Author Archives: Jeff Owens

Machine Head Tour Dates

Machine Head’s Phil Demmel onstage. Oakland, Calif., thrash juggernaut Machine Head, featuring Jackson signature artist Phil Demmel, is hitting the concert road extremely hard in the United States and abroad throughout the rest of 2009 and well into 2010. Dates … Continue reading

Amoral Tour Dates

Amoral guitarist Ben Varon. Amoral lead guitar fiend Ben Varon just rang in to update Jackson News on the band’s ongoing European tour, which rolls on throughout October and November. The hard-rocking, turbo-loving Helsinki Finland, metal band has been hitting … Continue reading

New Landmine Marathon Album Coming

Landmine Marathon: (from left) Ryan Butler, Matt Martinez, Grace Perry, Mike Pohlmeier and Dylan Thomas. Photo by Jeremiah Cooper Phoenix, Ariz., metallurgists Landmine Marathon have announced the early 2010 release of new album Sovereign Descent. The album was recorded at … Continue reading

Gojira Dates Include Metallica/Lamb of God Openers

Our esteemed Jackson Bloodline colleagues in French death metal ensemble Gojira have a fairly insane North American/European tour schedule through early November 2009, including a slew of dates on the massive Metallica tour, which also features fellow Bloodline heroes Lamb … Continue reading

Metal Mike’s Metal Therapy Clinic Tour 2009

Ad for Metal Mike’s Metal Heroes Academy. Image courtesy C.M.M. Entertainment Halford guitarist and longtime Jackson player “Metal” Mike Chlasciak has announced his fall Metal Therapy Clinic Tour 2009—a series of six East Coast guitar workshops at Sam Ash and … Continue reading

Mark Morton Dominion-ates "Guitar World"!

Jackson signature axeman Mark Morton has once again sharpened both his profile and that of the guitars that proudly boast his name. In addition to having his own monthly column (called—what else?—”Dominion”) in Guitar World, the November 2009 issue of … Continue reading