COOL GEAR ALERT: Washburn N4CV Nuno Bettencourt

N4CV

PRESS RELEASE: The Nuno Bettencourt N4 has long been a popular model in the Washburn line. The combination of the Stephens Extended Cutaway with a Floyd Rose has proved irresistible to shredders the world over. Now Washburn ups the ante with the addition of a carbon fiber fretboard and stainless steel frets. The N4CV’s 22 stainless steel frets are silky smooth and will last the life of the owner without needing replacement. The carbon fiber fretboard is extremely fast and slippery so bends and dives never bind your fingers. Read More …

Kittie Crowdfunds Documentary, Biography

Canadian metal veterans KITTIE have announced a crowd funding campaign for a career spanning documentary DVD featuring all past and present band members. In addition, the band plans to include a yet-to-be-titled official biography and have confirmed author Mark Eglinton to write the memoir. Eglington is best known for his co-authored book,  Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera, which was released last year. KITTIE is also in talks with their label, eOne Music about releasing a re-mixed, re-mastered KITTIE box set of their back catalog.

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