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Six Strings Down: Jack Nau of EMG PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 20:25

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On Sunday 18th February, EMG Vice President of Marketing, Jack Nau (pictured on right), suffered a fatal heart attack while playing live onstage with his son's band. At the age of 56, the musician and father of three continued to champion the instrument he was so passionate about, something he passed on to his children.

A man who always offered encouragement to any up and coming bands he met, talked to and constantly hung out with, Nau will be remembered by scores of musicians he mentored in their formative years when chart success still eluded them. Jack is survived by sons Sebastian and Marshall, daughter Alison, Karen, the mother of his three children; along with his own mother, Lois Gylock.

Said EMG President, Rob Turner, "Jack brought a lot of personality to this company and he will be sorely missed by the many people he came into contact with during the 10 years he spent at EMG. Naturally, I'm hugely saddened by this turn of events and at this time my thoughts and those of the other members of staff are with his family."

 
The Eddie and David Lee and Show is Over (again) PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 20:23

O.K., so who didn't see this clash of the ego titans coming to a sudden death? The Van Halen reunion tour was over before it even began. The troubles between Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth have proven just too deep to keep the fabled tour off of a crash course. According to the L.A. Times, Live Nation, the shows promoter has cancelled all of the tour dates.

David Lee Roth gave a partial answer to the question of "what happened?" Roth said, "We have fragile politics in Van Halen." Eddie Van Halen so far has declined interviews through his publicist Janie Liszewski.

Next month, the group will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the plan was to follow that with a summer reunion tour that would feature David Lee Roth back in front for the first time since 1984. At this point it's unknown if the Van Halen brothers will even show up for the event on March 12 in New York City.

"I cannot tell you how frustrating and completely nuts this has been," said one person close to the reunion tour.

 
Have Guitar Will Travel Tour PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 February 2007 19:53

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STAIND frontman AARON LEWIS hits the road again to resume his highly successful, solo-acoustic tour "Have Guitar, Will Travel," March 1 through April 4, allowing fans to experience the iconic singer/songwriter in an intimate, one-of-a-kind setting. 



Armed solely with guitar, Lewis will perform Staind hits along with his favorite obscure cover tunes, while also taking special requests directly from his audience. The highly dynamic performer also enjoys customizing his set on the spot, ensuring that every show is fresh and spontaneous. Lewis, who is widely recognized as one of the most prolific and relevant artists of his era, first captivated a generation with his solid MTV Unplugged performance nearly a decade ago. He brings simplicity and the great craft of his songwriting back to the forefront of rock, as he continues to sell out venues across the nation with just his guitar and songs.

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GuitarXPO Announces The 2007 Custom & Concept Guitar Awards PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 February 2007 05:35

GuitarXPO has announced the 2007 Custom & Concept Guitar Awards, which will take place at this year’s event on July 7-8. Participation in the awards is open to all commercial guitar builders, large and small

The Categories include, Solid Body, Hollow Body, Acoustic, Bass and Specialty guitars. A panel of expert guitar players will award the builders based on their original design, playability and craftsmanship.

According to GuitarXPO, there will be three awards presented in each category based on the individual criteria. All of the entries will be displayed with information about each instrument and the builder during the show. And attendees will able to watch the actual judging take place in a special area of the GuitarXPO Exhibit Hall.

 
GearByOwner Launches Video Platform PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 February 2007 05:31

GearByOwner announced two new online advertising programs to buy and sell new, used or closeout guitars, musical instruments, pro audio, lighting, video or DJ gear.

The first program they are releasing for sellers is a video advertising service that allows their users to upload free video files up to 10 megabytes in size with any purchased ad. According to CEO Phillip Lentini, “using the video clips to advertise your goods or services is like hosting your own TV commercials. Our customers will now have the ability to create and personalized their virtual sales clips via digital cameras, cell phones or I-Pod’s for those on the go.”

The second new feature is the “Find it Now” program, designed around a network of sponsoring retailers in the USA. This feature assists users to locate items not currently listed on the GBO website like vintage, used, discontinued or hard to find items. When GearByOwner.com receives a “Find it Now” request they redirect it to retailers across the USA to submit selling price and fulfill the order.

Lentini states, “these programs are very user friendly”

Dealers looking to increase their sales should visit their website.

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