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QUIET RIOT Drummer Isn’t Bothered By Negative Opinions: ‘If The Source Isn’t Credible, Then I Simply Don’t Care’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In a brand new interview with I’m Music Magazine, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was asked if the negativity ever gets to him from some of the people who won’t give the band’s new lineup a chance. Banali responded: “There are a couple of factors; one of the things that I always look at when someone criticizes QUIET RIOT or me personally or the choices that I’ve made is I…

Ex-Jefferson Starship guitarist can sue band over use of name – SFGate

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Caption Close A lead guitarist of the Jefferson Starship has somebody to sue — five members of the venerable rock band, for continuing to use its name in alleged violation of a promise to stop after founding member Paul Kantner died last year. U.S. Magistrate Maria-Elena James of San Francisco ruled Friday that guitarist Craig Chaquico could pursue a breach-of-contract suit against two fellow original Starship members, vocalist and keyboard…

MASTERPLAN’s ROLAND GRAPOW Talks ‘PumpKings’ Album, Drummer Change – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

MASTERPLAN, which features former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, last month released a new studio album titled “PumpKings” via AFM. The effort consists of reworked versions of HELLOWEEN songs from albums that Grapow played on during his time in the legendary German power metal band. Included are three songs from HELLOWEEN‘s “Pink Bupples Go Ape” (1991) LP, two from “Chameleon” (1993), three from “Master Of The Rings” (1994), one from “The…

Shoegaze, the Sound of Protest Shrouded in Guitar Fuzz, Returns – New York Times

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

“I know we’re shoegazers, but literally everyone onstage was staring at my pedals, trying to figure out why they kept going on and off,” Mr. Halstead said with a laugh backstage the next day. Photo From left, Mr. Chaplin, Simon Scott, Ms. Goswell, Christian Savill and Neil Halstead. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times “Part of the fun of putting the band back together was that we all kind of…

Stephen Wade Goes ‘Across The Amerikee’ With Historical Banjo And Guitar Music – NPR

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Stephen Wade’s new album, Across the Amerikee: Showpieces from Coal Camp to Cattle Trail, was released this June. Michael G. Stewart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Michael G. Stewart/Courtesy of the artist Stephen Wade’s new album, Across the Amerikee: Showpieces from Coal Camp to Cattle Trail, was released this June. Michael G. Stewart/Courtesy of the artist Before the Grand Ole Opry was the longest-running radio broadcast in US…

10-year-old drummer rallies York community for help – York Daily Record/Sunday News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Here are the latest top headlines from York County, Pennsylvania and the region. York Daily Record Buy Photo Na-Jeeb Moore, Jr., foreground, jams with his brother Trevon Woodruff, rear right, and John Beck, outside of Central Market, as the 10-year-old hopes to raise money to purchase a new drum set. (Photo: Jason Plotkin, York Daily Record)Buy Photo Most kids spend their summer vacations hanging out…

MASTERPLAN’s ROLAND GRAPOW Talks ‘PumpKings’ Album, Drummer Change – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

MASTERPLAN, which features former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, last month released a new studio album titled “PumpKings” via AFM. The effort consists of reworked versions of HELLOWEEN songs from albums that Grapow played on during his time in the legendary German power metal band. Included are three songs from HELLOWEEN‘s “Pink Bupples Go Ape” (1991) LP, two from “Chameleon” (1993), three from “Master Of The Rings” (1994), one from “The…

Supreme And Fender Collaborated On An Electric Guitar – The FADER

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Supreme has unveiled another unlikely collaboration: a box logo-branded Fender Stratocaster. The electric guitar comes with a custom case, strap, and picks and includes the Supreme logo on the body of the instrument. Information on the guitar is limited, but, as Reverb points out, it’s probably intended as a collectable item, rather than a fully functional instrument. See another picture of the Supreme x Fender collab below.

Metallica guitarist unveils his secret horror poster collection – CNN

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

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All-in-one Fusion guitar lands in the US – New Atlas

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Back in October 2015, Melbourne-based designer Dave Auld secured production funding from over 1,300 Indiegogo backers to bring his remarkable Fusion guitar project to life. We got to see and hear the digital/analog hybrid for ourselves mid-campaign and were suitably impressed. Almost 2 years on and, from today, the instrument will go on sale in the US. The Fusion guitar rocks its own built-in 20 W Class-D amplifier and two…

‘Tonight Show’ bandleader Eubanks tops Wilson Center Guitar Festival lineup – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Former “Tonight Show” bandleader Kevin Eubanks headlines the Wilson Center Guitar Festival with an Aug. 19 performance.(Photo: Raj Naik) Former “Tonight Show” bandleader Kevin Eubanks headlines the Wilson Center Guitar Festival with a ticketed concert Aug. 19 in Brookfield. Eubanks, who incorporates elements of funk and rock in his jazz guitar playing, led the “Tonight Show” band from 1995 to 2010. He has recorded prolifically as both a leader and…

OVERKILL Joined By GRIP INC. Guitarist At Bochum Concert (Video) – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Waldemar Sorychta — former GRIP INC. guitarist who has produced a number of acclaimed albums from SODOM, MOONSPELL and TIAMAT, among others — joined New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL on stage last night (Sunday, August 13) at Zeche in Bochum, Germany to perform the OVERKILL classic “In Union We Stand”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Waldemar played guitar for OVERKILL for three shows on the band’s…

The Fever (Jason Butler) Drop Debut Track – Is Travis Barker Involved? – ROCKSOUND.TV

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

The Fever come to life with ‘We’re Coming In’ (featuring Travis Barker, maybe). After months of teasing and mystery, The Fever have dropped their debut track ‘We’re Coming In’ on Soundcloud. Check it out… SO SO SO STOKED. The Fever are the new project from ex-letlive. frontman Jason Butler, also featuring ex-The Chariot guitarist Stephen ‘Stevis’ Harrison and Night Verses drummer Aric Improta. And, as shown in Jason’s Instagram story above, the band are currently working…

Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga to Serve as ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Guest Drummer – Loudwire

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Evil Robb Photography Another week, another drummer from the rock and metal world guests on Late Night With Seth Meyers! Stone Sour‘s Roy Mayorga has been tapped as the latest guest drummer to sit in with Fred Armisen’s The 8G Band, starting tonight (Aug. 14) through Thursday (Aug. 17). Mayorga said he is “really excited” to be the house drummer in a post on Instagram (seen below). The Stone Sour skinsman has been enjoying…

Case of the stolen violin ends happily ever after – KMSP-TV

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – In the underbelly of St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre it’s 30 minutes until show time and violinist Frank Almond is just getting warmed up. As Concertmaster for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Frank often travels the country accompanied by a 300-year-old, $6 million Stradivarius violin. He’s had it on loan for nine years, but he performed in St. Paul recently not as a culmination of the…

Self-Contained, Smart Fusion Guitar Launches in the USA – Markets Insider

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — More than 20 years in the making, the long-awaited and highly anticipated line of Fusion Guitars are now available online to musicians in the U.S. at www.fusionguitars.com. Billed as “the world’s most advanced electric guitar” Fusion Guitars allow musicians to unplug, learn and create music anywhere life takes them. FUSION GUITAR PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Incorporating a built-in amp, speakers and…

Talented Durban drummer – Independent Online

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

His other notable gig in 2016 was a trip to Norway as part of a music exchange ensemble that performed at the Oslo Jazz Festival. While there, he also got to jam with Grammy Award-winning jazz artist, Michael League from the group Snarky Puppy. Some of Giandhari’s 2017 highs included collaborating with jazz legend Hugh Masekela and performances with the International Youth Jazz Band in Grahamstown. Giandhari’s latest musical feat,…

Max Weinberg: Playing The Drums Like They Owe Me Money – WGN Radio

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band performs at Philips Arena on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP) Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band performs at Philips Arena on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP) E Street Drummer and former Band Leader for Conan O’Brian, Max Weinberg, joins Jim Turano, in for Dean Richards, to talk about his upcoming…

The Texas Gentlemen Premiere "Pain" Music Video – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

The Texas Gentlemen—not to be confused with the Tennessee Dirtbags—have premiered the music video for “Pain,” a track from their upcoming debut album, TX Jelly (not to be confused with Texas tea). You can check it out below. Because people love comparing new things to old things, let’s just say the Gentlemen sound a bit like the Allman Brothers Band with a sense of humor. Their greasy sound contains elements…