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Keith Richards Set to Reissue “Talk Is Cheap”

In 1988 Keith Richards released his first ever solo album,cTalk Is Cheap an 11-track master class in rock and roll.  It all began in 1986,...

Ibanez Announces Rock & Rebuild II Charity Fundraiser 

Ibanez is resurrecting its Rock & Rebuild charity fundraiser, which benefits those affected by natural disasters including hurricanes Florence and Michael as well...

McDonald Retires from Fender

Richard McDonald, Chief Product Strategist for Fender Musical Instruments Corp., retired December 7 after 25 years with the company. McDonald started at Fender in 1993,...

Guitar Center, Red Cross Support Victims of California Wildfires

Guitar Center has teamed up with the American Red Cross to provide relief and support for those  impacted by the California wildfires. Customers can...

Benefit Set For Surf-Music Pioneer Paul Johnson

Friends and fellow musicians will gather December 3 to play a benefit concert for instrumental-surf guitarist Paul Johnson at the Gaslamp, in Long Beach,...

Vai to Host Big Mama-Jama Benefit

Steve Vai is set to host The Big Mama-Jama Jamathon, an improvisational music/art event this weekend at Musicians Institute’s LiveHouse, in Los Angeles. The festivities begin...

John Veleno, Noted Guitar Builder, Passes

John Veleno, a machinist whose all-aluminum guitars became noteworthy among rock and blues players in the early/mid ’70s, died September 10. He was 84 and...

Ed King, Former Skynyrd Guitarist and Creator of “Sweet Home Alabama” Riff, Dies at...

Ed King, former guitarist in Lynyrd Skynyrd, died August 22 at his home in Nashville. He was 68 and had recently been hospitalized while...

D’Addario Offers Pedalboard Cable Kit

D’Addario Accessories DIY Pedalboard Cable Kit offers solderless plugs that can be configured for straight or right-angle connections and use the company’s Geo-Tip design...

Dennis Kager, Renowned Amplifier and Instrument Designer, Passes

Dennis Kager, a renowned electronics wizard who influenced the design of Ampeg amplifiers and created Sundown amps, died August 14. He was 75. Kager played...