Photo by Roger Ho ©Coachella 2017 Artists playing Coachella tend to bring out special guests in spades, and Los Angeles punk ska band the Interrupters got in on the trend each of the last two weekends, with a stage assist from one of the genre’s legends. Near the end of the set, guitarist
Punk stalwarts Rancid have offered up a sampler video featuring three new songs to announce their upcoming eighth studio album, ...Honor Is All We Know, due out Oct. 27. The black-and-white clip features the quartet playing "Collision Course," "Honor Is All We Know" and "Evil's My Friend." Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz produced the new album,
Rancid's Tim Armstrong recently lent his talents to the Interrupters in a new video for the track "Family," which comes off the ska-punk band's upcoming self-titled album (due out Aug. 5). The clip depicts a raucous party that begins in a living room and spills out into a backyard, where the family vibe is certainly
Ask most people about music in the 1990s, and they’ll probably point to grunge’s dominance during the early part of the decade and bubblegum pop towards the end as main mile markers. Gretsch artists and their trusty guitars certainly had several standout moments in those areas. But whether it was the straightforward punk from Tim Armstrong and Rancid or the infectious rockabilly of Brian Setzer, Gretsch played a big part in many other genres, as well.
The 55th annual Grammy Awards show honored several breakout acts this year, drawing from an eclectic group of artists. The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach actually led the night with four trophies, sweeping the rock categories (song, album and performance) while also nabbing a Grammy for producer of the year. British folk band Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year for Babel, indie-pop act Fun. won Song of the Year for “We Are Young,” Halestorm was honored with the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “Love Bites (So Do I)” and Australian singer Gotye won Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Gretsch signature artist Tim Armstrong might not have won an award with his punk outfit Rancid, but the singer-songwriter did take home some hardware for his collaboration with reggae icon Jimmy Cliff.
Rancid recently headlined the Hootenanny in Silverado Canyon, Calif., in celebration of their 20th anniversary, and Sullen TV caught up with drummer Branden Steineckert for an update on the band. The clip below also includes an energetic performance of "Roots Radical," a classic off Rancid's 1995 album ... And Out Come the Wolves. Check out
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jimmy Cliff refused to lose any of his spunk despite ominous clouds and winds that had the stage lights swirling so furiously that the crew took a few minutes to huddle up and discuss the situation. After a slight delay, the reggae legend launched his set with an energetic
Tim Armstrong recently sat down with Guitar Center's host Nic Harcourt for an exclusive podcast. In the hour-long session, Armstrong opens up about his legendary punk rock career with bands such as Operation Ivy, Rancid and The Transplants, and he even performs a few acoustic gems from his prolific catalog. In addition, Armstrong and his signature
Vintage Guitar recently checked out Tim Armstrong's distinguishable signature Gretsch G5191BK, dubbing it "exceptional," and "plain cool." Take it from the magazine itself. "The G5191BK has classic Gretsch styling with some of Armstrong’s particular requests well-represented," says Vintage Guitar. "Aesthetically, it’s just plain cool – oozing a rock vibe reminiscent of a hip old hot