Posted: August 25, 2014
For the video for “Let’s Shake,” Setzer really revs up the party with several guest dancers and psychedelic backdrops, while the lyric video for “Lemme Slide” attracts the eyes with abstract angles and colors.
Check out both clips below.
Posted: August 11, 2014
As the sun set in Hollywood, Train performed the record’s lead single “Angel in Blue Jeans,” which was produced by Butch Walker.
Check out Train in action below.
Posted: August 8, 2014
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were recently featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they performed a few tracks off new album Hypnotic Eye.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were in classic form with the single “American Dream Plan B,” which featured Petty slinging a sweet Gretsch Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird.
Check out Petty and the Heartbreakers in action below.
Posted: July 3, 2014
With a new album on the way called Rockabilly Riot: All Original (Aug. 12), the great Brian Setzer dropped an advanced track that is a perfect representation of his electric 1950s-inspired sound.
“Let’s Shake” clocks in at 3:29 and is pure rockabilly, with hand claps, a jangly pace and a searing Setzer guitar solo.
Speaking of guitar solos, Setzer recently shared his favorite one with Time.
“We could talk all day about that, but the best guitar solo, the one that changed everything for me, was in ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula,’” he told the magazine. “I was in a punk rock club in New York. I was underage, 17 or so, so it must have been ’79 or ’78. The music was all punk rock and New Wave was just starting, but I heard ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ come on and it was like a hand came across the room and grabbed me and said, ‘Listen to this!’ That guitar solo was half twangy, half rock ‘n’ roll. It made no kind of sense, but all kind of sense. It had it all. It had beautiful finger-picking, it had single string; it was musical, but it was rock ‘n’ roll. That guitar solo has them all beat.”
Stream the audio for “Let’s Shake” below and just try to stay in your seat.
Posted: June 23, 2014
The Killers touring guitarist Ted Sablay sat down with Gretsch to discuss how he got into playing guitar and what led him to Gretsch.
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