ZAKK WYLDE To Release First Signature-Edition 'Guitar Apprentice' Instructional Product
Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) has announced his first signature-edition guitar instruction collection, exclusively available at Guitar Centers across the country beginning October 1.
Guitar Apprentice takes a hit guitar song and breaks it down into 15 different levels of playing. The user is playing great guitar songs with a full band, supplying only a chord or two at first. The user can then work on songs at any desired speed and when it is completed is playing 100 percent of the song — including solos. At every level, Guitar Apprenticeshows the user visually, exactly what and when to play at the pace he or she desires.
The Zakk Wylde Signature Edition Guitar Apprentice was recorded live at Wylde's Black Vatican studio in Los Angeles and features six DVDs of guitar instruction by Wylde himself, including signature rhythm patterns, solo breakdowns, tones, pedals and gear. Fifteen levels of learning are provided per song.
The Zakk Wylde Signature Edition Guitar Apprentice features exclusivevideos, personal tours of the Black Vatican, and interviews.
"It's about as thorough and comprehensive a learning tool as you're gonna get. I wanted to make sure anyone learning guitar from me understood what it takes to play on a stage in front of thousands or in their own basement. I wish this was around when I first started playing," saidWylde. "This ain't no video game either."
The Guitar Center-exclusive version features a bonus 60 minutes ofconcert and interview footage including a never-before-seen prison concert and interviews from an appearance Wylde made in the U.K., interviews at the Black Vatican, a conversation with Wylde on replacingRandy Rhoads, gear talk, the story of Wylde's first guitar, a question-and-answer session and more.
There will be in-store promotions, including a chance to win a private lesson with Wylde — or a dream gear package featuring the same equipment Wylde uses. Fans can register by visiting their local Guitar Center and trying out the new product.
SEVENDUST will give 107 of its diehard fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the band live in studio on Sunday, October 7 at 7 p.m. This one-time event will be held at Architekt Music in Butler, New Jersey where the group has been recording its ninth studio album.
All attendees will get the VIP treatment, including:
* SEVENDUST VIP Laminate
* An unscripted club performance
* Meet-and-greet with the band
* Preview of the newalbum six months before release
* Exclusive t-shirt
* Access to VIP after-party at undisclosed location with members ofSEVENDUST
Event begins at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. This show is general admission.
This will be a night with SEVENDUST unlike any other, and an experience only available at this exclusive, one-time event!
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to a charity of SEVENDUST's choice. Charity information to be announced.
* Architekt Music is an alcohol- and drug-free facility. Alcohol is not sold nor permitted on the property.
* You and your property will be searched upon entry.
* This event will have restricted audio and video access.
* You may be filmed and/or recorded and by purchasing a ticket, agree to appear on any and all upcoming releases without further permission or compensation.
* There are no tickets to claim nor will any be issued. Your entire party must be present in order to enter the venue and the person on the will-call list must have photo ID on hand.
* Architekt is an intimate-sized venue — moshing and crowd surfing are discouraged and any such behavior is at the risk of the patron and may at any time be stopped by security.
* You assume any and all risks occurring before, during, or after event, including injury by any cause. You release management, facility, club,Architekt, and their respective affiliates and representatives from any related claims.
* Entry is revokable. Management may, without refund, revoke this license or refuse admission for noncompliance with terms or disorderly conduct. You consent to search on entry and waive related claims.
* Tickets are not refundable or transferable!
MATT SORUM On GREEN DAY Frontman's Rant: It Was 'The Most Punk Rock Thing He Has Ever Done'
Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum says that GREEN DAY frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's profanity-filled tirade at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas last Friday (September 21) was "the most punk rock thing he has ever done." ButSorum added via Twitter, "Then [Billy] had to go and ruin it by apologizing. Corporate rock is alive and well. Never really bought that band anyway."
Armstrong exploded after his band's set was cut from 45 minutes to 25, and he was given a signal halfway through their seventh song that they had one minute left. After screaming for two minutes at promoters, he smashed his guitar and left the stage.
A statement was issued on Sunday (September 23), apologizing for the incident and stating that a number of other promotional appearances by the band would be canceled while Armstrong sought help.
Billie Joe delivered the induction speech for GUNS N' ROSES at this past April's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, saying, "The first time I saw GUNS N' ROSES on MTV, I thought, 'One of these guys could end up dead or in jail,'" He raved about "Appetite For Destruction", calling it "the best debut album in the history of rock and roll."
New Incubus Compilation, The Essential Incubus, to Be Released in October
While Incubus settles into another hiatus, the band has just announced that they’ll be releasing a new greatest hits compilation CD to tide fans over until they get back together again. The Essential Incubus will feature 28 songs, including such hits as “Drive,” “Stellar,” “Megalomaniac,” “Anna Molly,” “Love Hurts,” and also “Make a Move” from the 2005Stealth movie soundtrack. The Essential Incubus will be available as a two-CD set and a digital download on October 30. Here is the track list: CD One
"A Certain Shade of Green"
"Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)"
"Wish You Were Here"
"Nice to Know You"
"Are You In?"
"Talk Shows on Mute"
"Monuments and Melodies"
"Make a Move"
"Oil and Water"
"Black Heart Inertia"
"In the Company of Wolves"
Muse Streams Entire The 2nd Law Album on iTunes
After posting “Madness” and “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable” from their upcoming release, The 2nd Law, Muse is ready for you to hear the whole album. The band has now posted a stream of every song from the new album on iTunes, where it'll remain from now until the album's release date on Tuesday. The 2nd Law features 13 new tracks and will be available on CD, digital and vinyl formats. A deluxe version of the album will be released as well, which includes a CD copy of the album, a DVD, two vinyl LPs, three 12” art prints and an exclusive video for “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable,” plus more. You can pre-order any configuration of the album now at Muse’s official webstore.
Shortly after The 2nd Law is released on October 2, Muse will hit the road for a two-month European tour to support it. The band is expected to launch a U.S. tour sometime next year.
Deftones Frontman Says Bassist Vega “Totally Invigorated” Songwriting Process for Koi No Yokan
It appears that Deftones fans should be thanking bassist Sergio Vega for the band's upcoming album, Koi No Yokan. Frontman Chino Moreno says that Vega’s positive attitude was the inspiration the band needed to begin working on songs for the forthcoming release. Vega joined the veteran act in 2009.
"When he came in, he was excited,” the singer tells Rolling Stone. “It's definitely kicked some life into this whole thing, and we really appreciate him for that. If it hadn't been for Sergio as a person, and as the bass player he is, I don't foresee us sitting here right now talking about a Deftones record. He totally invigorated the whole thing, and still continues to every day." Koi No Yokan is due in stores on November 13. Before the album is released, the band will hit the road for a headlining tour to promote it. That outing begins on October 9 at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA. Scars on Broadway, a side project of System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian, will support the band on all the dates.