Nikki Sixx and Dean Markley Announce Online Trivia Contest

crueGLENDALE, AZ SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 –– To celebrate and kick off their new residency “Mötley Crüe Invites You To An Intimate Evening In Hell” at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Dean Markley is teaming up with Nikki Sixx for an online trivia contest.  The contest runs now through October 15, 2013 with prize packages that include a Nikki Sixx Signature Series bass from Schecter Guitars, an autographed drumhead signed by all four member of Mötley Crüe, an autographed copy of Mötley Crüe‘s Greatest Hits CD, Nikki’s Signature Series set of bass strings from Dean Markley and much more. Fans can enter by visiting www.deanmarkley.com/nikkisixx/  Read More …

Steel Panther Return To Oz

Steel PantherEveryone’s favourite sleaze rockers (and I say that with affection) Steel Panther are heading back to Australia in December. And while their spiritual stomping ground is the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, in Oz they’ll be playing some rather high-capacity venues, such as the Myer Music Bowl here in Melbourne which holds up to 10,000. Support comes from none other than Buckcherry. That’ll be a hell of a flight from LA… And Steel Panther have teamed up with On The List to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the tour including dancing on stage, early entrance, meet and greets, photo ops, parties and more. For more information go to SteelPantherRocks.com. I highly recommend doing whatever you can to get drawn into the cyclone of decadence that is Steel Panther close up: last time they were in town a few of us lucky journalists got to party with the band and a bunch of porn stars pre-show and y’know what they say: what happens at the Steel Panther pre-show stays at the Steel Panther pre-show.

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REVIEW: Boss TE-2 Tera Echo

tera echoOkay, this sounds like a Groucho Marx gag, but… “I love a good delay pedal. And the Boss Tera Echo is nothing like a good delay pedal.” I know, I know, but hear me out: the [geo-out country=”Australia” note=””]TE-2 Tera Echo[/geo-out][geo-in country=”Australia” note=””]TE-2 Tera Echo[/geo-in] doesn’t claim to be a delay pedal in the traditional sense. It’s not going to usurp Boss’s much-loved DD series of delay stompboxes, for instance. I say this because in all the online chatter I’ve seen about this pedal, the general view is “Oh, another Boss delay pedal? Cool …I like Boss delay pedals,” without any deeper understanding of what this pedal is designed to do. But this thing really goes beyond traditional delay, to the point of avoiding it all together. Don’t think of it as ‘another cool Boss delay,’ but rather as ‘another cool Boss pedal innovation.’ Read More …

Misha Mansoor Signature BKP Pickups

mishaCheck it out! Periphery’s Misha Mansoor has teamed up with Bare Knuckle Pickups to create the Juggernaut set of neck and bridge humbuckers. Available for 6 and 7-string, the set comprises a combined Alnico/Ceramic bridge pickup and an Alnico V neck pickup, and are designed to cover all of the extremely wide range of tones that make up Misha’s tonal pallette. You can listen to sound clips and order them direct from BKP’s website here, but first here’s a little more information. Read More …