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Jerry Cantrell Signs To Gibson

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The Press Release:
For the past 126 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. The new Gibson era celebrates the iconic models of the Gibson Golden Era while leaning into the future with instruments that nurture new players across generations, genders, and genres of music. Gibson has announced today, January 17, 2020 that Jerry Cantrell–main songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist for the pioneering rock band Alice in Chains–will join as brand ambassador. Jerry Cantrell will be doing a signing in the Gibson experience space, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A at Winter NAMM on Saturday, January 18 at 4:00pm.

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Jerry Cantrell by Scott Dachroeden

Jerry Cantrell remains one of the most iconic rock musicians of our generation.
His career outside of Alice in Chains has consisted of two solo albums and several film soundtracks. Jerry’s first solo album, Boggy Depot, was released in 1998 and contained three singles including the popular “Cut You In” and “My Song.” In 2002, Cantrell issued his second album, Degradation Trip, with Ozzy Osbourne’s then live rhythm section, Mike Bordin (drums) and Robert Trujillo (bass). The album featured two singles, “Anger Rising” and “Angel Eyes,” and the track “She Was My Girl” was included on the Spider-Man soundtrack. Degradation Trip was re-released in November of that year as a double album, featuring eleven additional tracks. In addition to his solo albums, Jerry Cantrell released music on soundtracks for several films including The Cable Guy, John Wick 2 and The Punisher.
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Gibson: Reveals Product Line-Up Ahead Of NAMM 2020

Yesterday I shared the news from Gibson about their brand new “Slash Collection” and if you’ve been too busy to notice just click HERE to absorb that press release. Now we’ve got some additional news from the company to share in advance of the NAMM Show which will be taking over Anaheim in a few short days.

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The Press Release:
For the past 126 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. The new Gibson era celebrates the iconic models of the Gibson Golden Era while leaning into the future with instruments that nurture new players across generations, genders, and genres of music. In 2019, Gibson emerged as the legitimate leader again by offering new, relevant and award-winning guitars. Combined with a re-energized brand and renewed commitment from all Gibson artists, 2020 is set to take Gibson to the next level as they showcase the new line-up, launch history-making new collections and artist collaborations during Winter NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, CA (January 15-19).

The Gibson NAMM 2020 experience will feature daily events in the Gibson experience space located on the 3rd Floor in Ballroom A Anaheim Convention Center (daily 11-5pm). The Gibson experience will host artist performances on the main stage and the new acoustic lounge, as well as, musician Q&A’s on industry hot topics and new product debuts from icons to upstarts. Gibson’s NAMM events will begin with a Media and Custom Shop preview event on Wednesday, January 15, an official opening party and concert “Gibson Live at The Grove” will kick-off on Thursday, January 16 at City National Grove Of Anaheim.
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Gibson Announces Historic New “Slash Collection” For Worldwide Release In 2020

Guitar slingers all over the world are going to be “tuning” in their attention to Gibson Guitars brand-new Slash Collection. Thanks to the press release below, you don’t even have to be headed to the NAMM Show to learn more about them. Let’s take a look down below.

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The Press Release:
By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into an innovative future, Gibson has set the stage for the next era of shaping sound for present and future generations. The new Gibson celebrates the iconic models of Gibson’s Golden Era while leaning into the future with instruments that nurture new players across generations, genders and genres of music. A partnership that crosses over three decades, Gibson and Slash announced today, January 9, the release of the first-ever Slash Collection. In a history-making move for the brand, the Slash Collection will feature multiple acoustic and electric guitars. The new Slash Collection will officially premiere at the Gibson experience space, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A, during Winter NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, CA (January 15-19).

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Slash with his J-45 Standard in November Burst

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Gibson’s NAMM 2019 Daily Artist Events Announced

The NAMM Show for 2019 is here and going to be taking over the Anaheim Convention Center for the next few days. While we aren’t going to be in attendance we just had to share this brief on what will be going on with the fine folks at Gibson. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
In 2019, after more than a century, GIBSON artists, players and enthusiasts will experience the all American-made instrument brand rejuvenated. The guitar of choice for artists in rock, pop, country, blues, folk, jazz and beyond, the new GIBSON era celebrates iconic models while looking to the future with instruments that will nurture new players across generations, genders and genres of music. GIBSON will showcase the new line-up and artist collaborations at NAMM in Anaheim, CA, January 23-27.

On Wednesday, January 23 the GIBSON experience will launch with a media preview (3:00pm) in the NAMM lobby followed by a special surprise for guests around the 4:45pm hour. Beginning Thursday, January 24, the GIBSON space in Room #207 will feature daily events from artist performances, Q&A’s and new product debuts from GIBSON icons and upstarts (starts 10:00am daily, see schedule below). Later Thursday night (1/24), GIBSON will kick-off their opening party–NAMM Jam at City National Grove of Anaheim (7:30pm) with live performances from Billy Gibbons, Nancy Wilson, Peter Frampton, Robby Krieger, Emily Wolfe, Black Pistol Fire, Cam, Jared James Nichols and more while Jimmy Vivino, Kenny Arnoff, Daryl Jones and Jeff Young round out the house band.
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PiercingMetal Goes To The Gibson Emerging Artist Showcase @ Gibson Studios

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As much as I love vacations, the aspect of them seems to have eluded me of late and the closest I seem to get are those little moments of respite that fall outside of the normal scenarios that I often find myself adventuring into. Thanks to my good friend in music media, Christa Titus, the Piercing One would tonight be taking a breather from all of the Heavy Metal indulgence that I had been undertaking. It was needed to say the least and came right after the killer performance by Stratovarius & Pagan’s Mind that was last night over at the Nokia Theater. This brief excursion into “normalcy” would be a perfect lead into the next couple of days since tomorrow I had planned to see Stryper over at The Fillmore NY and if I could maneuver between time efficiently, both the Chris Caffery performance and Gwynbleidd one on the same day the Saturday which followed.

Gibson New Music Showcase Invite

This evening’s fun was held at the Gibson Studios and this was a place that I had never been to before so I was rather excited about getting to explore it a little. It was also nice to be the guest of someone else for a change as that seldom happens. The purpose of the event was to deliver a good time and very good music in this Emerging Artist Showcase. There were four bands by my count and among them were Heavy Road, The Shells, Zigmat and Dynasty Electric. When we walked into the Gibson Studios we learned that the food and beverages were on one side and that the bands were performing in the main studio out in the rooms center. They had some passages of the offices blocked off and that was a little bit of a shame since there were cool guitars hanging up and I would have loved to take a few more photos of them. Here is a view of one of the hallways, sorry I couldn’t get a better angle.
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