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Yvette Young talks painting, collaborating artistically with WILLOW and more
Yvette Young talks painting, collaborating artistically with WILLOW and more
You wouldn’t know it from hearing her play, but Yvette Young of Covet yearned to abandon her classical music upbringing and used to sneak out of the art classroom to compose songs. While Young eventually found her way into rock music, the artist still fluidly draws from her extensive background in classical music and fine arts, producing a unique and skillful form of guitar playing that is as appr
One of Frank Iero’s guitars ended up with Slayer’s Gary Holt—here’s how
One of Frank Iero’s guitars ended up with Slayer’s Gary Holt—here’s how
It looks like one of Frank Iero's guitars has ended up in the hands of Gary Holt for a reason you may not think. This week, the Slayer and Exodus musician revealed just how he became the new owner of one of Iero's guitars. Read more: Metro Station know about that comparison to MGK and YUNGBLUD’s song Over the years, Frank Iero has collected quite a few guitars during his time in My Chemical Romanc
Frank Iero recalls how he felt after My Chemical Romance ended in 2013
Frank Iero recalls how he felt after My Chemical Romance ended in 2013
Frank Iero has joined forces with Ernie Ball for the String Theory interview series. In the exclusive interview, Iero opens up about My Chemical Romance's career and how he has grown as a musician over the years. As well, Iero reveals why the time following My Chemical Romance's disbandment in 2013 was particularly "scary" for him...
Dreamcar’s Tom Dumont talks No Doubt’s musical evolution in Ernie Ball episode—watch
Dreamcar’s Tom Dumont talks No Doubt’s musical evolution in Ernie Ball episode—watch
Ernie Ball is back with its String Theory web series, which explores origin stories of today's most innovative players in music. In this webisode, Ernie Ball artist Tom Dumont of No Doubt and Dreamcar looks at how those early guitar lessons impacted his career and his perspective on No Doubt’s musical evolution.  Nostalgia is a ...
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...
AFI’s Jade Puget: “Even if people don’t like where you’re going, you still have to go somewhere”
AFI’s Jade Puget: “Even if people don’t like where you’re going, you still have to go somewhere”
Ernie Ball's String Theory web series explores the sonic origins of some of music's most innovative players. In their latest episode, Ernie Ball artist Jade Puget of AFI gives an intersting look at how he cut his teeth as a guitar player in the '80s punk scene as well as the continual evolution of AFI while maintaing a signature sound.  Read more: To... Read More ... Read More ...
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 ...
Real Friends’ Eric Haines talks about his musical background and approach to playing live
Real Friends’ Eric Haines talks about his musical background and approach to playing live
In another episode of Ernie Ball's "Sound Of Warped" series, Real Friends' Eric Haines tells us about what music inspired him when he was younger, and how that changed over time, as well as sharing how the band prepares for Warped and what kind of gear they like to use live. "In the studio ...
Tom DeLonge opens up on Blink-182’s “Stay Together For The Kids” in new video (exclusive)
Tom DeLonge opens up on Blink-182’s “Stay Together For The Kids” in new video (exclusive)
In a new episode of Ernie Ball: The Pursuit Of Tone, an AT&T original series, Tom DeLonge talks about Blink-182's history from his point of view, as well as some background about his life and artistic endeavors that followed.   The special 90-minute episode dives into why he left Blink-182, what he learned from starting Box Car Racer and Angels & Airwaves and plenty more. In the AP-exclusi
Ryan Sitkowski from Motionless In White talks about his inspiration and his favorite gear
Ryan Sitkowski from Motionless In White talks about his inspiration and his favorite gear
In this episode of Ernie Ball's "Sound Of Warped" series, Motionless In White's guitarist Ryan Sitkowski tells us about what first inspired him to get into music (Slipknot!), his description of Motionless In White's sound and how to make sure gear survives a summer of Warped Tour. "I knew immediately ...

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