NEWS: PRS releases new metallic DuPont Hot Hues finishes

Here’s a press release from Paul Reed Smith. Please note that PRS sales team member Rick Hodgson is no relation to me, unless he gives out free PRS Starlas at Christmas. Hehe.

PRS Guitars Releases New Metallic Finishes Featuring DuPont Hot Hues
May 22, 2009

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is once again teaming up with long-time partner DuPont and their Hot Hues™ palette of colors to present brilliant new metallic guitar offerings. “Twilight,” “Catalina Dream,” and “Sinful Cinnamon” make up the roster of new color options offered.

PRS Guitars has been using DuPont paints for more than ten years and has been using Hot Hues™ paint since its inception. Over the span of this partnership, the prominent guitar manufacturer has joined DuPont at two SEMA shows, providing guitars finished in Hot Hues™ colors for the DuPont booth display, and provided a custom guitar for The Jeff Gordon Foundation. This guitar, signed by Jeff Gordon, Chip Foose, and Carlos Santana, was finished in the same paint as the Hot Hues “Heat Wave and Flames” No. 24 DuPont racecar driven by Gordon. PRS also chose the Hot Hues™ line to reintroduce the CE Alder Bolt-on guitar in 2008 with exceptional results.

“We are very proud of our relationship with Paul Reed Smith Guitars and we’re very pleased that they have chosen our Hot Hues Custom Finishes for their new line of guitars. DuPont is a company powered by Science and Innovation and that is a great fit with the innovative spirit of PRS Guitars,” says Fred Wissemann, Brand Manager for DuPont Refinish and Hot Hues Custom Finishes.

The most recent application of the Hot Hues™ line will appear on some of PRS’ newest guitar models: the Mira and the Starla. Rick Hodgson of the PRS Sales Team said, “We are excited to offer these unique colors. They are brand new for us, and we think they will give these already retro-inspired guitars a customized, Hot Rod vibe.” These guitars began shipping to dealers in mid-April.

“DuPont Hot Hues products offer the most user friendly metallic paint system we have tried,” says Steve Sears, Topcoat Finish Manager of PRS Guitars. “The ease of application, quality of coverage and variety of colors make Hot Hues™ an astounding product line.”

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high-quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has been providing some of the world’s most renowned guitarists with instruments since 1985. More than 260 highly skilled craftspeople produce more than 70 guitars each day for worldwide distribution. PRS Acoustics and PRS Amps were introduced as new product lines in 2009 with support from renowned artists Ricky Skaggs and Derek Trucks. Carlos Santana, Linkin Park, Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down and Mark Tremonti of Creed are also among the artists currently playing PRS guitars.


NEWS: Chickenfoot CD release date moved forward

Just got this in my inbox:

Hello Friends of the Foot! A lot is going on as we near album release. Read all about it below!

ALBUM RELEASE DAY MOVED UP TO FOOTDAY, JUNE 5!

You read it right– the album is now dropping on Friday (now Footday), June 5th instead of June 9th– 4 days earlier to get your foot fix!

We will also be hosting a listening party with our friends at Apple so those who can’t quite make it to the store can still take a listen. More news on this as it develops!

GRAND OPENING – OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE

The official Chickenfoot online store is open for business! Check out the latest ‘Foot gear and come back as we continue to update the store with new items. Click here.

IN-STORE SIGNING IN LOS ANGELES JUNE 5!

In Store Appearance @ Best Buy (West LA)
11301 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Friday, June 5th
8:00 pm – 9:00pm

Come down early for an in-store in Los Angeles and meet the guys and get an autographed copy of the new album!

Note: Due to anticipated attendance, autographs will be first come, first served. Chickenfoot will only be signing their new self titled album, “Chickenfoot”.

CHICKENFOOT ON CONAN/TONIGHT SHOW

We’re happy to announce that the boys will be joining Conan O’Brien just days into his taking over of the Tonight Show. Tune in June 5th at 11:30pm on NBC.

NEW CHICKENFOOT “CHICKENMASH” VIDEO

We’ve dropped a hip montage of songs from the new album with exclusive live, rehearsal, and behind the scenes footage. Songs featured are Avenida Revolucion, Soap On A Rope, Sexy Little Thing, Oh Yeah, and Get It Up. Check it out on CHICKENFOOT.US in the Chickenfoot player (embed it on your site/ blog/ etc) and it’s also available over at the usual Facebook/Myspace/Youtube Chickenfoot channels.

“12 DAYS OF THE FOOT” video podcast series

In case you haven’t noticed yet, we’re now a few episodes into our “12 Days of the Foot” video programming in which we join the band as they share thoughts and behind the scenes details on each song (one per day) from the new album. Also included are clips of each song so you can get an early listen to what is in store for you. Check the videos out on CHICKENFOOT.US at www.chickenfoot.us/12days, or on Youtube, Facebook and Myspace.

MORE TOUR PRESALES COMING SOON

We are finalizing the upcoming “Chickenfoot Summer Tour 2009 Part One” cities and dates and very soon we’ll be announcing pre-sales to happen for members of the Fan Club. These shows will be in bigger venues and not subject to the extremely limited availability of the Road Test dates. If you want pre-sale access, pick up your Fan Club membership and upgrade your CHICKENFOOT.US account to Premium status. Click here.

NEWS: New DiMarzio Billy Sheehan videos

Here are a couple of great new DiMarzio videos featuring Billy Sheehan.

In this one he talks about discovering hammer-ons from under the shadow of Billy Gibbons’ cowboy hat.

And here he shares a secret trick about his unusual picking technique.This one’s pretty freaking amazing.

CLICK HERE to buy Billy’s new CD, Holy Cow, from Amazon.com.