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.
The show must go on, and in the wake of lead guitarist Rob Caggiano's departure from Anthrax, the band have just announced that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will be filling in during the band's upcoming Metal Alliance tour dates.
With the year in music winding down, we reached out to some of your favorite guitarists to find out what music and gear rocked their worlds in 2012. Below,Periphery's Misha Mansoor fills us in on his five favorite pieces of gear in 2012.
Gretsch has added five models to its Roots Collection, a series of banjos, mandolins, resonator guitars, ukuleles and Rancher acoustic guitars that evoke the time before the company made its entry into the electric guitar world in the 1950s.
Next up is WWE superstar Chris Jericho, who learned that comedy isn't always easy, especially when you're staring down a man who looks like a cross between a viking and a Hell's Angel. Watch Jericho body slam (metaphorically speaking) Zakk Wylde in the video below.
"For that one, Neil just started playing it and we all joined in. I think right before we began, he said something like, 'You know, when we go to the verse it goes to these changes…' and he showed us. Nobody really knew when that was gonna happen, but we just followed along. And there might have been some rough spots. I might have dropped my guitar down a couple times. [laughs] But other than that, that was it. That’s the first take. For years I’ve been telling people that when we get together and jam, it’s just like that. But it was never recorded. "