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Origin Effects withdraws from trademark dispute with Revival Electric

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Origin Effects has withdrawn its petition to cancel the trademark of US-based pedal maker Revival Electric, following a settlement agreement between the two parties. READ MORE: Origin Effects and Revival Electric spar in trademark battle over RevivalDRIVE A new filing regarding the long-standing trademark dispute reveals that Origin Effects has … Continue reading Origin Effects withdraws from trademark dispute with Revival Electric

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When it comes to pedal design, are innovation and originality linked? Adrian Thorpe investigates

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar I saw a variation of this question on Facebook and it got me thinking. Pedal nuts often claim that there’s nothing new under the sun, that all pedals are copies of other models, that nobody is doing anything original anymore. READ MORE: Meet Anorak Patch: The teenagers reinvigorating British guitar … Continue reading When it comes to pedal design, are innovation and originality linked? Adrian Thorpe investigates

The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie review: a stripped-back blues-bar bonanza that proves the Black Keys have still got it

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar There’s a sense of slippers-donning comfort to spinning a Black Keys record. We’re all very familiar with Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney’s musical universe by now, defined as it is by classic blues-adhering grooves, fuzz-soaked leads, Auerbach’s vocals pushing the mic’s tolerances, and the driving stomp of Carney. While blues … Continue reading The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie review: a stripped-back blues-bar bonanza that proves the Black Keys have still got it

Metallica group hug: James Hetfield gets emotional onstage about playing confidence, shares hug with band

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar James Hetfield and his band, Metallica, recently shared a touching moment at their Brazil concert after the musician spoke candidly to fans about his insecurities. READ MORE: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on potential live shows: “I haven’t done one in such a long time, but who knows” During the interlude … Continue reading Metallica group hug: James Hetfield gets emotional onstage about playing confidence, shares hug with band

Johnny Rotten on the Queen’s impressive state of health: “I’m actually really proud of her for surviving”

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar The Sex Pistols may have poked at the Royal Family back in 1977 with their punk hit God Save The Queen. But now, frontman Johnny Rotten has applauded the Queen’s impressive state of health at the age of 96. READ MORE: Warner and BMG allegedly competing for Pink Floyd’s music catalogue … Continue reading Johnny Rotten on the Queen’s impressive state of health: “I’m actually really proud of her for surviving”

Tape Audio launches new fuzz pedal with silicon and germanium circuits: TWO

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Effects pedal newcomer, Tape Audio, has launched its second pedal suitably named TWO. Following the success of first release ONE, a fuzz pedal, this new stomp box is for overdrive and distortion. READ MORE: Gibson releases exclusive Les Paul Standards with Flamed AAA Tops – but you can’t see them … Continue reading Tape Audio launches new fuzz pedal with silicon and germanium circuits: TWO

Warner and BMG allegedly competing for Pink Floyd’s music catalogue in half billion dollar bidding war

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Earlier this week it was reported that Pink Floyd were allegedly preparing to sell the rights to their recorded music catalogue in a nine-figure deal, no names of potential buyers had been revealed at this point, but according to recent reports, Warner Records and BMG could be the biggest competitors. … Continue reading Warner and BMG allegedly competing for Pink Floyd’s music catalogue in half billion dollar bidding war

George Benson reveals he’s working on a new album: “I’ve been listening to a lot of things but it was Nat King Cole”

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Jazz master and guitar wizard, George Benson, has revealed he’s working on a new album and has also spoke about some of his biggest inspirations whose music have carried him along his creative process. READ MORE: This Is Spinal Tap cast and crew to reunite for 2024 sequel His latest … Continue reading George Benson reveals he’s working on a new album: “I’ve been listening to a lot of things but it was Nat King Cole”

Metallica’s James Hetfield supported The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins during his struggles with alcohol

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Metallica’s James Hetfield once gave support to Justin Hawkins of The Darkness during his struggles with alcohol, it has been revealed. READ MORE: Gibson releases exclusive Les Paul Standards with Flamed AAA Tops – but you can’t see them before you buy The two bands toured together back in 2003 … Continue reading Metallica’s James Hetfield supported The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins during his struggles with alcohol

Måneskin drop new single Supermodel ahead of Eurovision performance

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Four-piece rock sensation Måneskin have released their brand new single, Supermodel, and are due to perform the new track live tomorrow (May 14) back where it all began – Eurovision. READ MORE: Gibson and Lzzy Hale to bring hybrid Explorer Bird model to life The Italian rock band shot to … Continue reading Måneskin drop new single Supermodel ahead of Eurovision performance

Gibson and Lzzy Hale to bring hybrid Explorer Bird model to life

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Gibson have teamed up with their brand ambassador, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, to develop a hybrid Explorer Bird model, and it just so happens a prototype has already been taken for a spin and received glowing feedback. READ MORE: My Chemical Romance returns with epic six-minute song after eight years … Continue reading Gibson and Lzzy Hale to bring hybrid Explorer Bird model to life

Gibson releases exclusive Les Paul Standards with Flamed AAA Tops – but you can’t see them before you buy

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar The humble flamed top – a classic wood finish with a tiger stripe effect. Its iridescent looks have been signature to that of many Les Pauls over the years. But would you ever buy a guitar without seeing it first? READ MORE: Lava Music unveils latest addition to Smart Guitar … Continue reading Gibson releases exclusive Les Paul Standards with Flamed AAA Tops – but you can’t see them before you buy

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