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: Not… Read More
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
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
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
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
Back in April 1960, in Munich, Germany, Dr. Klaus Maertens had a garage full of inventions, including a shoe sole made almost entirely of air. He took that idea to the Griggs family of Northhampton, England, which had a history of making quality work footwear, and together they created the 1460, eight-hole “Doc Marten” boot—a design classic. The postmen, factory workers and transport unions who… Read More