MUSIC

Rush Announce R40 LIVE 40th Anniversary 2014 Tour Dates

Thumbnail image for Rush Announce R40 LIVE 40th Anniversary 2014 Tour Dates

Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed today that the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 inTulsa, Okla. and finishing Aug. 1 in Los Angeles, Calif. These not-to-be-missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band’s music. Tickets for the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will go on sale starting Jan. 30 in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com (complete itinerary follows). […]

Read the full article →

Review: ReWind Electric Guitar Pickups High Output Neck Humbucker

Thumbnail image for Review: ReWind Electric Guitar Pickups High Output Neck Humbucker

ReWind describes this pickup as “At the hotter end of the vintage humbucker range ReWind’s highest output pickups, the High Output Set, are extremely harmonically rich. Woody and full sounding midrange with an open and articulate top end. The high output set has a somewhat single coil like voice for a clear and defined sound […]

Read the full article →

Giveaway – Win the ‘Get On Up’ Blu-ray Combo

Thumbnail image for Giveaway – Win the ‘Get On Up’ Blu-ray Combo

To celebrate the January 6th Blu-ray, DVD and HD instant streaming release date of Get On Up, TMRZoo.com is giving away ONE blu-ray combo set, courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, to ONE lucky winner. Get On Up Synopsis: In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42′s Chadwick […]

Read the full article →

Review: B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom – Quite Average with Tons of Upside

Thumbnail image for Review: B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom – Quite Average with Tons of Upside

I have very mixed feelings about this guitar. Over all this guitar gets very average marks. However, it does have the potential to be a monster axe. The B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom with some tweaks could easily become your No. 1. Full disclosure I am a huge Mockingbird fan, I have a […]

Read the full article →

#Guitar Gear Review: Mojotone Black Magic Humbucker

Thumbnail image for #Guitar Gear Review: Mojotone Black Magic Humbucker

This is a great and versatile pickup. Now, I know what a few people might think: isn’t MojoTone that place that’s been selling parts for about 20 years? Yes. Yes, that’s the same place. Then a few years ago, they looked around and realized that they had all these parts there in front of them, […]

Read the full article →

“Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack Tracklisting And Cover Art Revealed

Thumbnail image for “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack Tracklisting And Cover Art Revealed

The highly anticipated cover art and tracklisting for the Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Republic Records] has been revealed, it was announced today.  The soundtrack includes 16 tracks from legends and superstars such as The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra,Beyoncé, and Annie Lennox as well as new and previously unreleased material from The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Skylar Grey, Jessie Ware, and more.  Full […]

Read the full article →

One on one with Warrant/Big Cock Vocalist Robert Mason

Thumbnail image for One on one with Warrant/Big Cock Vocalist Robert Mason

I thought I’d share something different this time. Back in 2008, I conducted a series of Q&A sessions. This one is with Robert Mason. Robert has gone on to become the vocalist with WARRANT. Robert has performed with Lynch Mob, Big Cock, Cry of Love and Ozzy Osbourne. It’s a fairly long Q&A and Robert was a good sport. […]

Read the full article →

Music Review: Rolling Stones – From the Vault: Hampton Coliseum

Thumbnail image for Music Review: Rolling Stones – From the Vault: Hampton Coliseum

If The Beatles catalog is the gospel of songwriting and studio recording, the textbook for live performance is the endless road paved by The Rolling Stones, the quintessential live group. HAMPTON 12/18/81 is truly a great addition to the collection, and better late than never. One would have thought with the success of the Grateful […]

Read the full article →

Forget Being a Guitar Hero, We Show You How to be an Internet Guitar God

Thumbnail image for Forget Being a Guitar Hero, We Show You How to be an Internet Guitar God

At some point you heard a song and just knew that you had to pick up a guitar and learn how to play some bitchin riffs. This would be the answer to making you cool, becoming rich and famous, moving out of your mom’s basement and finally getting laid. You wandered into a guitar store and […]

Read the full article →

Guitar Gear Review: Bare Knuckle Pickups Rebel Yell Bridge Model Pickup

Thumbnail image for Guitar Gear Review: Bare Knuckle Pickups Rebel Yell Bridge Model Pickup

I’ve been using the BKP Rebel Yell for about a year now in a few guitars. A early 90s Hamer Centaura, a 2011-ish Gibson-era Kramer Pacer Classic and a 2013 Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop Pro/FX. All are mahogany and have double locking trems, set to float. Very cool pickup. it seems to have a few […]

Read the full article →

Review: Alex Skolnick’s Planetary Coalition – The Sounds of World Cultures

Thumbnail image for Review: Alex Skolnick’s Planetary Coalition –  The Sounds of World Cultures

Alex Skolnick is a very well-respected figure in the world of metal and hard rock. A long-time lead guitarist for the thrash metal band Testament, as well as being a touring guitarist with Savatage and holiday-season rock gods, Trans Siberian Orchestra, has netted him worldwide accolades for his performance and composition abilities which are often […]

Read the full article →

#Guitar Gear Review: Arcane Brownbucker

Thumbnail image for #Guitar Gear Review: Arcane Brownbucker

Arcane Inc. is a boutique shop in Hollywood. it came to my attention about 10 months ago, when they essentially took George Lynch away from Seymour Duncan (in a manner of speaking). I’ve talked to a few guys that play this brand and I’ve heard nothing but good things. Now, I don’t chase the EVH […]

Read the full article →

Guitar Gear Review – The Babicz Full Contact Stratocaster Bridge

Thumbnail image for Guitar Gear Review – The Babicz Full Contact Stratocaster Bridge

This year’s custom build the conversation was short and quick when discussing which vendor we would use for the bridge (you can read about the build here). There are a ton of great bridge manufacturers out there, non as cutting edge as Babicz. I have Babicz Full Contact bridges on 4 of my guitars. It […]

Read the full article →

Review:  The Dimension Bass by Fender – Fender’s New Offering for the ‘Modern’ Player

Thumbnail image for Review:  The Dimension Bass by Fender – Fender’s New Offering for the ‘Modern’ Player

When you think of the top bass models that people buy or copy two offerings from Fender come to mind, the Precision bass and the Jazz bass. While Fender does have other models, they aren’t as popular (or seem to be taken as seriously) as these two mainstays. One could argue that Fender has done […]

Read the full article →

Review DiMarzio Titan Guitar Pickup – Molten Napalm Spitting Through Your Speakers

Thumbnail image for Review DiMarzio Titan Guitar Pickup  – Molten Napalm Spitting Through Your Speakers

I’m a high-output guy. I love “PAF’s” and have a few guitars loaded with them, but at the end of the day nothing (that I should mention in a review) makes me happier than pummeling the input of a high gain amp into submission…but high output pickups are typically a sacrifice: you get more power […]

Read the full article →

Live Review: Blue Oyster Cult and Alice Cooper Members Form Classic Rock Supergroup, Blue Coupe

Thumbnail image for Live Review: Blue Oyster Cult and Alice Cooper Members Form Classic Rock Supergroup, Blue Coupe

A packed house at the Bull Run on Route 2A in Shirley, Massachusetts  witnessed a tremendous show from Dennis Dunaway, original Alice Cooper Group bassist, and guitarist Joe Bouchard – bassist with Blue Oyster Cult – and his brother, original Blue Oyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard. It was an enormous vibrations that cascaded from the […]

Read the full article →