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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Gretsch Exclusive: Joe Robinson Interview And Performance

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Joe Robinson recently sat down with Gretsch for an exclusive interview and performance off his latest album, Let Me Introduce You.

Robinson’s impressive guitar work showed itself at a very young age, as he won Australia’s Got Talent at the age of 16 in 2008.

Since then, he’s released three critically-acclaimed albums and is winning fans with his versatile style.

Watch Robinson talk about his career and relationship with Gretsch, and then play “The Gremlin” with bassist Snoopy Clark in the videos below:

Robinson is currently in the midst of a worldwide tour that comes back to the U.S. July 7 in Biloxi, Miss.

For more information, visit Robinson’s official website.

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Soundgarden Releases Clip Of A New Song

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Soundgarden will appear on the soundtrack of the upcoming Avengers movie, and the grunge gods have released a snippet of their first bit of new music in 15 years.

“Live to Rise” will be available in full April 17 via iTunes, but the short clip reveals a true Soundgarden sound.

The band, which reunited in 2010 after a 13-year hiatus, offers crunchy guitars and the nimble drumming of Matt Cameron.

Soundgarden formed in Seattle in 1984 and is widely considered to have been essential in the creation of the grunge movement.

Listen to part of the song below:

For more information and tour dates, visit Soundgarden’s official website.

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Stream New Neon Trees Songs

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With their sophomore album, Picture Show, due out April 17, Neon Trees has been releasing a slew of new songs via various outlets.

Their latest is a new take on their 2011 collaboration with house DJ Kaskade.

Titled “Lessons In Love (All Day, All Night),” the latest version of the song is a New Order call-back with a throbbing bass line.

Listen to “Lessons” below:

Via Pop Dust comes “Trust,” while Absolute Punk has “Teenage Sounds” and Buzznet is featuring “Still Young.”

To pre-order Picture Show and to download a movie poster that corresponds with every track, visit Neon Trees’ official website.

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Own One Of The Guitars Used In OK Go’s ‘Needing/Wanting’ Video

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Eleven of the cherry and black Gretsch Electromatic G5103 CVT III guitars that were used in OK Go’s viral “Needing/Getting” music video are now available for purchase.

In the video, which first aired during Super Bowl XLVI and currently has over 18,000,000 views on YouTube, the band played their song by driving a van through a complex set up of instruments forming a chain reaction of sounds.

Gretsch was represented by 288 guitars used in the video, and the 11 available models feature wear marks and have been preserved in their dusty “as is” condition.

One of the 50 G5222 Electromatic amps used in the music video also comes with the packages, as well as a Fender cord, a letter of authenticity signed by each member of the band and the president of Gretsch guitars, and a photo of the guitars taken on set while making the video.

Pick up your “Needing/Wanting” Gretsch package here.  Proceeds will support the Fender Music Foundation’s mission to provide music education to children and adults across the country.

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The Cult Announces North American Tour Dates

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The Cult announced a 20-date North American tour that will kick off May 25 in San Diego, bringing the band’s incendiary rock energy to major and secondary markets across the continent.

In addition, the tour will include headline dates at the Great Canadian Beaverfest in Windsor, Ontario, and at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf Concert Series in Buffalo, N.Y.  For most of the dates, The Cult will be supported by Against Me! and The Icarus Line.  Tickets will be available for purchase later this week.

“This is going to be a very intense, high-energy tour,” said The Cult’s vocalist, Ian Astbury.  ”We are really looking forward to the time we spend on stage connected to our music and our audience.  That’s our purpose.”

The Cult is touring in support of Choice of Weapon, which is due out May 22 via Cooking Vinyl.

Until then, fans can pick up a new track titled “For the Animals” via iTunes by clicking here.

And for a full list of tour dates, visit The Cult’s official website.

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