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MONTE PITTMAN: MADONNA’S GUITAR MAN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 21, 2016

Texan born singer, songwriter Monte Pittman has been Madonna’s right hand guitar man since the pop icon’s 2001 Drowned world tour. He scored the gig after giving guitar lessons to Madonna’s husband at the time, UK film maker Guy Ritchie. It wasn’t long before Madonna too was taking lessons from…

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Vater Drumsticks: Mike Mangini Wicked Piston Demo

Posted in Accessories, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - March 21, 2016

Mike Mangini of Dream Theater explains and demonstrates his new Wicked Piston Drumstick Model by Vater. Ask your local store to stock the Vater Mike Mangini Wicked Piston Drumstick Model today! Vater distributed in Australia by Australis Music Group

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The Making of St.Vincent’s Ernie Ball Music Man Signature Guitar

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - March 21, 2016

Annie Clark shares the inspiration behind her new signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, which was envisioned and designed by the Grammy-Award winning guitarist with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man. Crafted to perfectly fit her form, playing technique and personal style, the St. Vincent…

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PERFORMANCE: MAYFAIR KYTES – ‘SLEEPYHEAD’

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 21, 2016

Matt and Austin from Mayfair Kytes perform an acoustic version of their new single ‘Sleepyhead’ from their debut album Animus (released April 1, 2016)

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VIOLENT SOHO GO WACO

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 19, 2016

There was a defining moment during Triple J’s 2014 One Night Stand concert in Mildura for Brisbane 4 piece grunge-punksters Violent Soho. The band had released their second album Hungry Ghost six months prior to the gig and up until then, they’d developed a small but enthusiastic following. The youth…

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WAM SONG OF THE YEAR 2015 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 15, 2016

Late last week, WA’s premier song competition announced the WAM Song Of The Year 2015 nominees in 16 categories covering all genres. Vying for a share in $40,000 worth in prizes, leading the nominations pack is Joni In The Moon with four nods. Also scoring multiple nominations are Brayden Sibbald,…

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BLACK SABBATH: THE TONY IOMMI INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 14, 2016

With their monster riffs and iconic licks, four young guys from Birmingham; Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward  changed the face of music forever in the early 70s, when they delivered a darker, heavier, louder form of rock ‘n’ roll than we’d ever experienced before. Black Sabbath’s…

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PERFORMANCE: KEVIN BORICH & GWYN ASHTON – ‘CUCKOO’

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 14, 2016

On March 9, 2016, Kevin Borich and Gwyn Ashton got together exclusively for Australian Musician for a chat and to play a few tunes. Here’s their version of Kevin’s song ‘Cuckoo’. Kevin Borich’s current album is ‘Totem’ http://www.kevinborich1.com/ Gwyn Ashton’s current album is ‘Radiogram’ http://www.gwynashton.com/

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TOM WILLIAMS (AT SUNSET) – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - March 14, 2016

At Sunset are brothers, Harrison and Andrew Kantarias, and their good friend, Tom Jay Williams. Having just finished up a run of shows around the country supporting international heartthrobs R5 and The Vamps, plus their own headline dates in Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia’s hottest new pop rock trio now head…

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Between the Buried & Me Talk American Stage Cables

Posted in Accessories, Gear    //    Post Date - March 14, 2016

The guys from Between the Buried & Me were recently in Australia playing their panoramic brand of prog rock. The folks at D’Addario sat them down in New York prior to their Australian tour to talk about why American Stage cables are their go-to cables.

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