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PEARL JAM's MIKE MCCREADY Launches Collector's Edition Stratocaster With FENDER's Custom Shop

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and the Fender Custom Shop have announced the limited-edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster in the artist's first-time collaboration with the iconic guitar brand. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee partnered with one of Fender's world-renowned master builders, Vincent Van Trigt, to disassemble his famous vintage Stratocaster in order ...

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Celebrate 'International Guitar Month' With Limited-Run SiriusXM 'Guitar Greats' Channel

SiriusXM is celebrating International Guitar Month this April with a new, limited-engagement channel, SiriusXM Guitar Greats (Ch. 105), saluting the greatest guitarists in history. From April 5 at 12 p.m. ET through April 19 at 3 a.m. ET, SiriusXM Guitar Greats will spotlight music from the world's most innovative and influential guitarists: Les Paul, Robert ...

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MALCOLM YOUNG Bashes Original AC/DC Singer DAVE EVANS In Never-Before-Published Interview: 'He Was So Bad'

The Coda Collection features seven hours of video documenting AC/DC's various eras in addition to an in-depth collection of essays, along with a never-before-published interview with the band's co-founder and driving force, the late Malcolm Young. In the newly unearthed interview, Young discusses growing up in Australia, being influenced by the ...

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Inspirations - SAXON

Covers albums are a risky business. There are, of course, lots of great examples of the form, and we all enjoy the healthy dismantling and reconstruction of a classic every now and then. On the other side of the mimicry coin, however, there have been lots of truly dismal covers albums over the years, none ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces 'Parabellum' Studio Album: 'It's Pretty Extreme,' He Says

Yngwie Malmsteen has announced that he will release a new studio album called "Parabellum" in July. "I spent the whole year writing and recording a [it]," the legendary Swedish guitarist said during an appearance earlier today (Monday, March 15) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I'm really excited about that. ...

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DANKO JONES To Release 'Power Trio' Album In August

Toronto rock juggernauts DANKO JONES will release their 10th studio album, "Power Trio", on August 27. The full-throttle LP sees the band reunited with Canadian independent label Sonic Unyon Records, which issued the trio's first recordings and which will release the band's latest effort in North America. The official music video for the disc's first ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN Is Working On Painting Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, is working on a painting of late VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen. The Van Halen piece is apparently part of Allen's "Legends" series, which consists of lifelike-yet-impressionistic portraits of musicians who have influenced him, from Jimi Hendrix to ...

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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME Expands 'Legends Of Rock' Exhibit

Known as a staple of the Rock Hall for over 20 years, "Legends Of Rock", an exhibit featuring handwritten drafts of hit singles, performance outfits, and instruments from some of history's greatest concerts, will now take over four floors of the Museum. The exhibit opens Saturday, February 20. When rock and roll burst on to ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Trailer For REELZ 'Breaking The Band' Episode

"Twisted Sister: Breaking The Band", which focuses on how TWISTED SISTER crashed and burned in the 1980s, will premiere on Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on Reelz. A 30-second trailer for the program is available below. Official show description: "In 1984, TWISTED SISTER were one of the biggest heavy metal ...

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JIMI HENDRIX: Limited-Edition Print Series From ECHO To Be Made Available Tomorrow

Echo has announced the Jimi Hendrix 2021 Print Series. This officially licensed limited-edition series will showcase some of today's biggest and brightest visual artists, creating works inspired by guitar icon Jimi Hendrix. First in the series is a print by artist Dirty Donny commemorating Hendrix's performance from March 1968 in Ottawa, Ontario. This print will ...

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Rare And Never-Before-Seen Concerts To Be Made Available Via New Multi-Media Company THE CODA COLLECTION

A brand-new multi-media company, The Coda Collection, has announced an innovative experience in music. The new channel reaches across genres to provide fans with exclusive storytelling that details the most iconic moments in music history. The company's channel — The Coda Collection — will debut world premiere films and feature a curated library of legendary ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS To Release 'Ups!de Down' Album In April

Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS will release their seventh album, "Ups!de Down", on April 30 via by Mighty Music. Once again recorded at Ghost Ward studios, the follow-up to "The Ghost Ward Diaries" was co-produced with David Castillo and showcases the songwriting and performing talents of founding members Conny Bloom on guitar and vocals and Andy ...

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