Chris talks with punk rock gentleman John Doe from the band X about his new record and book. Plus, John was nice enough to let Chris sit in for a couple tunes at the end.
At around 11:30 yesterday morning, the news broke that legendary rockabilly guitarist and rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Scotty Moore had passed at his home in Nashville at the age of 84. As a guitarist, it’s not every day that one of your own passes, let alone one of the formative figures. At the pivot point between […]
This morning, bassists woke up to a big announcement: Orange’s popular line of Crush amps is coming to bassists! A countdown timer hosted on Orange’s homepage in the days prior led to some speculation among fans, but the news is officially out: Orange has announced the Crush Bass Series, featuring the Crush Bass 25, Crush Bass 50 and Crush Bass […]
Already a few hours into our coverage of Summer NAMM day 1, we were met with this cryptic tweet from record label Warp: New Product Demonstration pic.twitter.com/6EaUqOBmww — Aphex Twin (@AphexTwin) June 23, 2016 Out of the blue, we were caught trying to figure out if this was another put-on by the ambient music master […]
Fender’s Summer NAMM booth is stocked with gear we can’t wait to see more of later this year. From a new line of Made in Mexico guitars to some excellent signature models and limited-edition amps, there was no shortage of gear going on! Check out our rundown of some of the highlights below. Johnny Marr […]
In this edition, we’re plugging in the Fender American Elite Telecaster and the Walrus Audio Bellwether Analog Delay for a rich soundscape of chorus-laden repeats. Fender American Elite Thinline Telecaster We’d been without a Telecaster at zZounds HQ for a little while when the new American Elite line showed up. Once we pulled […]
Chris talks surfing, skating & country music with recording artist Kip Moore.
Editor’s note: We selected Eric Clapton as the subject of this month’s Iconic Rigs well before the recent news broke about Eric Clapton’s difficulty in playing guitar due to peripheral neuropathy. We at zZounds were saddened by the news and wish for a full recovery for Eric. This installment of Iconic Rigs serves to pay tribute to him. There […]
We were lucky to host Red Witch founder Ben Fulton at zZounds HQ not long ago and he graciously sat down with us to give us the lowdown on his boutique pedal range. From early Red Witch creations like the Empress Chorus to the compact, budget friendly Seven Sisters line, there’s a spectrum of sounds coming from […]