Read the July 2016 issue now!

Music News

The Edge and Bono Join Fender's Board of Directors

May 29, 2014
The duo will bring a unique blend of experience in music, entertainment, business and advocacy to the 68-year-old music company.
Read More

Musicians Institute Announces Summer Shot 2014

May 27, 2014
In addition to the Hollywood music school’s expert faculty, students will get the opportunity to learn from special guest artists who have performed with everyone from Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre and Paul Oakenfold, to Marilyn Manson.
Read More

Railhammer Launches Bob Balch Signature Pickups

May 9, 2014
Reverend's pickup company collaborates with Fu Manchu fuzz-monster guitarist on their newest pickups.
Read More

Cordoba Music Group Acquires Guild

May 7, 2014
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation announced that it has finalized a letter of intent to sell the Guild guitar brand.
Read More

Camp Jam Announces 2014 Season

April 29, 2014
Each session culminates with jammers playing the big stage in front of family and friends.
Read More

Ernie Ball and Slash Announce "Real to Reel with Slash" Web Series

February 27, 2014
The multi-segment fly-on-the wall series will follow Slash and The Conspirators as they write, play, create, and record the new album.
Read More

Perri Ink Debuts the Gypsy Custom Guitar

February 3, 2014
The American boutique guitar brand unveils its first original guitar design.
Read More

Aleks K Production Introduces Hot Ice Sweet Distortion and Honey Moon Sweet Overdrive

February 3, 2014
Two new handmade stompboxes straight out of Vancouver, Canada.
Read More

Lee Ritenour Launches the 2014 Six String Theory Competition

January 16, 2014
The four grand prize winners (one in each instrument) will perform at a venue at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival.
Read More

Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks to Leave Allman Brothers Band

January 9, 2014
Both guitarists will continue with the band through the end of 2014.
Read More

Yamaha Acquires Line 6

December 20, 2013
Under the terms of the agreement, Yamaha will operate Line 6 as a wholly owned subsidiary.
Read More

"Queen: The Studio Experience" Exhibit to Open in Montreux

November 15, 2013
The exhibition will offer the opportunity to experience the environment and surroundings in which the band created so many classic tracks.
Read More

Backbeat Books Publishes "Rolling Stones Gear"

November 15, 2013
A history of The Rolling Stones as told through the instruments they used on the stage and in the studio.
Read More

"From Hollywood with Love" Benefit to Feature Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, and Jimmy Vivino

October 31, 2013
Musicians Institute and Norman's Rare Guitars are proud to announce "From Hollywood with Love," a concert to benefit the 100th Anniversary of downtown Los Angeles homeless charity, The Midnight Mission.
Read More

Fender Releases Acoustic Guitars Fit for Travelers

October 23, 2013
Voyage-Air and Fender team up to produce go-anywhere acoustic models for players on the move.
Read More

Moogfest 2014 Announced

October 15, 2013
Moogfest is a celebration that honors the creativity and inventiveness of Moog Music founder Dr. Robert Moog, and pays tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.
Read More

DiMarzio Releases New Titan Humbuckers

October 7, 2013
Dimarzio's newest humbuckers were co-designed with Periphery guitarist, Jack Bowen, for his upcoming signature Ibanez guitar.
Read More

Lehle Releases the Julian Parametric Booster

October 4, 2013
The brand new Lehle Julian is an advanced Lehle Sunday Driver SW with parametric mids and treble.
Read More

Todd Rundgren to Receive the Les Paul Award at 29th Annual TEC Awards

September 23, 2013
Todd Rundgren, John Meyer, and Hal Blaine will be honored at the 29th annual Technical Excellence Creativity Awards.
Read More

Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch Announces 2014 Schedule

September 18, 2013
The 2014 lineup of workshops includes G.E. Smith, Bill Kirchen, Pete Huttlinger, Larry Campbell, Chris Smither, and of course, Jorma himself.
Read More