Guitar World visited the T-Rex booth at last week's 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, to check out the company's new offerings for 2012. The new gear includes the multi-featured Gull Wah, the Hobo Drive overdrive pedal and four new Tonebug pedals, including a reverb, phaser, chorus/flanger and distortion (AKA the Totenschläger).
Apparently, Hulk Hogan almost joined an early version of Metallica. The former WWWF champion wrestler, who stars in his own reality TV show, Hogan Knows Best, told The Sun in England that he and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich were tight during Hogan's days as a session musician.
Amazon's UK website is now hosting a clip of yet another new Van Halen track, "The Trouble With Never," which is set to appear on their upcoming new album, A Different Kind of Truth. Head here to listen.
It was 30 years ago this spring -- March 1982 -- that Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder topped the US and UK charts with their duet, "Ebony and Ivory," off McCartney's Tug of War album. The release of McCartney's new album, Kisses On The Bottom, sees them reunited on one track, "Only Our Hearts," one of two McCartney compositions on the album, a collection of standards McCartney grew up listening to.
Continuing to build momentum toward the February 7 release of their new album, A Different Kind of Truth, Van Halen have posted another 90-second clip of a new track. Scroll down to listen to a minute and a half of a bluesy number called "Stay Frosty."