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Between the Frets |:| June 28, 2012

GUITARINGS CONTEST!!

Attention all you fans of KG and Kones:  Head over to Facebook to enter our contest to win tickets to the Tenacious D show on July 7th in Chicago as well as passes for a meet and greet with the band.  The contest has 3 parts to it and we are picking a winner for each one.  For the first part, send us a picture of your best Kones stache by 2 PM central time.  We will pick the winner and announce it via Facebook and Twitter.  

TREMONTI NEWS

Vote for Mark in the best guitarist of the WJRR era (1993-now).  He is currently in the second round up against Kirk Hammett of Metallica and has a slim lead.  We need your help to get him to the finals and emerge victorious!

Click below to head over to their site and vote.


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Dirge Within to release new album April 10

Come April, Chicago’s own Dirge Within will be releasing its sophomore album titled “There Will Be Blood” via Rocket Science Ventures/THC: Music. The album will be the first to feature drummer Frankie Harchut and bassist Jeff Paulick (bassist/vocalist of Lazarus A.D.). According to Jeremy “Jerms” Genske, the songs are “heavier, smarter, and more melodic in parts” (Blabbermouth.net). Dirge Within’s debut album, “Force Fed Lies,” was released in September 2009 via E1 Music. Check out the link below to hear a track off their most recent three-song release back in August 2011.

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BETWEEN THE FRETS ::: 8/8/11

Lollapalooza 2011

Check out these photos from this weekend’s Lollapalooza festival courtesy of Billboard.

Deftones Shake Up Lollapalooza

In other Lollapalooza news, Deftones’ performance from the festival has been posted. Check out the videos here!

 

Surfing The Waves

Trivium has been busy touring and supporting their soon to be released album, In Waves. Singer/guitarist Matt Heafy sat down with Alternative Press and describe the album track for track. Check out the interview here.

 

Overkill Alert:  Want To Hear Another New Staind Song?

Check out the latest leaked track entitled “Paper Wings.”

Cypress Channels Slash

Slash played with Cypress Hill Saturday night, check out the videos here.

 

KISSing Aces

Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley recently sat down for an interview and opened up about his time in the band and his current relationship with Kiss, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley. Read it here.

 

The Blink 182 Craze Continues

Blink 182 kicked off their summer tour, playing two brand new, never before heard songs! Check them out here and here.

 

Studio Update

The Devil Wears Prada has released another studio update from their highly anticipated new album Dead Throne, out September 13th.

 

Chino Is Busy

Chino Moreno’s new side project Crosses has released a FREE EP. No excuses, its free, pick it up!

Only Major Labels Can DIY

Can you realistically be a full-time musician and a full-time businessman at the same time? Do you even want to do both, and can you honestly afford a team that goes beyond spirited volunteers? In a recent interview with attorney Steve Gordon, Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer strongly argues in favor of partnering with an ‘aggressive, committed, independent label’ primarily for the connections and marketing knowledge the relationship offers.  The alternative, as unromantic as it sounds, could be great music that remains buried in obscurity - forever.  The interview appears in the just-published The Future of the Music Business, Third Edition.

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Happy Birthday!

The Edge

Congratulations!

John Howard has been chosen as the winner of the FRET12 Tremonti-Pack Giveaway!

Los Lonely Boys Interview

FRET12 will be sitting down with Los Lonley Boys' Henry Garza this Wednesday, be sure to get your questions in soon!

FRET12 Fan of the Week

Post yourself rockin’ FRET12 gear over on FRET12’s Facebook and you might find yourself as the fan of the week!

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