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EHX announces plans to harness energy from the Earth’s magnetosphere, leaving pedal fans confused

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

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Vola updates its Oz and Vasti models to V3

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

The Collection: Ida Mae

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

Watch: Paul McCartney gets digitally de-aged in Find My Way music video

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

EVH’s ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli on Clapton’s vaccine comments: “Once a dick, always a dick.”

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.”

Lindsey Buckingham releases new single from upcoming solo LP, On The Wrong Side

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

Dee Snider rebukes Gene Simmons’ claim that rock is dead: “Open your fucking ears and eyes!”

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Since 2014, KISS frontman Gene Simmons has often repeated his view that rock is dead. Not only is it no longer financially viable, as he initially stated, he has recently also claimed that there’s no glamour or excitement from new rock bands. Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, however, has hit … Continue reading 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

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar The nominated albums for the 2021 Mercury Prize have been revealed, with bands such as Wolf Alice, Black Country New Road and Mogwai making the list. READ MORE: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend review: the inventive guitar band continue to find new ways to grow​ The full list spans a … Continue reading 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!

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar The Linda Lindas, the punk band that found viral fame with their hit Racist, Sexist Boy, have followed up that track with a new song, their first released after their signing to Epitaph Records. READ MORE: LA punk outfit The Linda Lindas go viral with Racist Sexist Boy, sign to … Continue reading Hear The Linda Linda’s new single on Epitaph Records, Oh!

Greta Van Fleet are being mocked relentlessly on TikTok

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Greta Van Fleet, the current forerunners of the new wave of classic rock, have become the subject of a new viral TikTok trend, centring around a 2019 clip of the band performing on SNL. Hundreds of videos have been uploaded, some with hundreds of thousands of views, all light-heartedly mocking … Continue reading Greta Van Fleet are being mocked relentlessly on TikTok

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