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The Pumpkin Chord

Peter Hodgson
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03.06.2015

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Many years ago Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins made an off-hand joke in a guitar magazine that a particular chord that he was using heavily was called ‘The Pumpkin chord.’ This particular chord sounds really killer, it’s really simple to play, and sure, Hendrix did it too, but plenty of other people probably have as well. So it’s well worth exploring whether you’re a Pumpkins fan, a Jimi fan or whatever you’re into.
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Tone Secrets of Classic Capacitors

Ted Drozdowski
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03.06.2015

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Explaining three classic capacitors that helped define the historic voice of great Gibson guitars like the Les Paul and SG.
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P-90s + Humbuckers = Magic

Ted Drozdowski
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03.03.2015

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How blending P-90 pickups and humbuckers through retro-fitting or coil splitting creates a wider sonic playing field.
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Letter From London

Michael Leonard
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03.02.2015

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UK holds a showcase of the Gibson Memphis 2015 models with a show from Bernard Butler and The Magic Numbers' Romeo Stodart. See inside 2015's Gibson Memphis guitars
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35 Years Ago Today — U2 Get A Record Deal

Daniel Eriksson
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02.26.2015

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February 26, 2015, marks the 35 year anniversary of the gig that landed U2 their record contract. The band put on a headlining show at Dublin’s National Stadium, which led to them signing a deal for four albums with Island Records.
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Catching Up with Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford

Russell Hall
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02.25.2015

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Longtime Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford shares his thoughts on a range of topics, including his favorite guitars, his primary influences, his musical interaction with Joe Perry, and whether or not fans can expect a new Aerosmith studio album anytime soon.
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5 Great Pre-Nevermind Grunge Albums

Anne Erickson
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02.24.2015

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On Sept. 24, 1991, Nirvana released a bold, gripping, unapologetically different album called Nevermind. What I love about Nevermind is how the set seems to rebel against all things popular and mainstream at the time with a raw, buzzing musical sound and in-your-face, anti-rock star attitude.
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Dean Delray - There’s Gonna Be Some Rockin’

Peter Hodgson
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02.23.2015

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After slogging it out for half a decade doing comedy sets anywhere and everywhere he could, Dean Delray is now in high demand, with his name on the sign at the legendary Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard, playing to packed arenas with Russell Peters, even hosting and singing at the Bonzo Bash and Randy Rhoads Remembered concerts at the NAMM Show this past January.
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Five Recording Studio Necessities

Craig Anderton
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02.20.2015

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Although Gibson entered the pro audio arena years ago, the most recent additions to the family of Gibson Brands provides a complete set of integrated, innovative recording solutions.
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The Gibson Guitars of Rise Against's Zach Blair and Tim McIlrath

Daniel Eriksson
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02.19.2015

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Here’s what Rise Against guitarists Tim McIlrath and Zach Blair has said about their many Gibson guitars over the years.
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