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The Manic Low Checks In With Gretsch Post

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Vocalist Jack Grisham – most notably of punk stalwarts T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty) – has a fresh project in the works with The Manic Low.

Combining with Sean Greaves, Rob Milucky and Paul Roessler, The Manic Low is shooting for an April 3 release for the band’s new album, according its official Facebook page.

In the meantime, Grisham was kind enough to send the Gretsch Post a photo of Milucky rocking a Gretsch at a Manic Low recording session.

Check out Grisham’s snapshot below:

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Bruno Mars Reps Gretsch On Cover Of April’s Playboy

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Bruno Mars brought out a special green Gretsch G6118 on the cover of the April edition of Playboy, which is on newsstands now.

Mars is only the 10th male to appear on the cover, joining Peter Sellers (April 1964), Burt Reynolds (October 1979), Steve Martin (January 1980), Donald Trump (March 1990), Dan Aykroyd (August 1993), Jerry Seinfeld (October 1993) Leslie Nielsen (February 1996) Gene Simmons, (March 1999) and Seth Rogen (April 2009).

He’s also the first to hold a Gretsch guitar.

In a Q&A inside the magazine, Mars picked the legendary Jimi Hendrix when asked if he could play with any musician, dead or alive.

“I think he’s the greatest guitar player in the world, and I would want to see him do his thing in person,” Mars said.  ”He’s the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place.”

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The Drowning Men Check In To Gretsch Post

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California indie rockers The Drowning Men played a number of shows at this year’s South by Southwest music festival, and the guys recently sent a few photos of their performance at the FILTER Magazine Culture Collide showcase to the Gretsch Post.

Check out frontman Nato Bardeen on stage at Austin’s Bar 96 with his Gretsch Electromatic in the shots below:

The Drowning Men are working on a new full-length after their 2009 album Beheading of the Songbird was reissued last year by Borstal Beat records.

For more information, check out The Drowning Men’s official website.

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Green Day Post Another Studio Clip

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Green Day has given us another short sneak peak into the studio as they work on their follow-up to 2009′s 21st Century Breakdown.

“We’re literally dealing with a new sound, and it’s fing with my head,” says singer Billie Joe Armstrong.

Whatever that new sound is, it apparently includes Gretsch.

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Hear New Cult Song

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Rollingstone.com has an exclusive stream of The Cult single “For the Animals,” which will be featured on the band’s upcoming May 22 album, Choice of Weapon.

“We’ve always been an outsider group; we don’t seem to fit completely with an existing genre,” said singer Ian Astbury. “‘For the Animals’ reflects the sentiment that we are a raw, visceral animal, independent and beholden to no one. We celebrate that aspect that is also rising in the culture. We go where nature takes us.”

The Cult also caused a stir at the annual South by Southwest music festival, playing a show at the 25,000-capacity Auditorium Shores.  The show was filmed for usage in Terrence Malick’s upcoming feature film Lawless, as well.

Check out footage of the band playing “Love Removal Machine” in the video below:

The Cult announced a U.K. tour earlier this week with The Mission and Killing Joke in September. Tickets go on sale today here. Additional tour dates this spring and summer can be found on the Cult website.

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