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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

Hell Yes, Slipknot’s Mick Thomson Has Joined the Jackson Family

  As some astute Slipknot fans have been speculating about on social media after catching the metal act live, lead guitarist Mick Thomson has in fact joined our stellar Jackson artist roster. Thomson’s arrival heralds the induction of one of … Continue reading

Phil Demmel Used Newspaper Route Money to Buy First Guitar

Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel may now boast his own world-class Jackson signature models, but back in the day, his first $42 guitar was not exactly much to brag about. There was a lot of pride though in owning the … Continue reading

‘Total Guitar’ Reviews Jackson X Series Monarkh

  In its June issue, UK’s Total Guitar magazine reviews the new Jackson X Series Monarkh SCX, offering an in-depth look at its key features, design and playability. “Shredders of all stripes will find that — like all good Jacksons … Continue reading

‘Metal is Appealing to the Outcasts’

“I love heavy metal mostly because it’s appealing to the outcasts and awkward people, like myself,” says Exmortus singer and guitarist Conan Gonzalez in the video below. “It’s for everyone really because it’s appealing in many ways. It’s aggressive. It … Continue reading

Watch Marty Friedman Play ‘Amagi Goe’

In a new clip for BIAS FX, famed shred guitarist Marty Friedman does a playthrough of his take on “Amagi Goe,” a Japanese song by the legendary singer Sayuri Ishikawa. The track appears on Friedman’s 2009 Tokyo Jukebox, a collection … Continue reading