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Rancid Rehearse for Tour with Blink-182

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Tim Armstrong rocking his signature Gretsch guitar. Photo by Michael Schulz

Gretsch caught up with Rancid at Center Staging in Burbank, Calif., as they rehearsed for their upcoming run of shows with Blink-182. The two-week run in support of Blink-182 (also featuring Against Me and My Chemical Romance) kicks off on Aug. 25 in Winnipeg and wraps on Sept. 4 in Denver. Immediately following, the punk rock outfit will headline four shows of their own.

Tour dates available here.

Rancid has been taking an extended break for the last 18 months, but plan to return to the studio after the tour to record their eighth studio album with Brett Gurewitz.

“We thought that these shows would help us to get our chops up before going into the studio,” the band states on their official website. “It’s always good for us to go out and play some shows, just to get us ready before going into the studio, and that helps bring that live energy to tape.”

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Watch Travis Barker’s “Saturday Night” Video Featuring The Transplants And Slash

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Blink-182 and the Transplants drummer Travis Barker posted a music video for “Saturday Night,” a song off his first solo album Give The Drummer Some, released earlier this year.

The video features a guest appearance from Slash, as well as Transplants guitarist and Gretsch signature artist Tim Armstrong wielding his signature Gretsch G5191.

Watch the video below…

For more info, visit The Transplants’ website here.

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Tim Armstrong Joins Devil’s Brigade at House of Blues Show

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Devil’s Brigade, a rockabilly side project of Rancid’s Matt Freeman, played a show Friday night with X at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif. Freeman was joined on a few songs by his Rancid bandmate Tim Armstrong, seen below rocking his Gretsch signature model.

Photos by Michael Schulz.


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Watch Rancid Perform Tenderloin

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Rancid guitarist and vocalist Tim Armstrong shows off his Gretsch signature model in this recently posted living room performance of “Tenderloin.” The song originally appeared on 1994′s Let’s Go.

Watch it below and make sure to enter our Gretsch giveaway to win your own G5191BK Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollowbody, autographed by Tim himself.

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Vintage Guitar Reviews the Gretsch G5191BK Tim Armstrong Electromatic

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Tim Armstrong with his signature Gretsch G5191BK.

Be sure to pick up the August 2010 issue of Vintage Guitar for a review of the Gretsch G5191BK Tim Armstrong Electromatic, modeled after the preferred hollowbody guitar that the renowned Rancid frontman has torn up stages with for more than a decade.

“Plugged in, the G5191BK does not disappoint,” writes Vintage Guitar reviewer Sean O’Bryan Smith. “Its tone bars and soundposts give an acoustic projection and help it really drive the Filter’Tron pickups. It has the classic jangle and resonance one would expect from a Gretsch, while all that projection is a godsend for styles not necessarily associated with the brand.”

Read the entire review on page 156.

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