Author Archives: Chrissy Mauck

Hear New Firewind Single

The Gus G. led band Firewind has dropped a new single off their upcoming eighth studio album Immortals, due out Jan. 20. “Hands of Time” will open the effort, and Gus G. calls it “a return to a sound that … Continue reading

Def Leppard Scoops Up Album of the Year at Classic Rock Roll Awards Show

Phil Collen jamming with Jeff Beck & Robert DeLeo from STP (and others) at the Classic Rock Awards in Tokyo.  Photo credit – Kazuyro Horie/Teamrock Def Leppard scooped up Album of the Year honors for their eponymous 2015 effort at … Continue reading

Dave Davidson Inspired by his Signature Warrior

The first time Revocation guitarist Dave Davidson ever saw a Jackson guitar was Marty Friedman’s Kelly. “I just remember being really struck by the angles and the edges and how everything looked really sharp and  crisp,” said Davidson. Davidson would later … Continue reading

Ryoji of Japan’s Death Metal Band Gyze Covers Beethoven

In honor of this week’s Supermoon, vocalist/guitarist Ryoji of Japan’s melodic death metal band GYZE shared a new video clip on YouTube featuring an outstanding cover of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata (Pt. III).” Last month, Ryoji also helped demo a custom … Continue reading

See Sleigh Bells Perform on ‘Jools Holland’

Brooklyn based noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells recently appeared on UK’s television program Later with Jools Holland to promote new album Jessica Rabbit, which dropped today. The album finds Derek Miller and Alex Krauss branching out with their most full-bore pop … Continue reading

Guitar World Gives Gold Award to Pro Series SL2Q MAH

In its November issue, Guitar World bestowed its “Gold Award” to the Jackson Pro Series Soloist SL2Q MAH. While it “may be a high-tech guitar, all of the tech goes into details like feel and playability rather than complicated switching … Continue reading