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Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape
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Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape

Godlyke, Inc. has released a new pedal mounting tape, called Power-All Power-Grip. As opposed to most fasteners that use a “hook and loop” style, Power-Grip uses rows of small, mushroom-shaped stems that lock into one another. The mounting surface doesn’t collect debris and helps to give it a longer lifespan. The adhesive used to bond it to your pedal board...

Geddy Lee’s “My Favorite Headache” Re-Released
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Geddy Lee’s “My Favorite Headache” Re-Released

Geddy Lee’s first and only solo album, My Favorite Headache, has been reissued by Wounded Bird Records. The album, which had been out of print for some time, was originally released in 2000 and reached #52 on the Billboard charts. Geddy lays down bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals for the 11-track CD, as well as writing all the songs with...

James LoMenzo’s Custom Megadeth Jackets Up for Auction
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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 the band members last year....

Hellyeah Releases “Stampede”
New Albums

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 Vinnie were together in Damageplan,...

Gear Watch: Effectrode PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor Pedal
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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 has two knobs, Peak Reduction...

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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. The DVP1 is available now...

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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. Henderson has filed a lawsuit...

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Marco Mendoza Speaks on New Thin Lizzy Lineup

In a recent interview with RockPages.gr, 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 that, I’m there because it’s...

Gear Watch: DDyna Music BASS10 Compressor Pedal
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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 includes a switchable overdrive that...

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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 Metallica songs played between dialogue,...