New Victor Wooten Release from Not only is The Victor Wooten Band releasing a new album and going on tour, V.W. is also publishing a book. Check out

Victor Wooten

New Victor Wooten Release


Not only is The Victor Wooten Band releasing a new album and going on tour, V.W. is also publishing a book. Check out this review of the bass player''s newest collaboration.
Fortus on Japan X 2007 Tour

Fortus with Japan X

from Blabbermouth

Blabbermouth is stirring up more gossip. According to the site, the Guns N'' Roses fan site is talking about Richard Fortus'' upcoming involvement with Japan X. Last summer Fortus and fellow GNR guitarist Robin Finck (the guy who replaced Slash) played with the Japanese band, but Fortus is looking to join again.

Original Mudcrutch Photo

Petty''s Teen Band Reunites

from AHN

Tommy Petty is reuniting his first teenage band, Mudcrutch. The group features Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench, with guitarist Tom Leadon and drummer Randall Marsh. The band is releasing their first album on April 29th (Reprise Records).

Side projects galore: check out Mike Campbell''s other side project, The Dirty Knobs.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Logo

Lynyrd Skynyrd Pulls one from storage

from Reuters

Lynyrd Skynyrd is planning to include a "vintage" song on their anticipated 2009 release. According to guitarist Gary Rossington, "It has Ronnie Van Zant singing and Leon (Wilkerson) on bass and Bob Burns is on drums." The band already has 20 potential songs for the new album.

Want to play different pedal sequences in a flash? These handy boxes provide more tone solutions than you might realize.

There is no right or wrong way to wire a pedalboard. It’s really a matter of personal taste and what our ears find pleasing. Every musician has their own thing, and our pedalboards are certainly an extension of that. For some, reconfiguring the pedalboard is a lifelong process, and adding a new device often means something has got to go, because real estate is crucial!

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Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein unveils a new line of strings, collaborating with Josh Vittek of Sheptone.

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My years-long search for the “right” Bigsby-outfitted box finally paid off. Now how do I make this sumbitch work in my band?

Considering the amount of time I’ve spent (here and elsewhere) talking about and lusting after Gretsch hollowbody guitars, it’s taken me a remarkably long time to end up with a big Bigsby-outfitted box I truly love. High-end Gretsches are pricey enough that, for a long time, I just couldn’t swing it. Years ago I had an Electromatic for a while, and it looked and played lovely, but didn’t have the open, blooming acoustic resonance I hoped for. A while later, I reviewed the stellar Players Edition Broadkaster semi-hollow, and it was so great in so many ways that I set my sights on it, eventually got one, and adore it to this day. Yet the full-hollowbody lust remained.

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