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| Danny Elfman (The Simpsons theme) Discusses Scoring Terminator Salvation with Omnisphere!|
With the fourth installment of the sci-fi series Terminator, composer Danny Elfman weighs in with a gripping film score that features Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere virtual instrument on many of the music cues – Elfman often used two Omnispheres for up to sixteen possible sounds at once.
Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee opens Recording Studio
Tommy Lee, studio mogul, Californian facility is “vibey”
Bob Dylan went unrecognised during a trip to John Lennon’s home.
We hear that Bob Dylan toured Mendips, John Lennon’s childhood home, while in Liverpool last week. According to the story that guides told visitors, he showed up at the house late in the day. He supposedly commented that some things, like the unheated bedroom, reminded him of his house in Minnesota.
Scouse pop wonders The Zutons are set to begin work on their new album
The Zutons were part of a wave of groups who emerged from Liverpool. With The Coral breaking new ground, a whole host of bands both good and bad came stumbling in their wake. The Zutons are perhaps the best known of these, and certainly the most successful.
Peter Green's Les Paul Available Now!
Last Saturday's BBC documentary about Peter Green served to remind everyone just how amazing this forgotten original guitar hero was (and still is). Green deserves to be regarded in the same way people like Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix are - Peter Green is one of the best guitarists ever.
The Setlist: Heaven & Hell (BLACK SABBATH) kick off world tour, plus Tony Iommi’s Rig
Heaven & Hell — Black Sabbath by another name and featuring Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice — began their world tour last night, plus TONY'S IOMMI'S Guitars Rig!
Velvet revolver News: Axl over Weiland; Singer in 6 Months or Else; Slash Goes American Idol
If they were forced to choose, Slash and Duff McKagan would opt for Axl Rose over former frontman Scott Weiland as lead singer for Velvet Revolver.
Coldplay in new math rock direction
Globe trotting British superstars Coldplay could be set to head off in a new direction, with drummer Will Champion experimenting with programmed beats.
Six-String Summer: International Guitar Festival in Bath boasts stellar line-up
This Summer’s International Guitar Festival is already looking like the best ever with seminars and workshops by top guitarists that will make you a better player.
Atmospheric images of Liverpool’s youthful and exhilarating post-punk era
Atmospheric images of Liverpool’s youthful and exhilarating post-punk era..
Legendary Guitar: Jeff Beck’s 1954 Yardbirds Esquire
It’s arguably the ugliest Legendary Guitar of all — yet nonetheless one of rock’s most widely influential, the instrument that produced the landmark sounds of such widely influential Yardbirds tracks as “I’m a Man,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “Over Under Sideways Down” and the future-shock classic “Shapes of Things.”
Sonic Youth Snags Long Lost Guitar
Nearly a decade after Sonic Youth lost a slew of guitars and amps from a Ramada Inn parking lot in Orange County, California, Lee Ranaldo's Fender Mustang has reportedly turned up... all the way in the Netherlands!
Manowar announce their first UK dates in 15 years, with support from Heaven and Hell and Iced Earth.
The Heavy Metal band Manowar will embark on a UK tour in November 2009
Vox’s Joe Satriani Big Bad Wah
Joe Santriani contributed numerous ideas that were unheard of in existing wah pedals, endowing the Big Bad Wah with an unparalleled range of sounds from vintage to modern, as well as those that are totally original.
Yamaha Artists on Tour
With the touring season in full flow, our artists are flying the Yamaha flag on numerous stages around the country and World and are in the music you are currently downloading or buying, with four artists in the top 10 Album chart. Here is a small example of what’s been going on and coming up this month…..
Meet Franz Ferdinand's Evil Twins - the 1990s!
Once upon a time, there was a cult indie band from Glasgow called The Yummy Fur. One of it's members, Alex Kapranos, went on to form Franz Ferdinand. Another, Jackie McKeown, created The 1990's - a spiky punk pop band signed to legendary label Rough Trade records...find out more!
McCartney thrills Coachella
Paul McCartney thrilled the audience of the annual Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival last Friday with a three hour set that covered his entire career from the Beatles, through Wings to his latest album The Fireman. Once again the trusty ABM rigs were there to bring the low end to the party!
U2 & Ashdown at Fordham University
At the end of a week in New York City, U2 got up at the crack of dawn to play live for the students of Fordham University and Adam Claytons ever faithful Ashdown ABM rig was there to get the job done.
Rod Stewart Reunion With Jeff Beck At L.A Show
Last night, April 21st, newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, guitarist Jeff Beck played the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Joining him for a special guest appearance on two songs,”People Get Ready” and “I Ain’t Superstitious” was legendary vocalist Rod Stewart.
Hannah Montana tops sales
In its fourth week on the Billboard 200, the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack (Walt Disney) reached No. 1 for the first time, vaulting to the top of the chart with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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