The second annual Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape — featuring Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X) — will take place July 8 to 12, 2013, at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Guitar players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join Gilbert and other guest guitar instructors for this unique music camp. After a full day of activities, evenings will culminate with intimate, once-in-a-lifetime jam sessions.
MOD Kits DIY has introduced a new effect-pedal kit, the Verb Deluxe. The Verb Deluxe kit, literally a DIY reverb pedal, is built around the Belton Digi-Log Mini Module. Features include Dwell and Mix controls, allowing the dry signal to be blended with the processed signal from just a hint of reverb to deep echoes. The Dwell control adds extra flexibility, providing a full palette of reverb.
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin has made his second public appearance in the span of a few weeks, joining Aerosmith on stage Monday night in Los Angeles for a performance of "Mama Kin." Check out the footage below.
Buckcherry will join Kid Rock on the upcoming “Rebel Soul” Tour, which kicks off February 2 in Kansas City, MO. “’Great American Rock n’ Roll’ — Kid Rock and Buckcherry. That’s all you have to say. The baddest rock n’ roll tour with the American badass himself,” says Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd.
Rumors and reissues do not a new album make. Despite all the buzz surrounding the release of XX, the 20th anniversary edition of Rage Against the Machine's eponymous debut, guitarist Tom Morello maintains that there are no current plans for the band — live or otherwise.
In 2013 Alice in Chains will release their as-yet-untitled fifth studio album. Although the band has been around for some 25 years, this marks only their second album without longtime vocalist Layne Staley, lending a still-new feel to the follow-up to Black Gives Way to Blue.