Kansas, best known for their 1977 track “Dust in the Wind,” and Martin Guitar — which made the guitar used on the song — have teamed up to create a one‐of‐a‐kind 35th Anniversary “Dust in the Wind” Martin D28 guitar. They've also announced the "Dust in the Wind" 35th Anniversary Martin Guitar Sweepstakes.
AXL Guitars has announced the AXL USA 1216 Classic Sweepstakes, which runs October 16 to November 16. Prizes include an AXL USA 1216 Classic guitar in Antique Brown, a guitar accessory kit and vintage hardshell case.
If you're going to be in New York for CMJ this week, be sure to stop by Main Drag Music on either October 19 or 20 for the 2012 edition of The NYC Stomp Box Exhibit at CMJ, a free, interactive display of guitar effect pedals.
I would be a vampire, because they’re stealth, lurk in the shadows, and appear and disappear. There’s also a goth element to vampires that I really like, which doesn’t exist in werewolves, the Frankenstein monster or the mummy. James [Hetfield] would probably enjoy being a Frankenstein monster…but then again maybe not! Rob [Trujillo] would definitely be a werewolf, because he’s already halfway there in appearance.
Elixir Strings, Ibanez and Roland are celebrating the release of Elixir Strings for Bass by giving away bass gear during October. The sweepstakes will take place online through October 31. Just enter on Elixir Strings' Facebook page.