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Brad Paisley Rebels and Leaks Album Preview

Over the weekend, country superstar Brad Paisley showcased his rebellious side by posting a video link to Twitter previewing each song on his Aug. 26 upcoming 10th studio album, Moonshine in the Trunk. “I’m going rogue. The label doesn’t know I’m doing this. Seriously. But I made a Moonshine Preview teaser. Don’t tell,” he tweeted. Executives at Sony Music Nashville didn’t take too kindly to the leak, and t ...

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Musician’s Friend Demos the David Gilmour Signature Strat

The kind people at Musician’s Friend recently took a closer look at the David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster from the Fender Custom Shop. The iconic “Black Strat” was a cornerstone of the Pink Floyd sound; featured extensively on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and Gilmour’s critically acclaimed 2006 solo effort, On An Island. Get a feel for the tones this signature model ca ...

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Watch Best Coast Live at Rock the Garden

California indie rock band Best Coast was recently one of the acts that performed at Minneapolis’ Rock the Garden festival. Judging by video that has since been posted online, their sun-kissed tones seemed to be quite welcome during the summer event. In the clip below, you can watch Best Coast perform the title track off 2012′s The Only Place to get a taste of the proceedings. [youtube http://www.youtube.co ...

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Watch Future Islands Get Crowd Moving at Primavera Sound Festival

With benchmark album Singles coming out earlier this year, Future Islands has been traveling all around the world in support of their fourth studio offering. That journey recently covered the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, where the Baltimore-based band performed their hit single “Seasons (Waiting on You),” in addition to “Back in the Tall Grass” and “A Song for Our Grandfathers.” Watch Future Islan ...

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Jenny Lewis Enlists Celeb Friends for ‘Just One of the Guys’ Video

Jenny Lewis really pulled out all of the stops for her new video for the song “Just One of the Guys.” Not only did she don an incredible pastel and starry suit to match her rainbow guitar, she also called in the likes of celebrities Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson to join in on the fun.  The Hollywood stars first grabbed instruments and played along with Lewis’ sweet single, but eventually th ...

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Fender Q&A: Mastodon’s Troy Sanders

Since releasing sixth studio album Once More ‘Round the Sun in June, Mastodon has been quite busy supporting the progressive metal gem. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains), Once More ‘Round the Sun sees the Atlanta-based band continuing with their brutal attack on the senses, even if it’s not a concept album like several others (2009’s Crack the Skye, 2006’s Blood Mountain). With a ...

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Hendrix Chord and Hank Marvin Featured on BBC’s ‘Guitar Season’

BBC Radio 2′s “Guitar Season” series is taking an in-depth look at the guitar and exploring both its impact on popular culture and its importance to all music genres — from folk to country, rock to classical and beyond. To launch the program, guitar instructor Justin Sandercoe explains and demonstrates Jimi Hendrix’s infamous “Hendrix Chord.” Later in the series, Hank Marvin, lead guitarist for the Shadows, ...

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GAK Music Demos the Squier Avril Lavigne Telecaster

GAK Music recently got a hold of a Squier Avril Lavigne Telecaster, the one with the eye-catching skull and crossbones logo on the rosewood fingerboard. The signature axe also has other striking features, such as a three-ply pickguard (black-white-black), a knurled black flat-top volume control knob and a black headstock with die-cast tuners. Watch this guitar in action in the demo below. ...

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GAK Music Demos the Squier Avril Lavigne Telecaster

GAK Music recently got a hold of a Squier Avril Lavigne Telecaster, the one with the eye-catching skull and crossbones logo on the rosewood fingerboard. The signature axe also has other striking features, such as a three-ply pickguard (black-white-black), a knurled black flat-top volume control knob and a black headstock with die-cast tuners. Watch this guitar in action in the demo below. ...

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GAK Music Demos the Squier Avril Lavigne Telecaster

GAK Music recently got a hold of a Squier Avril Lavigne Telecaster, the one with the eye-catching skull and crossbones logo on the rosewood fingerboard. The signature axe also has other striking features, such as a three-ply pickguard (black-white-black), a knurled black flat-top volume control knob and a black headstock with die-cast tuners. Watch this guitar in action in the demo below. ...

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