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Monthly Archives: April 2014

The History and Magic of Gretsch Guitars

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Join some of the world’s greatest Gretsch guitarists for a fascinating look at Gretsch guitars—their dazzling style, fantastic tone, colorful history and more. “The History and Magic of Gretsch Guitars” features artists including Duane Eddy, the Cult’s Billy Duffy, Jim “Reverend Horton Heat” Heath, Collective Soul’s Ed Roland, Brian Setzer, Billy Zoom and others, and takes you on a great guided tour of “That Great Gretsch Sound!”

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Five (More) Great Gretsch Movie Moments

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We offered a list of five great Gretsch movie moments a few months back. Since there’s plenty more where they came from, however, here are a few more great Gretsch cinematic appearances.

Help!, 1965

Directed by Richard Lester, Help!, was the second feature film from the Beatles.  The comedy adventure’s plot was based around the band running up against an evil cult that was about to sacrifice a woman to the goddess Kaili.  Unfortunately, the woman in question is not wearing the sacrificial ring.  Guess who has the ring stuck on their finger?  Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

We won’t spoil the rest of the flick for you, but it should be noted that there were several musical performances during Help!, as well, and the soundtrack was even released as an album.  Most notably during a performance of “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” in the film, George Harrison is seen strumming a Country Gentleman.

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Watch Redlight King Rock Exclusive Session for CraveOnline

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The guys in Redlight King recently performed two songs in an exclusive session for CraveOnline.

Led by frontman/songwriter Mark Kasprzyk, the quartet ran through “Born to Rise” and “Devil’s Dance,” both of which appear on 2013′s rocking album Irons in the Fire.

Check out both tracks below and visit Redlight King’s official Facebook page for more information.

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See Inside the Gretsch Custom Shop

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gretsch Custom Shop, here’s a fascinatingly detailed close-up look at its inner workings. Set to a swinging Gretsch soundtrack, watch as master luthier Stephen Stern and the GCS team expertly execute each step in crafting the finest of Gretsch’s finest—from fashioning bodies, necks and fingerboards to finishing and detailing, and from electronics and hardware installation to final assembly, setup and inspection.

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Watch Reverend Horton Heat’s Raucous Video for ‘Scenery Going By’

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Reverend Horton Heat Scenery Going By

Having released the album Rev on Jan. 21 via Victory Records, Reverend Horton Heat recently debuted a music video for the track “Scenery Going By.”

The clip surely lives up to the song’s title, as live footage of the band is cut with scenes of their travels, whether it is the view from a car window or a line of fans waiting for autographs.

Behold all the scenery in the video below.

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