of the headstock configuration it has been using on its guitars for 161 years. “The clean, simple, iconic shape of the Martin guitar headstock has long been recognized by consumers as one of the primary identifying brand and design elements of our guitars,” Vice President of Corporate Operations Gregory Paul said in a news release. “Use of this shape by others can…

Six String Bliss Releases “The British Are Coming”

Press Release for May 9th, 2011 Worldwide Launch – Monday, May 9th, 2011 Six String Bliss is many things: it’s a website, it’s the longest-running guitar podcast on the internet, and it’s a community. What started out as a one-off idea, putting out an album of listener-submitted Christmas songs in December 2007(A Blissful Christmas, Episode 92), became a more ambitious undertaking in November 2008 with the release of Stay Tuned (Episode 125), when the decision was made to release a…