To kick off 2015, Epiphone has announced its new exclusive signature model designed by Gary Clark Jr.—the Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino with trapeze tailpiece or Bigsby Vibrato. The guitar will be available in spring 2015.
Santa Cruz-based hard rock/heavy metal trio Archer released their first single, "My Atrocity," October 31. It's also the first song from their upcoming studio album, which is due in early 2015. The album was produced by Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses, Megadeth, UFO) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen).
Playing guitar is supposed to be fun. That’s why it’s called “playing” guitar and not “working.”
However, there are times when playing guitar isn’t as much fun or as easy as it could be. Epiphone has addressed a few of these instances with a pair of new guitar models: the PRO-1 acoustic and the Les Paul Classic-T solidbody electric.
This year’s Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award will go to hard-rock legend and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, with Rose taking his place in the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS hall of fame alongside such previous honorees as Metallica, Rush, Mötley Crüe, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne.