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Five Easy Shred Licks Inspired by Eddie Van Halen

If you’re looking for some easy shred licks, you’ve come to the right place. Robert Baker has uploaded a lesson in which he demonstrates five pattern-based shred licks that are much easier to play than they sound. The theme to these licks, as Robert explains, is take one shape and move it across the strings. “Quite a few of these are inspired by Eddie Van Halen,” he says. “To me, he’s the master. When you h ...

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Hear Rex Brown's New Song, "Crossing Lines"

Rex Brown—he of Pantera, Down and Kill Devil Hill fame—has premiered a new song over at Loudwire. You can check out the tune, "Crossing Lines," below. The song is from Brown's upcoming album, Smoke on This, which will be released June 28 via eOne. “My motto these days is ‘Shake some shit up,'” Brown says about the album. “I’ve had my ups and downs, like anybody in this business. I wanted to feel like a true ...

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Magnatone Adds the New Lyric Amplifier to The Studio Collection

Magnatone today announced the newly redesigned Lyric amplifier as part of the company’s Studio Collection. From the company: Built in the tradition of the great modest amps of the ‘50s and ‘60s, the Studio Collection offers vintage American tones, with improved power and versatility for the modern player. Studio players love the Lyric for its fat, honest tone and responsive natural overdrive. With a new lar ...

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Xotic Effects Introduces Soul Driven Pedal

Ready to add some “soul” to your playing? Xotic Effects has introduced its new Soul Driven pedal. From the company: Soul Driven adds soul to your sound by producing creamy boost and overdrive tones with just the right amount of compression. The pedal is equipped with incredibly flexible tone-shaping options to help customize your sound while preserving your guitar’s tone. The “Mid boost” knob pushes the mid ...

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Watch Robert Trujillo's 12-Year-Old Son Tye Play Bass with Korn

As we reported here last week, Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, is filling in for Korn bassist Fieldy during that band’s South American run. Tye played his first show with Korn on April 17, and you can watch video from it below. The youngster, who plays for a SoCal band called the Helmets, will perform with the group through April 29 (see tour dates below). Fieldy retu ...

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