NEWS: Paul Gilbert, Larry Dimarzio talk sound & Ibanez Fireman

Check out this cool YouTube video of Paul Gilbert and pickup guru/photographer Larry Dimarzio. 

In the video, Paul and Larry talk about pop culture and music while Paul riffs on his awesome new Ibanez Fireman guitars. Paul discusses his current love affair with the Dimarzio Air Classic. It’s interesting to note that there are 2 different Fireman models pictured: one with a pickguard and three single coil Dimarzio Area 57s, and one with twin Air Classic humbuckers. Will both of these models be released this year? I’m sure we’ll find out at NAMM.

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NEWS: Another new Living Colour live CD

Living Colour seem to be on a roll with the live releases lately. First there was the CBCB OMFG Masters live CD. Then there was the Paris Concert DVD. Now they’re about to release a 2-CD collection featuring all 17 songs from the concert that spawned the DVD.

CLICK HERE to watch a performance of ‘Go Away’ from the DVD.

The 2-CD set will be released on March 10.

The track list is: 
* Type
* Middle Man
* Funny Vibe
* Song Without Sin
* Nova
* Sacred Ground
* Memories Can’t Wait
* Papa Was A Rolling Stone
* Glamour Boys
* Crosstown Traffic
* Go Away
* Either Way
* Ignorance Is Bliss
* Drum Solo
* Flying
* Love Rears Ist Ugly Head
* Cult Of Personality

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NEWS: Ron Asheton of The Stooges dies

Ron Asheton of The Stooges has died aged 60.

According to MLive, Asheton was found dead in his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the morning of January 6.

The article states:

His personal assistant contacted police late Monday night after being unable to reach Asheton for days, Detective Bill Stanford said.

Officers went to the home on Highlake Avenue at around midnight and discovered Asheton’s body on a living-room couch. He appeared to have been dead for at least several days, Stanford said.

A statement from the band on Iggy Pop’s website reads, “We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed. For all that knew him behind the facade of Mr Cool & Quirky, he was a kind-hearted, genuine, warm person who always believed that people meant well even if they did not. As a musician, Ron was The Guitar God, idol to follow and inspire others. That is how he will be remembered by people who had a great pleasure to work with him, learn from him and share good and bad times with him.”

Iggy issued a separate statement: “I am in shock. He was my best friend.”