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World Class Studio Opens in Las Vegas

World Class Studio Opens in Las Vegas

It’s been said that everyone has a song in them. Imagine though having one of Lady Gaga’s song writers to help you mold the words and melody, then collaborating with Celine Dion’s Musical Arranger, laying down the tracks with some of the best session players anywhere and getting the whole thing artistically pieced together afterwards by John Mayer’s Mixer. The Omnitone, a world class recording studio right here in Las Vegas has revolutionized the process of making top notch “radio […]

‘Treasures of the Hard Rock’ music memorabilia exhibit San Diego, CA

‘Treasures of the Hard Rock’ music memorabilia exhibit San Diego, CA

Hard Rock Cafe San Diego gives fans an up-close look at pieces of history from music superstars and legends with the never-before-seen “Treasures of the Hard Rock” traveling memorabilia exhibit. The exhibit features iconic items from two one-of-a-kind collections pulled from Hard Rock’s vault, “Gone Too Soon” and “Music Gives Back.” “Gone Too Soon” pays tribute to music icons whose lives and careers were tragically cut short and features items from contemporary talent, such as a dress worn by Amy […]

Jordan Rudess of DREAM THEATER releases cutting edge apps ‘Shapesonix’ and ‘Maestro’

Jordan Rudess of DREAM THEATER releases cutting edge apps ‘Shapesonix’ and ‘Maestro’

Jordan Rudess, the keyboardist/Continuum-player/multi-instrumentalist for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons Dream Theater, along with his company Wizdom Music released their latest cutting-edge apps “SHAPESONIX” and “MAESTRO” today, April 10 on the Intel AppUp® center. SHAPESONIX allows users to create their own visual and audio reality and to compose customizable multimedia soundscapes. The user chooses a preset and either clicks on the screen or moves their fingers on their multi-touch device to create particles. The moment of impact between particles and shapes […]

Epiphone introduces Brendon Small ‘Thunderhorse’ Explorer guitar

Epiphone introduces Brendon Small ‘Thunderhorse’ Explorer guitar

EpiphoneTM, one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative instrument makers, is proud to introduce the Ltd. Ed. Brendon Small “Thunderhorse” Explorer Outfit, a one-of-a-kind signature guitar custom made for two of the most eclectic and challenging artists working today, Brendon Small and Dethklok. Brendon Small is the co-creator and comedic–and musical–imagination behind Dethklok, the virtual metal band featured in the hit animated program Metalocalypse, produced by Adult Swim. Epiphone and Small have collaborated on the Epiphone Brendon Small “Thunderhorse” […]

Gibson Guitar announces agreement to make strategic investment in TEAC

Gibson Guitar announces agreement to make strategic investment in TEAC

As part of its continued diversification into the music and audio lifestyle arena, Gibson Guitar Corp., (“Gibson”), the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturer, today announced an agreement to make a strategic investment into Japan’s TEAC CORPORATION (“TEAC”) (TSE: 6803), a recognized trailblazer in the audio visual industry. TEAC is one of the world’s top names in audio and visual equipment, and a leading producer of data storage equipment and related products. The transaction was unanimously approved by the Boards of […]

VINCENT PRICE limited edition ESP guitar available, only 300 made

VINCENT PRICE limited edition ESP guitar available, only 300 made

ESP and FAMOUS MONSTERS have teamed up to bring you a line of limited edition guitars featuring FM’s original monster cover art! For the first guitar in the series we bring you the immortal Vincent Price, as painted by Jason Edmiston for FM #254. You’ll also want to check out CaptainCo’s Premium Pack, which includes a framed VINCENT PRICE CANVAS GICLEE and a ESP/FM VINCENT PRICE T-SHIRT. FULL SPECS AND BUYING OPTIONS AT CAPTAIN COMPANY

SoCal’s first public Musician’s Expo 4/6/2013, tickets go on sale today

SoCal’s first public Musician’s Expo 4/6/2013, tickets go on sale today

GUITAR CENTER TO LAUNCH FIRST EVER MUSICIAN’S EXPO, THE INDUSTRY-INSIDER TRADESHOW EXPERIENCE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, COMING TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS APRIL Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, is slated to launch their first-ever musical takeover of the Long Beach Convention Center, giving the public an unprecedented chance to preview the latest products from the world’s top music manufacturers on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The Musician’s Expo expands upon the brand’s deep commitment to helping people make music […]

CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist launches Vomitorium Art Prints PRS guitar giveaway

CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist launches Vomitorium Art Prints PRS guitar giveaway

Purchase prints for a chance to win PRS SE Paul Allender signature guitar and signature strings Paul Allender, lead guitarist for acclaimed British heavy metal act, Cradle of Filth, has launched a contest through his Vomitorium Art Prints, offering fans the chance to win a PRS SE Paul Allender signature guitar and signature strings. All customers who purchase two Vomitorium Art Prints before March 28, 2013 will be automatically placed into the draw. Each A3 print is of high photographic […]

IBANEZ GUITARS expands its 7 and 8 string line

IBANEZ GUITARS expands its 7 and 8 string line

The guitar builder known as “The First In Seven, The Leader In Eight” shows no sign of slowing as 2013 adds even more weapons to the 7 and 8-string armory. If there’s a tip to the Ibanez 8-string spear for ’13, it would have to be the new Tosin Abasi Signature Model. If you’ve been vacationing on Venus for the last couple of years and haven’t heard Abasi along with his amazing trio, Animals As Leaders, Google the man and […]

MELECHESH: Ashmedi Signature 12-String Guitar Unveiled at NAMM 2013

MELECHESH: Ashmedi Signature 12-String Guitar Unveiled at NAMM 2013

Fernandes Guitars and Ashmedi of Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH, have collaborated to present the very unique Vortex Scimitar 12-string electric guitar! This is arguably the first mass produced electric 12-string in a V shape, offering a whole new approach to composing extreme metal and music in general. “The first time I played a 12-string I noticed that I could compose MELECHESH tracks differently,” commented vocalist/guitarist/mastermind Ashmedi. “New ideas started popping up and basically the 12-string opened a ton […]

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