Category: Rock

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Electric Glam Rock NAMM 2020 Rock

Epiphone Announces Worldwide Release Of “Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul Outfit”

KISS Legend’s New Limited-Edition Guitar Available Now At Authorized Epiphone Dealers. Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments presents the fourth Epiphone signature guitar from KISS legend, Tommy “Spaceman” Thayer. The new, limited-edition Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul Outfit features a unique Electric Blue finish with mirrored pickguard, Seymour Duncan™ JB Humbuckers, and Grover™ […]

Pedal Effects Rock

Robbie Robertson’s Sinematic Combines Colorful Sonic Textures and Masterful Storytelling

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer summons BAE’s Royaltone stompbox for organic fuzz guitar tones. Robbie Robertson’s new release Sinematic is less of an album and more like a film, inasmuch as how the narrative and stories are conveyed. Throughout the entire body of work, Robertson is scriptwriter and director — building his stories around a […]

Artists NAMM 2018 Artist Appearance Pop Rock


PRESTIGIOUS LES PAUL INNOVATION AWARD PRESENTED TO JACKSON BROWNE WHO JAMS LIVE WITH NAMM TEC HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS THE SECTION This was the best TEC Awards I’ve been to and I’ve been to quite a few. The production was top notch, and comedian Demetri Martin was a funny and thoughtful host. To cap the evening, Jackson […]

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Roland and BOSS Present Lifetime Achievement Awards to Thomas Dolby and Steve Vai at NAMM 2018

Third-annual awards presented to these iconic musicians for their contributions to the music industry while using Roland and/or BOSS gear throughout their careers During the 2018 Roland International Press Conference, held Wednesday, January 24, 2018, on the eve of the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, Roland and BOSS presented their third-annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to […]