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How Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley – and Gibson – Created Rock Lead Guitar

Ted Drozdowski
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08.17.2017

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Rock historians debate the ignition point of the genre. Some cite Louis Jordan’s 1940s hits like “Caledonia” and “G.I. Jive.” Others, the day Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm pulled into Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service and cut “Rocket 88.” And what about Chuck Berry’s smash debut “Maybelline” and Little Richard’s “Tutti-Fruitti?”
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Slash Appointed Gibson’s Global Brand Ambassador

08.15.2017

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Gibson has appointed Slash as its first ever Global Brand Ambassador. As part of the new role with Gibson, Slash is developing new products with Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone.
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10 Tours to Heat Up Fall: From Foo Fighters to Halestorm

Anne Erickson
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08.14.2017

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Just because summer is ending, that doesn't mean the concerts have to stop. From Foo Fighters to Halestorm, these tours will heat up the fall.
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This Week in Rock History, August 14 - 20

Russell Hall
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08.14.2017

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Over the years, the third week in August has yielded scores of memorable rock and roll-related events. In 1969, for instance, day one of The Woodstock Music and Art Festival was staged. Read about that moment and others—along with noteworthy births, deaths, and album releases—in the listings below.
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Jared James Nichols on His Les Paul Custom, Working with Joe Perry's Son and More

Anne Erickson
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08.09.2017

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Jared James Nichols discusses his new album, Black Magic, working with Joe Perry's son and Gibson guitars.
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Landmark Rock and Roll Events, August 7 - 13

Russell Hall
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08.07.2017

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Over the years, the second week in August has yielded scores of memorable rock and roll-related events. In 1986, for instance, Queen staged what turned out to be the band’s final show with Freddie Mercury. Read about that moment and others—along with noteworthy births, deaths, and album releases—in the listings below.
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Here’s the Next Generation of Guitar Heroes

Russell Hall
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08.04.2017

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Recently a renowned publication asserted that the electric guitar is losing its popularity among the younger set. One explanation, claimed the article, is the lack of contemporary guitar heroes. Since the article appeared, however, many sources have chimed in with repudiations of that assertion.
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Gibson Guitar Greats: Freddie King

Michael Leonard
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08.02.2017

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Probably the most underappreciated of the “3 Kings” of the blues, Freddie “Texas Cannonball” King was a prime influence on Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more. Here’s a quick primer on a superb player with a unique style, plus a glimpse of the Gibson Freddie King 1960 ES-345.
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This Week in Rock History, July 31 - August 6

Anne Erickson
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07.31.2017

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Check out some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from July 31 through August 6 in rock history.
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George Thorogood on Party of One, His ES-125 and More

Anne Erickson
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07.24.2017

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George Thorogood speaks with Gibson.com about his new solo record and beloved ES-125, which he calls “the only guitar I want to play.”
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