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Five Great Gretsch Songs of the 90s

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Ask most people about music in the 1990s, and they’ll probably point to grunge’s dominance during the early part of the decade and bubblegum pop towards the end as main mile markers.

Gretsch artists and their trusty guitars certainly had several standout moments in those areas. But whether it was the straightforward punk from Tim Armstrong and Rancid or the infectious rockabilly of Brian Setzer, Gretsch played a big part in many other genres, as well. (more…)

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Billy Duffy on his History with Gretsch

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The Cult’s legendary guitarist Billy Duffy sat down with Gretsch Guitars to talk about how he got into playing guitar with one of the world’s biggest rock bands, and why Gretsch has been such an important part of that ride.

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Billy Duffy Dissects His New Signature White Falcon

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The Cult’s Billy Duffy recently sat down to break down his signature Gretsch White Falcon, noting several of the features of this majestic guitar.

Watch the interview below and visit the Cult’s official website for more information.

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Five Great Gretsch Rock Albums of the 1980s

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Gretsch electric guitars loomed large in the 1950s with original-era rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly; even larger in the 1960s with the British Invasion. They were certainly still around during the musically tumultuous 1970s, although you did have to look a little harder. And then the 1980s arrived.

The 1980s. That was the decade when Gretsch guitars came roaring back in ways both traditional and unexpected, as post-punk, new wave, the rockabilly revival and other fast-proliferating subgenres blasted their way to the forefront of popular music on both sides of the Atlantic. Below, in chronological order, are five fine albums you can thank for that happy development. And we’re not just talking about a Gretsch guitar appearing on a song or two—we’re talking about entire albums that are scorching, swinging, soaring and singing examples of Gretsch guitar artistry all the way through from first track to last …
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The Cult Drops New Video For ‘Honey From A Knife’

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This week, the Cult officially released the music video for the second single off 2012′s Choice of Weapon, “Honey From a Knife.”

The back-alley chase sequence is gritty and dark, highlighted by a rocking riff from guitarist Billy Duffy as singer Ian Astbury sings about drugs and a lost generation.

Watch the clip below.

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