NEWS: News for March 26, 2009

Hammond-Suzuki G37 And G27 Guitar Leslies shipping

Hammond-Suzuki USA today shipped the first production units of their G37 and G27 Leslie speakers designed especially for the guitar. Hammond executive VP Dennis Capiga said “Today marks the fulfillment of a dream, and several years of hard work. I can’t wait to hear the music guitarists will make with our baby.”

The G37/G27 is roughly one third the size and weight of a traditional keyboard Leslie Speaker, but has many of the same components. Unlike the last Leslie designed for guitar in the late 60’s; the G37 and G27 have a ‘real’ horn spinning on the top and the traditional Leslie rotor on the bottom. A 100 watt channel-switching guitar amp with “tube pre” powers the G37 while the G27 is powered by the user’s own amp.
MAP pricing for the G37 is $1495.00, and the G27 is $1325.00.

Listen to the new Queensryche album now!


I got a copy of this to review the other day, but you can check it out for yourself now at the VH1 website! 
Source: Queensryche.
Buy: Amazon.com

Three quarters of Soundgarden reunite

Here’s one that’s bound to put the wind up Chris Cornell and his attempts to become the next Justin Timberlake or whatever: Soundgarden with Tad Doyle on vocals and Tom Morello on second guitar, rocking Spoonman at the Seattle stop of Morello’s Axis of Justice tour.

Source: Blabbermouth.net.

Bruce Kulick to release limited edish EP

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will make a “BK3” limited-edition EP available at his upcoming clinics for Allans Music in Australia. The CD features guest appearances by TOTO’s Steve Lukather and John Corabi.

The songs included are:

* No Friend Of Mine (feat. John Corabi on vocals)
* And I Know (vocals by Bruce Kulick)
* Between The Lines (feat. Steve Lukather)

The EP will be available to the general public in mid-April after Kulick’s Australia trip.

Bruce Kulick’s Australian Allans Music clinic schedule:

April 01 – Melbourne – 7:00pm
April 02 – Brisbane – 6:30pm
April 03 – Adelaide – 7:00pm
April 04 – Sydney – 5:00pm

NEWS: Unreleased 1977 Thin Lizzy live album on the way

Get ready for another serve of classic twin-guitar rock awesomeness, as VH-1 Classics Records releases a 1977 live recording of Thin Lizzy.

Entitled ‘Still Dangerous,’ the album is out on March 3. It was recorded on the band’s sold-out 1977 ‘Bad Reputation tour, and captures the classic quartet of Lynott, Downey, Gorham and Robertson the celebrated Tower Theatre in Philadelphia.

Unlike the classic Live And Dangerous album, which the band admits was heavily overdubbed (with the exception of ‘Southbound,’ which was recorded at a soundcheck, only the drums and the audience on that album were from the actual concerts), Still Dangerous is 100% pure, unadulterated, live Thin Lizzy.

‘Still Dangerous’ features three songs that never made the ‘Live & Dangerous’ release, and all of these performances are previously unreleased. The album was mixed by the legendary Glyn Johns (Led Zeppelin, Joe Satriani), with contributions from Scott Gorham and Brian Downey.

VH1’s ‘The Leak’ and AOL Music will be streaming the entire album surrounding the week of release, and ‘Still Dangerous’ will be available digitally, on CD & limited edition vinyl.

More information at Thin Lizzy’s website.