Platinum-selling alternative R&B futurist THE WEEKND enlisted GoPro to exclusively film his recent sold out performance at the O2 Arena in London using their new HERO3+ Black Edition camera. The show happened during the artist and producer’s critically lauded “The Fall” European tour in support of his 2013 chart-topping sophomore opus, Kiss Land. (Video after the break).
Working toward its mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan, The NAMM Foundation has pledged a $10,000 grant to the Anaheim City School District (ACSD). The grant helps to support the district’s budding school music and orchestra programs. Anaheim is home to the NAMM Show, the world's leading trade-only event for the music products industry, held annually at the Anaheim Convention Center.
“The success of the NAMM Show provides the funds for the NAMM Foundation's many efforts to support music education,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “And while our members come from around the globe to attend NAMM, we all have a very special connection to the Anaheim community. It is gratifying to be able to assist the children and the inspiring music teachers in the Anaheim City School District.”
FOH engineer John Garber says his recent assignment to The Band Perry's first ever world tour has been a pleasure after leaving his nine-year stint with Rascal Flatts. "The Band Perry are perfectionists, which I love," he says. "Both the Perrys and Flatts put on a high impact show."
Garber is now set to tour over 170 shows per with The Band Perry. "The main challenge I have right now is that we are on a different PA every night," he says. "So making it consistent night after night is what I strive for. For me new gear is something I really take my time to research"
For his current setup, Garber is using Radial J48 DI boxes, the Radial Reamp JCR, and the JCR Isolation transformers.
D’Addario has announced the launch of its next generation of electric guitar strings: NYXL. To celebrate the unveiling of these strings, a special launch event featuring performances by Vernon Reid, Robben Ford, Oz Noy, Earl Slick, Alex Skolnick, and Guthrie Trapp will take place at the Carle Place Guitar Center on Long Island on Thursday, May 1st at 6:30 PM. Attendees will have the chance to meet the artists, hear from industry icon Jim D’Addario, win prizes, re-string their guitars, and more.