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
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
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
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,
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
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 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
After forming in 2010, Mustered Courage has quickly provided a fresh breath of air into the bluegrass scene. Picking their way across their home country of Australia and all over North America, Julian Abrahams (vocals/guitar), Nick Keeling (vocals/banjo), Josh Bridges (vocals/bass) and Paddy Montgomery (vocals/mandolin) have earned respect from critics and fans alike with their self-titled 2010 debut and 2013’s Power Lines. During a recent run through the United States, GretschGuitars.com caught up with the four guys to ask about their early concert experiences and what a band should do for food when they tour Australia. In addition, they played two songs for us, showcasing their fierce take on bluegrass. GretschGuitars.com: What was the first concert you ever saw live? Julian: The first international band I ever saw live was the Presidents of the United States of America. That was rocking. It was at the Royal Theatre of Canberra. I was like 12, crowd-surfed my ass off. It was pretty cool. Nick: I think one of the first concerts I saw was Alanis Morissette in Austin. But more importantly, another concert I saw early on was Smashing Pumpkins – a band I knew nothing about. It was an excuse to meet up with this girl. So I didn’t know what was going on. I was just thinking about how loud it was. But the girl and I went on a stroll around the botanical gardens at night and spent some time there. (laughs) I came home and told my mom how great the show was. I got the shirt and everything. Josh: The first concert I was caught by surprise was at this theater in Melbourne, and Ry Cooder was playing there. I only knew of one of his songs, and my friend had talked about him all the time. I was working at the bar at the venue, and got off my shift. Normally when you finish early, you just want to go home. You don’t want to see the act that night, but I decided to listen to one song. Oh man, after one song, it became two, and eventually I could absolutely not leave. Paddy: When I was really young, my dad took me to see Bush. Right when Sixteen Stone was released. But the first proper show I went to as a teenager was my favorite Australian band Powderfinger. That was in Adelaide, and it was awesome. Julian: That’s one of the biggest Australian rock bands in the last 10-15 years. Mustered Courage performs “Behind the Bullet.”
Band of Skulls' Russell Marsden has been a fan of Gretsch guitars for a long time, and they played a big part in the recording of the U.K. trio's latest album Sweet Sour. Learn more about Marsden and his affinity for Gretsch guitars in the exclusive interview below.
English singer, songwriter and producer Richard Hawley has a long history with Gretsch, from listening to Eddie Cochran as a kid to his days playing with the legendary Pulp to his current career as a solo artist. Hawley recently sat down to talk about his Gretsch love affair in the interview below. Visit Hawley's official