Author Archives: MDuffy

Watch: David Ellefson Visits Phoenix Guitar Center

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson recently made the rounds of several Guitar Center locations around the West Coast, stopping in Phoenix, Tuscon, Las Vegas and San Marcos, Calif. The Jackson signature artist posted a video from his stop in Phoenix, and … Continue reading

Metal Mike Chlasciak Drops New Metal For Life Lesson

Guitar World posted a new Metal For Life column from Metal Mike Chlasciak in their latest issue. In it, the Jackson artist talks about how to strengthen pick-hand technique. “The examples I’m going to show you cover a wide variety of … Continue reading

Scott Ian On His ATL Soloist

In honor of Anthrax’s breakout album Among the Living, guitarist Scott Ian and Guitar Center have come out with a limited edition ATL Soloist. The special guitar features artwork from the album depicting antagonist Rev. Henry Kane of Poltergeist fame. Ian … Continue reading

Black Sabbath Comes Back To U.S. In A Big Way

Black Sabbath might have been going up in a headlining battle against the heavy-drawing Black Keys Friday night at Lollapalooza, but the godfathers of heavy metal may just have come out on top. Playing in the same time slot opposite … Continue reading

Go Behind The Scenes Of Megadeth’s Manila Show

Megadeth kicked off their Pacific Rim tour over the weekend with a show in Manila, Philippines, and bassist David Ellefson chronicled the trip with his video camera. Watch footage of the band traveling through the city, backstage rehearsals and a … Continue reading

The Music Zoo Demos The Jackson Custom Shop SL2H-V

The Music Zoo owner Tommy Colletti recently showcased a project that he worked on with Jackson master builder Mike Shannon – the Jackson SL2H-V Soloist. Modifications in these guitars include the position of the knobs and toggle switches, a non-recessed … Continue reading