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JUDAS PRIEST’S RICHIE FAULKNER SUFFERS AORTIC ANEURYSM DURING US STAGE PERFORMANCE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 6, 2021

Legendary British heavy metal act Judas Priest have announced that they have postponed the remainder of their American tour so that guitarist Richie Faulkner could be treated for a heart condition. It’s been revealed that Richie suffered an aortic aneurysm while on stage at the Louder Than Life festival in…

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GUILD’S A-20 MARLEY GUITAR – A TRIBUTE TO THE REGGAE LEGEND

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - October 6, 2021

Based on Bob Marley’s at-home, songwriting guitar, the Guild A-20 Marley is a worthy tribute to the reggae legend. Many of Marley’s hits through the seventies were written on his Guild Madeira acoustic guitar. The A-20 Marley reintroduces Marley’s beloved dreadnought to the world along with a few modern appointments….

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FENDER AND LEXUS PARTNER IN FENDER® LEXUS LC STRATOCASTER®

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 6, 2021

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s (FMIC) ​​Fender Custom Shop (FCS) today announced the launch of a limited edition Fender® Lexus LC Stratocaster® guitar, the newest custom-built piece from Principal Master Builder, Ron Thorn. Chosen for their passion for bold design, intuitive technology, and Takumi craftsmanship, Fender’s, Fender’s alliance with Lexus brings…

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EVEN ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER DOUBLE LP

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 5, 2021

EVEN, Melbourne’s masters of pop’n’roll, have announced their new album Reverse Light Years – their first ever DOUBLE album – to be released October 29 on El Reno, on Double vinyl LP, Double CD and digitally.  Reverse Light Years is the long-extant band’s first new album proper since 2018’s Satin Returns, and is a record…

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AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE ANNOUNCES FIRST NOMINATED ALBUMS & BILLY BRAGG JOINS JUDGES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 5, 2021

Australia’s most prestigious music award, The Australian Music Prize (AMP), returns for its 17th instalment in 2021 revealing its nominated albums to date up for a huge $30,000 cash prize thanks to major sponsor SoundMerch. Open to all Australian artists who have released an eligible album during the 2021 calendar…

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MUSIC FOR ALL – NEW INDUSTRY CHARITY LAUNCHED THAT PROMOTES MUSIC MAKING

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 30, 2021

The Soundhouse Music Alliance has supported our industry of 25 years. It has been a major contributor to providing access to music making through its projects and programs in and for schools and other settings. It has now launched the music charity, Music for All. The Australian Music Association, has…

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FENDER RELEASES CALIFORNIA MINI ACOUSTICS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - September 29, 2021

Today Fender released their new California Mini Series. The perfect-sized guitars for a player on the go. The California Mini Series consists of the Redondo Mini® and the Sonoran Mini® each packing a big punch into a smaller-sized acoustic guitar. Delivering the tone of a full-sized guitar, they come with…

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MUSIC VICTORIA REVEAL INDUSTRY AWARDS DATE AND NOMINEES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 27, 2021

Music Victoria are thrilled to announce the 2021 return of the Music Victoria Industry Awards. After the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Industry Awards will take place on Thursday 7 October ahead of the official 2021 Music Victoria Awards. This year, not only will the free online event be…

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FENDER’S PLAYER PLUS STUDIO SESSIONS: GETTING INDIE ARTISTS BACK INTO THE STUDIO

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 27, 2021

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch of the Player Plus Studio Sessions: Powered by Fender®. Amidst lockdowns and social distancing, it’s no secret that artists have been struggling for both inspiration and support. Enter Fender. This global program seeks to fulfill the creative aspirations of independent artists…

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THE BETHS SHOW THEIR JUNK PLUS LIVE ALBUM & FILM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 23, 2021

In a new episode of  Show Us Your Junk, the folks from Earthquaker Devices travelled to New Zealand for some quality time with guitarist Jonathan Pearce of Auckland quartet The Beths. Jonathan takes us on a guided tour of his recording space filled with plenty of junk, including a Thunderbird…

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