Back in January, it was revealed that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi had been diagnosed with lymphoma, and would be undergoing treatment while the reunited Sabbath got to work on their new album. Iommi and his bandmates remained optimistic about the guitarist's condition, promising fans that their album fans would be unaffected by Iommi's diagnosis.
Joe Satriani will release Satchurated: Live in Montreal on April 24. The concert, which will be available on CD, DVD and Blu-ray, is being released through Epic Records. The soundtrack from Satchurated was produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser. The film by Pierre & François Lemoureaux, will also be available on 3D Blu-ray and standard definition DVD on the same date.
Here's a video of the Andy Timmons Band -- featuring former Danger Danger guitarist Andy Timmons, of course -- performing The Beatles' "Within You Without You" at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City on Monday, March 19. Timmons and his band performed their entire 2011 album -- Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper -- at the show. Tracks included "Within You Without You" (watch below), "Lovely Rita," "Getting Better" "Fixing A Hole" and "A Day In the Life."
Blackstar Amplification is celebrating its five-year anniversary by expanding its popular HT-5 line of tube amplifiers with a very limited-edition anniversary model, the HT-5TH. The new 2x10 combo amp features custom cosmetics including cream covering, paired with custom colored grille cloth. The chassis top panel is marked as an HT-5 Anniversary Edition, and the 5th Anniversary logo is featured on the back. Only 2,500 units will be available worldwide.
Personal audio products have made earphones ubiquitous, but they've also raised the potential for hearing loss and nerve damage. Crescendo wants to change this. The Miami-based company has made hearing protection something of a cause, such as with ear plugs that allow performing musicians and their audiences to enjoy the show without blowing out their ears.
Julien's Auctions has announced its "Property From The Estate of Les Paul" auction, which will take place June 8 and 9 at Julien's facility in Beverly Hills, California. The sale will include property equipment, memorabilia and instruments that span Paul’s career from his days as Rhubarb Red to his weekly Monday night concerts at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.