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Fender Playlist: Spooky Songs

The Halloween spirits are in the air, so break out your candy and costumes for another year of frightfully delightful festivities. And as you prepare your perfect holiday playlist, there are definitely some spooky songs that should not be overlooked. Of course, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” stands out as one of the scariest tunes of all time, but what about Queens of the Stone Age’s bone-chilling “I Appear M ...

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New Slipknot Album Debuts at No. 1

Slipknot’s long-anticipated fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, came out last week to much fanfare, and to commemorate the moment, the band released an in-depth documentary via Google Play. In the piece, members of Slipknot looked back on their nearly two decades together and the trials and tribulations of the passing of co-founder and bassist Paul Gray four years ago. .5: The Gray Chapter rocketed up ...

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Go Behind the Scenes of Pink Floyd’s Upcoming Album

With Pink Floyd’s new album, The Endless River, coming out Nov. 10, drummer Nick Mason and guitarist David Gilmour recently posted behind-the-scenes videos that discussed the writing process. “There was a period of time when we were endeavoring to be purist about it and to keep what we had and not add to it,” Gilmour said of The Endless River. ”But, you know, we thought, ‘Well, if we were continuing with th ...

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John Spicer Drops Lead Single

Southern Illinois-raised guitarist John Spicer made the move out to Los Angeles to work on his solo debut album, Crossing Over, and we are excited to share his first single, “Pretty Good At Lovin’ You.” “I think the kid may have what we’ve all been looking for,” noted Fender signature artist and country legend Merle Haggard. Check out the lyric video for the single below and keep an eye on his website for m ...

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Watch Deap Vally Live at Amoeba Records

Earlier this year, Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards of Deap Vally performed a quick set inside Hollywood’s Amoeba Records to support 2013′s debut album Sistrionix. And just recently, video of that set has been released. The garage rocking duo tore up the small in-store stage with tracks like “End of the World” and “Walk of Shame,” and you can see all the action in the clip below. ...

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Watch Royal Blood ‘Figure It Out’ on Late Night

Royal Blood recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers in support of their 2014 self-titled debut album, and they blew the doors off the studio with a thunderous rendition of the track “Figure It Out.” Watch the English duo rip through the song, which features a killer riff on a white Fender Coronado bass from frontman Mike Kerr. ...

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Fender Q&A: Kate Nash

Who would have thought a fall down the stairs would propel Kate Nash to a blossoming career in music? That’s exactly what happened to the English singer/songwriter, as a rough tumble back in 2005 severely hampered her mobility for months. Couple that with a crappy job at a fast food restaurant and an untimely rejection letter from University, and things weren’t looking too bright for Nash. “I got rejected a ...

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Fender Exclusive with Guitarist Vic Flick

When considering the greatest theme songs in cinema history, it’s impossible to leave James Bond’s theme off the list. The man behind that signature twang is the incomparable Vic Flick. The English guitarist performed the unmistakeable track for the first time in history at CTW Studios in London in 1962, and it still holds up today. A member of the George Martin Orchestra, Flick contributed to the soundtrac ...

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Bombay Bicycle Club Channel Kubrick in New ‘Home By Now’ Video

In the new video for “Home By Now,” Bombay Bicycle Club really took things back to their performance roots. The clip features an amazing middle school recreation of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, complete with a makeshift space shuttle stage and tinfoil-covered helmets. “Home By Now” comes off the group’s 2014 album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, and includes an appearance by longtime collaborator Lu ...

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