The editors of offer up some unsolicited opinions about guitars and six-string life.
Experience Hendrix 2010 Tour– Brad Whitford, Joe Satriani, Billy Cox, Robert Randolph,
Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ernie Isley, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Doyle Bramhall
II, Hubert Sumlin and Chris Layton. 16 dates. Yes, please.
Spinal Tap Gets First Grammy Nomination – We’re proud to celebrate the band’s
nomination for Back from the Dead in the Best Comedy Album category.
Guitar Thieves – People who steal guitars out of the backs of cars always suck. They
suck that much more when they do it to our staff members… on Thanksgiving.
Ron Wood Arrested for Assault – Fresh off of his wife filing for divorce, Ron Wood is
arrested for allegedly assaulting his 20-year-old Russian girlfriend.
US Tour Rumors for ‘ 10 – Clapton/Beck, Van Halen (with Roth) and Faith No More have all
hinted at hitting the road full-strength in 2010 ... we wait with fingers crossed!
WEBWHISPERS A sampling of what we’ve heard on premierguitar.com in the past month
“If you insist on buying a counterfeit
just make sure you understand you are
contributing to the price increase you
complained about in the first place. For
every counterfeit people buy, the real
deal becomes more and more distant for
the rest of us as prices increase. Legal
battles and lawsuits don’t come cheap,
and us, the customers, end up picking up
the bill. There are many legit companies
to buy from. There’s no need for this crap
and I’m glad when I hear these types of
operations being shut down for good.”
“Great article. Chuck knows he’s
not God, even with all his success.
A must read for some engineers
that I know.”
– tom dehlinger, on “Producer Chuck
Ainlay on Recording Mark Knopfler”
(web-exclusive, Dec. ’09)
“I purchased the deluxe ZPZ dvd with audio disks and
it didn’t come out of my dvd player until I had to move.
Every song was hypnotic. In fact we took to calling our
puppy Zombie Woof the Little Cujo Dawg. It is every
fathers dream to see his son shine. Frank has got to be in
total bliss. Dweezil is to be commended for this work.”
– Harold32001, on “Dweezil Zappa: A Son of (a Mother
of) Invention” (Dec. ’09)
– Mad Dog, on “The Growing Problem of
Counterfeit Guitars” (Dec. ’09)
“Why not issue “tour guitars” instead of “artist signature”
instruments? I saw AC/DC a few weeks ago, and Angus was
slinging a black SG standard with block inlays. I’d rather play
what is being played on stage than what is put out as a collec-
tor’s item priced along the lines of a used Civic. “
“If the ‘BIG THREE’ weren’t so pricey people wouldn’t need to
buy knockoffs- just a thought.”
– Muttley1975 on “Gibson Releases Angus
Young, Buckethead Models” (daily news)
Comments from the web are not edited for grammar.