COOL GEAR ALERT: Gibson Sammy Hagar Explorer

Sammy’s been using Explorers onstage quite a bit recently and it’s nice to see that Gibson has given him a signature model. I really like the matching pickguard/pickup bobbins/pickup rings/binding. Yo Sammy, you wanna send me one of these bad boys?

You can preorder the guitar from Amazon.com here.

From Gibson.com:

Like every great electric guitar from Gibson USA, the Sammy Hagar Explorer begins with a foundation of supreme tonewoods. The body is crafted from solid mahogany and dressed with a cream binding—an elegant touch for an Explorer. It is dressed in Gibson’s unique “Red Rocker” finish in hand-sprayed high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, and adorned with a secret “ghost image” of the Chickenfoot logo randomly placed on the back, an emblem that can only be seen when viewed from a particular angle in the right light. A quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued-in in traditional Explorer style for supreme upper-fret access, and carved to a slim, fast profile that measures .800″ at the first fret and .850″ at the 12th. The rosewood fingerboard is also bound in cream, and the classic “drooped” six-in-line Explorer headstock carries a truss-rod cover with Red Rocker “R”.

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NEWS: Bad Company live DVD and Blu-Ray

YES! Who’s reader for some reunited Bad Company rock and roll, right in your living room? This forthcoming Bad Company live DVD (filmed in 2010) features original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke, as well as the impossibly cool Howard Leese (Heart) and Lynn Sorenson.

PRESS RELEASE

BAD COMPANY LIVE AT WEMBLEY DUE JUNE 28 IN THREE FORMATS

New York, NY (June 14, 2011)—When legendary classic rockers Bad Company performed at the historic British venue Wembley Arena in London on a beautiful April 2010 spring night, high-definition cameras captured the whole evening in all its glory. On June 28, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At Wembley simultaneously on DVD, Blu-Ray & CD, through its Eagle Vision & Eagle Records imprints.

There was magic in the air as all three original Bad Company members—vocalist extraordinaire Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke—are augmented by bassist Lynn Sorensen and guitarist Howard Leese. (Original bassist Boz Burrell died in 2006.)

The set list is packed with every major hit, fan favorites and seldom-heard deep album cuts. The DVD and Blu-Ray includes a band interview.

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