The folks at Andertons Music recently got their hands on a few models from Jackson’s JS Series and put them through the paces.
Check out what they had to say below.
Gama Music in Monterrey, Mexico, and Multielectronica in Mexico City recently hosted “Shred and events that featured artist performances and a “Shred and Destroy” contest to bring out the best shredders Mexico has to offer.
Both dealers showcased 2013 products and eager customers were treated to performances by Jackson artist Tonio Ruiz and special guest Jair Rivas.
More than 40 guitar players from all over Mexico entered to showcase their chops in the Shred and Destroy contest at the end of each event. The players were given 30 seconds to shred, and the recorded performances were whittled down to a final three before Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian chose a winner.
The champion was Marco Lascano of Monterrey.
“I chose Marco because I felt he played different techniques really, really well. He was very fluent and an amazing player. Congratulations to the other guys as well, all were great,” said Ian.
In addition, Marco Antonio Leal finished second overall and Miles Zappa placed third.
During a recent tour stop in Vienna, Austria, Death Angel’s Rob Cavestany participated in an interview with GuitarMania.eu that focused on a striking new version of his custom signature axe.
In addition, guitar technician Florian Schluck took GuitarMania.eu through the gear Cavestany and fellow Death Angel guitarist Ted Aguilar use on the road.
And if that wasn’t enough, Cavestany and Aguilar also recently offered EMGtv several instrumental performances of tracks off the band’s 2013 album The Dream Calls for Blood. The latest to be released is the hard-charging “Left For Dead.”
Check out both clips below and visit Death Angel’s official Facebook page for more information.
Not only is Crowbar about to start recording the band’s 10th studio album, there also figures to be a slew of tour dates on the horizon in 2014. But that’s nothing compared to Brunson’s first appearance with Crowbar, when he was asked by frontman Kirk Windstein to fill in at a show with a mere week to prepare.
Brunson went to work then in 2005, and he’s been at it as a full-time member of Crowbar after replacing guitarist Steve Gibb in 2009.
JacksonGuitars.com recently caught up with Brunson to see what the guitarist has been up to.
JacksonGuitars.com: With the fast transition from the road to the studio coming up, how will this writing process work for you?
Brunson: Yeah, the last show of this tour is Dec. 14 in New Orleans, and the following Monday, we head to the studio to start recording the next Crowbar record. This one is a little different. Sever the Wicked Hand was about five years removed from the previous album. So by the time we were ready to record that, a lot of the songs had already been written and were pretty much done. This time, the label wanted 12 songs, and so far we have eight written. The writing process does and will fly. Continue reading →
Alejo took the stage at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 21 and put on a shred clinic for nearly seven minutes, much to the delight of the assembled audience.
The clip is also a tribute to the long-running television show Doctor Who, as several of the Weeping Angel monsters are featured.