Author: Brett Bittke

Dean Markley will be at NAMM

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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,… Read more »


Gene Simmons God of Thunder Swings His Mighty Axe at NAMM

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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… Read more »


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

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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… Read more »


FEELTUNE will announce two new products at NAMM 2012

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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… Read more »


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

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“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… Read more »


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

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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… Read more »


JANE’S ADDICTION’S New Years Eve Show

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JANE’S ADDICTION–frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass–will ring in 2012 with a special New Year’s Eve show at the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado (their third annual New Year’s Eve show at this intimate venue). The alt-rock pioneers’ intimate Rocky Mountain spectacular will be shared… Read more »


Chevelle’s New Album ‘HATS OFF TO THE BULL’ is Out Today!

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Chicago alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE is celebrating the release of their sixth album HATS OFF TO THE BULL, today, Tuesday, December 6 via Epic Records. HATS OFF TO THE BULL is charging full-speed ahead and garnering early critical acclaim.  The album’s first single “Face To The Floor” continues its ascent at radio nationwide reaching… Read more »


Anthrax-Testament-Death Angel 2nd U.S. Tour Announced

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Monday, December 5, 2011 — Following what can only be described as the Rock’n’Roll comeback story of 2011, Anthrax will kick off 2012 with round two of a U.S. co-headline tour with fellow thrash titans, Testament. The dozen-plus dates that come on the heels of the bands’ five-week Fall trek that… Read more »


Megadeth Receives their 10th Grammy Nomination

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MEGADETH–who wrapped up a tour of South America last night (12/1) in Costa Rica–have received their tenth Grammy nomination for their latest effort. The group–singer/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, drummer SHAWN DROVER, guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK and bassist DAVID ELLEFSON–got a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their new single “Public Enemy #1” off their latest album… Read more »


Dream Theater Nominated for their first Grammy Award

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As they continue to tour in support of their acclaimed album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner), progressive hard rock icons DREAM THEATER have received their first-ever Grammy nomination for the album’s first single “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Category. The band–James LaBrie (Vocals), John Myung (Bass), John Petrucci (Guitar… Read more »


Chevelle: Announce New Tour Dates

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Chicago alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE is getting ready to release their sixth album HATS OFF TO THE BULL, Tuesday, December 6 via Epic Records. In anticipation of the LP, CHEVELLE–PETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–has announced a new string of dates, including a couple high-profile radio shows (dates… Read more »


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