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Between the Frets |:| August 14, 2012


Tour dates are finally starting to emerge for a fall Tremonti tour.  After two shows in September, Tremonti will embark on the HardDrive Live Tour with special guest Man the Mighty.  So far nine dates have been announced and more announcements are coming soon.  Tickets go on sale August 17.  Keep an eye out for the launch of the HardDrive Live Tour site to launch.  Also, check your local radio stations and for upcoming contests.

Mark recently sat down with Fuse to discuss the Tremonti Project and you can check it out here.  Mark talks about how the project came together, his influences, and the possibility of some covers and AB/Creed songs finding their way into the setlist of the upcoming Tremonti tour.


This week KG & Kones review the Fat Drive overdrive pedal from Pigtronix.  You can check out the video review on YouTube or the Guitarings website.


This week we are tripling the Sick Sale of the Week!  We have hats, messenger bags, and guitar straps all on sale for you guys.  Click the graphic below to visit the FRET12 store and pick up some gear.

We also will be interviewing Tim Mahoney of 311 this Friday so head over to the site and get your questions in so we can get them answered.  Also, be on the lookout for an upcoming 311 contest.


Three Days Grace has released their new single entitled “Chalk Outline” today and also will begin selling preorders of their new album Transit of Venus.  The band has brought in a new producer, Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Hollywood Undead, Bullet For My Valentine) and it’s definitely evident in the sound of this song.  You can check out a streaming version of the song here.

Slipknot has announced that fans who cannot make KnotFest this year will be able to stream the concert live in a pay per view fashion.  In addition to seeing the concert in real time, fans will be able to pause, rewind, and re-watch the concert at their convenience over the next thirty days.  There will also be interviews and bonus content to check out.  A trailer Slipknot is calling “The Road to Knotfest” can be seen here.

Guns N Roses will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip this fall.  The band has announced that they will be taking up residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino playing 12 shows starting on October 31.

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Between the Frets |:| August 7, 2012


Mark just wrapped up shooting VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show.  The new season begins airing on August 11 so keep your eyes peeled for Mark’s guest spot.  As soon as we know the exact date of his appearance we will throw it up for you all to check out.  Here is a pic of Mark and the King after filming.

Mark is also set to take over MusicRadar’s twitter account to answer all fan questions.  All you gotta do is make sure you are online and following @MRadarGuitars by 7 PM BST (2 PM EST / 11 AM PST) tomorrow August, 8.  Mark will then reply to the fan questions as they come in.

Don’t forget about the New York show Wednesday, September 12 at the Highline Ballroom.  Tickets went on sale last Friday, but  you can still get your tickets here.  Stay tuned to FRET12 and for announcements regarding Tremonti live shows.

We have two absolutely gorgeous Tremonti USA models that we just added to the Fret12 Store.  These beauties are looking for a good home.  Both of the finishes are AMAZING.  One has a very unique concrete looking finish that is sure to make the jaw drop.  Head over to the online store to have a look.


Let everyone know that you support the movement by rocking one of these green Army of 12 shirts.  This week you can get your hands on one for 15% off!! Click on the graphic below and get to it!

Coming up on August 10, we will be interviewing Lawrence Katz of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.  Send us some questions by filling out the form on the website here so we can get them answered for you.  We also have an interview with Alexia Rodriguez and Cisko Miranda of Eyes Set to Kill on the 17th of August.  Click their respective names to ask them your questions!


Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe has finally been released on bail from a Czech prison.  The tour is still cancelled, but guitarist Mark Morton has said there may be plans to start one up in the near future.  As you could expect, Randy was very gracious of the overwhelming support he received from family, friends, and fans.  You can read his official statement here.

Filed under Tremonti PRS PRS Tremonti That Metal Show Music Radar Twitter Takeover Highline Ballroom Randy Blythe Lamb of God Eyes Set to Kill Mighty Mighty Bosstones Lawrence Katz

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Between the Frets |:| August 2, 2012


Today we have for you a FRET12 Exclusive video where Mark Tremonti breaks down the solo from “You Waste Your Time” and teaches you how to play it.  In the same fashion as the Sound and the Story DVD where he broke down the solos from Blackbird, Mark lets you in on how he put together this shredtastic piece of music.  Click the screenshot below and start practicing!!

"All I Was" is available at Best Buy and Walmart as well as online via iTunes and Amazon.  In addition to the new album, we also have a ton of new merch available with jaw dropping artwork inspired by every track off of Mark’s record.  Head over to or FRET12 store to get your hands on some!

Tremonti has announced a New York show Wednesday, September 12 at the Highline Ballroom.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 3rd at noon.  You can get your tickets here.  All you fans of VH1’s That Metal Show will be able to catch Mark on an episode this season.  You can read about the guests on the upcoming season here.  Be sure to keep checking the Tremonti website as big announcements are coming soon.

Over here at FRET12 we are busy lining up some solid interviews with some great guitar players.  Stay tuned to our home page at so you can get your questions in and of course keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Tumblr for announcements on upcoming interviews.


Randy Blythe is still being held in a Czech prison due to the manslaughter charges brought upon him.  Because of this Lamb of God has cancelled their tour with Dethklok and Gojira that was set to begin yesterday, August 1.

Coheed and Cambria has formally announced plans for a double concept album titled “The Afterman” which will be released in two installments on October 9, 2012 and in February 2013.  The first disc will be called “Ascension” and the second will be “Decension.”  An album trailer released Tuesday morning can be viewed here.

Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic confirmed that he will be working with former bandmate Dave Grohl on music for the upcoming documentary on Sound City Studios.  

That’s all for this week’s Between the Frets.  As always, hit us up anytime via Facebook or Twitter and check out for all things guitar. To be part of the movement, join the ever growing Army of 12 and spread the good word!

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Between the Frets |:| July 24, 2012


It’s official! Mark has been named the greatest guitarist of the JRR Era thanks to all of you fans out there.  Over 20,000 votes were cast and Mark came out on top.  This could not have been done without the help of the Army of 12.  Great job guys!

The great reviews for “All I Was” continue to roll in.  If you have been living under a rock lately, you can go here to check out a preview of the record.  After you take a listen be sure to tell all your friends to check it out.

You can get the album at Best Buy (Exclusive Autographed Edition), Wal MartHMVAmazon, and iTunes.  For all the new exclusive Fret12 designs and bundles, international fans can head over to BSI.  


Head over to the FRET12 store to check out the new exclusive Tremonti merch.  We have designs inspired by all of the songs on the record.


Stay tuned to our Facebook group page and continue to call up your local radio stations and request Mark’s song.

That’s all for this edition of Between the Frets.  You can hit us up anytime via Facebook or Twitter and be sure to visit for all things guitar.  If you’re not currently a member, head over to Facebook and join the Army of 12, and then recruit your friends! 

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