During my vacation last week, I made a short trip I've been wanting to make since I moved here to Grand Rapids. I drove down to Kalamazoo and took a tour at the original Gibson guitars factory. When they moved their operations down to Nashville in 1984/1985, some of the employees didn't want to make the change to moving down south, and decided to open up their own company, making guitars in the fa
Iron Maiden have a new album coming out September 4th, 'The Book of Souls', and I'm super excited for its release! They've been one of my favorite bands for a long time now. They songs, the vocals, the drumming, and of course, the guitar playing! How do you get tone like that?
Dragonforce is wrapping up their Maximum Overload US tour leg, and have done some fun and crazy stuff, including Herman Li playing his guitar during a show on a cruise while underwater in the pool! He didn't even use a 'stunt guitar', he used his #1! Freaking weirdo.
Check out that #1 guitar, and all the rest of the guitars the band has on tour, the keyboards, drums, and gear they're using.
Slipknot's show here in Grand Rapids on Saturday was freaking amazing, and everything sounded huge! The guitars for Slipknot are a very important part of the their sound, and if you've ever wanted to know what Mick and Jim are using, this is the video for you!
Yes! Another amazing gear tour, this time with the super-hot Lzzy Hale, and the not-as-hot-cuz-he's-a-dude Joe Hottinger, from Halestorm! Premier Guitar spent some time in the band's rehearsal space, and went through all the guitars, pedals, amps, and toys the band is taking on the road!
Weezer has their cool new song out, "Back to the Shack", and the guitar tones on the song sound really cool. How do they get those sounds?
Here are a few videos that talk about the kinds of gear the band uses for guitars and bass.
The Black Keys hit Grand Rapids a couple weekends ago, and rocked the Van Andel Arena with Cage The Elephant on the 7th.
Dan's guitars sounded fantastic all night, and he switched them out quite a bit during the show, and always had really cool tones and sounds for the songs.
Here's a cool video that went up yesterday, showing all the gear the Dan's using on this tour, and how he gets the sound th