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    10 Alternative Gibson Players and Bands to Watch in 2015
    From singer-songwriter James Bay to tough riffing band Otherwise, there are many Gibson artists set for a big 2015.
    Play, Record, Listen: Gibson at NAMM
    If you’ve visited Gibson at previous Winter NAMM Shows, the booth in 2015 is a bit of an eye-opener. It’s now much more spacious and comfortable, and it’s easier than ever to get your paws on all the beautiful guitars and basses on display. But what really stands out is how much Gibson has broadened into a whole family of products dedicated to the creation and enjoyment of music.
    The World According to… Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley
    I’ll never forget the first time I first heard Layne Staley’s voice on eerie, ominous Alice in Chains tunes like “Rooster,” “Would?” and “Down in a Hole.” Let’s look back on the legacy of the Staley though his eyes and the lens of his friends and contemporaries.
    Joe Perry’s Holy Grail Guitar
    Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says his most desired guitar is a ’68 Goldtop like the one he played circa the band’s breakthrough hit “Dream On.”
    Which 2015 Gibson Les Paul Is Right For You?
    Gibson's 2015 Les Pauls are in stores now. Each individual product page on Gibson.com shows the full details of each model – just click on each model's name. But if you want a quick overview of the differences you need to know, from neck and body woods to pickups... here you go!
    Doug Aldrich Talks New Band Revolution Saints and Les Paul Legends
    Doug Aldrich tells Gibson.com all about his favorite Les Pauls and some stories from on-the-road
    Five Tours to Look Forward to in 2015
    There’s a lot of new rock music at the moment, and some very big acts are heading out on tour in 2015. Here are some great bands that are touring this year that you might want to check out.
    Five Artists Who Rely on Cerwin-Vega
    Boasting a 50-year history, Cerwin-Vega established itself long ago as a premier innovator in the field of audio reproduction. For decades, savvy consumers have chosen Cerwin-Vega speakers as an essential component for their home stereo and entertainment systems. Similarly, countless professionals in the music industry have turned to Cerwin-Vega products to meet their audio requirements for both studio work and live performance.
    What Is The NAMM Show?
    NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting the joy of making music, and which provides support for the $17 billion global music products industry. There are two NAMM Shows held in the United States every year: Winter NAMM in Anaheim and Summer NAMM in Nashville. In a nutshell, it’s where the musical instrument-related companies of the world gather to showcase their new wares to retailers, media, potential endorsers and prospective investors. It’s also a place where you can see all sorts of performances and demos, from throughout-the-day demonstrations at various booths to one-off performances to epic concerts. For those who haven’t been to NAMM and wonder what it’s like, or for those who are going for the first time, here are some of my random thoughts and recollections.
    Highest Grossing Rock Tours of 2014
    Billboard recently published a list of the 25 biggest tours of 2014, based on total gross figures, number of attendees, and number of shows played. Lets take a look at the most successful rock tours of 2014!
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