Author Archives: Jeff Owens

Trivium Featured with Malmsteen in April ’11 Guitar World

Jackson shredders, under no circumstances should you miss the April 2011 issue of Guitar World magazine, in which Trivium guitarists Corey Beaulieu and Matt Heafy sit down with their hero, Swedish shred master Yngwie Malmsteen, to talk shop. The ever-Jackson-wielding … Continue reading

Def Leppard’s Collen Plays on Huckabee

Turns out that Def Leppard guitarist and longtime Jackson signature artist Phil Collen and Fox News talk show host/former Arkansas governor/onetime presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee had such a great time playing together at the NAMM show just this past January … Continue reading

Ellefson Talks Jackson in BW&BK Interview

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson talks Jackson in a new interview on metal website BW&BK (Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles), noting that Jackson bass guitars are his “weapons of choice” and that Jackson “is a big part of the Megadeth legacy.” … Continue reading

Big Four Announce July 3 Swedish Show

This just in: U.S. thrash metal’s celebrated Big Four have announced that they’ve just added to their scheduled list of historic concert appearances with a July 3, 2011, performance in Gothenburg, Sweden. Scandinavia is an especially vital metal stronghold, and … Continue reading

Big Four Bassists at N.Y. Clinic

Two of Jackson’s favorite bass shredders, Megedeth signature artist David Ellefson and fellow Big Four bassist Frank Bello of Anthrax, took part in what was surely a most slammin’ pair of bass amp clinics on Feb. 25 in a New … Continue reading

Def Leppard to Headline Download 2011

Def Leppard will kick off its 2011 world tour most auspiciously by headlining the U.K.’s venerable Download festival on Friday, June 10, at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The band was just named as the festival’s third headliner (see video … Continue reading