AC/DC Debuts New Video for ‘Rock the Blues Away’

AC/DC recently dropped an electric new music video for the track "Rock the Blues Away," which comes off their 16th studio album, Rock or Bust. The clip features fans from all around the world who came to the Dragonfly Club in Los Angeles to watch the rock juggernauts perform. The historic taping was filmed by

AC/DC Open the Grammy Awards

AC/DC opened the 57th Annual Grammy Awards show with a blistering two-song set that included latest hit “Rock or Bust” and throwback classic “Highway to Hell." AC/DC were without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young due to health issues, but his nephew Stevie Young paid homage to his uncle by playing a replica of Malcom's favorite

Billy Duffy Discusses Career and Gear with Sweetwater Sound

The Cult's Billy Duffy recently sat down with Mitch Gallagher of Sweetwater Sound to discuss his storied career and his signature Gretsch White Falcon. Duffy noted that he was first turned on to the White Falcon via Neil Young, while Brian Setzer's work in the Stray Cats similarly piqued his interest in Gretsch guitars. "I've

Hear AC/DC’s New ‘Rock or Bust’

Classic rock giants AC/DC have released an official audio stream of "Rock or Bust," the title track to their upcoming Dec. 2 album. Coming in at just over three minutes, the anthemic tune features a stuttering rhythm guitar throughout and a bluesy solo by Angus Young at the midway point. While the album does not

Five (More) Great Gretsch Movie Moments

We offered a list of five great Gretsch movie moments a few months back. Since there’s plenty more where they came from, however, here are a few more great Gretsch cinematic appearances. Help!, 1965 Directed by Richard Lester, Help!, was the second feature film from the Beatles.  The comedy adventure’s plot was based around the band running up against an evil cult that was about to sacrifice a woman to the goddess Kaili.  Unfortunately, the woman in question is not wearing the sacrificial ring.  Guess who has the ring stuck on their finger?  Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. We won’t spoil the rest of the flick for you, but it should be noted that there were several musical performances during Help!, as well, and the soundtrack was even released as an album.  Most notably during a performance of “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” in the film, George Harrison is seen strumming a Country Gentleman.

Five Great Gretsch Holiday Songs

By this time of year, we’ve all been inundated with holiday music for weeks. The standards are inescapable, as it seems that every radio station is blaring some version of “Silent Night” or “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” We tend to look in different places for our Christmas tunes. Sure, there might be a time and a place for some Manheim Steamroller, but there are so many more gems out there that can serve as a much-needed changeup. So as we get ready to unwrap presents and sip on some nutmeg-infused eggnog, here are five great Gretsch holiday tunes that should be on your playlist right now:

Five Great Gretsch Rock Albums of the 1980s

Gretsch electric guitars loomed large in the 1950s with original-era rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly; even larger in the 1960s with the British Invasion. They were certainly still around during the musically tumultuous 1970s, although you did have to look a little harder. And then the 1980s arrived. The 1980s. That was the decade when

Five Great Gretsch Hits of the ’70s

Between the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s and the British Invasion in the 1960s, Gretsch guitars were all over the place and all over the charts. And if we skip ahead a decade, we find Gretsch guitars very much in vogue during the 1980s, and they’ve remained so pretty much ever since,

AC/DC Live At River Plate Drops Tuesday

AC/DC Live At River Plate, a definitive live concert DVD documenting AC/DC’s massive 20-month world trek in support of Black Ice, will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 10. Shot in December of 2009, AC/DC Live At River Plate marks AC/DC’s triumphant return to Buenos Aires where nearly 200,000 fans (over three sold-out shows) welcomed