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Grateful Dead Beer Coming Soon

Veteran San Francisco rock group The Grateful Dead have teamed up with the Dogfish Head Brewery to introduce a new micro-brew. The beer will be a pale ale and will be known as “American Beauty,” after the landmark 1970 Dead album of the same name.

 

On the Delaware based Read More

Rock Book Recommendation: Journeyman Guitarist Dick Wagner’s Smash Hit Memoir

Dick Wagner is a veteran rock guitarist who has enjoyed celebrated stints with rarified rock royalty such as Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and KISS. The Iowa-born axeman spent 40 years living the high flying life of a rock star; playing on some 200 albums and netting 35 platinum and gold records.

 

Wagner has detailed his often dabaucherous and sometimes emotional professional and personal experiences in his engaging new memoir: NotRead More

Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR): Does Your Rehearsal Space Write Neil Young Songs?

SIR, or Studio Instrument Rentals, is one of the largest and most popular services in the music industry. It’s a network nationwide with facilities in 13 cities, and offers studios, rehearsal space, and gear backlines for any size production or event.

So it’s a production company, and that’s all well and good, but SIR is so hugely immersed in the rock world, it’s actually influenced rock ‘n’ roll itself to a certain degree. Bruce Berry,… Read More

Wines That Rock

The weekend is almost here and the time is right for relaxing with a nice glass of wine. But you don’t want to drink just any wine. You want to open a bottle of wine that really rocks!

To that end, let us introduce you to Wines That Rock: The Official Wine of Rock and Roll.

Wines That Rock is a winery founded by a group of experienced winemakers and fanatical rock fans. Working in partnership with the Mendocino Wine Company, they’ve launched a new line… Read More

Hicksville Trailer Palace: A Cool Getaway

Hicksville, anyone? Looking for a cool place to get away from it all? Take a weekend off, decompress, maybe write or even record a song or two? Consider a road trip to the Hicksville Trailer Palace in Joshua Tree; just two hours outside of L.A.

 

Opened in 2010, Hicksville is a unique motel and artist retreat with accommodations that consist of vintage Airstream-type trailers, each of which is decorated in its own unique theme.

 

There’s a ‘70s bachelor pad trailer known… Read More

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Two Leather Jacket Must-Haves for the Rock Aficionado


Say the words rock ‘n’ roll and what pictures immediately come to mind? Probably a nice Fender Strat or Gibson Les Paul, maybe long hair, tattoos and screaming groupies? Definitely a nice broken in leather jacket.

 

Few fashion pieces scream rock ‘n’ roll as much as the leather jacket—maybe spandex if you’re into the 80s thing, but don’t expect to pull off the Poison look today unless you’re at… Read More

Guitar Lifestyle: Jamz Guitar Straps


Want to look and sound great on stage? A cool-looking guitar strap can help make a big impression! Jamz straps are designed for guitarists who want to project style and personality with their tunes, rather than wearing a cheap mass-produced black nylon strap that makes you look like a nerd. Jamz straps are handmade in the USA. Each strap starts with a durable Read More

Von Zipper Sunglasses


Alright, time to determine if the Von Zipper sunglasses has a motto that’s rock  ‘n’ roll enough for us: “It’s a salute to the flag of radness…with a pledge of allegiance to bitchinness.”

 

You be the judge.

 

 

We’ll play it safe and imagine your vote was cast for rock ‘n’ roll. If it was, maybe you should salute those about to rock by grabbing a pair of Von Zipper sunglasses of your own.

 

According to Von Zipper, the… Read More