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[4 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Slash Plays The AFD100 | 5,777 views]
Slash Plays The AFD100

So, if you’ve been following the story of the Marshall AFD100 guitar amp, you may be interested to know that Slash has finally got his mitts (and his Les Paul) on the prototype version.
The AFD100’s progress has been interesting. Since it was announced at NAMM, interested geeks have been able to follow its progress through design, construction and testing at its dedicated web site. Marshall, over at the AFD site, announced that Slash had just had a chance to play the prototype and they’ve, very kindly, videoed him doing so. …

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[26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Marshall AFD-100 Slash Amp | 12,418 views]
Marshall AFD-100 Slash Amp

Marshall Apmplification got a lot of attention at NAMM when Guns n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist, Slash, made an unusual announcement.
Slash announced that Marshall would recreate the amplifier he used to record the Appetite For Destruction album.
The amp, which will be called the AFD100 (Appetite For Destruction, get it?), will hopefully be released in the summer of 2010 but, and this is the unusual bit, the public can follow the development of the amp on a dedicated website.
From the concept, to the initial design work, to the circuit schematics …

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[21 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Duff McKagan And James Lomenzo At NAMM for Rotosound | 4,798 views]
Duff McKagan And James Lomenzo At NAMM for Rotosound

Rotosound have announced that metal legends, Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses and Velvet Revolver) and James Lomenzo (Megadeth) will lead a line up of artists at their NAMM booth in January.
Joining McKagan and Lomenzo will be Eva Gardener, Warren DeMartini, Robbie Crane (RATT) and also Billy Sheehan.
Pretty impressive line up that Rotosound have bagged there.
The event will take place on Saturday, January 26th at the Rotosound Booth (5596, Hall B) at NAMM.
The list of appearances and times is as follows:

James Lomenzo (Saturday 11am)
Duff McKagan (Saturday  1pm)
Eva Gardner    (Saturday  2pm)
Billy Sheehan  (Saturday  3pm)

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[7 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Guns N’ Roses Respond To Lawsuit | 2,758 views]
Guns N’ Roses Respond To Lawsuit

Further to yesterday’s news that Guns N’ Roses were being sued by two record companies for allegedly using samples of songs by, German electronic musician Ulrich Schnauss, G N’ R manager, Irving Azoff has released the following statement:
“The band believed when the record came out and still believes that there are no unauthorized samples on the track. The snippets of ‘ambient noise’ in question were provided by a member of the album’s production team who has assured us that these few seconds of sound were obtained legitimately. Artists these days …

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[6 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Guns N’ Roses Sued For Copyright Infrigement | 3,188 views]
Guns N’ Roses Sued For Copyright Infrigement

Independiente, a UK-based record label and Domino Records in the US, are seeking damages against Guns N’ Roses for copyright infringement.  They allege that G N’ R copied parts of two songs by Ulrich Schnauss, a German electronic musician.  The labels feel that Schnauss’ songs, Wherever You Are and A Strangely Isolated Place, were used, without permission, on Guns N’ Roses last album, Chinese Democracy – specifically on the track Riad N’ The Bedouins.
The lawsuit is looking for a cool one-million clams in damages.

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