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AK Radio: Interview with Hellyeah Bassist Kyle Sanders (Podcast)

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On this episode of AK Radio I talk with Hellyeah bassist Kyle Sanders as he tours around the country with Devour The Day. You can purchase tickets for the tour here. Kyle shares insight about life on the road, mentoring younger musicians, and just having fun. Kyle joined this supergroup this past year. And I […]

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AK Radio: Interview with A Breach Of Silence Bassist Blair Layt (Podcast)

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On this episode of AK Radio I talk with Blair Layt, the bassist for Australian metal core band A Breach Of Silence. Blair talks about his love for American audiences as well as the inspiration behind the bands hit song “The Darkest Road”. The bands studio album also called “The Darkest Road” was released in […]

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Review Kid Rock First Kiss – The Soundtrack of the Trailer Parks

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I don’t think there has ever been more polarizing artist than Kid Rock. People either hate him or love him. “Pure” Country fans think he is a crossover artist looking to cash in. Despite Kid winning a CMT Music Award in 2009. Hip hop fans think he is too rock. The metal heads find him […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Manlius Guitar Pickups T-Top Replica Neck Pickup

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First off, Mick is a great guy. Super friendly and super helpful. I can say that about several builders, and Mick is no exception. I always enjoy dealing with boutique shops that are ran by good people. Going with a T-Top Replica neck model was a decision based on the quest for neck pickups that […]

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Music Review: Adam Rivera – The Externals

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Were the Ramones to go unplugged and decide to do a tribute to Sonny & Cher, it might give you a slight taste of what speed-folkster Adam Rivera – teamed up with Katie Feeney – build for this science-fiction-film-sounding release, The Externals.   But it wouldn’t give you the complete picture as Rivera’s work comes […]

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Giveaway – Win the Bob Marley: Easy Skanking in Boston ’78 CD + Blu-ray Combo

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To celebrate the February 17th Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, CD and Vinyl release date of Bob Marley: Easy Skanking in Boston ’78, TMRZoo.com is giving away TWO CD + blu-ray combo set, courtesy of UMe, to ONE lucky winner. Easy Skanking in Boston ’78: The Marley family will honor the legacy of Bob Marley commemorating his […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Guitar Fetish Earl Slick “Old School” Humbucker Pickup Set

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Howdy folks! Since I couldn’t find any other reviews for this humbucker set I figured I should do my civic duty and provide a thorough as a review as I can. Here’s a brief overview of the pickups from the GFS website. “Slick Brand “Old School” pickups are hand aged humbuckers that recreate the look, […]

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CLIFF ‘EM ALL! Morley Releases the Cliff Burton Tribute Power Fuzz Wah

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Morley, makers of pedals and switches for musicians, in collaboration with Ray Burton (Cliff’s Father) have released a tribute version of the pedal that Cliff made famous, the Power Fuzz Wah. This is a combination classic Wah pedal with built in fuzz. The Wah has separate level control, the fuzz has level and intensity as […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Jackson Guitars – Official! USA PC1™ Phil Collen Signature

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The PC1 is a really fun guitar. With all the knobs and switches it might looks a little confusing, but that’s hardly the case. Far from a one-trick-pony, it’s not uncommon to see other artists also putting this bad boy to work. You get a mahogany body with a maple top and a nice chunky […]

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Review Deep Purple Live at GRAZ 1975

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It is fascinating that mainstream bands like Deep Purple have accrued a following similar to alternative pioneers like the Velvet Underground, the two styles dissimilar but both now finding a home in the classic rock genre. With the world gone upside down with rap and national community auditions events like The Voice or America’s Got […]

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Hands On Review – The New SE Bass Line from PRS

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Long known for high quality guitars PRS has made a few unsuccessful attempts to launch a bass line, while the basses were well made their price point put them in the range of well established basses without offering anything unique.  PRS is looking to change that with the launch of two new basses in their […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Ghost Machine Guitars – I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

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Ghost Machine is a little ol’ guitar shop in Texas with the pedigree of decades in the field, using and abusing just about every brand known to players. As such, the guitars are built and meant to be played rather than be treated as museum pieces. Master grade selections of wood are used primarily for […]

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Guitar Gear Review: The Lindy Fralin Metal SHO Pickup Set – A Myriad of Metal Settings

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Lindy Fralin is known as a pickup guru. People flock to him for historic repairs and his unique spin traditional tone. Lindy Fralin’s pickups evoke certain words when described. Terms resembling clarity, musical, articulate and balance are typical descriptors. With the release of Fralin’s new Metal SHO (Super High Output) pickups, words akin to grind, […]

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Review: Suhr Custom SSH+ Bridge Model Humbucker Pickup

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John Suhr has been building guitars for 30 years and is renowned for his craftsmanship. At the price point for a Suhr guitar, I won’t even look at one on display for fear of cash being sucked out of my pockets. But at least we have the Suhr pickups, which are more affordable for mere […]

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AK Radio: Interview with Nothing More Guitarist Mark Vollelunga (Podcast)

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My interview with Nothing More guitarist Mark Vollelunga; such a rad dude who talks about everything from life on the road, to his favorite guitar that he beats on during his down time. Check out the band here NothingMore.net for tour info. Make sure to listen to their self-titled album and give these guys some support. […]

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Seymour Duncan Releases The Vise Grip Compressor    

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The Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor is a studio-grade soft-knee compressor designed for guitarists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. The Blend knob lets you add as much or as little […]

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