Coming in January 2014 from Backbeat Books, Rolling Stones Gear is the first book to historically document all of The Rolling Stones’ musical gear on their way to superstardom.

Rolling Stones Gear not only covers the group’s personal background, but also every tour and studio session from their inception in 1962 to date, with detailed descriptions what instruments and equipment were used during these periods. Every song recorded by the band, including demos and outtakes are documented, with input from within the Stones’ ranks as well as from people who were involved with the band.

Author Andy Babiuk was given exclusive access to The Rolling Stone’s musical equipment, and he has masterfully compiled the history of the band through the instruments they used for more than fifty years. “The book has taken nine years to finish and I thank The Rolling Stones as well as the hundreds of people who helped make this historic document possible,” says Babiuk about the 672 pages of lavishly illustrated research on The Rolling Stones. In 2001, he wrote the best-selling bookBeatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio, and Rolling Stones Gear is a worthy follower. A respected expert on vintage guitars and the foremost authority on the equipment used by The Rolling Stones, Babiuk is uniquely positioned to write this historic, first ever document on the iconic band that influenced and shaped rock ‘n roll and pop culture.

The book boasts hundreds of photographs and rare images, many of which have never been published, including The Rolling Stones’ actual guitars and gear, specially photographed for this book and to be seen here for the first time. Virtually everyone – musicians, Stones fans, and casual readers alike – will learn amazing new facts about the band from their monumental fifty-year existence.

Click here for an online sample of the book.

Rolling Stones Gear is available for pre-order online. It will ship in January 2014.

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The newest band ready to take aim at the creative void in the hard rock world, Red Dragon Cartel, are set to release their debut album via Frontiers Records. The self-titled debut by the band, made up of guitar legend Jake E. Lee, bassist Ronnie Mancuso, singer D.J. Smith and drummer Jonas Fairley is set for release on January 28th. Jake E. Lee is best known for his work in Badlands and as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne on Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin albums. Red Dragon Cartel also features various guest appearances from some of music’s most notable faces including legendary Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander, original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno, Kill Devil Hill/Pantera bassist Rex Brown, Sass Jordan, Slash’s Conspirators Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz and In This Moment front woman Maria Brink. The album was produced by Ronnie Mancuso and Jake E. Lee and was executive produced, mixed and mastered by Kevin Churko (In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch).

Robin Zander of Cheap Trick lends his voice to the track “Feeder” and a lyric video for the song can be seen at below. Maria Brink of In This Moment lends her unique vocals to the track “Big Mouth.” Paul Di’Anno and Sass Jordan also lend their talents to the band’s debut. Jake E. Lee’s trademark playing style instantly shines through and picks up right where he left off. The album is available for pre-order on at or digitally on iTunes at that comes with an instant download of “Deceived.” Eddie Trunk is premiering “Deceived” in the 11:00PM hour Friday night on his weekly radio show that can be heard on Q104.3 in the NYC area, streaming on Q104.3 website or with the free iheartradio app for any smartphone.
The track listing for Red Dragon Cartel is: 

1. Deceived
2. Shout It Out
3. Feeder with Robin Zander
4. Fall From The Sky (Seagull)
5. Wasted with Paul Di’Anno
6. Slave
7. Big Mouth with Maria Brink
8. War Machine
9. Redeem Me with Sass Jordan
10. Exquisite Tenderness 

The band will be bringing these new powerhouse songs on the road playing a handful of dates before embarking on a full tour in 2014. The band will be stopping in Los Angeles, Tempe, San Diego and Las Vegas and is a must-see for anyone in those markets. Tickets are currently on-sale and all information can be found on the band’s website.

December 12th – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
December 14th – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater (Support of Queensryche)
December 15th – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
December 20th – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d

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From the light, singing overdrive of classic rock to raunchy, screaming, ear-shattering distortion, the Dirty Deed was created for complete versatility. The tone is very organic and natural sounding; it’s designed to capture the character and responsiveness of a classic overdriven tube amplifier with elements of distortion, fuzz and overdrive combined into a single wide-range pedal. With a turn of the gain knob you can go from the sparkling overdrive of your favorite classic rock songs to a rich, powerful hard rock distortion with amp-like saturation. The distortion is thick and beefy with a sweet spot in the mid-range EQ and a strong bass response, while highly responsive Treble, Bass, Gain and Level controls allow you to dial in your ideal sound whether you're using the Dirty Deed as your sole source of grit or you're adding some extra dirt to an already-overdriven amp. 

For maximum flexibility the Dirty Deed incorporates an active EQ for 12dB of treble and bass boost/cut. A pair of MOSFET transistors evoke the tube-like harmonics and lush sustain that only come from dangerously pushed amplifiers. Runs on standard 9v to 18v DC power supplies. At 18v the Dirty Deed enhances overall saturation and compression.

After several years of development, this analog, 100% true bypass distortion pedal is now being released to the public. Designed and assembled in Santa Barbara, California, the Dirty Deed is available at any Seymour Duncan retailer or online store.

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Blackstar USA announces "Season's Savings," a mail-in rebate promotion that runs from November 1st 2013 through January 31st, 2014. The rebate applies to new products purchased by U.S. residents from an authorized Blackstar USA dealer during the rebate period. Full details and a downloadable rebate coupon are at:

Mail-in rebates are available on the following products:

Heads & Cabs

  • ID100H + HTV412A Cab* = $200 Rebate
  • ID100H + ID412B Cab* = $200 Rebate
  • HTCLUB50H +HTV412A* = $200 Rebate
  • HTSTAGE100 + HTV412A* = $150 Rebate
*customer must purchase head and cab together to receive rebate

ID: Series
  • ID15 = $50 Rebate
  • ID30 = $70 Rebate
  • ID60H = $50 Rebate
  • ID60 Combo = $75 Rebate
  • ID100H = $75 Rebate
  • ID260 Combo = $100 Rebate 
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VOX USA is offering a "Season's Savings" mail-in rebate promotion that runs from November 1st 2013 through January 31st, 2014. The promotion offers an $80 rebate on a new DelayLab purchased by U.S. residents from an authorized VOX USA dealer during the rebate period.

The DelayLab combines a wide array of modeled delay effects with multi-mode stereo looping and complete expressive control of all the delay parameters.

Full details and a downloadable rebate coupon can be found at:

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To raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign, Orange Amplification is offering everyone a chance to own a one of a kind, bright pink Crush 20LDX. In addition, will be turning Pink this Friday for Breast Cancer Campaign.

The international auction for the electric pink Crush 20LDX will start on Friday, 25th October 2013 at 9.00am GMT, on Ebay. The auction will last seven days, giving plenty of time to scrape all those pennies together for a totally unique amp and a fantastically good cause. To find the auction when it goes live, simple go to the pink Orange website homepage and follow the links. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a completely unique pink orange amp and all the money raised from this auction will go to Breast Cancer Research, so please give generously.

Cliff Cooper, Orange Amplification founder and CEO said ‘Breast Cancer Campaign is a cause close to many people’s hearts, we all know someone who has been touched by this terrible disease. We want to support the fight against this disease and raise funds for this worthwhile organisation.’

Breast Cancer Campaign wants every person affected by breast cancer to get the best possible treatment, information and support. Founded in 1975 by celebrated campaigner Betty, Pink Fridays have become a memorable part of their fund raising activities. To find out other ways of supporting Pink Friday go to Breast Cancer Campaign.

So join Orange Amps, go Pink this Friday and support Breast Cancer Campaign.

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Sweden's Ghost B.C. today announced that their new EP entitled If You Have Ghost will be released by Loma Vista Recordings on November 19th. The five track EP was recorded and produced by Dave Grohl and includes cover version of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, Depeche Mode, and a live version of their offering "Secular Haze" recorded from a live ritual in Brooklyn earlier this year. Internationally (with the exception of Scandinavia), Spinefarm Records will be the new releasing partner for Loma Vista on all Ghost B.C. recordings, including the new EP and previous album. Spinefarm releases are distributed through Caroline/Universal in all territories, including the UK where a November 18th date has been confirmed for the release of If You Have Ghost. News on release plans in other territories will be announced soon.

If You Have Ghost is available for pre-order now HERE and will be available on CD, 12" LP, and digitally. Those who pre-order the EP will receive an instant free download of "Secular Haze - Live". To stream the lead track "If You Have Ghosts" now click HERE.

Ghost B.C. recently returned to the U.S. and have joined Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones for the Hail To The King Tour. Surely the most notable heavy music outing of the year, these dates mark the band's first proper US tour since their Haze Over America trek earlier this year. The band also appeared at various music festivals across the country this summer including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Rock On The Range. See below for a complete list of all upcoming live dates.

Ghost B.C. released their second album Infestissumam on April 16th via Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-song offering was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN and debuted today at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. 

If You Have Ghost EP -- Track Listing

1. If You Have Ghosts (Originally Recorded By Roky Erickson)
2. I Am A Marionette (Originally Recorded By ABBA)
3. Crucified (Originally Recorded By Army Of Lovers)
4. Waiting For The Night (Originally Recorded By Depeche Mode)
5. Secular Haze (Recorded Live At Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Hail To The King Tour (w/ Avenged Sevenfold + Deftones)

10/11 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
10/12 - Bloomington, IL - U.S. Cellular Coliseum
10/13 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
10/15 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
10/16 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
10/18 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
10/19 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
10/20 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
10/22 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center Omaha
10/23 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/26 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

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