Posted: February 28, 2012
Conan invited Dhani Harrison by his show last week to unveil the new iPad app featuring his father’s collection. Harrison, in turn, allowed Conan to actually hold and play a few of the valued instruments. Watch what happened below when he got his hands on George’s Duo Jet.
Posted: January 24, 2012
Wildwood Guitars teamed up with esteemed musician Greg Koch to cover the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. Koch interviewed a variety of luthiers, product managers and musicians, including this interview with Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern.
Posted: October 11, 2011
Not that he had a ton of blank space on his heavily-inked arms, but Thousand Watt Stare guitarist Christian Martucci recently paid tribute to a prominent part of his instrument arsenal with this Gretsch logo. Check out the iconic Gretsch symbol freshly tattooed on his right wrist.
Martucci, who has played with Dee Dee Ramone and and Corey Taylor of Slipknot, formed his band along with bassist Pat Kim and drummer Dylan Howard in 2010. Fellow guitarist Trevor Howard was added earlier this year.
You can hear Thousand Watt Stare’s brand of heavy rock with their debut full-length album Silver Dimes.
Posted: October 4, 2011
Rancid’s Tim Armstrong has announced a new original web series called Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll Theater.
“Doing a show centered on musical theatre isn’t really a stretch for me,” Armstrong tells altpress.com. “For 25 years I’ve been making music and collaborating with friends, been involved in hundreds of videos, and it’s really just a direct extension of my world.”
The pilot episode, “Dante,” starring AFI frontman Davey Havok, Rancid guitarist and vocalist Lars Frederiksen and actor Robert David Hall (CSI) is scheduled to air Oct. 21 on VEVO, marking the first scripted original programming featured on the music video website.
Watch the trailer below …
Posted: September 8, 2011
The Martin Scorsese-directed George Harrison: Living in the Material World premiered over Labor Day weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. The two-part documentary will air on HBO October 5-6.
The film is accompanied by a book of the same name, penned by Harrison’s widow, Olivia.
“It’s been five years (referring to the time it took to make the film) and it really took a good two years before I could just open my hand a bit,” she said at a Telluride screening Q&A of sharing her late husband’s keepsakes in research for the film. “There were letters that George never imagined his mother saved or that would be read. They were so revealing and just so honest; that really was the beginning of this project.”
Enjoy a trailer for the film below.
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