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NAMM 2020: PRESS CONFERENCE -STEVE VAI PRESENTS IBANEZ ‘PIA” GUITAR

Posted in Artists, Electric Guitars, Gear, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 21, 2020

At Winter NAMM 2020 Ibanez presented their new collaboration with guitar great Steve Vai, the gorgeous PIA (Paradise in Art) Steve Vai Signature guitar. The new model features a solid alder body and a five-piece maple and walnut neck, with a rosewood fretboard emblazoned with a multi-coloured blossom inlay. A…

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NAMM 2020: BOSS SY-1000 GUITAR SYNTH BOOTH DEMO

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - January 20, 2020

Released at NAMM 2020, The Boss SY-1000 is a breakthrough creation machine that transforms your guitar or bass rig with limitless sound design options. This powerhouse music tool opens a bold new chapter in the legacy of BOSS guitar synth innovation, fusing decades of R&D with our latest software and…

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FRED ARMISEN INTERVIEW: ‘COMEDY FOR MUSICIANS BUT EVERYONE IS WELCOME’ OZ TOUR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 12, 2019

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips spoke to acclaimed actor and musician Fred Armisen ahead of his ‘Comedy For Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome’ Australian tour He’s a multi-award winning comedian, comedy writer, famous cast member of Saturday Night Live, co-creator of hit series Portlandia, and has featured in many major…

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PETER HOOK: THE ‘JOY DIVISION ORCHESTRATED’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 24, 2019

It’s impossible to think of early 80s post-punk music and not remember the impact of the bands Joy Division and New Order. It’s also one of the most tragic stories in rock ‘n’ roll history. Just days before leaving for America on their first international tour and on the verge…

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NAMM 2018: HENRY DILTZ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 14, 2018

Although Henry Diltz was making a reasonable living for himself playing banjo in the Modern Folk Quartet in the 60s, recording albums for Warner Brothers, which were produced by Phil Spector and Jack Nitzsche, it was the spontaneous acquisition of a camera which changed his life forever. Hanging out with…

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JON STEVENS: THE ‘STARLIGHT’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 28, 2017

He’s the former frontman of multi-platinum-selling band, Noiseworks. He also fronted INXS after the death of Michael Hutchence and spent time singing with international act, Dead Daisies. However Jon Stevens has been a successful solo artist longer than any time he spent with those projects and on Friday March 31,…

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MARGARET GLASPY: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Interviews    //    Post Date - March 8, 2017

Even before Margaret Glaspy’s highly acclaimed debut album Emotions and Math was released last year, a vibe for her music had been building for some time via her impressive indie EP releases and much-viewed YouTube clips. Between Glaspy’s emotive vocal performances, astute use of guitar dynamics and a great sense…

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WILL CALHOUN: LIVING COLOUR PRE-TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 4, 2017

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down for a chat with Living Colour’s drummer Will Calhoun while he was in Melbourne playing at Bird’s Basement with jazz great Mike Stern. Will discusses the upcoming Living Colour Australian tour, travel, drumming,  and drum gear. Will also announced that the new Living Colour…

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THUNDAMENTALS: THE ‘EVERYONE WE KNOW’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Interviews    //    Post Date - February 8, 2017

AM editor Greg Phillips sits down with Morgs and Tuka from Sydney based hip hop act Thundamentals to chat about the creation of their wonderfully uplifting, new album ‘Everyone We Know’. It’s the band’s first full-length release on their own newly minted label, High Depth. Recorded at the studio of…

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DD DUMBO WINS TRIPLE J OZ ALBUM OF YEAR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 17, 2016

The annual J Awards were announced at a short but sweet ceremony at Howler in Melbourne today. Hosted by Triple J morning crew Matt Okine and Alex Dyson, four awards were presented. Australian Music Video of The Year went to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard for their ‘People-Vultures’ clip,…

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