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'Fender 75 Years': Official History Of Legendary Guitar And Amp Maker Coming In September

Ubiquitous in the music world, Fender guitars and amplifiers are also icons in popular culture, their shapes and sounds instantly recognizable. Authoritatively written and lavishly illustrated, "Fender 75 Years" (Motorbooks, September 21, 2021) is the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the company and its legendary instruments. From Fender's first instrument — a lap steel guitar ...

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Watch RILEY'S L.A. GUNS Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of RILEY'S L.A. GUNS' July 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. This past April, an out-of-court resolution was reached in the legal dispute over the rights to the L.A. GUNS name. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, guitarist Tracii ...

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Anti-Vaccine Protesters Picket Outside FOO FIGHTERS' First Full-Capacity Pandemic-Era Concert

Anti-vaccine protesters demonstrated outside FOO FIGHTERS' concert in Agoura Hills, California that allowed only vaccinated fans. The Dave Grohl-fronted outfit performed at the Canyon Club on Tuesday (June 15) as a warm-up gig for FOO FIGHTERS' appearance at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 20. Fans wishing to attend last night's concert ...

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KURT COBAIN Self-Portrait Sells For $281,000 At Auction

A Kurt Cobain self-portrait caricature drawing has sold for over a quarter-million dollars at an auction. The drawing done in black felt pen on TNT Music Centre in Singapore stationery by the charismatic frontman of the group NIRVANA depicts himself playing the guitar and is signed "Kurdt Kobain Rock Star" and handwritten on the right, ...

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TRACII GUNS On Decision To Settle Lawsuit Against STEVE RILEY Over L.A. GUNS Name: I Didn't Want Him To 'Die In The Street'

Tracii Guns has once again commented on last month's out-of-court resolution of the legal dispute over the rights to the L.A. GUNS name. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, he and singer Phil Lewis will continue to operate under the L.A. GUNS trademark, while Steve Riley and his bandmates from the other version of ...

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KURT COBAIN's Hair Is Up For Auction

Six strands of Kurt Cobain's hair are being auctioned as part of Iconic Auctions' "The Amazing Music Auction", which also includes personally owned, staged-used or signed musical memorabilia from Cobain and NIRVANA, as well as THE BEATLES, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, LED ZEPPELIN and more. Bidding opens today, May 6, at ...

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KURT COBAIN's Final NIRVANA Photoshoot To Be Released As NFTs

Images from NIRVANA's purported final official photoshoot will be released as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) next week. Photographer Jesse Frohman took the pictures, dubbed "The Last Session", in 1993, about six months before NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Although some of the images had never before been seen, others have been widely circulated, featuring Cobain ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON And ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Collaborate With Guitar String Jewelry Manufacturer STRÜNG

Strüng is a lifestyle brand for music lovers made by musicians Jenny Mann and Tim Barbour who discovered a unique way to repurpose their broken guitar strings and turn them into distinctive jewelry pieces for both men and women themed to a classic song. With over 80 tracks ranging in genres including rock/metal, country/blues, hip-hop/rap ...

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Watch ROB HALFORD Impersonator On Peruvian TV Show 'Yo Soy'

Alex Jekyl, vocalist and guitarist of the Venezuelan hard rock band JEKYL HYDES, was a guest on the March 24 episode of the Peruvian singing and impersonation competition show "Yo Soy". For his appearance on the program, Alex performed a version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Breaking The Law" while sporting a head-to-toe leather look ...

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MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Compares AC/DC To A Religion

Brent Hinds, songwriter, vocalist and lead guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning band MASTODON, is the latest guest to pay homage to AC/DC on the season two finale of the "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" podcast. Hinds discusses his early banjo-playing days growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, eventually inspiring him to learn to play guitar thanks to ...

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DAVE GROHL And His Mother To Host 'From Cradle To Stage' TV Show

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl and his mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl will host a new docu-series on Paramount+. The six-part series, directed by Dave Grohl, will be based on a book that Virginia published back in 2017 called "From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mother Who Rocked And Raised ...

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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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