Review: Play Along Music featuring Alice Cooper's Ryan Roxie

Let me begin by saying that in an average week, my life consists of the usual 9-to-5 style job 5 days a week, combined with after-hours gear reviews, practice, and adulting - not necessarily in that order. When I was given the chance to audition for The Ultimate Alice Cooper Experience - Eyes of Alice, I was absolutely thrilled.

Review: NEXI Industries The Solution Pedalboard

We've all been there: at a small bar, playing a gig with some appreciative but rather drunk patrons, one of which is teetering ever so close to having his beer spill all over your pedalboard. "Oh no....my boutique $2000 pedal! What will I do? I will need to find the hair of a golden unicorn to get my tone back!"

NEXI Industries has created a solution to this very problem, but has not forgotten that it is indeed guitar players that they are catering too, and not just overly protective ones with pedalboard mishaps looming on any given night.

Dean Markley Winds Up & Delivers New SR2000 Bass Strings

GLENDALE, AZ (October 3, 2017)  In the physics of music, the greatest moments are often achieved after a moment of tension. Dean Markley has applied this basic principle to its renewed, intelligently designed SR2000 bass strings.

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Trace Elliot ELF Bass Amplifier

MERIDIAN, MS — The new Trace Elliot® ELF bass amplifiers are now shipping. Weighing just 1.6 pounds, this revolutionary amp is small enough to fit in your back pocket.

Peavey Builds Legacy of Innovation with USA-made HP2 Guitar

Sweet mother of guitar gods! I rarely mention anything when I post my press releases aside from the press release itself, but this is some surprising, exciting, and definitely interesting news! If you are at Summer NAMM, please make your way to Peavey's booth, play this guitar, and let us know in the comments below if it feels and sounds as fantastic as it looks. And that finish - yum yum!

Review: Secret Lullaby by Kimberly Freeman

When I found out that Kimberly Freeman was releasing a new solo record, I was ecstatic. If you’ve ever seen Kimberly perform with One-Eyed Doll, you know that she is a creative genius and a force to be reckoned with. 

The Iron Maidens Conquer Toronto

I've long been an admirer of The Iron Maidens, but as bad luck would have it, was never able to catch their show when the had rolled through town on previous tours of Canada. This time my luck was different and I was able to witness just what kind of fresh hell this tribute band can unleash on its audience. It was a hot, sticky, humid night at Toronto's Rockpile on June 17, and by the time the only all-female tribute to Iron Maiden walked off the stage, they had only added to the heat.