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 ...

HIGH ON FIRE: 'Slave The Hive' Video Released

The official video for HIGH ON FIRE's brand new single titled "Slave The Hive" can be seen below. As part of the band's Scion A/V-sponsored headlining tour, HIGH ON FIRE dropped the new single which marks the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of "De Vermis Mysteriis". A limited-edition seven-inch single is available at all tour dates. The previously announced ...

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VAN HALEN Has More Unreleased Material In Vaults, Says Bassist

After singer David Lee Roth said in recent interview that VAN HALEN has started work on its 13th studio album, the next question is whether the material will be freshly written or pulled from the band's vaults. Many of the songs on 2012's "A Different Kind Of Truth" originated from demos going back to the group's earliest days, and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen told The Pulse Of Radio that there's more where t ...

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SYMPHONY X Bassist MIKE LEPOND Working On 'Heavy/Power Metal' Solo Album

SYMPHONY X bassist Mike LePond is working on first-ever solo album, to be released under the banner MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSINS. He states: "It is a heavy metal/power metal record that combines all the influences of my favorite bands from the past and present. It is a full hour of headbanging riffs, kick-ass vocals, and epic tales. There is something in there for any style of metal you enjoy! Metal Mike ...

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DEFTONES: Rig Rundown With PREMIER GUITAR (Video)

On October 22, Premier Guitar's Chris Kies was on location in Omaha, Nebraska, where he caught up with guitarist Stephen Carpenter and bassist Sergio Vega of the DEFTONES to discuss why they've swapped their old analog rigs for Fractal Audio Axe-Fx IIs, what got Vega hooked on Fender Jaguar basses, and why Carpenter isn't afraid to cop to being a "superficial" gearhead. Check out the footage below. DEFTONES ...

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THE WINERY DOGS' KOTZEN, SHEEHAN Perform, Talk About Songs From Debut Album (Video)

DiMarzio, Inc., the Staten Island, New York-based company that manufactures magnetic pickups for electric guitars, has posted a seven-minute video clip of THE WINERY DOGS guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen and bassist Billy Sheehan talking, playing and give insight into a few songs on the band's recent, self-titled album. Check it out below. THE WINERY DOGS is the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DR ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Speaks To 13-Year-Old Radio Host MILES 'THE SHOE' SCHUMAN (Audio)

13-year-old radio host Miles "The Shoe" Schuman recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER. You can now listen to the chat below. STRYPER's new album, "No More Hell To Pay", sold around 9,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Second Coming", a collection of re-recorded ...

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JIM ROOT To Sit Out STONE SOUR Tour In Order To Focus On SLIPKNOT's Next Album

STONE SOUR guitarist Jim Root will sit out the band's upcoming tour with POP EVIL and STOLEN BABIES in order to focus on the songwriting process for SLIPKNOT's long-awaited new studio album. STONE SOUR says in a statement: "Everyone involved is okay with the decision and our mutual friend Christian Martucci will be filling in on guitar. "It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another STONE ...

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Surviving Members Of Classic VIXEN Lineup Resurrect Band In Honor Of Fallen Guitarist

Singer Janet Gardner, drummer Roxy Petrucci and bassist Share Ross (Pedersen) will honor their friend and bandmate, guitarist and founder of VIXEN, Jan Kuehnemund, by performing as VIXEN in 2014. The band was committed to reunite in 2012 but Kuehnemund's cancer diagnosis caused what was thought of at the time as a delay. Sadly, however, after a fierce battle, Kuehnemund succumbed to her illness in October 2 ...

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Turn It Up: The Virtues Of Playing Loud

I’ve written several articles at Gibson.com explaining the advantages of playing at moderate stage volume. There are plenty of basic benefits to that strategy, including allowing all the players on stage to hear, creating a tight sonic mesh that best represents the band and not drowning out the singer. But there are also advantages to playing loud and proud — especially if guitar is the main instrumental vo ...

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