The new site, which was designed by Liquid Interactive of Breningsville, Pennsylvania, now includes the Guitar Finder feature (a Martin dealer finder), an updated 1833 Shop e-commerce portal, news about the Martin Custom Shop; a more comprehensive database of instrument and string choices -- and the official Martin Guitar blog, which discusses news about the company’s offerings and the music industry in general.
Metal long-running monster freakshow Gwar have officially started work on a new album. While the band are currently on the road with Municipal Waste, they issued a statement assuring fans that, while there is no release date yet, there will be a new Gwar album.
A video has been making the rounds today featuring Kurt Cobain's isolated vocal track from "Smells Like Teen Spirit," taken from Nirvana's seminal 1991 album, Nevermind. While it's not exactly new (it's been up since 2010,) it's still a cool find, and you can listen in the video below.
Led Zeppelin's December 10, 2007, reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena -- a show that saw three aging rock legends revisiting their storied past -- will have a significant impact on future musicians. Proceeds from the event, which was staged as a tribute to the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, make up most of the $45 million being donated by Ertegun’s widow, Mica Ertegun, to Engand's Oxford University. The donation, the largest in the University’s 916-year history, will be used to kick off the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities.
One could debate about the best Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on any particular Van Halen album for the amount of time it took EVH to record his entire catalog. But to try to pick his best solo ever? Damn near impossible. But we'd like you to try!
According to a new post on his official website, Rob Zombie and crew will be hitting the studio sometime in June to begin work on his fifth solo album. Zombie's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish.
Next week, Resonance Records will release Echoes of Indiana Avenue, the first full album of previously unreleased music by guitarist Wes Montgomery in more than 25 years. The release date, March 6, would have been Montgomery's 88th birthday.
Metallica have announced the release of their Beyond Magnetic EP as a limited-edition silver vinyl pressing exclusively for Record Store Day. The EP -- which features four previously unreleased tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions -- has already seen a digital and CD release.