The three surviving members of The Monkees -- Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork -- will hit the road in November for a brief 12-date tour. The performances will mark Nesmith's first live appearances with the band since 1997.
Peavey Electronics has announced it will open a factory showroom, artist relations headquarters and multimedia dealer education center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on September 1. Peavey Hollywood will give musicians, audio pros, systems integrators and music retailers a 360-degree view of the products.
Custom Amp Covers Inc. has introduced a guitar amplifier cover designed to store cables, cords, capos, batteries, picks, slides and more. This bag includes a Velcro closure that keeps you accessories with your amp during transport. The bag can be removed and re-attached to the amp cover with Velcro. Extra items can be stored in the cover while your amp is being used.
Guitarist John McLaughlin, best known for his work with Miles Davis, Tony Williams and Mahavishnu Orchestra, has been working on a new studio album, Now Here This. The album, his second with The 4th Dimension, will be released October 18.
Peavey has announced its Rehearsal Room Makeover, which offers contestants the chance to win a 1,000-watt sound system that includes a professional mixer, loudspeakers, microphones and more, totaling thousands of dollars in gear (U.S. MSRP).