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2023 Readers Poll: Giovanni Hidalgo Wins “World / Percussion”

Modern Drummer Magazine The winner of the “World/Percussion” category in Modern Drummer‘s 2023 Readers Poll is… Giovanni Hidalgo! Giovanni Hidalgo has been one of the reigning kings of Latin jazz percussion for a reason. He continued to elevate percussion world throughout the last year by playing dozens of high-energy shows, putting together workshops and lessons, and … Continue reading 2023 Readers Poll: Giovanni Hidalgo Wins “World / Percussion”

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“I wanna stay relevant”: Carlos Santana says one of his dream collaborations is Taylor Swift

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Carlos Santana has selected some of his dream collaborations, and the list of names might just surprise you. The guitarist reeled off a list of artists from a diverse range of genres, citing his reason as wanting to “stay relevant” and not just be a “ghost in a jukebox.” READ … Continue reading “I wanna stay relevant”: Carlos Santana says one of his dream collaborations is Taylor Swift

This week’s essential new guitar tracks: Chelsea Wolfe, Dolly Parton, The Breeders and more

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Welcome again to Weekly Guitar Essentials, your roundup of 10 of the best new guitar-driven tracks from the past seven days, from the biggest names to some artist you might never heard before, this is everything you need to keep your finger on the pulse of guitar culture! This week, … Continue reading This week’s essential new guitar tracks: Chelsea Wolfe, Dolly Parton, The Breeders and more

“It was pure balls-to-the-wall metal insanity”: Dave Mustaine reflects on early thrash gigs before concert etiquette was better established

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Dave Mustaine has looked back on Megadeth‘s early gigs, noting how completely chaotic they were as “concert etiquette” wasn’t fully established in the thrash scene. Megadeth have now been together for 40 years, and the band recently released their 16th studio album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!. READ MORE: … Continue reading “It was pure balls-to-the-wall metal insanity”: Dave Mustaine reflects on early thrash gigs before concert etiquette was better established

Guthrie Govan: “Some of what you practise should sound s**t, because then you know you’re working on something that needs to be worked on”

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar The Aristocrats guitarist Guthrie Govan has discussed the “trap” of getting “too good” at playing riffs and licks, and why it’s important we allow ourselves to sound “shit”. The Aristocrats are touring through October to early December, but outside of his work within the band, Govan has also collaborated with … Continue reading Guthrie Govan: “Some of what you practise should sound s**t, because then you know you’re working on something that needs to be worked on”

Corey Taylor says Ozzy Osbourne once asked to be the 10th member of Slipknot

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Slipknot have consisted of nine masked members for the majority of their career, but as frontman Corey Taylor reveals in a new interview, they nearly increased that number to a round 10 in the early days. In a new interview with Classic Rock magazine, Taylor – who recently released his … Continue reading Corey Taylor says Ozzy Osbourne once asked to be the 10th member of Slipknot

Corey Taylor becomes an ambassador for Orange Amplification

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Orange Amplification has announced that Corey Taylor has become a new ambassador for the brand. Taylor, best known as vocalist for metal band Slipknot, released his second solo album, CMF2, earlier this month (15 September) and is currently on tour across the US, UK, Europe and Australia following its release. … Continue reading Corey Taylor becomes an ambassador for Orange Amplification

Keith Richards doesn’t like rap: “I don’t like to hear people yelling at me and telling me it’s music”

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Keith Richards says he doesn’t like rap music because he doesn’t enjoy “people yelling at me”. One of the most well-known guitarists in rock music – a genre that could also be argued to be defined by “people yelling” – Richards makes the revelation on his musical tastes in a … Continue reading Keith Richards doesn’t like rap: “I don’t like to hear people yelling at me and telling me it’s music”

Matty Healy deactivates Twitter/X account after Lucy Dacus responds to jab

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar The 1975’s Matty Healy has found himself in hot water once again after a recent social media exchange with Lucy Dacus. READ MORE: Mick Jagger says Paul McCartney was so “natural and relaxed” and “rocked it” on Rolling Stones collaboration Last week, the Somebody Else singer took to X – … Continue reading Matty Healy deactivates Twitter/X account after Lucy Dacus responds to jab

Orange OR30 review: the loudest 30-watt amp on the planet?

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar $1,799/£1,650, orangeamps.com The OR line of Orange tube amps go all the way back to the very beginnings of the brand: the debut Orange ‘Matamp’ heads were designated as OR200s and OR100s. Since then, we’ve had OR120s, OR50s, OR80s, OR15s, a handful of reissues and reimaginings, and now: the OR30. … Continue reading Orange OR30 review: the loudest 30-watt amp on the planet?

SONOR Expands All New Kompressor Series Snare Drum Series

Drummer’s Review Following the successful launch of the Kompressor Snare Drum Series metal shell snare drums earlier this year, SONOR is wasting no time in adding two new wood snare drums to the lineup. These German Beech shells are equally powerful, responsive, and versatile as their metal counterparts, covering a vast range of musical styles … Continue reading SONOR Expands All New Kompressor Series Snare Drum Series

Groove Synthesis Introduces 3rd Wave Desktop Wavetable Synth Module

Pianos – Keyboard and Synths Archives | Music Instrument News Groove Synthesis, an electronic musical instrument startup founded by music industry veterans from Sequential and Oberheim, has just introduced a desktop version of their acclaimed 3rd Wave, 24-voice, 4-part multitimbral wavetable synth. The compact, keyboardless version has all of the power, features, ins and outs … Continue reading Groove Synthesis Introduces 3rd Wave Desktop Wavetable Synth Module

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