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Modern Drummer Magazine Female Drummers wanted! Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp unveils its first ever WOMEN ONLY Rock Camp! This ground-breaking camp will take place in Los Angeles, CA over the Grammy® weekend, January 27-30, 2022 with special headlining mentors including Melissa Etheridge, Nancy Wilson, Kathy Valentine, Orianthi and even more to be announced in the coming weeks. In addition … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Announces The First EVER Women Only Camp
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Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Fans of the effects pedal and amplifier manufacturer Electro-Harmonix have been left scratching their heads, after an email was sent out to mailing-list subscribers describing plans to harness energy from the Earth’s magnetosphere. Some have speculated that it’s an out-there marketing strategy for a new pedal. It isn’t. READ MORE: … Continue reading EHX announces plans to harness energy from the Earth’s magnetosphere, leaving pedal fans confused
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Vola Guitars has released the V3 MC models of its Oz and Vasti models, S- and T-type electric guitars respectively. The updates are focused on modernising the performance and aesthetics of the classic platforms. READ MORE: Gordon Smith Guitars introduces the Gatsby, its first offset electric guitar Both instruments feature … Continue reading Vola updates its Oz and Vasti models to V3
Invention & Evolution: Charles Darwin, Henry Ford and how the death of silent movies birthed the guitar amplifier
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Out of the dozens of amplifiers I own, there’s one that stands out. It’s the definition of perfect, and in its own way, it might well be the most important amplifier ever made. I know what you’re thinking, “Whoa there, Josh – I thought you were the effects guy? And … Continue reading Invention & Evolution: Charles Darwin, Henry Ford and how the death of silent movies birthed the guitar amplifier
“There were moments where we felt close to going too far”: The Goon Sax on their latest LP, Mirror II
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Sometimes we drift – when we eventually stop and look around, we find unfamiliar landmarks and open spaces that suggest something has changed, maybe permanently. After two records that mined the wiry punk and jangle-pop history of their Brisbane hometown, the Goon Sax’s three songwriters spun off into fractured sounds … Continue reading “There were moments where we felt close to going too far”: The Goon Sax on their latest LP, Mirror II
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Ida Mae’s new album Click Click Domino is a road record. Weaving mournful country harmonies together with layers of slide guitar, vintage roots instruments, old drum machines and modern synths, husband-and-wife duo Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean create a wild musical landscape – one that’s as rich in possibilities as the thousands … Continue reading The Collection: Ida Mae
Pianos – Keyboard and Synths – Music Instrument News Modal Electronics, a leading global synthesiser manufacturer, has just announced Volume 2 for the critically acclaimed Argon Series synthesisers’ factory library as part of a new v2.4 firmware update. Fuelled by a unique wavetable architecture for a rich, dynamic and unique sound, Modal Electronics’ ARGON series … Continue reading Modal Electronics Announces Volume 2 of Their ARGON Factory Library Alongside Firmware v2.4
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Paul McCartney’s music video for Find My Way, remixed by Beck, stars a digitally de-aged version of the Beatle. READ MORE: The Big Listen: Paul McCartney – McCartney III In the video, a young Macca – sporting his signature mop top hairdo and a blue suit – jives through the … Continue reading Watch: Paul McCartney gets digitally de-aged in Find My Way music video
Modern Drummer Magazine The Queen of Percussion, Sheila E., is having a great summer. Besides being back to touring, it was announced in June, that the Latin Recording Academy will honor Sheila E. and her father Pete Escovedo with a Lifetime Achievement Award on November 17th in Las Vegas. On July 20th, Modern Drummer, the worldwide leading drum publication … Continue reading SHEILA E. IS CROWNED FIRST FEMALE WINNER OF THE MODERN DRUMMER READERS POLL HALL OF FAME
Modern Drummer Magazine This week’s Modern Drummer Podcast features the newest member of the MD Hall of Fame, The Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. Join Billy Amendola and David Frangioni as they announce the award to Sheila and congratulate her as the first woman ever to be inducted in the magazine’s 45 year history of … Continue reading Episode 43: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Sheila E.
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Actress Valerie Bertinelli, Eddie Van Halen’s first wife and mother of Wolfgang Van Halen, has weighed in on controversial blues rocker Eric Clapton, who recently announced he will not play gigs where proof of vaccination is required. READ MORE: Eric Clapton shuns vaccine requirements at concerts: “I will not perform … Continue reading EVH’s ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli on Clapton’s vaccine comments: “Once a dick, always a dick.”
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Lindsey Buckingham has released the latest single from his upcoming self-titled solo record, entitled On The Wrong Side. READ MORE: Watch Lindsey Buckingham put the Acoustasonic Jazzmaster through its paces with a rendition of Never Going Back Again The new track arrives ahead of what will be Buckingham’s first fully … Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham releases new single from upcoming solo LP, On The Wrong Side
Latest News Items:
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Announces The First EVER Women Only Camp
- EHX announces plans to harness energy from the Earth’s magnetosphere, leaving pedal fans confused
- Vola updates its Oz and Vasti models to V3
- Invention & Evolution: Charles Darwin, Henry Ford and how the death of silent movies birthed the guitar amplifier
- “There were moments where we felt close to going too far”: The Goon Sax on their latest LP, Mirror II
- The Collection: Ida Mae
- Modal Electronics Announces Volume 2 of Their ARGON Factory Library Alongside Firmware v2.4
- Watch: Paul McCartney gets digitally de-aged in Find My Way music video
- SHEILA E. IS CROWNED FIRST FEMALE WINNER OF THE MODERN DRUMMER READERS POLL HALL OF FAME
- Episode 43: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Sheila E.
- EVH’s ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli on Clapton’s vaccine comments: “Once a dick, always a dick.”
- Lindsey Buckingham releases new single from upcoming solo LP, On The Wrong Side
- Dee Snider rebukes Gene Simmons’ claim that rock is dead: “Open your fucking ears and eyes!”
- Arlo Parks, Wolf Alice, Mogwai, Black Country New Road: here are the nominations for the 2021 Mercury Prize
- Hear The Linda Linda’s new single on Epitaph Records, Oh!
- Greta Van Fleet are being mocked relentlessly on TikTok
- Gordon Smith Guitars introduces the Gatsby, its first offset electric guitar
- “I want the world to hear a more personal side of me”: Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram bares his soul on new album, 662
- The Big Review: Eastman’s AC722CE looks familiar but has a sound of its own
- The Melvins are reimagining 36 songs from their career for their first-ever acoustic album
- Eric Clapton shuns vaccine requirements at concerts: “I will not perform where there is a discriminated audience present”
- See the Molly Miller Trio’s first ever music video for the track Over The Fence
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- New Fender Player Plus range leaks onto dealer websites
- Fender partners with Finneas for hotline about the American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster
- How to get better at guitar using the CAGED system (Part 6)
- The Genius Of… Slanted and Enchanted by Pavement
- Trent Guitars is hand-building offset guitars with a climate conscious ethos
- Roland Introduces Four Affordable V-Drums Kits
- Three of Jason Becker’s iconic guitars fetch $230,000 at online auction
- Mark Hoppus shares heartening update on cancer treatment: “The chemo is working!”
- Pixies’ 20 greatest guitar moments, ranked
- Epiphone officially launches its Slash Collection
- Hear the new Squier Affinity guitars in action
- The Ernie Ball Slash signature strings are “back by popular demand”
- Iron Maiden reveal details of samurai-inspired 17th studio record Senjutsu
- The Gibson Generation Group class of 2021 graduates in virtual ceremony
- The War On Drugs announce new album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, as well as 2022 US and Europe tour
- Ronnie Wood’s Faces are recording their first new music in over forty years
- Alex Lifeson reveals the size of his instrument collection, says it’s less than half that of Geddy Lee’s
- Muse’s Matt Bellamy auctions off song, recorded with Jeff Buckley’s Tele, as an NFT for $26,000
- Guitar Recording FAQ: How to capture the sound of the amp in the room
- John Mayer – Sob Rock review: Mayer pays tribute to his 80s guitar heroes by entering his Armani phase
- Robert Fripp and Toyah share cover of You Really Got Me by The Kinks
- Charvel MJ Dinky HSH Mahogany review: modern rock’s new go-to guitar
- Summer NAMM 2021: Red Panda’s Raster 2 offers up yet more pitch delay madness
- Original Tube Screamer designer launches Tamura-Mod TS808, a replication of the “best-sounding TS of all time”
- BandLab 10.0 Launches
- Summer NAMM 2021: Boutique Guitar Showcase in pictures
- Kat Percussion Introduce Two New e-Kits
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