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AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Laid to Rest in Sydney

Music fans and fellow artists en masse mourned the loss of AC/DC founder and legendary rhythm guitarist, Malcolm Young, as he was laid to rest this past Tuesday during a public funeral service at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. Young, who was battling dementia, passed away peacefully on Nov. 18 at age 64 with his family by his side. Although never one for the limelight, Young was credited with cr ...

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KHDK Offers Ghoul Jr. Overdrive

KHDK Electronics is celebrating the birthday of co-founder Kirk Hammett with the launch of its new Ghoul Jr. Overdrive micro pedal. Finished in metallic purple with a ghoulish face created by San Francisco tattoo artist Tim Lehi, it offers the most-used features from the company’s Ghoul Screamer in half the size and with twice the available gain. Its ... ...

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‘Guitar Aficionado’ Magazine Reviews the ‘Sweet Green’ Gretsch G6659TG

Guitar Aficionado magazine’s Nov/Dec issue includes an in-depth write-up of our “Sweet Green” Gretsch G6659TG Players Edition Broadkaster Jr. by Paul Riario. As Riario starts out with, “Many of the most beloved Gretsch guitar models were introduced during the ‘50s and ‘60s, a time many consider the company’s Golden Era. However, I strongly counter that Gretsch is currently enjoying a renaissance, as evidenc ...

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‘Guitar Aficionado’ Magazine Reviews the ‘Sweet Green’ Gretsch G6659TG

Guitar Aficionado magazine’s Nov/Dec issue includes an in-depth write-up of our “Sweet Green” Gretsch G6659TG Players Edition Broadkaster Jr. by Paul Riario. As Riario starts out with, “Many of the most beloved Gretsch guitar models were introduced during the ‘50s and ‘60s, a time many consider the company’s Golden Era. However, I strongly counter that Gretsch is currently enjoying a renaissance, as evidenc ...

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Watch Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Make ‘Tonight Show’ Debut

Fans of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon were treated to an incredible duet between Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as they performed “Break First” from their joint album, The Rest of Our Life. The appearance marked the country power couple’s Tonight Show debut, and they were backed by a talented band that included some Gretsch wielding artists – Adam Shoenfeld and his brand-new Vintage Select ’59 Silver Jet, D ...

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Watch Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Make ‘Tonight Show’ Debut

Fans of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon were treated to an incredible duet between Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as they performed “Break First” from their joint album, The Rest of Our Life. The appearance marked the country power couple’s Tonight Show debut, and they were backed by a talented band that included some Gretsch wielding artists – Adam Shoenfeld and his brand-new Vintage Select ’59 Silver Jet, D ...

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Portugal. The Man Rock the 2017 AMAs

Portland, Oregon based indie-rockers Portugal. The Man performed their hit song “Feel It Still,” off latest album Woodstock this past Sunday during the 2017 American Music Awards. As the performance kicked off, a message appeared on the screen behind the band that read “no computers up here, just live instruments.” Although that message likely ruffled the feathers of a few audience members, it’s one that we ...

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Hailee Steinfeld Teams Up with Alesso and Florida Georgia Line for 2017 AMA Performance

Multi-talented actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld was on stage at the 2017 American Music Awards this past Sunday, performing an incredible rendition of her hit song “Let Me Go” featuring country duo Florida Georgia Line and Swedish DJ Alesso. Guitarist Andrew Watt, who helped write the top 10 track, backed up the star-studded performance on his gorgeous Gretsch. If you weren’t able to catch the performance li ...

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Learn 10 Essential Whammy Bar Techniques

If you use your whammy bar only to bend notes and add vibrato, you’re missing out on some of its more nuanced, and more extreme, applications. If you use your whammy bar only to bend notes and add vibrato, you’re missing out on some of its more nuanced, and more extreme, applications. The TDOVmusic YouTube channel has created this video that can help you get more out of your whammy. It demonstrates 10 whamm ...

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Joe Perry Announces New Solo Album, 'Sweetzerland Manifesto'

Joe Perry has announced a new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto.The album—which is set for a January 19 release via Roman Records—was produced by Perry alongside Bruce Witkin and was executive produced by his Hollywood Vampires bandmate, Johnny Depp. Sweetzerland Manifesto features a number of guest vocalists, including Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, the New York Dolls' David Johansen and Terry Reid. It also ...

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