Last year, in Observance of the 10th anniversary of the events of 9/11, the Fender Custom Shop unveiled a trio of commemorative Stratocasters honoring the three major organizations — the New York City Police Department, the New York City Fire Department and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — that lost many men and women in responding to the attacks at the World Trade Center complex in downtown Manhattan that Tuesday morning.
Along with the number two, Led Zeppelin have just posted a clip teasing the band's upcoming announcement — almost certainly the release of a live CD/DVD of their 2007 reunion show at London's 02 Arena.
As part of its September Cry Baby appreciation giveaway, Dunlop will be giving away four wah-wah pedals in four weeks. Each week in September, one winner will get a custom, special or otherwise hard-to-find Cry Baby pedal.
Pete Townshend of The Who will be presented with the Les Paul Award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The TEC Awards will take place Friday, January 25, at the Anaheim Hilton during the 2013 NAMM Show.
In anticipation of the upcoming release of Dethalbum III, animated metal band Dethklok have just released a new clip for the album's opening track, "I Ejaculate Fire." Watch the literal-enough-to-be-NSFW clip below.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (who happens to be turning 62 today) will join Will Hayden and his team of gunsmiths at Baton Rouge-based Red Jacket Firearms on the September 19 episode of Sons Of Guns on the Discovery Channel.