Brian May Performs With My Chemical Romance

Queen’s guitarist Brian May recently gave Reading Festival goers a pleasant surprise when he joined headliners My Chemical Romance onstage. As the band neared the end of their set, My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way sent the crowd into a frenzy when he welcomed the guitar master onto the stage. Together they performed the classic … Read more Brian May Performs With My Chemical Romance

Michael Amott On ‘Bloodstained Cross’ Clip

Swedish/German extreme metal band Arch Enemy have released a new live video clip for ’Bloodstained Cross,’ off their recently released 9th studio album, ‘Khaos Legions.’ You can watch it below.   The bands’ guitarist Michael Amott has issued the following statement on the clip: “We’ve had a blast playing ‘Bloodstained Cross’ off the new ‘Khaos … Read more Michael Amott On ‘Bloodstained Cross’ Clip

Phil Demmel Posts Video-Reply To Fans Questions

Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel has taken time out of his hectic schedule, to answer a bunch of fan-submitted questions. Fret 12 has posted the answers in a series of videos. You can check out all seven below. Machine Head’s hugely anticipated follow-up to ‘the Blakening’ titled, ‘Unto the Locust,’ will be released in one … Read more Phil Demmel Posts Video-Reply To Fans Questions

Gibson CEO Defies Government Orders

In response to the August 24 raids on Gibson’s facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the federal government, Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz has held a press conference, and said that the corporation will not comply with a government-enforced mandate, which would force the guitar manufacture’s to cease production of 95% of its guitars. Several pallets … Read more Gibson CEO Defies Government Orders

Lou Reed Brings Tears To Metallica Guitarists Eyes

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica have revealed that Lou Reed reduced them both to tears, during recording sessions for the two legendary acts upcoming, collaborative album, ‘Lulu.’ A particularly powerful song titled ‘Junior Dad,’ exposed a recently opened wound in Hammett’s heart. “I had just lost my father literally three or four weeks … Read more Lou Reed Brings Tears To Metallica Guitarists Eyes

Mesa Mini Rectifier Twenty Five Coming Soon

Mesa Boogie has announced the impending arrival of the new Mesa Mini Rectifier Twenty Five head. Based on the designs of Mesa Boogie’s highly popular, Dual Rectifier model, the Mini Rectifier Twenty Five boasts the powerful Mesa Rectifier sound in portable, lightweight package. The following description was posted on the Mesa Boogie website: “MINI RECTIFIER® … Read more Mesa Mini Rectifier Twenty Five Coming Soon

Dimebag Darrell Would Have Forgiven Phil Anselmo

Dimebag Darrell’s long-term partner Rita Haney says that the legendary guitarist would have wanted there to be peace between former Pantera members, vocalist Phil Anselmo, and drummer Vinnie Paul. “Darrell was probably the person that had the most forgiving nature. I mean, he had family members, friends… things that all of us have all done … Read more Dimebag Darrell Would Have Forgiven Phil Anselmo