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Ernie Ball PLAY Warped winner the Weekend Classic premiere Chad Gilbert-produced “More Alive”—listen
Ernie Ball PLAY Warped winner the Weekend Classic premiere Chad Gilbert-produced “More Alive”—listen
Garnering support from the local scene can be everything in making or breaking an artist, but Madison, Indiana’s the Weekend Classic have had to overcome the obstacle of their self-proclaimed small town. “I feel like not a lot of people are into bands like us around here,” vocalist/guitarist Chris Webster says. “People don’t re...
The Weekend Classic beat out over 11K bands on Warped Tour to take home Ernie Ball: PLAY grand prize
The Weekend Classic beat out over 11K bands on Warped Tour to take home Ernie Ball: PLAY grand prize
The sun has set, the dust has settled and the bandwagons have been returned. After finishing up this year’s Vans Warped Tour, there are only a few matters left to attend to before the ledger can be closed on the summer of 2016. That’s right: We have been granted the privilege of announcing this year’s Ernie Ball: PLAY Warped winner—the Weekend Classic. "It is a long, hot ...
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert gives advice about developing a unique band sound
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert gives advice about developing a unique band sound
In this brief video from the Ernie Ball PLAY Youtube series, New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert gives his advice on how to develop a unique sound. "What worked for us is we truly wrote music that we liked," he says. "A lot of times you can get lost in what other people want to hear or what's popular." Gilb ...
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert explains what makes for a good live show
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert explains what makes for a good live show
In this brief video, part of the Ernie Ball PLAY Warped Tour series, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert shares what he thinks makes for a good live show. "You put on an energetic live show," he says. "For New Found Glory, there's so many people I've met that have heard our albums, and were like, 'Man, I didn't like your band, and then I went to your show and saw you live, and it
Snag a spot on Warped Tour main stages, win $10K and more with Ernie Ball PLAY
Snag a spot on Warped Tour main stages, win $10K and more with Ernie Ball PLAY
Want to play Warped? This could be your chance. The 20th installment of Ernie Ball’s annual unsigned artist program launched PLAY Warped Tour to give 41 bands the opportunity to play live on the Van’s Warped Tour main stages. “I started this program twenty years ago because the opportunity to experience playing music live seemed to be dwindling,” says Ernie Ball CEO Sterling Ball.  “The opportunit
See official photos from Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert’s Tennessee wedding
See official photos from Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert’s Tennessee wedding
One of the scene's favorite duos, Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert, were married in a private ceremony in Tennessee over the weekend. The happy couple celebrated with friends and family—including their Paramore and New Found Glory bandmates—at The Franklin Theatre in the heart of historic downtown Franklin. The couple use ...
Musicians who could double as the ‘Deadpool’ cast
Musicians who could double as the ‘Deadpool’ cast
Deadpool is the bad-mouthed, badass, ex-mercenary science experiment gone wrong. But only if you consider a $132 million box office weekend to be “wrong.” Deadpool is the one of the few R-rated superhero movies. After a brief (and rather awful) appearance in X-Men: Origins—and 11 years of Ryan Reynolds pushing to shoot an actual Deadpool film—the comedic superhero finally slashed (yes, with two ka

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