NEWS: DJ Ashba, Slipknot, Gene Kirkland

DJ Ashba’s “Stars” Guitar Lesson

SIXX:A.M, the modern rock band featuring Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, Guns n’ Roses’ DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, have released “Stars,” the first track from their forthcoming album Modern Vintage. LINK.

Slipknot Album Title Confirmed

Slipknot has unveiled the title, cover and track listing for their new album, their fifth record and first without late bass player Paul Gray and former drummer Joey Jordison. LINK.

Rock Photographer Unearths Unseen Pics

Rock n’ roll photographer Gene Kirkland photographed the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80s and 90s (and still shoots to this day). Twelve months ago he unearthed a stash of shots that had been unseen since those glory days; images that hadn’t been seen in 20 years – even ones that he hadn’t seen himself! LINK.

REVIEW: Mayones Comodous 6 Bass

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Poland’s Mayones makes extremely fine, high-quality guitars with a very distinctive look and style, great tone woods and amazing playability. But their basses are equally distinctive and high quality. The Comodous 6 is a breathtaking instrument – quite literally, because everyone I showed it to had the same shocked reaction to its sheer size, odd shape and the striking nature of its top. Aah, but as anyone who’s played a Mayones guitar will know, you can’t judge one on looks: it all happens when you pick that first note.  Read More …