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Rick Vito

Rick Vito is one of the few guitarists who didn’t just put his name on a guitar as an endorser; as his own guitar designer, he came up with the art deco Streamliner, then the Slingshot for the Reverend company, and Reverend’s Rick (more…) ...

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J.D. Simo

This latest shoehorns J.D. Simo’s Nashville six-string virtuosity with the soulful blues phrasing of Chicago, and the heart-pounding adrenaline of rawk. Embedded within a raucous ’60s psychedelic gumbo, Simo summons copious amounts of intensity reminiscent of the best live Cream bootlegs. This album (more…) ...

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Tone Pump Solara Studio

Tone Pump Solara Studio Price: $1,099 (list) Contact: www.tonepumpamplifiers.com The story is a familiar one. A guy learns to repair amps and then gets frustrated with the shortcomings of the stock amps available. So he starts offering modifications to existing amps before going (more…) ...

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Gibson’s Style O Artist Guitar and K-4 Mandocello

The mandolin originated in the Middle East as a bowl-back instrument. Crusaders brought it back to Europe and early Italian builders evolved the design, giving it four paired strings tuned like a violin but with a back similar to a lute (also of Arabic origin). In the mid 1890s, Orville Gibson revolutionized mandolin design, structurally […] ...

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Bill Pitman

On a recent episode of his TV talk show, David Letterman mentioned to guest Cher that he’d just seen the new documentary, The Wrecking Crew, which chronicles the coterie of L.A. studio musicians that helped create many of her records and hundreds of other hits for more than three decades. She immediately responded by naming […] ...

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Interview: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Talks New Double-Album, ‘The Astonishing’

[futureusgallerycaption id="attachment_79555" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Photo by Jimmy Fontaine jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // $('html').addClass('gallery'); }); <!----> The following is an excerpt from the Dream Theater profile in the Feb/Mar issue of Revolver–which is on newsstands February 9 and is available for purchase in our webstore. Here, axman John Petrucci talks about Dream Th ...

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Watch Metallica’s Full ‘The Night Before’ Performance at AT&T Park

Metallica’s entire ‘The Night Before’ concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco is now available online. The band staged the show on February 6, one day before Super Bowl 50. The setlist was as follows: The Ecstasy of Gold (intro) Creeping Death For Whom the Bell Tolls Fuel King Nothing Ride the Lightning The Unforgiven The Memory Remains Welcome Home (Sanitarium) Sad But True Wherever I May Roam One Master ...

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Rock on the Range Announces Lineup and Activity Additions

Rock on the Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–celebrates its 10th Anniversary May 20, 21 and 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, O.H. Today, the festival has announced some additions to its lineup. Deftones, The Shrine and Adam Watt join the lineup, which already features Red Hot Chili Peppers,  Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me the ...

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Review: Adept – Sleepless

This Swedish five-piece couldn’t have picked a more apropos title for their fourth full-length. From first track, “Black Veins,” to the closing title track, ‘Sleepless’ is a tireless onslaught of metal-influenced post-hardcore and even includes slight elements of pop-punk. Vocals range from melodic cleans to searing screams to group chants, opening and closing with a cyclical spoken word structure. Every so ...

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