Van Halen are digging deep into their back catalog on their current tour. They even broke out "The Full Bug" last night at New York's Madison Square Garden, marking the first time the Diver Down track has been performed live since 1983. You can see fan-filmed footage of the performance below.
A new set of laws aimed at "banning the promotion of homosexuality and pedophilia" has been approved by the St. Petersburg city legislature in Russia. Now, you might be asking yourself, "What's this got to do with music?"
At the 2012 Winter NAMM show in January, Radial Engineering's Peter Janis gave us an overview of the company's brand-new Radial Firefly. The Firefly is a direct-Input box that's used to run your guitar sound straight into the house mixing console during live shows -- complete with its own built-in tube. The Firefly also has XLR outputs and a piezo input for acoustic instruments.
We caught up with Bruce Egnater of Egnater Amplification at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in January. In the video below, Here, Egnater discusses his company's first foray from the world of boutique amps to pedals.
After he collaborated with the Insane Clown Posse and Tom Jones, we thought no one could be paired with Jack White that would really surprise us. That said, White recently appeared in a commercial for this week's episode of Saturday Night Live alongside Lindsay Lohan, and it was pretty bizarre. Check out the video below.
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.