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The 1975’s Matty Healy calls on Oasis to “Grow up” and “headline Glastonbury”

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Matty Healy of The 1975 has called on brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher to reconcile their differences for an Oasis reunion. READ MORE: The 1975’s Matty Healy says Metallica is his “Worst band of all time” The two brothers of the world famous Britpop band have been locked in a feud … Continue reading The 1975’s Matty Healy calls on Oasis to “Grow up” and “headline Glastonbury”

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Bernie Marsden reflects on the Jeff Beck he knew: “He was so inspirational and yet I knew that I could never go anywhere close to what he did”

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden has reflected on the Jeff Beck he knew and admired during their longterm friendship. READ MORE: Twisted Sister guitarist on Jeff Beck: “He kept evolving… Jimmy Page got worse as time went on” Beck sadly passed away last month on 10 January from meningitis, his sudden loss … Continue reading Bernie Marsden reflects on the Jeff Beck he knew: “He was so inspirational and yet I knew that I could never go anywhere close to what he did”

Strymon officially releases Cloudburst ambient reverb guitar pedal

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Strymon has officially released its latest reverb pedal, the Cloudburst, following a leak earlier this week (31 January). READ MORE: Strymon Flint V2 review – same great sounds, a new world of control If we know one thing about Strymon, it’s that it loves a good ole’ reverb. Having released a … Continue reading Strymon officially releases Cloudburst ambient reverb guitar pedal

Electro-Harmonix reissues the Slap Back Echo with a few modern tweaks 

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Electro-Harmonix has reissued a “1978 rarity”, the Slap Back Echo pedal, with modern upgrades and a smaller pico-sized chassis. READ MORE: Solar Guitars Chug Pedal review: It does the thing The decision to re-issue the classic stompbox follows Josh Scott begging for the pedal to be brought back on The JHS … Continue reading Electro-Harmonix reissues the Slap Back Echo with a few modern tweaks 

Solar Guitars Chug Pedal review: It does the thing

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Reviewing the Chug Pedal, a new high-gain preamp pedal from Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars, is a bit like reviewing a hammer. There might be some nuance in the carve of the handle and the weight of the head: but hit a nail with it, and it’s either going to do … Continue reading Solar Guitars Chug Pedal review: It does the thing

Meet CVC: The no-nonsense, small-town psych rockers making big noise in the world of guitar

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Proving yourself as a serious musician is always tricky, but it’s even harder when you’re from a small historic parish in the Welsh Valleys. CVC, or Church Village Collective in full, have come a far way from their hilltop hometown, and are already causing a buzz overseas. READ MORE: “We’ve … Continue reading Meet CVC: The no-nonsense, small-town psych rockers making big noise in the world of guitar

Kickstarter launched to fund innovative new guitar and amp stand – The Altar

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar A new storage solution which is currently being funded on Kickstarter allows for musicians to store their guitar and amp together in a neat display. READ MORE: Victory Amps unveil the newest Sheriff amplifiers The new design is called The Altar, and has been brought to life by Spanish designer David … Continue reading Kickstarter launched to fund innovative new guitar and amp stand – The Altar

Check out this prototype of an EBow alternative, which hits multiple strings at once

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar A prototype of a handheld contactless strummer created by sound artist Victoria Shen has received an impressive response online, with viewers calling for her to put the device on the market. READ MORE: 4 weird guitar vibrato systems you probably forgot about Shen shared a clip of her creation to Twitter … Continue reading Check out this prototype of an EBow alternative, which hits multiple strings at once

Joe Bonamassa to release performance from Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Joe Bonamassa has announced the release of Tales of Time, a live concert film and album featuring material from his latest album, that was filmed at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. READ MORE: Victory Amps unveil the newest Sheriff amplifiers The performance was recorded in August 2022, and will … Continue reading Joe Bonamassa to release performance from Red Rocks Amphitheatre

“Everybody wanted to sign the next 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Biffy Clyro. No one gave a shit about a band like us!”: Cherym talk being ‘real’ punk band (and if that even means anything anymore)

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Riding the high of an excellent EP released in 2021, Derry-based Cherym have had a stellar 2022 and are set to have an even better 2023, one packed with festival appearances – including SXSW. We chatted to all three of them: Hannah (she/her, guitar and lead vocals), Nyree (they/them, bass), … Continue reading “Everybody wanted to sign the next 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Biffy Clyro. No one gave a shit about a band like us!”: Cherym talk being ‘real’ punk band (and if that even means anything anymore)

Victory Amps unveil the newest Sheriff amplifiers

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Victory Amplification has announced the release of the new Sheriff 25 and VS100 Super Sheriff amps. READ MORE: Pitchfork double down on giving Greta Van Fleet’s first album a review score of 1.6 The newest additions are set to replace the Sheriff 22 and the Sheriff 44, which made up … Continue reading Victory Amps unveil the newest Sheriff amplifiers

Pitchfork double down on giving Greta Van Fleet’s first album a review score of 1.6

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Pitchfork has defended giving Greta Van Fleet’s first album an embarrassingly low score of 1.6 out of 10. READ MORE: Hear Fender’s new Gold Foil guitars in action Despite the scathing review, which was given out in 2018, Pitchfork’s Reviews Editor Jeremy Larson and Editor-in-Chief Puja Patel has defended the … Continue reading Pitchfork double down on giving Greta Van Fleet’s first album a review score of 1.6

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