COOL GEAR ALERT: EVH Wolfgang Stealth and USA Custom

Remember the EVH Wolfgang Stealth and USA Custom I snapped at NAMM? (That is to say, snapped photos of them at NAMM – I didn’t actually snap the guitars). Well below is some more info courtesy of this link on the EVH Gear website.

By the way, it’s my birthday next week. Just saying. [geo-out country=”Australia” note=””]You can buy the EVH Wolfgang Stealth at Musician’s Friend.[/geo-out]

EVH Introduces Wolfgang USA Custom and Stealth Guitars

EVH introduces two new Wolfgang guitar models, the Wolfgang USA Custom and the Wolfgang Stealth. Both are distinctive variations on the hugely successful original model, the U.S.-made EVH Wolfgang guitar designed by Eddie Van Halen.

Perhaps the most uniquely elegant instrument in the Wolfgang series, the Wolfgang USA Custom represents Eddie Van Halen’s personal tribute to the short-scale set-neck guitars of the late 1950s, combined with the distinctive modern personal touches he prefers on his own guitars. These two elements culminate in a truly magnificent tone machine embodying the best of yesterday and today.

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NEWS: Deep Purple – Phoenix Rising



On June 28, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Deep Purple’s Phoenix Rising – a two-hour-plus revelatory documentary including 30 minutes of never-before-seen (not even on bootleg) onstage footage from Japan. Phoenix Rising will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, & in a special two-disc DVD/CD package.

The release is cause for celebration amongst Purple fans due to the rarity of material. Extensive interviews with keyboardist Jon Lord and bassist Glenn Hughes tell the tale of a band caught by circumstance into one of its most controversial, extreme and exciting eras of its long career. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover were gone. A young unknown singer by the name of David Coverdale was recruited as was bassist Hughes. The results were the albums Burn and Stormbringer (both released in 1974). But then Ritchie Blackmore left the band. Against all odds, they rocked on, recruiting Tommy Bolin (from Zephyr and The James Gang). The album Come Taste The Band (1975) documents the short-lived Bolin era, an era that all came crashing down when the band announced in July of 1976 that it was breaking up. By December, Bolin would be dead due to a heroin overdose. Nine years of silence would ensue.

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COOL VIDEO ALERT: Joe Matera – Face Off

Here’s a nifty little promo video for Joe Matera’s track “Face Off” for you to check out. Meanwhile, Joe’s been a busy dude: he plays a guitar solo on a cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Cold Sweat” by English thrash metallers Atomkraft, who were formed and are led by bassit/vocalist Tony Dolan, who took over from Cronos in Venom in late 80s/early 90s period. Tony plays bass on “Face Off.”

ATOMKRAFT “Cold Sweat”
7″ EP limited to 200 copies only comes in coloured vinyl + insert!
MCD limited to 1000 copies only comes with 2 bonus tracks!
Bonus 1:1985 ATOMKRAFT Intro…played at London’s Original, MARQUEE club ,opening for Slayer on the Hell Awaits tour…
Bonus 2: Gripped (unreleased track)
Out in summer 2011 at W.A.R. Production