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Soundcheck: Radial Tonebone TriMode Distortion Pedal

Soundcheck: Radial Tonebone TriMode Distortion Pedal

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Chad Smith Challenges Will Ferrell to a Drum Battle

Chad Smith Challenges Will Ferrell to a Drum Battle

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It all started when Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers put up a video on Instagram demanding funnyman Will Ferrell quit impersonating him. He then challenged Ferrell to a drum-off.

Strings Reconnect Gibson with Rock Legend Phil Everly

Strings Reconnect Gibson with Rock Legend Phil Everly

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Gibson recently announced it will ship all the company’s guitars with factory-installed Cleartone strings, reinforcing a decades-old connection with the recently deceased Phil Everly. Founded by Phil—one half of the sweet-harmonizing Everly Brothers— the Cleartone Strings product line has gained a reputation for durability and great tone.

Philip Sayce: Creating Music from the Roots Up

Philip Sayce: Creating Music from the Roots Up

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A couple of bars into the title track from Philip Sayce's 2013 album, Steamroller, and the guitarist-singer's musical legacy becomes clear. Shades of Hendrix and Stevie Ray abound, as do a host of other arena-rock acts of the 1970s.

But with continued listening, what emerges is the portrait of a young gun bristling with confidence and chops who's building a career and a sound on some very worthy role models. His songs have a maturity and artistic vision that reflect the diversity of the supporting roles Sayce has notched on his belt. Stints with Melissa Etheridge, Jeff Healey, and Kid Rock DJ Uncle Kracker have all been digested, and now help inform his powerful guitar technique, stage presence, and songwriting skills.

30 Drummers Who are Rolling in Dough

30 Drummers Who are Rolling in Dough

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Drummers don’t always get the respect they deserve. While they may hold down the rhythmic pocket in the band, they’re also the butt of a lot of bad jokes. But in turns out that at least some drummers know a lot about putting the green stuff in their pockets too. In a surprising story, Celebrity Net Worth has come up with a list of the world’s wealthiest timekeepers.

Reviews for the Road: TC Electronic BG250-210 Bass Combo Amp

Reviews from the Road: TC Electronic BG250-210 Bass Combo Amp

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TonePrint gives this compact combo endless tonal dexterity

Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Gets a Memorial Traffic Circle

Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Gets a Memorial Traffic Circle

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Two Polish Slayer fans have ponied up $5,100 to erect a commemorative sign in a traffic circle honoring fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman who succumbed to liver failure in May, 2013. Formerly called the “Dragon’s Roundabout” - a name that also oddly enough also had metal connotations - the circle’s new name is the “Jeff Hanneman Circle Pit.”

Crazy Talented Street Drummer

Crazy Talented Street Drummer

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Check out what this youngster does with a few buckets and sticks. For you drummers, this isn't one to miss. The kid has killer chops!

Marvin Gaye's Passport Surfaces in an Old Record Sleeve

Marvin Gaye's Passport Surfaces in an Old Record Sleeve

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“Crate diggers” often discover cool memorabilia and other artifacts tucked away in the  sleeves of vinyl records. Newspaper clippings, concert tickets, autographs, artists’ glossies—you name it—are common bonuses found by those who rummage through dusty boxes of vinyl in thrift stores and garage sales. One lucky Motown collector scored big when a passport belonging to the late soul singer Marvin Gaye literally dropped into his lap.

Hands-On Review: Line 6 M13 and M9 Guitar Multi-Effects

Hands-On Review: Line 6 M13 and M9 Guitar Multi-Effects

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First-rate sound in a topnotch interface

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