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Summer NAMM 2014: Michael Kelly Guitars Team Up With Luthier Rick Turner

Written on July 17, 2014 at 10:19 am, by Jon

Michael Kelly Guitars has been selected by industry veteran Rick Turner (co-founder of Alembic and his own company Rick Turner Guitar Company) to debut a licensed line of his Renaissance guitars and basses.

“The new line will debut at …

Dean ML “Roots” Ltd Edition Dimebag Tribute Guitar

Written on July 12, 2014 at 5:10 pm, by Jon


So there have probably been a few too many posthumous Dimebag tribute products released over the years but Dean Guitars have gone to extra lengths with the Dean ML “Roots” guitar to try and make it have a little more …

Carl Verheyen Announces New Album ‘Mustang Run’

Written on July 9, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

I’m really looking forward to checking out this record, I’ve been enjoying the teaser videos that Carl has been posting to YouTube for a while and the fact that he says this is the guitar album he has been meaning …

Tony MacAlpine US Tour 2014 Details

Written on July 4, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

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I don’t really need to say much as the flyer says it all above, Tony MacAlpine is heading out on a US tour with his talented band including the excellent 7 string shredstress Nili Brosh on guitar, Aquiles Priester on …

New Guitar Documentary on Speed Picking: Cracking The Code

Written on June 23, 2014 at 8:09 am, by Jon

Cracking the Code is a documentary series about the mechanics of virtuoso shred guitar technique featuring high-speed, slow-motion camera views of licks from picking legends like Michael Angelo Batio, Rusty Cooley, Frank Gambale, Steve Morse, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Stern, and …

Composite Acoustics® and Raincatchers Bring Guitars to Haiti

Written on June 18, 2014 at 8:41 am, by Jon


This is an amazing story, please take a moment to watch the video above that explains how a community in Haiti that struggle to even get water daily are being helped out by an organisation called Raincatchers, who not …

Alice Cooper announces Nita Strauss as new guitarist

Written on June 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm, by Jon

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Alice Cooper has annouced that Nita Strauss, most famous for being a member of The Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale and more recently in the LA Kiss football team band, will replace Aussie guitarist Orianthi on his latest US tour. …

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – World On Fire due September 16

Written on June 12, 2014 at 9:00 am, by Jon

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - World On Fire
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators will release their new album ‘World On Fire‘ on September 16 via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The title track will hit the radio in a couple …

Joe Bonamassa announces new studio album “Different Shades Of Blue”

Written on June 11, 2014 at 9:31 am, by Jon

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Is it that time of year again? Yep Joe Bonamassa has announced his latest studio album release, I think he may become the most recorded artist of all time at this rate! I know he didn’t release a studio album …

Gearphoria moving to a bi-monthly format

Written on June 10, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

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Gearphoria, the free,did I say free? Indeed I did, an excellent guitar mag which I have contributed to in the past and surprised myself by sounding all professional, is moving from a quarterly to bi-monthly format. This is great …