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Concert Gallery: Ted Nugent & The Les Paul Trio at Iridium in New York, NY

May 18, 2011 by  
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For over 12 years Les Paul called Iridium in New York, NY his home on Monday nights.  To honor Les’ legacy Iridium continues to present his music every Monday night feauturing his amazing Trio with Special Guests who embody his excellence and passion.  This week the special guest was Ted Nugent with a special guest appearance by drummer Carmine Appice!

Uncle Ted played two awesome sets, mixing Nugent classics ( Cat Scratch Fever, Stormtroopin’) with some of rock’s greatest anthems and classic American hits ( Johnny B. Goode, Star-Spangled Banner). 

TWRY contributer Ilya Mirman was on hand to capture the magic, check out photos from the show below.

Ted Nugent & The Les Paul Trio
May 16, 2011
Iridium Jazz Club – New York, NY
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Contest: Win An Epiphone Les Paul Custom Guitar From Pearl Jam

May 2, 2011 by  
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To celebrate the re-release of Pearl Jam’s 2nd and 3rd albums (VS. and Vitalogy), the band is giving one lucky fan a chance to win an Epiphone Les Paul Custom guitar!

To enter, the band wants to see you perform a guitar cover of their song “Animal.”

1. You must submit a YouTube URL of your cover to enter.
2. The cover must be of the entire song.
3. Complete entry form can be found here.

At the end of the contest the person who plays the most accurate cover will win the guitar. Simple as that! Good Luck!

Contest ends on May 30th.

Concert Gallery: Joe Satriani at the House of Blues in Boston, MA

December 16, 2010 by  
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Joe Satriani
December 9, 2010
House of Blues – Boston, MA
Photos by: Jennifer Russo

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Three Minutes With…Gilby Clarke

The first time you probably remember seeing him was in Guns N’ Roses in the early 90s. (Unless you’re my mom, then he’s “that other smart guy who did that show with Dave Navarro”, which is referring to Rockstar: Supernova from 2005-2006-ish.) He’s also released several solo albums and produced a number of other acts as well. I caught up with Gilby before he played at Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel over Memorial Day Weekend, and he did like few others have done before – gone two rounds with the “Sack O’ Questions”!
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Bruce Kulick

Most rock fans would point to Bruce Kulick’s twelve year stint (1984-1996) with KISS as his most recognizable work but Kulick was shredding well before and continues to rock long after his time spent with KISS.  His resume includes work with a variety of acts including Meatloaf, Blackjack (with Michael Bolton) and since 2001 he’s been touring with Grand Funk Railroad.  He also had a short run in the rock band Union which featured John Corabi (ex-RATT, Motley Crue, and The Scream) on vocals. 

With his latest solo effort “BK3” being described as his best to date it looks like Kulick’s page in music history is far from finished. “BK3” boasts a veritable who’s who of hard rock’s heaviest hitters including collaborations with Steve Lukather of Toto, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer of KISS, Gene’s son Nick Simmons, the late Doug Fieger of The Knack, Tobias Sammet from Edguy, and old friend John Corabi.  The eleven song offering covers a diverse range of sounds from dark heavy hitters to more melodic ballads and even an instrumental – displaying Kulick’s full spectrum of talent.

I recently caught up with Bruce and we discussed all aspects of “BK3”, his impressive guitar collection, Eric Carr, KISS and the look ahead as Bruce prepares for yet another summer of touring with Grand Funk Railroad.

Interviewed by:  Roger Scales

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John 5

April 23, 2010 by  
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Although most of us familiarize the painted face of John 5 with his time in Marilyn Manson or his current gig with Rob Zombie, John 5’s guitar roots run deep.  He picked up the guitar at age seven and rumor has it no one has seen him without a guitar in his hands since.  

 On May 11th John 5 offers up his new solo album “The Art of Malice”;  a diverse yet cohesive collection of songs that depict his versatility and love for genre-bending with his tool of the trade.  With sounds spanning from rock to country to flamenco to bluegrass John 5 offers up a technically mind-blowing instrumental cd with deeply personal songs that chronicle his life. 

From the song “JW”, the nickname that his Dad called him growing up to “Can I live Again” a gut-wrenching song inspired by losing those around us and finding the will to go on to his personal homage to some of his friends and mentors  in music, Ace Frehley and David Lee Roth, in “Fractured Mirror” and “Ya Dig”.  Listening to this album from start to finish will give you a very intimate look into who John 5 is not only as a guitar player but as a person, his personality drives the songs while his guitar techniques continue to set new standards.

 John 5’s current day job is on stage shredding with Rob Zombie.  You can catch them live right now on a short co-headlining tour with Alice Cooper followed up by Rob Zombie’s headlining stint on the 2010 Mayhem Fest. We recently caught up with John 5 to talk about his new album, Zombie, Mayhem Fest and more.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette & Antonio Marino Jr.
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New Contest: Win An Autographed ESP Guitar From The Deftones

April 15, 2010 by  
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To celebrate the release of Diamond Eyes on May 4th, Deftones and are excited to offer you the chance to win an ESP LTD SC-207 guitar signed by Deftones.


207 guitar signed by Deftones.

207 guitar signed by Deftones.

207 guitar signed by Deftones.

UMG Launches New Six-String™ Guitar App For The iPhone & iPod Touch

April 5, 2010 by  
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Move over Rock Band.  Now all you need to play guitar is an… iPhone?  Universal Music Group (UMG), recently launched Six-String™ on the App Store. Six-String™ is a new iPhone and iPod touch music app that let’s you play guitar on your iPhone or iPod touch guided by tracks gathered from real studio masters.

Players are provided with a truly engaging musical experience as they are required to pluck, strum and change chords. And since no experience is required, anyone anywhere can now play the guitar like a pro along with their favorite songs instantly.

Six-String™ comes with 6 tracks, but players can easily add songs from the in-app store as they progress. The tracks included are: Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name”; Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream”; Fall Out Boy’s “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”; Peter Frampton’s “Show Me The Way”; and Orianthi’s “According To You.” It also contains The Scorpions “Raised on Rock,” from their new album, Sting in the Tail, released on March 23rd, which will be the first time a Scorpions’ recording has been included in any of the music game franchises.

The Six-String App also features more than 20 additional game tracks available for In-App purchase, including songs from 3 Doors Down, Angels and Airwaves, Beck, Dashboard Confessional, G.B.H., Gary Go, Hinder, Hollywood Undead, Kaiser Chiefs, Maroon 5, No Doubt, Papa Roach, Rise Against, Robert Palmer, Sum 41, Wolfmother and many more to come!  In addition, users can purchase the corresponding song, video and ringtone from iTunes through the app where available.

The Six-String App is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at .

For more info about the Six-String App, visit:

Butch Walker Auctions Off Guitars for Haiti Relief

February 16, 2010 by  
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Butch Walker is auctioning off some of his prized guitars that he’s played on the road over the last few years.  The proceeds paid through ebay will go to The Red Cross for Haiti Relief.  Here are the three auction items and the details about them. Click the description to view the ebay listing for each:

Custom Shop Gibson Hummingbird acoustic with active pickup. Butch Walker used this guitar for the last 3 tours as his main guitar and in the Retrospective Residency gigs in LA-NY-CHI-ATL. special guitar that is worn in perfectly.

Lightcrust Doughboys signature series Anniversary model mandolin with pickup. Butch Walker used this on all the Residency gigs in LA-NY-CHI-ATL and was used on the recording of the now infamous Taylor Swift cover of “You Belong With Me” that he did. pretty sweet little mando.

Fender custom Telecaster. blonde finish and special tone selector knob. i love this guitar and used it at some of the Residency gigs. it is a beauty and don’t want to part with it, but the cause is more important. sounds INCREDIBLE. best playing Tele that i own.

Help spread the word so we can help Butch raise a ton of cake for those that need it most.

New Contest: Flyleaf Holiday Guitar Giveaway

December 8, 2009 by  
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flyleaf_giveawayFlyleaf have just released their new album, Memento Mori. In celebration of the release, the band and are giving one lucky fan the chance to win an Epiphone LP Junior Electric Guitar!

Memento Mori is the follow up to Flyleaf’s self-titled debut and features the songs “Again” and “Beautiful Bride.”   Enter this contest now.

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