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GIBSON ANNOUNCES SHERYL CROW WESTERN SUPREME

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - September 25, 2019

Gibson Guitars has teamed with nine-time GRAMMY Award-winner Sheryl Crow to present the new Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme acoustic guitar. All Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme guitars will be sold through Authorized Gibson dealers, visit www.gibson.com for further details. Created for Sheryl Crow and based off her own Gibson…

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REVIEW: JOE BONAMASSA – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 25, 2019

Review: Joe Bonamassa – Palais Theatre Monday 23 September, 2019 Review: Joshua Batten Photos: Mark Moray, Wicked Rock Photography “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”. Such is the case for antipodean fans of Joe Bonamassa, the 21st century blues rock titan with more #1 albums on the US blues chart…

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MAVIS STAPLES, GEORGE BENSON, BRANDI CARLILE FOR BLUESFEST SIDE SHOWS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 24, 2019

After a record year in 2019, Bluesfest Touring is back and ready to make 2020 bigger than ever after dropping the news that three Grammy Award winning acts will be taking to stages across Australia and New Zealand in early 2020. Mavis Staples is living, breathing history and to say…

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WATCH: FENDER CUSTOM SHOP’S ERIC CLAPTON BLIND FAITH TELECASTER

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - September 20, 2019

The Tele became a go-to electric for Eric Clapton in the Blind Faith supergroup era, debuting in 1969 in front of 100,000 people in Hyde Park. Watch as Fender Custom Shop’s Mike Lewis demos the Eric Clapton Blind Faith Telecaster – featuring the Stratocaster neck on a 1964 Tele Custom…

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NICK LOWE RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Nick Lowe, producer, songwriter, author and pop culture icon, will return to Australia in 2020 for his first tour in seven years. Lowe will be touring with Los Straitjackets, a band known for channelling the peak years of the guitar instrumental, and for performing in the famous Lucha Libre fighting masks. …

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YAMAHA ANNOUNCES NEW THR-II DESKTOP AMPS

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Yamaha Music has expanded upon their THR series of desktop amps with the THR-II series, which now feature wireless capability and 15 new amp tones. The Third Amp! Guitarists are familiar with the tube amp stacks that sound amazing when turned up loud on a big stage, and with combo…

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WATCH: DRUM LEGENDS NICKO MCBRAIN & IAN PAICE TALK PAISTE

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

The folks at Paiste had the amazing opportunity to interview two of the best drummers of all time in one room, Paiste Artists IAN PAICE (Deep Purple) & NICKO McBRAIN (Iron Maiden). A short interview turned into a remarkable conversation and since the chat was so inspiring, honest, hilarious, humble…

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FENDER ANNOUNCES ANDY SUMMERS MONOCHROME STRAT

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Andy Summers’ guitar playing is vivid and evocative, reflecting the legendary artist’s love of photography – a passion also fueled by his experiences touring the globe with the Police. Like musical feedback, these twin passions inform and amplify each other. As a career-long Fender player and Leica camera user, it…

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JOHN GARCIA & THE BAND OF GOLD JANUARY TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 18, 2019

The voice that spawned an entire genre of imitators, John Garcia is returning to Australia in January 2020. Over the last two-plus decades, Garcia has set the standard for the sound of the California desert. His work in genre-progenitors Kyuss speaks for itself; loudly, and with much fuzz, as do subsequent desert rock institutions he formed such as…

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‘CULTIVATE’ WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM RETURNS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 18, 2019

Music Victoria is thrilled to announce the return of its women’s leadership program, Cultivate for 2020. Supported by the Victorian Government, ‘Cultivate‘ is a professional development program that aims to foster leadership and management skills for established women in Victoria’s music industry. The program matches participants with CEOs and experienced mentors who offer…

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