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Watch Dawes Perform ‘When My Time Comes’ on Guitar Center Sessions

Dawes was recently featured on Guitar Center Sessions, and the Los Angeles-based rockers were on top of their game. In the clip below, check out Dawes roaring through the single “When My Time Comes,” which features a stellar guitar solo from frontman Taylor Goldsmith.  ”When My Time Comes” is from their 2009 album, North Hills. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbqlob2p9wE&w=560&h=315]   ...

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Gerard Way Plays New Solo Track at Reading and Leeds

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, due out Sept. 30, and as such, he’s been performing new material during a few recent live gigs. One of those gigs occurred last weekend, when Way was at the Reading and Leeds festival. Donning a royal blue suit complimented with bright orange hair, Way got the crowd rolling with his latest single “No Shows,” which you c ...

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Echo and the Bunnymen Perform ‘Holy Moses’ on Letterman

Earlier this year, the amazing Echo and the Bunnymen released 12th studio album Meteorites, and the English rockers recently showed off one of its latest singles on The Late Show with David Letterman. The band’s live performance was impeccably cool for the track “Holy Moses,” and you can watch it below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LYyczGXlnk&w=560&h=315] ...

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Echo and the Bunnymen Perform ‘Holy Moses’ on Letterman

Earlier this year, the amazing Echo and the Bunnymen released 12th studio album Meteorites, and the English rockers recently showed off one of its latest singles on The Late Show with David Letterman. The band’s live performance was impeccably cool for the track “Holy Moses,” and you can watch it below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LYyczGXlnk&w=560&h=315] ...

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Expert Artists Come Together in Michael Landau Group

Michael Landau. Photos by Mark Keraly.   Man for man, you would be extremely hard pressed to find a trio more capable, more accomplished, more musically imaginative and simply more formidably jaw dropping than one comprising guitarist Michael Landau, bassist Reggie Hamilton and drummer Gary Novak—one of several permutations of the estimable Michael Landau Group. When it comes to consummate musicianship, eac ...

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The Bi-Flex™ Truss Rod

  This page detail from a late-1980s Fender Frontline magazine shows a neck with a Bi-Flex truss rod in truncated cross section. The adjustment mechanism is near the nut at far right; the other end of the rod is anchored at far left. At center, note how close the rod comes to the back of the neck at its lowest point, and the interior retainer mechanism beneath the seventh-fret fingerboard inlay that holds t ...

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Fender Playlist: Summer Album Singles

Every year it seems that a flurry of albums are released in the late-summer months, so for this edition of the Fender playlist, we’ve compiled a few brand new singles. A couple are from albums that recently dropped or from upcoming albums, such as “How Can You Really,” a jam from experimental pop duo Foxygen, whose next album … And Star Power comes out Oct. 14. ...

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New Coldplay Video for ‘True Love’

Coldplay has dropped a new music video for Ghost Stories track “True Love,” and it features Chris Martin donning an inflatable, larger-than-life bodysuit. The Jonas Ackerlund-directed clip was shot mostly in L.A. with the historic downtown Los Angeles Theatre showing up in a few scenes, and it pits Canadian actress Jessica Lucas, also in a sumo suit, as Martin’s soulmate. The two share a love for the ballet ...

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Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5 Rock MTV VMAs

While the annual MTV Video Music Awards might be all about the “Moonman” trophies, some of the best moments of the event come in the impressive live performances.  This year was no different, as artists like Usher, Maroon 5 and 5 Seconds of Summer wowed the crowd by bringing some of the hottest current pop tracks to the proceedings. Maroon 5 had a huge audience on an outdoor stage in front of the L.A. Forum ...

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If I Stay in Theaters Now

Gayle Forman’s best-selling novel comes to the screen in New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ drama If I Stay, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Blackley and Stacy Keach. Mia Hall (Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam ( ...

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