If you're going to be in New York for CMJ this week, be sure to stop by Main Drag Music on either October 19 or 20 for the 2012 edition of The NYC Stomp Box Exhibit at CMJ, a free, interactive display of guitar effect pedals.
I would be a vampire, because they’re stealth, lurk in the shadows, and appear and disappear. There’s also a goth element to vampires that I really like, which doesn’t exist in werewolves, the Frankenstein monster or the mummy. James [Hetfield] would probably enjoy being a Frankenstein monster…but then again maybe not! Rob [Trujillo] would definitely be a werewolf, because he’s already halfway there in appearance.
Elixir Strings, Ibanez and Roland are celebrating the release of Elixir Strings for Bass by giving away bass gear during October. The sweepstakes will take place online through October 31. Just enter on Elixir Strings' Facebook page.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario tries out the new Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar Signature Model, a guitar that reviewer Chris Gill calls "the best Jaguar that the company has ever produced."
Here's the official U.S. premiere of the new music video for “Surprise Surprise” by Billy Talent. The track is off the band's new album, Dead Silence, which was released September 11 by Last Gang Records.