No, y’know what? SUCK IT, Hot Lixx Guitar.

When I was a kid, Tyco came out with the Hot Lixx toy guitar. The ads were all some variation of some cool kid, with cool kid hair, blowing away all the other cool kids with their mad guitar skills, while bragging ‘never had a single lesson.’ It was an insult to everything I stood for as a ten-year-old guitar nerd who had even managed to touch an electric guitar TWICE by then.

Hear the new Bob Evans single, ‘Born Yesterday’

Dearly loved Australian singer songwriter, Bob Evans has today announced his new single Born Yesterday, a gorgeous, nostalgia-soaked rambler of a track, out today, Novermber 19.  Born Yesterday is also accompanied by a beautiful, glowing video clip which serves as an ode to touring during a year where it was impossible.  Bob Evans, the ARIA-winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, has graced the Australian music scene for more than two decades and has written some of the country’s most beloved songs and Born Yesterday will not disappoint his loyal audience. 

Listen to Wolfgang Van Halen’s debut single. Bring tissues.

“As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him. While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life. I never intended ‘Distance’ to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release. This is for him. I love and miss you, Pop.” – WVH

Check out Dean Delray’s new podcast, The Grail.

My buddy comedian Dean Delray has just launched a new podcast called The Grail. You surely know Dean from his Let There Be Talk podcast, and the idea behind The Grail is to talk with people who make stuff, just liked the ‘Handmade’ episodes of Let There Be Talk. Although the podcast will feature all sorts of topics like watches, architecture and who knows what else, the first episode is part one of a chat with Grover Jackson.

Introducing the D’Angelico Deluxe 175 LE

Re-introducing the Deluxe 175 Limited Edition, a dizzying display of modern aesthetics and vintage-inspired features. Hosting two TV Jones DA-Tron humbuckers and coil-splitting push/pull tone knobs, the 175 ranges from throaty rockabilly to feathery acoustic tones with ease. A fully-hollow sixteen-inch-wide and nearly three-inch-deep body paired with the D’Angelico Shield Tremolo offers acoustic warmth and waves of sustain, all while a slim neck profile and ebony fingerboard promise player-friendly comfort.

Someone nicked $100,000 worth of Adam Jones Les Pauls

A pallet of new Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst guitars has been stolen from a Sweetwater Music truck at the Flying J Travel Center in Whiteland, IN on October 30, 2020. The truck was en route to Fort Wayne, IN, the headquarters of Sweetwater Sound.

“Somehow out of a truck full of guitars, this ONE pallet was singled out and stolen at a truck stop,” says Sweetwater Chief Supply Chain and Merchandising Officer Phil Rich. “Totaling close to $95,000 in guitars, we feel this person/s knew exactly what to look for and when.”

Skink Tank announce 7-track, self-titled cassette

Skink Tank are three mates who like lizards and playing music together. Their style is punchy, defiantly optimistic and full of life, as they explore the wimpy side of pub rock.

Psychic Hysteria is thrilled to be releasing Skink Tank’s debut EP on a limited run of cassettes and digitally November 27. The Skink Tank EP is a collection of catchy tracks that wants you to feel like it’s okay not to feel okay, and that you can even have fun with it.