Taylor’s Tony Iommi Sweepstakes

IommiAah, I always knew Tony Iommi was a man with impeccable taste in guitars. Turns out Mr. Iommi used several Taylor acoustic guitars during the creation of Black Sabbath’s awesome new album 13, and he’s teamed up with the good folks at Taylor for the ultimate sweepstakes, where you can win a trip to see Sabbath in Las Vegas staying at the MGM Grand, and receive your very own Taylor GS Mini signed by Iommi, as well as a Taylor Guitars prize pack and a signed copy of 13. Full details in the press release below. Read More …

New Dream Theater Album Update Video

Dream TheaterDream Theater have just released the fourth studio update ahead of the release of their 12th studio album. The self-titled record is due on September 24 and it’s their second with drummer Mike Mangini. I won’t give anything away but I interviewed John Petrucci last week (look for it here and in Australian Guitar magazine closer to the album’s release) and let’s just say …you’re gonna love this album. You can watch the fourth video below, followed by the previous three and then the official lyric video for the song “The Enemy Inside.” Read More …

New Mike Keneally Album “You Must Be This Tall”

You Must Be This TallMike Keneally – one of the greatest musicians you’ll ever hear and one of the nicest dudes you’ll ever meet – has just announced a new album titled You Must Be This Tall, to be released on August 27. It’s Mike’s 24th album, and it features 12 largely instrumental pieces with musical assistance by┬áMarco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, Joe Travers, Rick Musallam, Missy Andersen and XTC’s Andy Partridge. And Mike says “this is an album that rewards dedicated attention with a good set of headphones,” which bodes well! Get more info and find out how you can help Mike promote the album here. And below you’ll find “You Must Be This Small,” a sampler of bits and pieces of the album, as well as the video for the song “Popes.” Enjoy! Read More …