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  • James LoMenzo’s Custom Megadeth Jackets Up for Auction

    James LoMenzo’s Custom Megadeth Jackets Up for Auction

    Two of James LoMenzo’s personal jackets from his time in Megadeth are being auctioned off on eBay. One jacket is a custom Carhartt featuring the Megadeth logo, and was made for the band and management during their winter 2008 tour. The second is a custom leather jacket that is one of four made special for... »

  • Hellyeah Releases “Stampede”

    Hellyeah Releases “Stampede”

    Metal supergroup Hellyeah has just released their second album, Stampede. This is the follow-up to the group’s self titled debut, released just over three years ago. The band consists of ex-Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla, Mudvayne’s Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett, Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, and former Pantera/Rebel Meets Rebel/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul. Bob Zilla and... »

  • Gear Watch: Effectrode PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor Pedal

    Gear Watch: Effectrode PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor Pedal

    Effectrode is now shipping their new PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor pedal, which boasts a pure analog signal path. The pedal is built around a hand-selected photo-cell, polyester coupling capacitors, precision metal film resistors, and an NOS tube. NOS stands for “new old stock,” or tubes that were manufactured years ago, but were never used. The PC-2A... »

  • Gear Watch: Dunlop DVP1 Volume Pedal

    Dunlop has released the DVP1 Volume pedal, featuring a Steel Band Drive that greatly reduces friction for smooth volume swells. The pedal is built ergonomically, with a durable high friction tread to prevent slipping. Made of a lightweight aluminum, the pedal also features high-quality low-noise components to keep your signal path as clean as possible.... »

  • Michael Henderson Files Lawsuit Against Snoop Dogg

    Michael Henderson is no stranger to having his music sampled. The bassist, who toured with Stevie Wonder and recorded with Miles Davis during his electric years, has had clips of his music used in songs by Jay-Z, Eminem, Notorious B.I.G., and more. He also knows, however, when his music is being used without his permission.... »

  • Marco Mendoza Speaks on New Thin Lizzy Lineup

    In a recent interview with, ex-Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza spoke about the new Thin Lizzy lineup, which reformed in May. Thin Lizzy manager Adam Parsons called about joining the group. “I’ve always been a fan of Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynott and the boys, and so for me, when I get a call like... »

  • Gear Watch: DDyna Music BASS10 Compressor Pedal

    Gear Watch: DDyna Music BASS10 Compressor Pedal

    DDyna Music has announced the release of the BASS10 Compressor pedal. It’s the first in their new “GainShaper Series” of effects pedals, and features 4 Bandpass Filters for dialing entire bands of frequencies in or out. The EQ drives a Relaxed Squeeze Compressor with an auto-return to 0dB, giving a musically soothing response. It also... »

  • Metal Fanzine’s Full-Length Interview with Cliff Burton Now Available

    A new, longer edit of a 1984 interview with Metallica bassist Cliff Burton has been released. The interview, conducted by Ken Kitt of Metal Fanzine, took place a little over two years before Burton’s untimely death. The clip had been previously released, but was trimmed to just over six minutes long. The full interview, with... »

  • Gear Watch: AweSome B-35 Bass Guitar

    Gear Watch: AweSome B-35 Bass Guitar

    AweSome Musical Instruments has unveiled their line of B-35 bass guitars. Available as a 4 or 5-string, the bass features three J-style pickups with six switches as part of their TW-35 Patented Pickup Switching System. After a little math, it adds up to 35 different pickup tones. The passive pickups are switched between on and... »

  • Duff McKagan’s Loaded Set To Record New Album

    Duff McKagan’s Loaded has announced that they will begin recording a new album in August. The group has been writing material for the upcoming project during the last few months, during which time McKagan has also been working with Jane’s Addiction. “We have been writing for the last few months and next week we start... »