January, 2018

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Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 17, 2018

After over a year of development, the Guild Jetstar is back! Available in three exciting finishes (Black, White and Seafoam Green), the newly reintroduced Jetstar embodies the ultimate retro vibe with a unique body shape that’s been off the grid since the 1960s. In terms of style, this reissue remains…

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Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 16, 2018

FENDER® ANNOUNCES AMERICAN ORIGINAL SERIES – INSPIRED BY FENDER MODELS THROUGH THE DECADES American Original Series Electric Guitars and Basses Unite Classic 1950s, ’60s and ’70s Models with Distinct Modern Enhancements, Best of Fender Performance, Playability Ahead of the NAMM Show, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch…

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Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - January 16, 2018

Roland and Boss Seek Guitar Product Manager Sick of your routine job? Always had a passion for guitar equipment? Want a career in the music industry? An opportunity like this comes along once in a blue moon… GUITAR PRODUCT MANAGER FOR LEADING MUSIC COMPANY For more than 40 years, Roland…

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Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 14, 2018

The world’s biggest selling jazz instrumentalist, Chris Botti, returns to Australia in February 2018. AM’s Greg Phillips chatted with Chris about the upcoming tour Grammy-winning American trumpet virtuoso Chris Botti lives and breathes music. Apart from his trumpet and the few essentials packed into in his suitcase, he has nothing…

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Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - January 12, 2018

Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) is a highly-interactive, Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer and a vibrant deviation from the traditional drum machine–presenting an expressive hands-on approach to percussive pattern creation. DFAM’s fully analog circuitry behaves much like a living organism, reacting in different ways to input from different individuals. To demonstrate…

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 11, 2018

JBLZE dates scheduled for later this month in Australia and New Zealand will be rescheduled to May – June 2018 due to unforeseen circumstances. All purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates.

JBLZE is excited to finally bring their show “down under” in response to unprecedented demand from the legions of Zeppelin fans they lay claim to down here.

The band’s powerful live performance of Zeppelin classics team with Bonham’s historical, personal input to provide concert-goers on a unique story telling adventure. While huge backdrops display iconic art, Bonham’s own home video footage plays, including family-oriented clips from his late father’s archive.

This musical and familial link culminates in Jason’s live performance of Led Zeppelin II’s Moby Dick: on giant screens behind him, footage of dad Bonzo at Led Zep’s landmark Royal Albert Hall gig on January 9, 1970 rolls, while Jason pounds out one of the most legendary drum solos in history in real time.

“This is my story. It’s what my Dad and Led Zeppelin meant to me” says Jason, who despite his years touring with an enviable list of rock-greats, is still regularly “blown away” by the response he’s had from JBLZE audiences during the band’s 7-year lifespan.

“It’s become more than just me playing the songs. The audience are as strong a part of it as anything” he says. “You see generations of different people at the show, from kids to their grandfathers – people that saw them back in the day. It’s been a fantastic journey”


The rescheduled dates are:

Sydney – May 23 – State Theatre

Melbourne – May 24 – Palais Theatre

Perth – May 26 – Perth Concert Hall

Brisbane – May 29 – Tivoli


Check out our interview with Jason here

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 10, 2018


Iconic singer, songwriter and humanitarian,Steven Tyler, and Live Nation will present the inaugural Janie’s Fund gala and GRAMMY Awards® viewing party on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the historic RED Studios Hollywood. The exclusive event will include a star-studded red carpet, live viewing of the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, live auction, dinner, and a musical performance.

Attendees will be treated to a multi-course dinner menu designed by GRAMMY Award-winning singer, best-selling cookbook author and lifestyle expert Trisha Yearwood. Following the dinner and telecast, Steven Tyler and his Nashville based band, LOVING MARY, will take the stage for a can’t-miss special live performance to close out the night.

Co-chair supporters for the event include Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Andrea Bocelli, Bo Derek, Britney Spears, Sir Elton John, Jim Carrey, Joaquin Phoenix, Joe & Marjorie Walsh, Kate Hudson, Lionel Richie, Sharon Stone, Whoopi Goldberg,and Yoko Ono.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with the national family services nonprofit Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls across America who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come.

“The time has arrived to share what we’ve done and what we’re striving for. This inaugural gala is designed to bring my friends and family together so we can continue to provide uplifting and needed support for Janie’s Fund. This gala is more than a night out, it’s a break on through to the other side for these girls whose lives have been stunted. It’s an opportunity to learn of the valuable work we will be doing to get them there. It’s time to bring the awareness out of the darkness and into the light for these girls, for all to see,” said Tyler.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Steven Tyler poses for a photo with Janie’s Fund with Youth Villages recipients during “Steven Tyler…Out on a Limb” Show to Benefit Janie’s Fund in Collaboration with Youth Villages – Red Carpet at David Geffen Hall on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for M2M Construction)

Since the November 2015 launch of Janie’s Fund, the organization has raised more than $2.5 million, directly helping more than 525 girls and providing more than 66,000 days of therapeutic care. On December 6, Tyler celebrated the opening of a new residential center named Janie’s House, a joint partnership with his philanthropic organization Janie’s Fund and Youth Villages. Janie’s House provides support to vulnerable young girls in the Atlanta Metro Area who are survivors of abuse and neglect, and has residential accommodations for up to 30 girls annually with access to 24-hour medical care and therapeutic support.

Tyler added, “You can reach the heights of your passion, go all across the entire world and meet people from all walks of life, but the look on these girls’ faces when they know that they’ve found their safe haven, especially after being put through the pain of abuse and neglect. Now, they’re being taken care of by the best of the best in experiential therapy and 24/7 caregiving. Every five minutes, someone comes in and checks in on them and they love it, because they know someone is not coming in to abuse. This event is a testament to the important work happening at Janie’s House.” Learn more at

Sponsors for the event include Kia Motors, Hilton, and Patrón Tequila. For more information on table purchases or company sponsorships, please email

Note: This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or licensed by The Recording Academy of the GRAMMY Awards.

About Janie’s Fund

Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with one of America’s most effective nonprofits, Youth Villages. The initiative provides hope and healing for many of our country’s most vulnerable girls who have survived the trauma of abuse and neglect. For more information, visit

About Youth Villages

Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health, bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people each year across the United States. Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations. For more information about Youth Villages, visit

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Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - January 9, 2018

A characteristic quartet of iconic vintage tones Most of the time all you need is your bread and butter 3-button overdrives, studio delays, and subtle reverbs but every once in a while, you need something special to nail the tone of your favorite artist or musical style. That’s when you…

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Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 8, 2018

It’s taken quite a few years, many hurdles and some heartache but Dean Ray has finally released The Messenger, the album he has always wanted to make. AM’s Greg Phillips caught up with Dean to chat about the album’s journey. Beginning your music career via a major television talent contest…

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 8, 2018

UK-based, Adelaide-raised blues guitar raconteur Gwyn Ashton is back home in Australia ripping up stages nationwide playing material from his dynamic new album Solo Elektro. Jason Rosewarne was at Gwyn’s fabulous one-man show at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar yesterday and captured the electrifying action.

Gwyn Ashton Australian tour dates

12 – VIC, Melbourne, Mr Boogieman Bar (solo)
13 – VIC, Williamstown, Rose Of Australia (solo)
14 – VIC, Portarlington, Saints & Sailors (solo)
16 – VIC, MBAS ‘House of Blues’ @ Flemington Bowls Club (solo)
19 – VIC, Geelong, Pistol Pete’s (Solo)
20 – VIC, Williamstown, Rose Of Australia (solo)
21 – VIC, Traralgon, Royal Exchange Hotel (solo)
25 – NSW, Sydney, Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice (solo)
26 – NSW, Ballambi, Bellambi Bowling Club (solo)
27 – NSW, Ulladulla, Marlin Hotel 1-5 (solo)
28 – NSW,  Jervis Bay, The Huskisson (solo)

2 – NSW, Wollongong, Dicey Riley’s (solo)
9 – NSW, Yass, Soldier’s Club (solo)
11 –  NSW, Windsor, Hawkesbury Hotel (solo)

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