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Monthly Archives: May 2011

AFI Bassist Checks out Gretsch Jet Bass


Hunter Burgan of alt-rocker outfit AFI swung by the Artist Showroom in Burbank, Cali., and checked out this Gretsch Jet Bass.

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A T.S.O.L Concert Review … and More


photo by catechism

As long as you are not overly adverse to F bombs, there’s an awesome concert review + book review +   T.S.O.L history lesson to be found this week over at

“I can say that (TSOL frontman Jack) Grisham is huge (like the rest of the dudes in that band, for that matter), 6’3″ or so, and he prowled around on stage with this off-kilter smile on his face and he made the stage look tiny, like it couldn’t contain him,” writes writer @catechism. “As for the rest of the band, Ron Emory (that’s his anniversary Gretsch and arm you see in the photo above) is some kind of guitar genius*****.”

Read more here.

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Premier Guitar Rig Rundown with G. Love


Premier Guitar catches up with Gretsch signature artist G. Love of Philadelphia’s alt-rock/blues/hip-hop trio G. Love & Special Sauce for a rig rundown. Fast forward to the 7:28 mark to hear him simply gush over his Gretsch axes.

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U2 Kick Off American Tour in Denver


U2 kicked off the rescheduled leg of its American tour Saturday night in front of an 80,000-plus crowd at Invesco Field, the home stadium for the Denver Broncos.

Watch below as U2 perform a cover of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” before segueing into hit “Where the Streets Have No Name.”

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Watch Jane’s Addiction Making-of Video for “End to the Lies”


Revolver magazine’s May/June issue includes an article on alt-rock legends Jane’s Addiction, accompanied by a photo of guitarist Dave Navarro in the studio playing a magnificent Gretsch White Falcon.

Navarro and the Gretsch can be seen in action in the video below, filmed as the band hit the studio to record “End To The Lies“. The cut will appear on The Great Escape Artist, Jane’s first studio record in eight years due out this August.

Of the track, Navarro told, “To me, it sounds like an updated Jane’s Addiction as it has the hypnotic repetitive nature of some of our early work combined with a modern approach.”

Jane’s Addiction – End to the Lies by paniko

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