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Jimmy Lovinggood Joins HRS Unlimited as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing

HRS Unlimited has announced that industry veteran Jimmy Lovinggood has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Lovinggood will direct sales and marketing for the company’s John Page Classic Guitars and Bloodline by John Page Pickup brands, and for additional brands as HRS Unlimited expands its musical instrument portfolio. Lovinggood joins HRS Unlimited after nearly six year ...

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The Darkness Premiere "Last of Our Kind" Music Video

The Darkness have released the official music video for their new single, "Last of Our Kind." The single, which is set for an August 21 release, is the title track from the band's newest album, which you can pick up here. For the video, the band chose 15 members of their devoted Darkness Army, and asked them to simply "get freaky on camera." The results are quite interesting, to say the least. "Where would ...

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Clutch Premiere "X-Ray Visions" Music Video

Clutch has premiered the official music video for their new single, "X-Ray Visions." The track is taken from the band's new album, Psychic Warfare, which is set for an October 2 release via the band's own Weathermaker Music label. The title of Psychic Warfare was taken from the lyrics of "X-Ray Visions," according to singer Neil Fallon. “It’s a tale about an unnamed protagonist who is forced to seek refuge ...

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Of Monsters and Men Premiere "Organs" Lyric Video

Icelandic folk-pop group Of Monsters and Men have premiered the music video for their new single, "Organs." The single is taken from the band's new album, Beneath The Skin, which you can pick up here. The video prominently features Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, the band's co-vocalist and guitarist, performing the track. Check out the video (and the band's tour dates) below, and be sure to let us know what yo ...

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Estate of Frank Zappa Partners with Universal Music Enterprises, Plans Massive Set of Reissues

Earlier today, we reported that the Zappa Family Trust had given an Alex Winter documentary about Frank Zappa's life and music the green light. Now, Rolling Stone is reporting that the Zappa Family Trust has partnered with Universal Music Enterprises, allowing for new product releases, film and theatrical productions and trademark licensing. Some of the items that are allegedly being worked on include Joe's ...

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Fear Factory's Dino Cazares Talks Gear, Why He Tours With As Small a Rig As Possible

Genexus, the new record from industrial metal vets Fear Factory, is a concept album about the increasing hybridization of technology and humanity—and guitarist Dino Cazares says that their technologically advanced approach to recording the album fell right in line with its concept. “Aside from two days in a studio recording live drums, we recorded everything direct to Pro Tools in a bedroom in my house,” he ...

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Acoustic Nation — Summer NAMM 2015: Weber Find Acoustic Instruments

Ah, the mandolin! Small with delightfully gorgeous tone. Here Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments shares their beautiful River Mandolin and then moves on to their Round Neck Resonator guitar. This resonator includes an innovative Carousel Soundwell that not only retains a nearly open body design but offers the body stability and rigidity, which in turn increases volume. The Weber Tailpiece, not only makes strin ...

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Eddie Van Halen Makes Elephant and Horse Sounds with His Guitar — Video

Below, check out a clip that's being billed as "rare footage" of Eddie Van Halen making elephant and horse sounds with his guitar backstage at a venue, pre-concert. I mean, how "rare" can it be if you're watching it right now? Anyway, it was probably filmed by MTV around 1986 during Van Halen's 5150 tour. Enjoy! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZymMfp43aoM&w=620&h=365] Additional Content Rela ...

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'SNL' Guitarist Jared Scharff Adds "Unnecessary Shredding" to "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift — Video

Saturday Night Live guitarist Jared Scharff has a new web series called Unnecessary Shredding. In it, Scharff adds lots and lots of tasteful shredding to songs that are devoid of shredding—if not devoid of guitars, period. In his latest video, posted to the interwebs July 28, Scharff adds some unnecessary shredding to "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift. "I'm playing my custom Fano Pelham Blue burst JM6, which wa ...

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Guitar World Recommends: MXR Buffer Boost — Video

Guitar World Recommends shines the spotlight on new and noteworthy gear for guitarists. This week, Guitar World recommends the new Buffer Boost from Jim Dunlop and MXR. This tiny little gadget makes up for signal loss that can occur when combining effects; it fine-tunes signal recovery with Hi & Lo cut switches and features extra output for optional separate unbuffered signal chain. For more about this ...

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