Guitar Center introduced the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection Tuesday morning at its 14th Street location in New York City. The limited-edition collection features five Clapton tribute, replica and signature guitars, all of which will be available in North America exclusively at Guitar Center stores and at GuitarCenter.com starting March 21.
Reg Presley, lead singer of the Troggs, died Monday night at age 71. The Troggs, a band from Andover in southern England, were best known for their 1960s hits "Wild Thing," "Love Is All Around" (written by Presley) and "With a Girl Like You." Presley's publicist, Keith Altham, announced Monday night that Presley died after a bout with cancer. He died at his home in Andover, which is about 70 miles west of London.
On January 24, Revolver and Guitar World teamed up to host the 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Roast at the Grove in Anaheim, California. The event honored Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who withstood a barrage of barbs and one-liners from a slew of rockers, comedians, including the legendary Alice Cooper, who apparently is a bit of both! Cooper roasted Snider via a video made just for the occasion, and you can check it out below.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the LR Baggs booth to check out some new gear. This video profiles the company's new Lyric Acoustic Microphone for acoustic guitars.
UK hard-rock trio The Virginmarys released their new album, King of Conflict, today, February 5. You can stream the entire album below and order it from iTunes. The Virginmarys are Ally Dickaty (guitar), Danny Dolan (drums) and Matt Rose (bass/vocals).
On January 24, Revolver and Guitar World teamed up to host the 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Roast at the Grove in Anaheim, California. The event honored Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who withstood a barrage of barbs and one-liners from a slew of rockers, comedians — and Chris Jericho, the wrestler and Fozzy frontman, who roasted Snider via a video made just for the occasion. You can check it out here.
Danish metal band Volbeat have announced that their upcoming album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, will be released April 9. The band also has announced that former Anthrax and The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano has officially joined Volbeat.
America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show is back and bigger than ever in 2013. The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone will take place Thursday, May 2, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the event will be broadcast live on national television through AXS TV and broadcast in the US and key international markets through Xbox LIVE and Facebook.
Irish shoegazing legends My Bloody Valentine released their new album, m b v, midnight Saturday (February 2) via their website. The band also have uploaded the entire album, the nine-track follow-up to 1991's Loveless, to YouTube, so fans can get a taste before taking the plunge. You can hear all nine songs below.
John Fogerty's upcoming studio album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, will be released May 28 on Vanguard Records. As of today (February 4), the album is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon. You can check out the complete track listing below.