By Jos Bosso
Simmons and Stanley make announcements
By Joe Bosso
The up-and-coming blues ace on first guitars and gig rituals
"We like trying to expand the horizons of what we do and what people can expect from our genre"
Run-DMC and Robert Palmer guitarist shares his session lessons
"I love it when bands have a core foundation but they take a really surprising left turn"
"We're hungry and we've got our ear to the street"
"We do act a little differently than a lot of bands"
"I love albums, but I think there's just as much worth in a great three-minute single"
"Know all you can. There's no upside to being uninformed"
The Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll star on the music that shaped his soul
Revolutionary new heat-activated, contoured stick debuts at NAMM
"Music has no limits. There's no set way to do it, and there's no rule that can't be broken"
"My mantra became, 'I'm going to learn three chords and make them sound like God is playing them'"
"Whatever you do, try to make it fun"
"Rock was what I loved… Rock and metal, and hey, even hair metal – those bands had some great players."
Plus, the making of new Tremonti album Cauterize
Baltimore-based sticksman's best of the best
Words of percussive wisdom from Tom Tom Club/Talking Heads titan
Solo Telecaster master and Rob Zombie sideman's words of wisdom
"Get to know your voice – what it can and can't do"
Ergonomics meets looks, playability and tonal range
Layered with tone material called Arium
"To be in a band, one should be an informed student of music"
"Learning different instruments can make your music grow in so many ways"
"It's a life-changer, but I feel good and am getting stronger every day"
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