‘Premier Guitar’ Interviews the Sultan of Twang Duane Eddy

King of Twang Duane Eddy gave a fantastic interview to Premier Guitar magazine’s Michael Ross for the March issue, detailing his storied history and the incredible impact he’s had on music. With over 60 years of playing under his belt, the reverb-drenched tone that Eddy helped create has been massively influential, inspiring countless Americana acts

Jim Heath on the Signature Gretsch “Twang”

“It’s twang baby, twang — the Gretsch sound is all about that twang,” said Reverend Horton Heat frontman Jim Heath when he sat down for an exclusive video interview that covered everything from his Gretsch origins to what makes his signature G6120RHH Reverend Horton Heat Signature Hollow Body with Bigsby® so special. Heath was first

Twin Atlantic’s Sam McTrusty On His G6609 Broadkaster Guitar

Sam McTrusty, the singer/guitarist for Scottish alternative rock Twin Atlantic, recently caught up with our Gretsch team to discuss his Gretsch collection. In early 2017, Gretsch released its new Players Edition Broadkaster guitar. During the planning of these all-new guitars,  McTrusty was one of our artists who received  an advanced prototype to test out. Quickly

We The Kings’ Coley O’Toole on his Gretsch Players Edition Tennessee Rose

Following a recent show, Gretsch Guitars hopped on the We The Kings tour bus to catch up with guitarist Coley O'Toole and get a quick, down and dirty look at his Gretsch Players Edition Tennessean Rose guitar. "This is just a piece of gear that I"m actually privileged to play," said O'Toole. "If music is

Stevie Young Talks About Playing Rhythm Guitar in AC/DC

In a new video posted on the official AC/DC YouTube channel, guitarist Stevie Young talks about his playing style, how he constantly works at his craft, his tendency to destroy guitar picks and what it is like to try to fill the shoes of his uncle, Malcolm Young. "I'm not trying to imitate or copy

Watch the Empty Hearts Talk Gretsch

It's always a good day when a supergroup of hitmakers stop by your NAMM booth! Even better when they agree to do a quick interview. Watch below as the guys in the Empty Hearts—Wally Palmar of the Romantics, Elliot Easton of the Cars,  Andy Babiuk of the Chesterfield Kings and Clem Burke of Blondie— sat

What Inspired the Lone Bellow’s Brian Elmquist to Play Guitar?

Brooklyn-based indie folk rock trio the Lone Bellow started off 2015 with the release of sophomore album Then Came the Morning. Having written more than 40 songs while out on the road touring, the band teamed with the National guitarist Aaron Dessner on the recording effort, spending two weeks at Dreamland in upstate New York,

Brian Setzer Discusses his Signature Gretsch Hot Rod Models

What made the legendary Brian Setzer decide to put TV Jones Pickups in his 2015 Hot Rod signature Gretsch models? Turns out it was a sly move by his guitar tech. In our exclusive video below, Setzer tells that story and also explains a few of his other choices. Check it out, and shop the

Watch Brian Setzer Explain Features of the Gretsch G6136SLBP Black Phoenix

In this video clip, the legendary Brian Setzer discusses "the Big Kahuna," aka the Gretsch G613SLBP Brian Setzer Black Phoenix. Watch as he walks through some of its key features, and then rocks out with this axe.

Tegan and Sarah Give Industry Advice to Aspiring Young Women

Tegan and Sara have been inspiring people for years from the stage, even moreso lately with their critically-acclaimed album Heartthrob. But they also have some more specific advice for the young women that look up to the twin sisters. In a recent interview, Tegan and Sara spoke to that crowd, taking a different route than