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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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Gretsch-i-tude! Acoustic Guitar Highlights the Jim Dandy

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Jim Dandy Flat Top

Acoustic Guitar magazine highlights the new Gretsch Roots Jim Dandy Flat Top guitar in its May issue.

The article first gives a brief rundown of some of the artists who have played Gretsch—from Brian Setzer to George Harrison to Neil Young to Stephen Stills— before diving into the Jim Dandy, which is modeled on the Gretsch Rex that was produced from the 1930s to the ’50s.

“The main difference between this and the original is that this one has an adjustable truss rod, and it has X-bracing so it actually sounds like a guitar,” said Mike Lewis, who developed the new Gretsch Roots Collection.

To read the full piece, pick up the May 2014 issue or sign up for a digital version here.

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