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See the New Cheap Trick Video for Bowie-Esque Single

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A week in advance of their April 8 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band,  Cheap Trick dropped new album Bang, Zoom, Crazy … Hello, which marked their first album since 2009.

Late last year, the band advanced its single “No Direction Home,” and then followed up with a video last month for second single “When I Wake Up Tomorrow.”

“This song always reminds me of a sultry David Bowie song,” Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen told Rolling Stone of the latter. “I liked it from the first time we attempted to do it. It’s just a moody, interesting piece with some heavy guitars in the middle. The last line is ‘Are you gonna be here when I wake up tomorrow,’ and then Bowie passed away after we recorded it.”

Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson has been rocking his custom-built Gretsch 12-string bass for a while, but even Nielsen gets in on the Gretsch action in this clip with a guitar signed by Monkees’ Micky Dolenz.

Watch the video below, and click here to buy the new album.

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Eleanor Friedberger Teams Up with Pitchfork and GoPro for New Music Video

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Eleanor Friedberger teamed up with Pitchfork and GoPro for their latest episode of GP4K, an eight video miniseries shot exclusively with the GoPro HERO4 Black.

The newest video in the series features Friedberger’s song “Two Versions of Tomorrow” from 2016′s New View. Shot in a modern greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., director Jim Larson placed GoPros, instruments and amps on beams and windows to acquire the unique shots seen in the clip.

Watch below, and be on the lookout for the black Duo Jet played by guitarist Malcolm Perkins.

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Black Veil’s Andy Black Releases New Video

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Black Veil Brides singer Andy Biersack has been working on a new solo project called Andy Black and his debut album, The Shadow Side, is slated for a May 6 release.

But fans are already getting an advance sampling with the new video for its lead single “We Don’t Have to Dance.”

Biersack has stated that his Andy Black music tends to be poppier than his work with Black Veil Brides, joking that it’s been described as “goth Springsteen,” and we see some of that goth vibe in the new clip. Shot in dramatic black and white, Biersack sings the catchy tune as we see alternating scenes of him in leather threads overlooking the Hollywood Hills, performing with his band or surrounded by women or booze.

Produced by John Feldmann, The Shadow Side is expected to include collaborations with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, Gerard Way, Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden, 5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin and All Time Low’s Rian Dawson.

Enjoy the video below, and pre-order the album here!

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Premier Guitar Spotlights a Vintage Gretsch 1957 6120

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Vintage Gretsch '57 6120Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger sat down recently with Lloyd Nicely of Gruhn Guitars to demo a vintage Gretsch 1957 6120 for an “Axes & Artifacts” segment.

In the video, Nicely explains the unique features that Gretsch built for Chet Atkins based on what they believed the musician would desire in an instrument. (Later, Gretsch would work directly with Atkins to design a guitar to his exact specifications, which led to the introduction of the G6122 model.)

The ’57 G120 features the “Cadillac” of bound bodies and is equipped with a three-way toggle, two DeArmond Dynasonic pickups and a black enamel Bigsby tailpiece. As pointed out in the clip, during the ‘50s-era the Bigsby was a luxury piece that cost a whopping $75 back in the day. To put that in perspective, the entire guitar could be purchased for roughly $295, so the Bigsby alone cost nearly one-third of the guitar!

Lloyd also describes the key features that peg this guitar as a product of 1957, which include hump top inlays and Brazilian rosewood. Also, this model pre-dates the zero fret feature that Atkins introduced in ’59 to bring more sustain to the guitar.

Watch the video below to learn all about this gorgeous guitar, and hear it ring while played through a 1961 Fender Bassman.

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See Ellie Goulding Perform at the Live Lounge

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English songstress Ellie Goulding has been making the rounds to promote upcoming Nov. album Delirium, which included a recent stop by BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge.

Goulding performed new track “On My Mind” as well as an incredible cover of  Jack Garratt’s Weathered,” which you can watch below.  Be sure to check out guitarist Chris Ketley starting out the track on his Gretsch Center-Block Falcon.

And to hear Goulding’s new music, check out this BBC Radio 2 playlist.

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