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Gretsch and Bono join forces once again for a new signature guitar model, the (GRETSCH)RED. Bearing the special (RED) logo adorned on the pickguard and truss rod cover, every guitar sold will raise money for the Global Fund to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.  

The double-cutaway (GRETSCH)RED G5623 Electromatic Center-Block Bono “Signature” Model puts Bono’s personalized stamp on Gretsch’s new thinline spruce center-block design, which delivers “high gain-friendly” tone and greater control over the kind of feedback players want.

Read more: Gretsch & Bono Partner On Signature Guitar >>>

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Grundorf Corporation, parent company of Grund Audio Design, is pleased to announce it is celebrating its 30th anniversary. From humble beginnings in the family garage, Grundorf Corporation has evolved into an internationally recognized organization whose products have become an integral part of the livelihoods of musicians, audio professionals, and technology managers everywhere.

Read more: Grundorf Celebrates 30th Anniversary >>>

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John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. has strengthened its position in Benelux with the appointment of Pieters Musical Agencies as Sales Agent for Fret-King electric guitars, Santos Martinez Classical Guitars, Supro amplification, Danelectro and Italia electric guitars and a host of guitar accessories such as Kinsman, Perris Straps, Snark tuners and metronomes and Danelectro Effects Pedals.

Read more: JHS Appoints Pieters Musical Agencies as New Benelux Agent >>>

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Music Group welcomes Adorama as the newest full-line reseller for its Behringer- and Bugera-branded MI products. As a significant partner in Music Group’s rapidly expanding dealer network, Adorama will carry all of Behringer’s and Bugera’s 500+ products online.



Barry Mitchell, Music Group VP, Customer Management Prosumer Division commented, “We are honored to have Adorama join our growing family of full-line dealers. Behringer and Bugera is enjoying all-time record success in the U.S. market and we are thrilled that they have chosen to carry the entire Behringer and Bugera catalog – every single SKU. It truly is a testament to the tremendous confidence our dealer partners have in all of our brands, quality and support.”



Read more: Music Group Welcomes Adorama to Dealer Network >>>

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In 1976, Ibanez approached KISS frontman, Paul Stanley, to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to re-issue three new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model.

"Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started,” said Stanley. “The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together."

Read more: Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite >>>

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Chauvet DJ presents The World's EZ-est DJ Contest! 

There are only three simple steps: Select the EZ series product you'd like the win. Complete and submit the entry form on Chauvet DJ's Facebook page. If you're one of the six randomly selected winner, that's it – the product you selected is yours.

Enter today, because the contest ends on January 16th, 2015.

Read more: Chauvet DJ's 'The World's EZ-est DJ Contest' >>>

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Korg USA announced that they will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Dean Markley’s exceptional line of guitar strings, pickups, picks and polishing accessories. Dean Markey joins Korg’s family of brands and this partnership is in line with Korg’s strategic plan to provide dealers with a full spectrum of quality products at various price points. The full line of Dean Markley products slated for distribution will be on display at the 2015 NAMM trade show (Booth #6440 Hall A).

Read more: Korg USA to Distribute Dean Markley >>>

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California based reggae-rockers, The Expendables, have announced their early your plans, which will find the band headlining from coast-to-coast and back again over a near three month span. Dubbed 'The Winter Blackout Tour,' The Expandables will be kicking off at The Majestic Theater in Ventura, CA on January 23rd, and will make thier way throughout the U.S. for the following 8 weeks before bringing the headlining trek to a halt at the House of Blues in San Diega, CA on March 15th.

A full list of tour dates can be found at www.TheExpendables.net.

Read more: The Expendables Return With 2015 Winter Blackout Tour >>>

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Pearl Artist, Randy Black, recently released footage from his tour-closing performance of the Alice Cooper classic, "School's Out," live from the 5th annual 'Rock Meets Classic' Tour - a live concert event combining an all star lineup of rock legends performing their respective hits alongside a full 45-member orchestra. Multi-angle drum-cam footage of Randy Black, along with full production footage from the tour's final stop can be viewed here.

The 2014 version of the Rock Meets Classic tour cycled around Germany throughout March and into May of this year, and featured Alice Cooper, Orianthi, Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), and others, along with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague.

Read more: Randy Black Joins Alice Cooper On Tour >>>

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Pearl Drums welcomes a new drummer to the Pearl Drums Artist Roster: Jen Ledger of Skillet! Jen Ledger has been the driving force behind Skillet since rightfully earning the throne back in 2008, and has since molded into one of the finest rock drummers of today. Skillet is currently touring in support of their 2013 release, Rise, which features the singles “Sick of It," “American Noise," “Rise,” and “Not Gonna Die”.  Shortly following the album’s release, Rise, reached No. 1 status on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart, Top Alternative Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Christian Albums Chart, along with reaching the No. 4 position on the Billboard Top 200.

Skillet will kick off a U.S. tour, which begins on January 2nd at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, in Charleston, NC, and will make their way around the country for the following three months before coming to a close at the Peoria Civic Center Arena, in Peoria, IL, on March 29th.  Known as ‘The Winter Jam Tour’, this trek will serve as Jen’s first run behind the Pearl name, and she’ll be turning to her custom Reference Pure drums for the entirety of the dates.

Read more: Pearl Welcomes Jen Ledger of Skillet >>>

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