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COOL GEAR ALERT: Fender Blacktop series

Check it out. Alder bodies, 9.5″ radius fretboards, dual Fender Blacktop alnico humbuckers (with the exception of the Duncan Designed humbucker and single coil in the Jazzmaster HS), choice of maple or rosewood fretboards for the Stratocaster and Telecaster models… these are gonna be huge,... Check it out. Alder bodies, 9.5″ radius fretboards, dual Fender Blacktop alnico humbuckers (with t ...

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REVIEW: PRS SE Paul Allender signature model

Cradle of Filth’s Paul Allender has been a PRS user for a long time, and his signature SE model has undergone a few changes over the years, especially in the finish department. This latest model is in a spooky green (called Emerald Green Burst) and is also available in Scarlet Red Burst, whereas... Cradle of Filth’s Paul Allender has been a PRS user for a long time, and his signature SE model ha ...

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Michael Lee Firkins – Runaway Train lesson

As I say in the video above for me Michael Lee Firkins debut album, released on Shrapnel records in 1990, broke the “Shredder” mould fusing Country, Blues and Jazz to create his own distinctive Instrumental Rock style. Runaway Train is an example of his country influences such as Jerry Reed,... As I say in the video above for me Michael Lee Firkins debut album, released on Shrapnel records in 19 ...

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Updated Budda Budwah™ Pedal Rocks with Major Enhancements

If you hang out on gear forums like I do you will have seen many threads on the best Wah and a name that always comes up in the conversation is the Budda Budwah, I’ve never had the opportunity to test one of these fabulous looking pedals but with all the updates they have made it really makes... If you hang out on gear forums like I do you will have seen many threads on the best Wah and a name that al ...

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INTERVIEW: Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares

When Dino Cazares left Fear Factory in 2002, the band carried on without him. It was a messy split and it seemed nobody could ever imagine him returning to the fold. Even less likely was the prospect of Fear Factory carrying on with an entirely new rhythm section, especially given the respect... When Dino Cazares left Fear Factory in 2002, the band carried on without him. It was a messy split and it seemed ...

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NEWS: Smashing Pumpkins announce Oz tour

This came pretty much out of nowhere but Smashing Pumpkins are headed to Australia for 5 shows next month. The dates are: Oct 12 Perth, Riverside Theatre Oct 13 Adelaide, Ent. Centre, Theatre Oct 15 Melbourne, Festival Hall Oct 16 Sydney, Big Top Oct 17 Brisbane, The Tivol I had the pleasure of... This came pretty much out of nowhere but Smashing Pumpkins are headed to Australia for 5 shows next month. The ...

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Six String Bliss Announces Deadline for new collaborative CD “Trans-Genred”

I always mean to submit an entry to be considered for Six String Bliss’s releases but still haven’t managed to get round to it, maybe this time! I think it is a cool theme too Trans-Genred I just have to think of something I can turn into Rock, any suggestions? Here is the press release: Six... I always mean to submit an entry to be considered for Six String Bliss’s releases but still have ...

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NEWS: Jerk steals Robb Flynn’s stuff

This is a posting by Robb Flynn on the Machine Head website: Today, Sept 7th, between the hours of 1:15 PM and 3:15 PM while I was picking my son up from school, my house (which is located in the Martinez/Virginia Hills area of California) was broken into and many priceless items were stolen.... This is a posting by Robb Flynn on the Machine Head website: Today, Sept 7th, between the hours of 1:15 PM and 3: ...

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Elixir Strings announce the Pro Pack (more bang for your buck)

I love Elixir strings, they last forever and I use them exclusively on my Suhr because it means I don’t have to change my strings for about 2 or 3 months. The only reason I ever change them is because I either start to wear through the coating with my pick (I use a heavy gauge pick) or because... I love Elixir strings, they last forever and I use them exclusively on my Suhr because it means I don ...

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Win a complete Studio worth $5800

How about this for an Epic prize all $5800 of it! Watch the video above, go to http://win-a-studio.com follow the simple instructions (you need a Facebook account) and you could be in the running to win all of this: - Apple iMac Computer - TC Electronic Impact Twin audio interface - TC... How about this for an Epic prize all $5800 of it! Watch the video above, go to http://win-a-studio.com follow the simple ...

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