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Jake E Lee Drops By That Metal Show

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by MDuffy


The legendary Jake E Lee was recently a featured guest on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, and the former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist discussed his hiatus from music and his return with a new band – Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel.

In addition, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen joined the panel to discuss his storied career.

Check out the full episode after the jump. (more…)

Ice Nine Kills Shreds Vans Warped Tour

Posted on June 24th, 2013 by MDuffy

Ice Nine Kills was one of the standout acts manning the Battle of the Bands Stage at last weekend’s Vans Warped Tour in Ventura, Calif.

With a new EP out titled The Predator, the band was locked and loaded to deliver a few fresh tracks while still giving the crowd a bit of familiarity. (more…)

Falling in Reverse Celebrate Fashionably Late with Special Roxy Show

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by MDuffy

Ronnie Radke belting out new Falling in Reverse tunes.

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Falling in Reverse’s latest album Fashionably Late received a warm welcome this week when the band celebrated its release with a special performance at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif.

Starting around 2:30 p.m. PST, the event was streamed online to a worldwide audience.  But for those lucky enough to actually attend it, the energy and excitement was palpable. (more…)

Charvel Q&A: John Taylor of Young Guns

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by MDuffy


U.K. alternative rockers Young Guns have been riding the high of their commercially- and critically-acclaimed sophomore album Bones.

Guitarist John Taylor has been with the band since 2007, providing searing fretwork for Young Guns’ hard rocking, dual-axe attack.

Charvel.com recently caught up with Young, who just finished the band’s fourth U.S. tour, to talk about where this quintet has been and where it’s going.

Check out what he had to say after the jump. (more…)

Falling in Reverse Release New Video for ‘Alone’

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by MDuffy


With their upcoming album Fashionable Late due out June 18, Falling in Reverse has released a video for the track “Alone.”

Watch the chest-thumping clip below and visit Falling in Reverse’s official Facebook page for information about their June 18 show at the Roxy in Hollywood.

Guthrie Govan Breaks Down His Charvel Prototype

Posted on June 6th, 2013 by MDuffy


While out on the Raven tour with Steven Wilson, Guthrie Govan has been wielding a unique Charvel guitar.

Luckily for those that haven’t been able to see Govan live on stage, the noted guitarist and teacher took Premier Guitar backstage to run through his gear.

When talking about his Charvel prototype, Govan cites its “hilariously stable” neck, “massive steel frets” and custom pickups.

Check out the video after the jump and visit Wilson’s official website for tour dates. (more…)

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