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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Nightmare and the Cat Perform on Letterman

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L.A.-based rock band Nightmare and the Cat recently stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman, where they performed “Undercover” from the EP Simple.  The quintet will release a full-length version of Simple on Capitol Records on July 8.

Watch the Letterman clip below, featuring guitarist Sam Stewart on his G6118T Anniversary guitar.

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Fall Out Boy Conclude Young Blood Chronicles

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Since February 2013, Fall Out Boy has been releasing one music video at a time in support of Save Rock and Roll as part of an ongoing series titled The Young Blood Chronicles.

The Chronicles, which featured appearances from album collaborators Courtney Love, Big Sean and Foxes, as well as cameos from 2 Chainz and Tommy Lee, tell the story of a famous band that goes to Hell and back, wrestling with fame, fortune, drugs and zombie strippers along the way.

The band unveiled the final two chapters of their epic music video series Wednesday night with vignettes for “Miss Missing You” and “Save Rock and Roll,” the latter of which stars Elton John.

Watch the videos below, which feature singer Patrick Stump on his signature Gretsch Stump-O-Matic and guitarist Joe Trohman rocking a Gretsch White Falcon.

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Temples Perform Set for KEXP

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During a recent west coast jaunt, UK pyschedelic rock band Temples dropped by KEXP Studios in Seattle to perform a short set of songs off 2014′s Sun Structures.

Watch the performance and an interview below.

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How the Gretsch Bi-Plane Was Built

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A longtime woodworking enthusiast, Gretsch Master Builder Stephen Stern does not just make some of the most beautiful and painstakingly-crafted guitars.

Recently, Stern built a biplane to live in the Gretsch Custom Shop in Corona, Calif., complete with the iconic Gretsch logo and a striking orange color.

The plane is made of balsa wood and is covered with tissue paper, and Stern himself estimates that it took between 75-100 hours to build.

Just how did this beauty come to fruition?  Luckily, Stern documented the entire process, which you can watch below.

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