Category: Artists

Blues Electric NAMM 2020 Rock

Bob Weir Bedford Signature Model From D’Angelico Guitars

D’Angelico Guitars is set to introduce the Premier Bob Weir Bedford guitar in 2020, following the marked success of his Deluxe Series signature model in 2019. Now available in the accessibly-priced Premier Series, the Premier Bob Weir Bedford features Weir’s concept of a tonal powerhouse. Its electronics configuration is comprised of two Seymour Duncan Designed […]

Jazz Metal Mikesgig Pick NAMM 2020 Pop Rock

Yngwie Malmsteen And Omar Hakim Are Honored By Roland

Roland and Boss present lifetime achievement awards to drummer Omar Hakim and guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, California. Roland Lifetime Achievement Award presented for the first time to a drummer Omar Hakim is an American jazz, jazz fusion and pop music drummer, producer, arranger and composer. He has worked with Weather Report, […]

Electric Rock

Vivian Campbell ‘Holy Diver’ Epiphone Les Paul Guitar Now Available

Debut Signature Epiphone From The Legendary Guitarist For Dio And Def Leppard Epiphone–the leader in affordable professional instruments– proudly presents the new Vivian Campbell “Holy Diver” Les Paul Outfit, the debut signature model by Vivian Campbell, the iconic guitarist for Dio and Def Leppard. The ‘Holy Diver’ is based on Vivian’s prized Les Paul used […]

Apps iOS/iPad Mikesgig Pick Rock Software

Brian May Amplitube Collection For Mac/PC, Iphone And Ipad Unveiled By IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia is proud to announce AmpliTube Brian May for Mac/PC, iPhone and iPad. Both feature precise models of the exact live and studio gear used by the legendary guitarist from the iconic band Queen – all recreated in collaboration with Brian May himself. From Brian’s treble booster to his three-amp live setup and carefully […]

Pedal Effects Rock

Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr On ‘Doing It Wrong’ and Creating His Own Sounds with Gamechanger Audio

Gamechanger’s Plasma Pedal uses high-voltage discharges within a xenon-filled tube to produce an entirely new landscape of distortion possibilities In a world overwhelmed with predictable and creatively emaciated mainstream rock acts, UK duo Royal Blood has made a career out of driving its savagely inspiring albums and live performances forward using uncommon techniques and a […]

Alternative Rock Electric

Gibson Announces Worldwide Release Of The Limited-Edition Chris Cornell ES-335 Tribute

Signature Guitar Pays Homage To Music Icon’s Legacy Gibson–the all American-made instrument brand—has released a new, limited-edition Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 guitar. The Chris Cornell ES 335 Tribute honors the rock legend who has left a modern legacy and contribution to music history that transcends genres. “The voice of a generation, an artist for all […]

Blues Blues Rock Mikesgig Pick Pop Reviews Rock

Robbie Robertson Travels Inward And Outward With Sinematic

I did something tonight that I haven’t done in a really long time. I put on the headphones, cranked up the volume, and listened to a complete album without stopping. And that album was, Sinematic by Robbie Robertson. And what an album it is. From the first track, “I Hear You Paint Houses”, a duet […]

Progressive Rock

Neil Peart, Drummer And Lyricist For Rock Band Rush, Dead at 67

Neil Peart, the prodigiously talented drummer and eclectic primary lyricist for the Canadian rock band Rush, died Tuesday in Santa Monica, California, according to a family spokesman. He was 67. Surviving Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have released this statement: “It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share […]

Blues Rock Folk Jazz NAMM 2020 Pop

Joni Mitchell to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at 35th Annual NAMM TEC Awards

Joni Mitchell

Hailed as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century, inspired folk artist and pioneer Joni Mitchell will receive the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award at the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. The award is given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation […]

Death Metal NAMM 2020 Pedal Effects Pickups and Electronics

Wes Hauch Demos The Seymour Duncan Diamondhead Multistage Distortion + Boost Pedal

Seymour Duncan Diamondhead Multistage Distortion + Boost pedal

Widely considered one of the best players in the modern metal scene, Wes Hauch’s reputation precedes him. Whether playing with The Faceless, Glass Casket, dropping a guest spot on Periphery II, or in Alluvial, Wes’ ferociously aggressive and immaculately clean playing cuts like a knife through the mix.  In this video, Wes shows the touch […]