Washington, D.C.-based prog metallers Periphery will support the Deftones on theor North American tour in March. Periphery are on the road now in support of their 2012 album, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, which was voted the No. 3 album of the year by Guitar World.
Fender has added four new models to its Pawn Shop Series, which the company calls a line of "guitars that never were but should have been.” There's the Pawn Shop ’70s Strat Deluxe, Pawn Shop Super-Sonic, Pawn Shop Mustang Bass and Pawn Shop Bass VI.
This week on Jimmy Kimmel Live, country music guitar ace Brad Paisley debuted a new song, "Southern Comfort Zone." The track actually appeared on iTunes late in 2012 without any context — no mention of a new album, etc. Paisley cleared up the mystery last night, announcing that the song is from his upcoming album, which will be called Wheelhouse.