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Greg Edwards: Failure’s Fantastic Return

Greg Edwards: Failure’s Fantastic Return

GUITARIST/BASSIST Greg Edwards didn’t stand still for long after Failure, his band with Ken Andrews and Kellii Scott broke up in the mid- 1990s. He worked with bands like Lusk, and continues to be the driving force behind Autolux. But when he and Andrews rekindled their friendship a few years back, talks soon swung to a possible Failure reunion. The band ended in a swirl of runaway drug use fol- lowing its most successful and critically acclaimed album, 1996’s Fantastic Planet.  more...
Rich Robinson …After The Flood

Rich Robinson …After The Flood

WHEN IT CAME time to record his third solo record, Rich Robinson had lost his father and a treasure trove of near-priceless gear, but not the passion for music or the fire of creativity. He walked into Applehead Recording near Woodstock, New York about as unprepared as ever at the beginning of a new project, but with the assistance of drummer Joe Magistro and keyboard wizard Marco Benevento, the month-long process yielded The Ceaseless Sight - a 12-track slice of bluesy Americana drenched in shimmering rhythms and deft fretboard work. It’s his most mature and complete album to date.  more...
Collings Guitars… Made To Order

Collings Guitars… Made To Order

WE ROLLED into the Collings Guitars complex west of Austin, Texas, on Highway 290 the morning of ‘Salsa Day’. It was the day when employees would bring in their own secret recipe salsa for judging by their peers and company management and, we suppose, ultimately reign as the guitar maker’s Salsa Champion, at least for 2014. Regrettably, we were not asked to judge.  more...
The NAMM Notebook: 2013 edition

The NAMM Notebook: 2013 edition

WELCOME TO sunny southern California! Er, well... not exactly. NAMM show week in Anaheim was a chilly, wet affair effectively putting the damper on the show’s big plans for its new outdoor promenade leading to the main entrance. The stage was set the morning of Day 1, but stood empty. The weather would eventually break and allow a scheduled run of concerts, including the first evening’s headliner Tower of Power. But what happens outside plays second fiddle to the happenings indoors.  more...