Author: Glen Willis

NAMM 2014

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Jake Allen Added To Lineup of Heineken NAMM Jam 2014

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DELVE TEXAS PRODUCTIONS has today announced that JAKE ALLEN has been added to the lineup for the highly-anticipated HEINEKEN NAMM JAM 2014, the “go-to event”, this Friday night during the annual NAMM Show – the biggest, worldwide convention for the music instrument industry. Presented by Heineken and sponsored by Jackson & Charvel Guitars, Monster Energy,… Read more »


The Pretty Reckless To Release New Album ‘Going To Hell’ March 18, 2014 On Razor & Tie

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Razor & Tie have announced that the second album from Taylor Momsen and her band THE PRETTY RECKLESS–titled GOING TO HELL–will be released March 18, 2014. The band has also launched the new album pre-order bundles with unique items (outlined below) which can be pre-ordered HERE.  Initial orders of the CD will be in a… Read more »


The History of Rock N Roll Comes Alive With Extreme Cream

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Derek St. Holmes, best known for his role as Ted Nugent’s vocalist & rhythm guitarist, has been added to the Sky Academy & Extreme Cream Mega-Event in conjunction with Dean Guitars & DDrum.  Derek will be backed by members of Alcatrazz and perform Stranglehold & other Ted Nugent, MSG & Whiford St. Holmes hits from… Read more »


AbsolutePunk Exclusively Premieres Icarus The Owl’s Second Single Entitled ‘Black Fish’

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AbsolutePunk is exclusively premiering Icarus The Owl’s second single entitled “Black Fish,” from their forthcoming self-titled full length HERE. The Kris Crummett (Issues, Sleeping With Sirens, A Lot Like Birds) produced album is set to be released February 7th and will serve as the follow up to the band’s 2012 release, Love Always, Leviathan. The… Read more »


Jeff Kollman Announces Digital Double Single; Footage of Drum-Off Appearance with Ray Luzier and Billy Sheehan Posted

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Acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist JEFF KOLLMAN (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, COSMOSQUAD, ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE, GLENN HUGHES) has announced the release of 2 digital-only singles, “Eve of Reflection” and “Old Kentucky Thunder”, which will be available January 27 via iTunes and other outlets. States Jeff: ““Eve of Reflection” was written and recorded on Christmas Eve.  The song is more special to… Read more »


Todd Rundgren’s Mythic Pacific Retreat: August 18-22 At Cambria Pines Lodge On California’s Central Coast

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Renowned multi-faceted artist Todd Rundgren will host Todd Rundgren’s Mythic Pacific Retreat from August 18-22, 2014 at the picturesque Cambria Pines Lodge, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s scenic Central Coast. This will be the fifth in his very successful series of Todd-hosted camp events: Toddstock (Kauai 2008), Toddstock II v6.5 (New… Read more »


Vampire Premieres New Track, “Howl From The Coffin”, Via Stereogum.com

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Sweden’s VAMPIRE will release their self-titled debut album in Europe on March 3rd and in North America on March 18th via Century Media Records. Featuring ten tracks of relentless death metal with haunting melodies and a deadly horror vibe, Vampire promises to not disappoint. The eerie cover artwork was created by Mattias Frisk, who is… Read more »


Monte Pittman New Album The Power of Three Available Now on Metal Blade Records

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The Power of Three, the brand new album from award winning, chart topping guitarist, Monte Pittman is available today via Metal Blade Records. Pittman, along with band members Kane Ritchotte on drums and Max Whipple on bass, went to Copenhagen earlier this year to record the album with producer Flemming Rasmussen. Monte Pittman’s video for… Read more »


Sennheiser to Demonstrate Its Unique Laser Drum Microphone Concept at 2014 NAMM Show

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Audio specialist Sennheiser (Hall A, Booth 6577) announced that it will exhibit an advanced concept microphone at the 2014 NAMM Show, which is designed to improve drum sound pick-up. The concept, developed by Sennheiser’s Technology and Innovation Lab in San Francisco, is unique and based on a recording technology supported by lasers. In the past,… Read more »


REO Speedwagon Guitarist at the Dean Markley NAMM Booth #5766

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Dean Markley USA announces a meet and greet opportunity with REO Speedwagon’s Dave Amato at 3:00PM on January 23th, at booth # 5766 during this year’s NAMM Show. Guitarist and harmony vocalist, Dave Amato joined REO in 1989 for the album The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog, and a Chicken.  In addition to playing… Read more »


Hal Leonard Publishes Musical iPad

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This book is a much needed and long awaited guide through the most popular and productive apps for the iPad 2, iPad (3rd or 4th generation), or iPad Air and iPad mini running iOS 6. It’s also a comprehensive approach to learning and making music on apple’s popular tablet devices. Musical iPad will help readers learn the… Read more »