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Ace Frehley Reunites with Paul Stanley
The new album, due on April 15, also features guest contributions from Slash, Lita Ford, John 5 (Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie) and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready.
Alice Cooper on GNR: “Why isn’t Izzy [Stradlin] in there?”
Alice Cooper, on the Guns N’ Roses reunion: “I’m just wondering why isn’t Izzy in there? I don't know about drums, but certainly Izzy is viable. You’d think if Slash and Axl are working together--and Duff [McKagan] is one of those guys that gets along with everybody--then at least Izzy would be one of the guys who would be a shoo-in. And maybe he is, I don't know. I don't what their setup is with him. But it’s like not having Brian Jones with the Rolling Stones, if he were available.”
Guess Who Loves the KRK Rokit 5 G3 Monitor?
Esteemed design engineer Dave Derr, founder of Empirical Labs, writes, “Over 3 years, I tried sampling 12 or so Nearfield monitors, all under $1500 to see what the latest speaker manufacturers had to offer for an average budget guy/gal mix engineer. The winner for me and ‘Best Speaker-(Not Even)-For-the-Buck’ was the KRK Rokit 5 G3. Laugh if you will but for $300/pair, nothing was easier to mix on for me... AND for some other folks more notable than I.”
Which U.K. Band is Being Hailed as “a really potent, young Deep Purple”?
Recently, Inglorious guitarist Andreas Eriksson spoke with Music Radar about his influences and his go-to guitars. “There’s been one band that’s inspired me more than anything else … and that’s Aerosmith,” says Eriksson. And those guitars? “I’m a Gibson guy, he says, “I play a Les Paul, Firebird and Thunderbird.”
The Eagles’ Glenn Frey to Receive Special Grammy Tribute
Joining the Eagles’ Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, for a Glenn Frey Grammy Tribute, will be Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon and Frey’s longtime friend Jackson Browne. Frey passed away on January 18, his death attributable to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
Guns N' Roses Getting Rock Hall Exhibit
Guns N’ Roses, of course, have made big news this year by announcing a reunion tour. To commemorate the occasion, a new exhibit
Halestorm for Babies?
If you’re a Halestorm fan and a new parent, then you're in luck, because
Lullaby Versions of Halestorm
Guess Who's Bringing a Modern Edge to the Monkees?
The Monkees' upcoming album will feature songs penned by some more modern players: Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Noel Gallagher.
Who’s the #1 Recording Artist of 2015?
A lot of artists enjoyed commercial success last year, but one stood out above the others.
In Cold Blood
Guitars to Feature in Upcoming Auction
Also in the auction: a 1952 Gibson Super 400 CES 7-String made for Sinatra’s late studio guitarist Tony Mottola
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