INTERVIEW: Every Time I Die’s Andy Williams

andy williamsIt doesn’t matter who you are or what you’re into: you can’t help but like Every Time I Die. Their music is energetic and infectious, their lyrics are that rare combination of smart, funny, deep and light at the same time, and anyone who slathers their album covers with bright pink obviously has a sense of style more akin to Steve Vai circa 1987 than any band they share shelf space with in the metalcore bin. And guitarist Andy Williams is a big part of what makes the band so awesome. Combining technical hardcore, southern metal and mathcore elements, his style (and that of co-guitarist Jordan Buckley) is like an encyclopaedia of post-thrash guitar styles. I caught up with Williams on the eve of the band’s latest Australian tour. Read More …

EVH’s new pedalboard

Earlier today Fujigen Guitars paid a visit to amp wizard Dave Friedman and guitarist Steve Stevens. Friedman is pretty well-known for his association with Eddie Van Halen, and Fujigen Guitars posted the following on their Twitter:

I found some EVH’s rack gears for Van Halen’s next world tour(?) at North Hollywood.

Nice! Note the EVH-branded loop switcher in front, made in the same style as the EVH 5150III’s footswitch. I wonder if this is a one-off unit made for Eddie, or if a loop switcher will eventually be released under the EVH brand. It’s also nice to see that obviously well-used Jim Dunlop EVH Crybaby on the board.

[geo-out country=”Australia” note=””]EVH stuff on Musician’s Friend:

EVH 5150 III amp head

EVH High Top Sneakers 

EVH Frankenstein Humbucker EVH Wolfgang Bridge Humbucker

EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System Chrome

EVH Wolfgang USA Custom  EVH Wolfgang Special[/geo-out]