Les Paul Standard

Les Paul Standard

Les Paul StandardEver since PAF humbuckers met flamed-maple top in 1958, the Les Paul Standard has been revered among players for its unparalleled heights of tone and playability, ...

American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster

American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster

The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key feat ...

PRS Artist Package

PRS Artist Package

The PRS Artist Package is an exclusive platform for PRS core electric guitars that offers expanded features, options, and colors on select models. Available for the first time sinc ...

Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess In his work with Rush from the '70s to today, Alex Lifeson has redefined the boundaries of progressive rock guitar. Embodying far more than that genre ...

Marshall 2203KK Kerry King Signature JCM800 Guitar Amp Head

Marshall 2203KK Kerry King Signature JCM800 Guitar Amp Head

100 watts of insane power and Slayer tone! The all-valve Kerry King Signature JCM800 2203KK is the essence of simplicity--a single-channel tube amp with no reverb or effects. It's ...

Mustang™ Floor by Fender Guitar Amplifiers

Mustang™ Floor by Fender Guitar Amplifiers

Fender introduces its first ever multi-effects unit in the form of the Mustang Floor-a versatile high-performance floor unit that delivers pro-level amp modeling, effects and artis ...

Former RAGE Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST For ALMANAC Project

ALMANAC, the new band led by former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. He says: "After ten years of cooperation with Nuclear Blast, a friendship evolved. Nuclear Blast trusted in me a lot for my work as composer and producer of the NUCLEAR BLAST ALLSTARS 'Into The Light', RAGE and LMO records. Because of that, I will continue with my new band ALMANAC together with the establ ...

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GHOST: Late-Night TV Ad Teases 'Meliora' Album, Arrival Of 'New' Singer PAPA EMERITUS III

Metal Insider has uploaded a TV spot that apparently aired on VH1 Classic in which Swedish occult rockers GHOST tease the arrival of their third album, "Meliora", and the introduction of the band's "new" singer Papa Emeritus III, the three-month-younger brother of GHOST's previous frontman, Papa Emeritus II (pictured). Check it out below. "Meliora" (Latin for "better") is tentatively due on August 21. The f ...

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The Three Biggest Reasons Why You Might Still Want To Sign With A Record Label

Depending on who you talk to, the internet has either helped or hindered the music business. Some people think it's done both. Sure, sales are down and the economic paradigm continues to shift, but access to music has never been greater, vinyl sales continue to grow, and with such a low barrier to entry, it seems as if there are more new bands than ever. In spite of all of these varying factors, here are th ...

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Stub Hub Names Summer’s Hottest Concerts

Heritage acts dominate the summer's top concerts, according to StubHub. The ticket reseller draws its top 10 from sales and demand drawn from its more than 16 million visitors.   Taylor Swift overwhelmingly took the #1 spot, nearly tripling the demand of One Direction at #2.  *As determined by total sales on StubHub for dates from Memorial Day through Labor Day Taylor Swift One Direction Grateful Dead (with ...

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Shazam Adds Visual Recognition – QR Codes Just Got Cool Again

Audio recognition app Shazam has found a place on every music lover's smartphone. Increasingly labels and publishers are using data from the app to spot trends, find new artists and measure fan engagement.  Today, Shazam added visual recognition to its bag of tricks. ______________________________________ The QR code and stalled efforts to connect offline and online information and experiences may be gettin ...

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Artists Are Using Uber To Release New Music

It seems that the car service Uber is becoming more than a taxi. It's also a way to deliver and even break new music to fans. Britney Spears released her new single "Pretty Girls" on May 3rd using Uber as the "vehicle" to get the word out.                                                                                          Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Blog Spears jumped on Twitter and Faceb ...

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Ron Wood’s “Latest Squeeze”

Guitarist magazine recently sat down with Ron Wood to talk about his new book, How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary. While discussing the limited-edition book, the Rolling Stones six-stringer revealed that his current favorite guitar is a ‘70s Les Paul Goldtop. “I always thought they were too heavy before, I always left them to other people, but I’m really getting off on it,” said Wood. “I’ve had a little ...

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How to Practice Without a Guitar

I’ve just moved house, and for a guitar junkie who plays all the time either for fun or for work it’s been tough to fit in practice time while lugging boxes from the car to upstairs. But here are some ways I’ve been able to feel engaged in guitar practice even when not actually playing a guitar. ...

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“Every band should have a girl in it”

Speaking to Mojo magazine, the veteran Fleetwood Mac singer says, “I think every band should have a girl in it, because it's always going to make for more cool stuff going on than if it's just a bunch of guys. It's ultimately more romantic, no matter what. Even if nobody is getting together, it still casts a romantic spell.” ...

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