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The Sound Of Stevie Ray Vaughan
(30/10/2008)
Okay, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s tone was massive. And an entire industry has practically grown up around assisting players in replicating that monster of a sound, so let's look at what you can achieve in this realm, and what you can’t.


Guns N Roses Unveil 'Chinese Democracy' UK Release Date
(24/10/2008)
...And all American citzens will be entitled to a free of Dr. Pepper. The album has been nearly fourteen years in the making and is reported to have cost frontman Axl Rose $2million.


The Smiths To Reunite For 2009 Summer Festivals?
(24/10/2008)
According to a report on the Gigwise.com website, The Smiths' original members are “closer than ever” than to reuniting.


New Photo of Blues Legend Robert Johnson Surfaces
(24/10/2008)
It may be one of the greatest finds in Delta blues history. Seventy years have passed since Robert Johnson died in 1938, and thus far only two photos of the legendary artist have surfaced. Until now...


Eric Clapton’s Blues Breakers Tone
(22/10/2008)
Zoom back to the guitar market of the late 1950s and you find a Les Paul that is becoming harder and harder for Gibson to sell, alongside a popular music scene that doesn’t appear to have accepted the merits of the set-neck solidbody electric with dual humbucking pickups. Lurch forward less than a decade, however, and the Les Paul is setting the rock and blues worlds on fire. What happened? In two words, Eric Clapton.


Simian Mobile Disco 's Live Equipment Set Up
(20/10/2008)
Simian Mobile Disco are best known for their studio work with bands like Justice, Klaxons The Go! Team and The Rapture.


AC/DC UK Tour Sells Out In Record Time!
(17/10/2008)
'Black Ice' jaunt will hit London, Manchester and Birmingham in April. Tickets went on sale today (Friday 17th Oct.) and sold out in 10 minutes!


Jimi Hendrix’s Late-’60s Strats
(16/10/2008)
Few arenas are as rich in legend and fable as the oral and recorded “histories” of the secret tones of the great guitarists of rock and blues. And, of course, Jimi Hendrix has fascinated guitarists perhaps more than anybody else...so let's have a look at his legendary Stratocasters!


Jimmy Page’s Recording Secrets
(15/10/2008)
There’s no greater icon of late ’60s and early ’70s British blues-rock tone than Jimmy Page, the legendary guitarist with Led Zeppelin. From huge and gutsy to atmospheric and mellow, from a ominous rhythm-guitar crunch tone to soaring, wailing lead, Page’s sonic palette was every bit as broad as his chops were versatile.


Kiku Collins: Grammy Nominated Artist Talks About Vocal Booth
(14/10/2008)
This former "Jersey Girl" found her way from a small northern NJ town to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, after doing a 2 summer stint at their National Music Camp. From there, she went on to study classical performance at Manhattan School of Music. lern more about her and what she's got to say about Vocal Booth


Bloc Partys's Gordon Moaks shows some Ashdown love.
(14/10/2008)
Bloc Party bassist Gordon Moakes is a long time user of Ashdown gear, having opted for the brand since his band started to tour. Gordon uses two ABM 500 heads with two ABM 810 cabs, and here he speaks of Ashdown.


Taking Guitar Tone to the VG-99th Power
(13/10/2008)
As one of the first guitarists to embrace guitar synthesis in the early ’80s with Roland’s GR-300, Adrian Belew has taken guitar tone to the moon and back. His unique ability to create other-worldly guitar sounds first led to tours and album credits with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and the Talking Heads.


Led Zeppelin to Tour With Alter Bridge Singer?
(10/10/2008)
The ongoing saga of the on-again, off-again Led Zeppelin reunion tour continues with new information coming from Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, whose manager also works with Robert Plant.


Ashdown News - Killing Joke Return
(08/10/2008)
The undisputed kings of industrial rock Killing Joke are back with a world tour now underway.


Lisa Harriton - A Smash Hit with the Smashing Pumpkins
(07/10/2008)
Long before joining one of the biggest, multi-platinum-selling bands of the 1990s, Smashing Pumpkins, Los Angeles native Lisa Harriton had already established herself as a respected jazz pianist and singer. Find out more about her!


Roland news: Ladytron Talk About Their Gear
(07/10/2008)
Since 2001, Ladytron has been on the forefront of the new, electronic rock movement beginning with their first release, “604.” Some called it Electroclash, but Ladytron, since their earliest days, have never been easy to categorize. The band discuss their new CD, their songwriting process and how Roland gear fits into their enigmatic and compelling sound.


Six Over-the-Top Efforts to Get the Tone
(06/10/2008)
While many fans might imagine their favorite guitarists’ efforts in the studio being much like their playing in concert — only in an enclosed room with a lot of recording gear at hand — these two roles that a professional musician plays are often extremely different.


Not Every Drummer Needs To Be Keith Moon...
(02/10/2008)
Of course, the story rock'n'roll is full of drummers who turned drumming into a whole spectacle on its own: Keith Moon, John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Neil Peart...but here's a look at six cool rock'n'roll drummers who you'd never expect a ten minute drum solo from...


Dirty Pretty Things split up
(01/10/2008)
Car Barat's Dirty Pretty Things have split up. The band released an statement on NME.com today (1st. October)


Here Comes The Autumn - Listen To The Best Autumn Songs!
(29/09/2008)
This is usually the most melancholic – and often most beautiful - season of the year. Here's the perfect soundtrack...you don't need to feel sorry that the Summer is over!


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