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“I was a man on a mission”: Jason Lytle on 20 years of Grandaddy’s The Sophtware Slump

        Guitar.com | All Things Guitar It’s been 20 years since Grandaddy released the spellbinding dystopian masterwork that Jason Lytle conjured alone in a farmhouse in rural California. So much has changed in the two decades since, yet there’s a comforting symmetry in the news that the band’s solitary creative force has … Continue reading “I was a man on a mission”: Jason Lytle on 20 years of Grandaddy’s The Sophtware Slump

Iggy Pop releases Dirty Little Virus, a song about COVID-19

        Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Iggy Pop has released a new coronavirus-themed banger to close off 2020 titled Dirty Little Virus. Iggy tracked his vocal parts for Dirty Little Virus at Safe And Sound Mobile Studio in Miami, Florida with engineer Luis Gomez. Meanwhile, drummer Chris Berry and guitarist/bassist Ari Teitel … Continue reading Iggy Pop releases Dirty Little Virus, a song about COVID-19

YouTuber builds an electric guitar out of 5,000 roasted coffee beans

        Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Burls Art has unveiled his latest six-string creation: an electric guitar with a body made of roasted coffee beans. In his latest video, the YouTuber suspended 5,000 coffee beans in an epoxy to build an Explorer-shaped electric. By slicing off the top and bottom layers of … Continue reading YouTuber builds an electric guitar out of 5,000 roasted coffee beans

A Cort acoustic guitar, signed by Paul McCartney and Idris Elba, is on auction for charity

        Guitar.com | All Things Guitar A Cort acoustic guitar, signed by Paul McCartney and actor Idris Elba, is on auction to raise funds for victims of domestic abuse. Over the weekend (19 December), McCartney took part in a special interview conducted by Elba for BBC One. The pair autographed the Cort … Continue reading A Cort acoustic guitar, signed by Paul McCartney and Idris Elba, is on auction for charity

Watch: Peter Jackson drops a special preview of Beatles: Get Back

        Guitar.com | All Things Guitar An early sneak preview of Beatles: Get Back, Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated documentary on the Fab Four has been released. Watch it above. Had it not been for COVID-19, Beatles: Get Back was slated to hit theatres 4 September of this year; production delays brought on … Continue reading Watch: Peter Jackson drops a special preview of Beatles: Get Back

What guitar brands can learn from big tech in 2021 and beyond

        Guitar.com | All Things Guitar We’re a tough crowd, us guitar players: always demanding new toys, then complaining that they don’t sound exactly the same as the old toys. But technology can never stand still – a fact that will be vividly clear to anyone who’s bought a new smartphone, connected … Continue reading What guitar brands can learn from big tech in 2021 and beyond

Win! A Danelectro Back Talk signed by Danelectro President Steve Ridinger!

        Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Introduced in 1999 for what seemed like only a moment, the Back Talk Reverse Delay was one of a trifecta of 1960s-inspired Danelectro pedals that leaned heavily on the psychedelicate textures so appealing to players of the 1990s. The Back Talk became an instant underground classic … Continue reading Win! A Danelectro Back Talk signed by Danelectro President Steve Ridinger!

“It was pretty fucking heavy”: Barrie Cadogan and Malcolm Catto talk recording Quartermass Seven

        Guitar.com | All Things Guitar To those who have heard him play, Barrie Cadogan is a national treasure. Informed by a heady brew of R&B, blues, psych, rock ’n’ roll, garage, krautrock, soul and plenty more besides, he’s a guitarist of impeccable taste with a fleet-fingered, elastic style that always serves … Continue reading “It was pretty fucking heavy”: Barrie Cadogan and Malcolm Catto talk recording Quartermass Seven

Julien Baker admits she felt “tortured” about putting drums on her new record

        Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Julien Baker has admitted that she struggled with whether or not to put drums on her new album, Little Oblivions, given the sparse, minimal instrumentation used on her critically acclaimed 2017 album, Turn Out The Lights. “I didn’t want to go back over similar ideas – … Continue reading Julien Baker admits she felt “tortured” about putting drums on her new record