Screamer Magazine January 2012
Featuring: Warrant. Also Included Art of Dying, Steel Panther, Poison, Rok Hollywood, Winchester Rebels, Michael Olivieri, Machine Head, Pearl Jam, Mureau, Carmine Appice and Much More.

Articles in the January 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • Vices and Virtues Determine the Art Of Dying

    It is a bitterly cold minus forty Celsius, snowy day in Edmonton, Alberta, but I am having a warm and friendly chat with Greg Bradley, Guitarist and founding member of Vancouver based rock outfit Art of Dying.  Lead Vocalist Jonny Hetherington will be joining me at a later date to give me a deeper insight into the band. Bradley is

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  • Going Down (under) with Steel Panther

    Steel Panther is undoubtedly the funnest and funniest band in rock n' roll and I mean that in a good way.  Their live performances are a riotous mixture of music, schtick and burlesque and would be equally at home on the stage at the Comedy Store, The Seventh Veil or the L.A. Forum, where they recently opened for Guns N'

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  • Bangin' Heads With Rikki Rockett

    Rikki Rockett may be best known as the main headbanger/skin basher/beat keeper of Poison, but he is also a perfect example of the American entrepreneur.  In 2005 Rockett came off the road with Poison, knowing he was going to have some downtime he was determined to take on a new challenge.  Considering drums have been a major part of his

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  • Rok Hollywood - Believin' It

    Indiana-based band Rok Hollywood brings melodic rock and great guitar riffs to the world of rock.  Reminiscence of the great music from the ‘80s.  I recently had an opportunity to speak with Daren and David from the band (who just happen to be twin brothers). Daren and David have been playing music since they were 11 years old, and have

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  • Don’t Shoot The Messenger

    If the most rebellious thing that Winchester Rebels lead vocalist does in his down time is MotoX, that’s OK.  His more rebellious side definitely comes across in the Santa Barbara, CA based band’s music. When I spoke with Nick Hunt (vocals), Barry Carter (Drums) and their manager Rand, everyone was doing their best to hide their inner rebel. It soon

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  • Leatherwolf Frontman Michael Olivieri Charts New, Different Course

    Michael Olivieri has a new album out, the self-titled M.O.B. Michael Olivieri Band.  However, hand anyone the CD with the title blacked out, and chances are they would never guess who the artist is. Leatherwolf was one of the hardest rocking bands of the 80's, but Olivieri's new work bears no resemblance to those long-gone days.  An amalgam of country, blues, roots

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  • WARRANT: Down Boys Records…Where the Musicians Go

    Warrant has been rocking our world for over 23 years since the release of their first album in 1989 and still going strong; longevity in the music industry is a good thing. They’ve now set their sights on conquering music placement and the recording industry with their own brand: Down Boys Records. Bassist Jerry Dixon says with a hearty chuckle,

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  • Interview with Machine Head drummer Dave McClain

    Oakland, California based metal band Machine Head has announced a tour to support their latest album, Unto The Locust (Roadrunner Records), which was released on September 27, 2011.  The album was voted #1 on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, #2 in Revolver Magazine’s end-of-year list, and #31 in Decibel Magazine’s “Top 100 of 2011.” Machine Head’s career has spanned over twenty years.  Having formed in 1991,

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  • Interview with music writer Jonathan Cohen about "Pearl Jam Twenty"

    Pearl Jam formed in Seattle in 1990 and quickly became one of the biggest rock bands in the world.  Their sound is unique, which is important for any band.  The younger bands of today should know by now that it’s important to have their own unique sound, which seems to be lacking in the music industry today.  The band broke

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  • Interview with Mureau guitarist Jonny Harter

    Hard rock band Mureau has released their debut album Rumors and Reputations on Mediaskare Records.  I recently interviewed guitarist Jonny Harter about how he got his start in music and what the band has in store for hard rock fans. When did you first know that you wanted to make a career out of being a musician? Music and playing

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  • Interview with legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice

    Rock drummer Carmine Appice is a living legend.  There are few musicians who have had the amazing experiences that Carmine has had.  Among his many great successes, he has been a part of such great bands such as Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and Beck, Bogert & Appice.  I recently had the opportunity to speak with Carmine about his musical influences, his

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Press Releases

  • Joe Satriani To Release Live Concert Movie in Theatres - March 1, 2012

    Satchurated: Live In Montreal – A Filmed Concert Performance By World Renowed Guitarist Joe Satriani Set For March 1, 2012 Release In Theaters Film Will Be Shown In Both 2D & 3D HD and the Soundtrack will  Be Released On April 10, 2012 Through Epic Records Joe Satriani, one of the most respected and innovative guitarist’s in the world today, announces

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  • Def Leppard Lead Guitarist, Phil Collen - Celebrates Career Milestones In 2012

    2012 looks to be quite a year for Def Leppard lead guitarist and Manraze founder/vocalist/guitarist PHIL COLLEN.  This year marks a number of anniversaries for the prolific axe man namely the 30th anniversary of COLLEN joining Def Leppard as lead guitarist and helping to complete the partially recorded 10x platinum album Pyromania.  In addition this year marks the 25th anniversary

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  • Anthrax/Testament Tour Kicks Off This Sunday

    When Anthrax kicks off Leg Two of its U.S.tour with Testament and Death Angel this Sunday in Las Vegas, they will do so with their new single, "I'm Alive," already catching fire at radio.  Early adds at active and mainstream rock stations in cities fromMadisontoNashvilletoAbileneare playing the track and getting great feedback on the song from listeners. In addition, the

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  • PRETTY MAIDS to celebrate their 30th Anniversary with release of 'It Comes Alive'

    Frontiers Records is pleased to celebrate Pretty Maids’ Thirtieth Anniversary with the release of the band’s first ever live 2CD/DVD package entitled “It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)” on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America. Following the highly acclaimed 2010 album “Pandemonium”, Danish melodic hard rockers, Pretty Maids have been touring more or less constantly throughout

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  • Lakeshore Records Releases ‘Underworld Awakening’ Soundtrack

    Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack for UNDERWORLD AWAKENING digitally (iTunes and Amazon Digital) today, Tuesday, January 17and physically January 31.  The film—due in theatres nationwide this Friday, January 20--is the first of the Underworld series to be shot in 3D.  Underworld Awakening is the fourth in the series which includes the 2003 film Underworld, the 2006 sequel Underworld: Evolution, and

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  • KORN Announce Second Leg of "Path Of Totality" Tour

    Fresh off the hugely successful first round of live dates in support of their recently released album THE PATH OF TOTALITY (Roadrunner Records), KORN are returning to the road for the second leg of the Path of Totality Tour. The new batch of dates kicks off February 23 in Detroit, running through the mid-west before heading back west and wrapping

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  • Jeff Scott Soto’s return to Rock on Damage Control out in the Spring on Frontiers!

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s fifth studio album “Damage Control” on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th inNorth America. Extraordinary performer and amazing vocalist throughout, Jeff Scott Soto blasts through these hard rocking tracks with energy and masters the transition smoothly from heavy rock to a delicate ballad. For his new album

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  • Living Breathing Films Headed By Corey Taylor And M. Shawn Crahan to Invade Sundance Film Festival 2012

    Living Breathing Films: A Tv & Film Production Company Headed By Corey Taylor And M. Shawn Crahan To Invade Sundance Film Festival 2012 From the band that created a musical revolution and a legion of fans across the world, comes LIVING BREATHING FILMS--a new Film and Television Production Company specializing in mystery, suspense, horror and the dark side of life. A

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  • Tony Iommi diagnosed with Lymphoma

    With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan--the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and

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  • The Doors to Debut Newly Discovered Song “She Smells So Nice” Monday, January 9

    “THE YEAR OF THE DOORS” officially kicks off on Monday, January 9 at noon Eastern when the iconic rock band will officially debut the first new, completely unreleased song in 40 years, “SHE SMELLS SO NICE.” The bluesy track captures the band--organist RAY MANZAREK, guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER, drummer JOHN DENSMORE and late singer JIM MORRISON--joyfully barreling through the full-throttle original.

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  • Legendary KNAC Radio Now Carrying RadioScreamer Every Thu. @ 7:00 pm PST

    In the 80s and 90s no two names were more synonymous with L.A.'s metal scene than KNAC and Screamer Magazine. Together they brought L.A.'s thriving music scene to the rest of the world. You could not watch an episode of Headbanger's Ball without seeing a band proudly brandishing their KNAC T-shirts and you could scarcely find a show on The

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Product Press Releases

  • Gibson Custom Releases Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul Custom

    Gibson Custom, a division of Gibson Guitar, today announced the release of the Signature Series Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul. For the new recreation of this one-of-a-kind instrument, Gibson Custom worked directly with the current owner to analyze the guitar and replicate it down to the tiniest detail. Making its debut in 1977, the Budokan Les Paul became Ace's main

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NAMM 2012

  • TEAC Announces Strategic Alliance with Onkyo Corporation

    As part of its corporate goal to enhance shareholder value and meet the demands of a changing marketplace, TEAC Corporation, the global electronics  manufacturer, today announced a strategic alliance with Onkyo Corporation, a worldwide leader in consumer audio.  The alliance between Onkyo and TEAC is particularly synergistic in that both companies share a commitment to excellence and a passion for

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  • Moog Slim Phatty Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Award During TEC Foundation Ceremony

    Moog Music has announced that it has won an Outstanding Technical Achievement award from the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Foundation in recognition of its Slim Phatty analog synthesizer, launched in 2011. Mike Adams, CEO/President; Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer and Steve Dunnington, Product Development Specialist of Moog Music were all on hand to accept the award during a special recognition

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  • 2012 NAMM Show Coverage and Highlights

    For those of you unfamiliar with NAMM, it stands for the National Association of Music Merchants and they just completed their 110th show in Anaheim, CA and reached new record numbers!  At show close, NAMM reported 95,709 registered attendees, a six percent increase from last year.  International registration also experienced a 15 percent increase from last year to 11,981.  The

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  • The MOLECULES drum company to debut at NAMM 2012

    MOLECULES’ unique shape produces a full bodied sound with great projection and lots of “low end” frequencies.  “If you want big bottom, MOLECULES got em” explains inventor Rob Lerner. Not yet available in stores, MOLECULES have caught the eye and ear of numerous celebrity drummers (see youtube videos of the 2010 BET Awards and 2009GuitarCenterDrum-off). Industry veterans and sound engineers

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  • Sennheiser launches no worries RF wireless systems at NAMM 2012

    Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching its brand new XS Wireless Series at the 2012 NAMM Show. Designed for users who want to easily go wireless, this entry-level series offers complete sets with sturdy units, simple operation and high quality sound. The transmitters have a battery life of up to 10 hours, while a switching bandwidth of up to 24 MHz allows for

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  • Avid Unveils VENUE SC48 Remote Digital Live Sound System, Stage 48 Remote I/O Box, and VENUE 3 Software

    Avid today announced the VENUE SC48 Remote System, a compact digital live sound system that delivers the revered sound quality, deep Pro Tools® integration, and direct plug-in support of the award-winning VENUE SC48, now with remote I/O functionality for increased flexibility. Consisting of the SC48 console and new VENUE Stage 48 remote box, Ethernet Snake Card, and VENUE 3 software,

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  • Sony Highlights Full Pro Audio Line at Winter NAMM 2012

    Sony Electronics’ full line of professional audio technology -- ranging from portable audio recorders to wireless and wired microphone technology to headphones – will be on display at Winter NAMM (Booth # 6214). Sony’s digital recorders – the PCM-M10, PCM-D1 and PCM-D50 digital field recorders -- are designed to faithfully capture live performances and events, including the most subtle of

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  • Akai Professional Introduces 2 new Products at NAMM 2012

    Akai Professional is proud to announce MPC Renaissance and MAX49. Details are below. MPC Renaissance is the world’s first MPC designed to harness the processing power of a user’s Mac or PC. Akai Professional will unveil MPC Renaissance at booth #6400 at the 2012 NAMM Show from January 19-22 in Anaheim, California. MPC Renaissance is the much-anticipated merging of a premium MPC with

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  • The Breedlove Voice Guitar at NAMM 2012

    Introducing The Breedlove Voice.  Presentation by Colin Bescancon of Breedlove Guitars and Lloyd Baggs of LR Baggs. Together they'll present the new Breedlove Voice Series, a tonal collaboration.

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  • IK Multimedia Presents 3 New Products at NAMM 2012

    IK Multimedia is proud to present iRig™ PRE, iRig™ STOMP and iRig™ Mic Cast.  Read about them Below. iRig™ PRE is the ultimate solution for connecting any type of microphone – from regular stage microphones to expensive studio models – to any iPhone, iPhone touch or iPad providing access to the widest range of recording applications. iRig PRE is the first high-quality microphone

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  • MXL Announces The Trio, It’s Latest Addition To The iPad

    MXL, a leading manufacturer of consumer and professional grade recording microphones today announced the upcoming release of the Trio, the latest in the iPad® compatible USB condenser microphones. The trio, which also works with PC and Apple ® computers, is specially designed to also work with both versions of the iPad®. Built out of a rugged all metal design, it

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  • Madonna's Guitarist Monte Pittman to Unveil New Jarrell Signature Guitar During NAMM 2012

    As part of NAMM Show 2012 being held on January 19-22 in Anaheim California, guitar manufacturing mogul Phillip Jarrell will showcase the latest and greatest creations in the Jarrell Guitar collection. Featuring the debut of the revolutionary Monte Pittman Signature Series of 3 guitars: MPS.1, MPS.f, and the MPS*Classic, attendees will have the opportunity to get 'hands on,' up close

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  • MXL Introduces Its New Tempo Usb Microphone For Mobile Recording

    MXL Microphones, the professional audio division of Marshall Electronics, has introduced a new microphone that puts studio-quality recording within easy reach of iPad® users. The new MXL Tempo is a USB-powered condenser microphone that allows users to record vocals and other sounds on-the-go when connected via an optional iPad® Camera Connection Kit adapter. This lightweight microphone makes it easy to

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  • Sensaphonics upgrades IEM line with new cable and “crystal” colors

    Sensaphonics, the technology leader in personal monitoring, is announcing two product upgrades at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, January 19-22. Effective immediately, a new coaxial cable system is being offered for the company’s 2X-S, 2MAX and 3MAX earphones. In addition, Sensaphonics is introducing Crystal Series color options for all its custom-fit, soft silicone products. The new Sensaphonics cable

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  • Peavey Rocks NAMM 2012!

    Peavey Electronics, one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments, amplifiers and sound reinforcement equipment, will unveil its innovative new products for 2012 at Winter NAMM, January 19-22 in Anaheim, Calif., Exhibit 5740 in Hall B. Please join us for a very special Press Conference on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Peavey exhibit (5740, Hall B), where

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  • Pelonis Sound And Acoustics At The Namm Show 2012

    Pelonis Sound And Acoustics Signature Series Model 42 is on the shortlist of nominees in the Studio Monitor Technology category, “representing superior accomplishment in the field of technical achievement,” at the 27th Annual TEC Awards during the NAMM Show. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Pelonis Sound and Acoustics introduced the Model 42 to industry wide critical acclaim. The Model 42 professional

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  • Gibson at NAMM 2012

    Gibson Guitar will be showcasing the latest array of guitars, technology and audio equipment at the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, January 19-22, 2012. Gibson USA, Epiphone, Gibson Acoustic and Gibson Gear each will host a dynamic and interactive area inside the Gibson exhibit (booth #303AB) for NAMM badge holders to experience firsthand. Plus, Gibson Custom will host its

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  • House Research Institute at NAMM 2012

    There is lots going on at the House Research Institute and it is oh so relevant to ANYONE attending NAMM. Here are some of the topics we've highlighted for this year:   Uncle Joe of Los Angeles KLOS radio will stop by on Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to greet NAMM attendees and to discuss the importance of

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  • Gig-fx inc. launches the PAN-ECTM innovative echo-reverb pedal

    Gig-fx inc. is pleased to announce the release of the PAN-EC echo-panning pedal.  Designed with input from top players such as Adrian Belew, three years of R&D has produced an effect that digitally emulates the character of classic tape-loop echo units such as the Wem Copycat and Echoplex and adds a unique feature of smoothly panning the echo left to

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  • Scott Houston to Announce 'Music Makers'

    Indianapolis -- Five-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Scott Houston will announce the release of his newest public television series, “Music Makers,” at The NAMM Show, held January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The announcement will take place during a press conference on Thursday, January 19 at 4:00PM PST in the NAMM Press Room. NAMM is the

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  • SENNHEISER invites you to experience a new wireless series at the 2012 NAMM show

    Audio Specialist Sennheiser is unveling a new addion to its wireless microphone portfolio.

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  • Emotiva Pro Hosts Guitarist Johnny Hiland at NAMM

    FRANKLIN, TN, January 16, 2012 – Emotiva Pro, the company that is starting a revolution in pro sound, will showcase guitarist Johnny Hiland in three exclusive performance seminars at its National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) booth in Anaheim, Calif. Hiland will be appearing in Booth 1761 in Hall E that Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4:30-6:00 p.m., alongside Emotiva

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  • Peerless To Unveil Martin Taylor Signature Models At NAMM 2012

    With a pedigree in manufacturing Archtop, Acousticand Hollowbody guitars spanning over 40 years,Peerless Guitars is very proud to announce at NAMM2012 the release of two Dr MARTIN TAYLOR MBEsignature models…The Maestro and The Virtuoso. The Maestro is the higher spec model with blondecarved solid spruce top, antique sunburst carved solidmaple back and solid maple sides.The guitar is complimented in perfect

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  • 27TH Annual TEC Awards at 2012 NAMM Show

    The 27TH Annual TEC Awards will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the NAMM Show in the Pacific Ballroom of the Anaheim Hilton from 6-9pm.       HOSTED by Will Lee LES PAUL AWARD presented to Steve Vai PRESENTERS INCLUDE Billy Sheehan • “Weird Al” Yankovic Jeff “Skunk” Baxter • Lisa Loeb Bootsy Collins • Eddie Kramer

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  • Pigtronix Announces Release of namesake FAT Drive pedal

    Since its inception in 2004, Pigtronix has pursued a conceptual approach to pedal design called F.A.T. - Futuristic Analog Tone. The journey to fulfill this ambitious vision has led the upstart pedal manufacturer through uncharted musical territories to breakout success at retail, while inspiring a legion of fans across the globe. Pigtronix now sets a new standard for tube distortion

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  • ArtistWorks Presents Next Generation Of Music Lessons Online at NAMM 2012

    (01.12.12) – Napa, CA) ArtistWorks (www.artistworks.com) will be unveiling its fourteenth online music school at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California,19-22 January. The leaders in online music education will announce new online schools for Dobro and Latin Percussion to join their twelve existing schools and two academies that already use the innovative Video Exchange™ learning method. ArtistWorks, which this

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  • Jammit – The Groundbreaking Music Platform Emerges from Beta at NAMM 2012

    After five years of development, near-impossible licensing obstacles and an extended beta period that yielded three industry awards, the wait is finally over. Jammit is one of the most significant developments in music education-technology, driving the next generation of musicians to a skill level of unmatched proportions, using none other than their favorite songs. Delivering a stunning user experience, Jammit

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  • Korn Signing at NAMM with Dean Markley

    SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 12, 2012 - Dean Markley Strings announced today that Korn guitarist, Munky will be appearing and signing autographs at the Dean Markley booth during the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show next week in Anaheim, California.  Munky will appear on Friday, January 20 at 5PM at booth #5710. Just this week, James "Munky" Shaffer

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  • Dean Markley will be at NAMM

    Dean Markley is world reknown for their legendary strings, innovative products and memorable ad campaigns. Dean Markley the man, is back at Booth # 5710.  Celebrating the company's 40th Anniversary, Dean Markley has come back to be a part of the day to day activities around the office.  Swing by the booth to say hello, meet the man, check out

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  • Gene Simmons God of Thunder Swings His Mighty Axe at NAMM

    NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS JANUARY 11, 2012 - Cort Guitars announced today the brand new GENE SIMMONS AXE Guitar. The GS GUITAR AXE-2 is the latest addition to the series of signature instruments from GENE SIMMONS and Cort Guitars. The guitar will officially be unveiled at the 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show next week in Anaheim, California. Fans

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  • JHS gears up for NAMM 2012 and the worldwide unveiling of Fret-King Black Label

    Worldwide trade distributors John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. is gearing up for a massive NAMM 2012 with the international release of a brand new electric guitar and bass range – Fret-King Black Label – and a showcase of its full range of guitars and basses now distributed in more than 70 countries around the globe. The show will see

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  • FEELTUNE will announce two new products at NAMM 2012

    Rhizome, roots of the future Rhizome SXE™ and Rhizome LE™ Now Available for order and on display at NAMM 2012 Last year, Feeltune released a new product at the 2011 NAMM show, the Rhizome, a computer-based groove machine compatible with VST and VSTi plugins. All of this come wrapped in a super ergonomic and exquisitely designed machine, which offers numerous

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