The All-American Rejects Gearing Up to Release New Music in 2012

On January 24, 2012, platinum-selling group, The All-American Rejects, will kick off the new year with the release of “Beekeeper’s Daughter,” the first single from their upcoming album, “Kids in the Street.” The song, written by Rejects’ lead singer, lyricist, and bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler, captures a tumultuous time while Ritter was living in Los Angeles after wrapping two years of…

New Gear From the 2012 NAMM Show

The 2012 NAMM Show is in full swing and guitar players have a lot to get excited about. Music manufacturers have developed a bevy of interesting and innovative instruments. Here a few of the new guitars. Fender Kurt Cobain Signature Mustang Electric Guitar Inspired by Kurt Cobain’s arsenal of modded guitars, Fender has developed a…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Larry Lampkin

It sometimes takes a brief moment or experience to understand who you are or what you’d like to become. Once you’ve made that decision, it consumes your being. There’s no turning back. For Larry Lampkin, that moment came when he was cleaning a garage. “When I was a pre-teen, I stumbled across these old guitars,”…

New Music Releases 01/17/12

FEATURED RELEASE Cate Le Bon – “Cyrk“ (The Control Group): A new force in song craft, Cate Le Bon currently resides in Cardiff’s infamous French quarter and befitting a songwriter who only writes in the dark, her music is a heady and highly personal Gallic stew of equal parts Nico, Malkmus and the chronicler’s own emotional…

Grammy Nominees Jason Aldean And Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift to Perform on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show

Grammy nominees Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars , Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. Aldean and Minaj will perform on the Grammy telecast for the first time, while Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Mars, and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage.…

Desert Island List: Aaron Kusterer

When Aaron Kusterer picked up the guitar as a young boy, he was hooked. Since then, he and his guitar have traveled around the world and Kusterer has become a top-notch player. Here are his 10 favorite albums of all-time: 1. “The Infinite Desire,” Al Di Meola – What an incredible display of virtuosity! While…