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Gibson Rocks Sundance London

Chloe Scannapieco
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05.07.2014

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Sundance Festival returned to London's O2 Arena for a third consecutive year, intent to build on past successes of publicising independent films and also to include a plethora of new music this time around. Gibson were chosen to host a pop up stage which was open for business late on Friday afternoon and accommodated an eclectic mix of singer/songwriters and musical acts all weekend long in a cohesive smattering of 30 minute sets.
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Playing in 7/4 Time

Peter Hodgson
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05.06.2014

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One of my favorite time signatures is 7/4: a nice lucky count of 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7. I’m not sure why. There isn’t a particular song in 7/4 that resonated with me at a crucial early stage of musical development — at least nothing that leapt out at me as being a specific example of that time signature in the same way that songs in, say, 5/4 did.
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Southern Rock Legend Charlie Daniels On His Career, His Stolen ’59 Les Paul, and the Best Guitar Solos

Ted Drozdowski
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05.06.2014

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The Southern rock grandpappy, who’s 77, has been a Nashville legend for over 50 years.
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Undercut, Fret Over Binding

05.05.2014

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Nothing is truly simple when it comes to making guitars...even a topic as seemingly straightforward as how the frets meet the neck and binding. In a continuing quest to make fingerboards ever more playable, Gibson now introduces undercut, fret over binding on all 2014 model guitars except the Les Paul Traditional.
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The Gibson Memory Cable™ is “Inspiration Insurance”

Craig Anderton
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05.05.2014

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Inspiration is fragile. Remember those songs you lost when you couldn’t record an idea in time, the great riff that came and went, or the computer crash that trashed a fantastic solo?
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Backstage Interview ... Tim Sult of Clutch

Chloe Scannapieco
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05.03.2014

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"I’ve got a black Les Paul custom and a white Les Paul custom. The white one is a 2006 custom shop and the black one is 80’s Norlin era."
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Why Cryogenically Treated Frets Are Better

05.01.2014

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Cryogenic treatment re-arranges the molecular structure of metals to distribute the molecules more uniformly. As an analogy, think of a flashlight—which basically scatters light—compared to a laser’s tight focus.
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Quick Tricks for Recording Licks, Riffs and Demos

Ted Drozdowski
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05.01.2014

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Ideas for good riffs and songs are like butterflies. They have to be savored, impressed on the brain and maybe even captured before they flit away. And too often they do just that, leaving us scratching our heads a day later trying to remember that great lick or lyric that seemed so vivid just 24 hours before.
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10 Great Headbanger Quotes from Metal Bands

Anne Erickson
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04.29.2014

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Of rock ‘n’ roll’s many formats, metal is the most aggressive when it comes to volume, attack and sky-high guitar solos. Metal breathes life into music with a variety of styles and subgenres, but they’re all married by a trust in distorted guitars, heavy riffing and hammering rhythms. In honor of all things heavy, here are 10 Headbanger-Approved Quotes from Metal Bands.
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Exclusive Music Chat with the Mayor of London

Michael Leonard
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04.28.2014

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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson recently joined London band The King's Parade, rising pop star and committed busker Luke Friend and other musicians to officially launch this year's Gigs busking competition and #BackBusking, a new campaign to support street musicians. Boris Johnson kindly agreed to answer some of Gibson.com’s questions.
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