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Nick Martin of Sleeping With Sirens on how punk-rock inspired his “plug-and-play” style
Nick Martin of Sleeping With Sirens on how punk-rock inspired his “plug-and-play” style
In this summer's first episode of Ernie Ball's "Sound Of Warped" series, Sleeping With Sirens guitarist Nick Martin (and his awesome, new hair) tell us about his set-up, playing style and philosophy and more.  "I grew up on The Clash, The Ramones and the Misfits. It was very ...
Watch punk legend Mike Ness get real in ‘Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone’
Watch punk legend Mike Ness get real in ‘Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone’
Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone, a new AT&T original documentary series, features iconic rock and roll songwriter and guitarist Mike Ness of Social Distortion. In this exclusive clip, Ness talks about giving up wireless and going back to plugging in directly to maximize his signal change. R... Read More ...
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
Snag a spot on Warped Tour lineup, $10K and more with Ernie Ball PLAY
Snag a spot on Warped Tour lineup, $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
Marina City on winning Ernie Ball’s Vans Warped Tour Battle of the Bands
What do you do when you find out your band has won the highly coveted Ernie Ball's Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands 2015 title? You don’t quit. At least, that’s the mindset of Chicago-based pop rockers Marina City, comprised of Ryan Argast (lead vocals), Todor Birindjiev (lead guitar), Brian Johnson (vocals/guitar), Aaron Heiy (bass), Matt Gaudiano (vocals/keys) and Eric Somers-Urrea (drums).
Ernie Ball Presents: “The Sound Of Warped” with Matchbook Romance
Ernie Ball Presents: “The Sound Of Warped” with Matchbook Romance
In part seven of Ernie Ball's "The Sound Of Warped" series Matchbook Romance bassist Ryan Kienle discusses what inspired him to pick up his instrument and how surreal it is now that he gets to play for a living. He also talks about his gear, including his Ernie Ball  Regular and Cobalt strings and how they help him achieve his sound. Want to pla ...
Ernie Ball Presents: “The Sound of Warped” featuring We Came As Romans
Ernie Ball Presents: “The Sound of Warped” featuring We Came As Romans
In part six of Ernie Ball's "The Sound Of Warped" series, We Came As Romans bassist Andrew Glass explains his "simple" setup, spilling all details about his amps, guitars, tunings, strings and how festivals can affect his setup.  "There's so much room for error with having four tunings and wireless . On these festiva ...

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