The Roland V-Drums Friend Jam is designed to connect musicians across the globe.
The Strokes, Noah & The Whale, Swedish House Mafia and Friendly Fires will all be performing at Radio 1's Big Weekend.
Taylor Swift said selling 20 million copies of her three albums is ''beyond comprehension''.
Tinie Tempah Pendulum, Chase & Status and Underworld have been confirmed as the headline acts at this year's GlobalGathering festival.
Arctic Monkeys have announced their first single, 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair', from their fourth album, 'Suck It And See'.
Extreme guitar manufacturer ESP has announced a new range of axes in their ongoing collaboration with comic book Eternal Descent.
An acoustic guitar is one of the items being auctioned off by Paramore to help the Japanese Red Cross.
The Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster were Jeff Beck's favourite guitars when he was younger.
Jane's Addiction previewed their first new song in eight years, 'End to the Lies', from their comeback album 'The Great Escape Artist' yesterday (30.03.11).
Linda Perry has formed a new band, Deep Dark Robot, because she is tired of penning ''songs for the radio''.
Tinie Tempah has admitted he has a secret soft spot for Californian rockers Blink 182.
The New Regime is bringing out a record next week.
Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas will be playing at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Carlisle.
Liam Gallagher is insulted people think his brother Noel Gallagher was the sole driving force in Oasis.
Dave Grohl used the Key to the City of his birth town, Warren, Ohio as a beer bottle opener.
Fender G-Dec 3 amp owners can make use of SD cards loaded up with the songbooks of bands such as Nirvana and AC/DC.
Billy Howerdel relies on Les Pauls when performing live and in the studio.
Nicki Minaj is hoping to get celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Rihanna and Donatella Versace to appear in the for her new single 'Girls Fall Like Dominoes'.
'Stand And Deliver' singer Adam Ant launched his comeback tour in London last night.
Leading amp and effect modelling company releases the M5 - claiming it to be the 'Swiss army knife' of stomp effects.
Emin's reckons the songs on his album 'Wonder' make good seduction music, because they show a guy's ''sensitive side''.
Manchester and Newcastle have the most lively music scenes in the nation, a new poll has claimed.
Rapper Lil Wayne aims to make $50 million in 2011 after releasing his 'Tha Carter IV' album.
Katy Perry fell out with Calvin Harris over twitter after he pulled out of her 'California Dreams Tour' in the UK and Ireland.
Muse are to concentrate on their Origin of Symmetry album when they play at Reading and Leeds later this year.
A limited-edition vinyl is being released by Radiohead next month.
George Harrison had a Gibson Les Paul nicknamed Lucy.
Robbie Williams could remain with Take That after their summer tour ends, despite Gary Barlow previously claiming the group would return to a four-piece.
Dave Grohl has never felt guilty about his success and doesn't like the purist attitude some bands have toward successful groups.
The Strokes' Nick Valensi was ''resistant'' to using synthesisers and drum machines on some tracks of the band's new album.
2manydjs claim their shows in the US are ''more crazy'' than ''jaded'' Europe, and they are hoping to tour there soon.
Adele's drummer Ash Soan is to help out Yamaha at the Musikmesse conference.
Beady Eye organised a charity concert for earthquake victims in Japan because they have ''old friends'' in the country.
Ladytron believe Christina Aguilera's latest album 'Bionic' was a commercial flop because her record company wanted to market the singer against Lady Gaga.
Musicians are set to do their bit to aid Japan following the devastation that has hit the country.
Gibson has labelled Paul McCartney as the greatest bass guitar player ever.
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is offering one-to-one guitar lessons over the internet.
N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been trying to teach Red Hot Chili Peppers some British slang words.
Kylie Minogue thinks a duet between her and Britney Spears would sound ''great''.
The Vaccines have revealed that they collect postcards of every city they play in, so they can recall their gigging experiences.
Natasha Bedingfield wants to record a track with 'Pass Out' star Tinie Tempah.
A new guitar player may be recruited by Ash, Tim Wheeler has revealed.
Rush have stuck to their principles of making fast guitar music in their long time together as a band.
'Bright Lights, Bigger City' singer Cee Lo Green believes writing a song is an ''act of faith''.
New British girlband Parade have been banned from having pets in case they make a mess on their stage clothes
The music of Jimi Hendrix helped Anna Calvi learn how to play the electric guitar.
Electric guitar players from around the world have broken a world record with the help of Steve Vai.
Jamiroquai cancelled a concert in Lyon, France, last night (24.03.11) after the death of one of their stage hands, who fell 50ft from a gantry.
Roger Daltrey said he reckons The Who's vocal harmonies were better than The Beach Boys', when playing tribute to late bassist John Entwistle last night (24.03.11).
Maroon 5 have recorded a track with the help of their fans over a 24-hour period.
Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have admitted they will be watching Foo Fighters when they support them at their UK concerts this summer to try and pick up some tips.
Guitars and a drum kit used by Nirvana are going on display in Seattle.
George Michael has revealed he has finished work on his new single 'Every Other Lover In The World' and is in the process of finalising dates for a string of live performances.
Brian May considers Axl Rose is a good friend and insists he bears no grudges after the Guns 'N Roses frontman axed his collaborations from 2008's 'Chinese Democracy'.
Duff McKagan's Loaded trialled some new Yamaha guitars at the SXSW Festival recently.
Max Heyler is a fan of Vox guitars and amps, he has said.
Vivian Campbell has spoken about the efforts he went to in order to buy his first Les Paul guitar.
The Who rocker Pete Townshend says he ''would never have joined a band'' if he could go back in time, and thinks he would have been a brilliant solo artist.
Lady Gaga has revealed she will make her directorial debut alongside Laurieann Gibson on the music video for her next single 'Judas'.
Ash have their ''eyes peeled'' for a new guitarist to replace Bloc Party's Russell Lissack, who has been standing in for them.
Razorlight will be appearing at a festival in London in June.
Producer Frank Ocean has revealed he has been collaborating with Beyonce Knowles on her latest album, posting a picture of the pair on twitter.
Muse's headline shows at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals will ''draw a line'' under a phase of their career, according to frontman Matt Bellamy.
Beady Eye, Paul Weller and The Coral are to perform in aid of the British Red Cross's efforts in Japan.
Hugh Laurie has played the guitar and piano on his new record Let Them Talk.
Lady Gaga says underestimate how much input she has into her records and she is always ''whipping'' her producers ''to make the new future of music''.
Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative 'Watch The Throne' album is complete apart from ''little tweaks''.
More than three million people have downloaded the Gibson iPhone app.
Jon Fratelli's friends thought their speakers were broken when they heard his new record, 'Psycho Jukebox'.
Michael Stipe now writes all his songs on his mobile phone, rather than scribbling handwritten notes.
U2, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are to record a new charity album to raise money for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Nate Dogg's funeral is set to take place on Saturday (26.03.11) in his home town of Long Beach, California.
Producer TC has explained why he favours the Cakewalk Sonar X1.
Eddie Vedder's new solo album Ukulele Songs will be in shops in a couple of months' time.
Gibson guitars should be the choice of rock band members, Rise Against star Zach Blair has said.
Beady Eye, Primal Scream, Paul Weller, Richard Ashcroft, The Coral, and Graham Coxon will play a charity show in London for the victims of the earthquake in Japan.
Ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar claims he was abducted by aliens who ''plugged into'' him and ''uploaded something from my brain''.
Muse are promising to play some songs from 2001 album Origin of Symmetry during their headline sets at Reading and Leeds.
Roland, Gibson and Peavey will all be in attendance at the North West Guitar Show in May.
Paramore have started recording new material for the first time since the Farro brothers left the band last year.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason lives ''in hope'' of the band reuniting to play together again.
A Pink Floyd reunion could be on the cards, Nick Mason has hinted.
Sandi Thom's guitar pedal board has been stolen.
Primal Scream and The Cure are to headline Bestival, with Brian Wilson and Crystal Castles also on the bill.
Kanye West was joined by special guests including John Legend and Jay-Z to close the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Texas this weekend.
Foo Fighters are set to play a series of gigs in the garages of eight competition winners.
Foo Fighters are to play a number of intimate gigs in garages across America.
Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry thinks Lady Gaga is ''encouraging'' for the US music scene.
'Am I Forgiven' singer Rumer categorises herself as a ''low maintenance'' pop star.
The 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's passing is to be marked with the erection of a large concrete guitar in his home town of Aberdeen.
The band will return to the UK for three shows in May and June.
Die Antwoord star as wheelchair-bound gangsters in a new short film 'Umshini-Wam'.
The artist Morrissey is hitting the road in June.
Game has released a tribute track to Nate Dogg called 'All Doggs Go To Heaven', 48 hours after his passing.
Radiohead singer Thom Yorke is working on a rap album with MF Doom.
Former Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers - who has been battling cancer since October - has revealed he is currently free of the disease although he faces more treatment.
Blink-182 drummer has revealed he is more comfortable amongst rappers than rock musicians.
Alex Turner wants to be given the opportunity to write a song for a James Bond movie.
Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' has been censored in Malaysia over its pro-gay lyrics.
Mick Jones performed with Roger Daltrey at the premiere of the W London - Leicester Square hotel last night (16.03.11) and their performance was witnessed by a host of stars including Kate Moss and Boy George.
Britney Spears admits she is ''very stubborn'' when it comes to making music because she will only record tracks she ''loves'' - making the process of creating an album very long-winded.
Ryan Adams is planning a new album along with a European tour.
London Feis has confirmed that it will be extending its festival to a second day, which is to be headlined by the legendary Van Morrison.
The potential of the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer is growing.
A new Pearl Jam record is on the cards for this year, bass guitarist Jeff Ament has explained.
Dance group Faithless have announced they are splitting up after their current tour.
Eminem has joined rappers paying tribute to Nate Dogg, saying his music ''will never be replaced''.
Big Time Rush singer James Maslow has a crush on 'Harry Potter' actress Emma Watson.
Girl band Parade believe think bear certain similarities to the Spice Girls because they all have different personas in the group.
Liam Gallagher feels his brother and former bandmate Noel made Oasis look like ''Culture Club on s**t acid'' in their videos.
Guitar players can achieve more on the instrument if they occasionally practice while watching television.
Kelly Clarkson has revealed her long-awaited fifth album will not be released until September.
Pearl Jam have demos of 25 new songs and will go into the studio next month to start a new album.
James Lynch has spoken about his love of Les Paul electric guitars.
Bruce Foxton was one of the star turns at the London Bass Guitar Show.
Line 6, the industry leader in digital modeling technology for music-creation products, has added new features and an updated SDK (software development kit) enabling key new features for the growing MIDI Mobilizer third party app developer community.
Craig Potter of Elbow has praised the Nord Stage 88 piano.
Nate Dogg passed away aged 41 last night (15.03.11) in his hometown of Long Beach, California.
Trent Reznor was inspired by David Bowie's ''fearlessness in reinventing himself'' to put Nine Inch Nails on hiatus.
Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders says the band's fourth album, 'Suck It And See', will be more ''poppy'' than their last LP 'Humbug'.
The Mars Volta are looking forward to playing their new material at Sonisphere.
Beastie Boys have confirmed the release of their first album since 'The Mix-Up' in 2007, 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two'.
Michael Stipe only formed R.E.M. to be ''cool'' and didn't realise being a musician was such hard work.
The Darkness are to make a new album as part of their comeback.
The line-up for Latitude has been announced, with Suede, Paolo Nutini and The National booked as headliners.
Kate Moss has reportedly been invited by Kanye West to perform with him at the South by South West (SXSW) festival this week.
Shock rocker Alice Cooper has warned he may be the first act to be kicked out of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame.
A hybrid Fender bass guitar is one of Jason Black's favourite instruments.
Primal Scream think they are getting better as musicians and hope to release a new album next year.
Alice Cooper had ''special tuxedos'' made for him and his original band's induction into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame last night (14.03.11).
A Gibson guitar autographed by Vampire Weekend and the Doves is up for grabs as part of Twitrelief.
Mumford and Sons will be heading back into the studio with producer Markus Dravs in the near future.
Jennifer Lopez has revealed she has collaborated with 'Lollipop' rapper Lil Wayne on her next single 'I'm Into You' from upcoming seventh studio album 'Love?'.
'We R Who We R' singer Kesha stunned fans at a concert in Australia this weekend after drinking a blood-like substance live on stage.
Foo Fighters are releasing Medium Rare on vinyl next month.
Another Fender Telecaster has been added to John 5's collection of musical instruments.
Donnie Steele is back in Slipknot as a replacement for late bass guitar player Paul Gray.
Westlife have parted ways with Simon Cowell after working with him for 13 years.
Lady Gaga, P.Diddy and Katy Perry have led calls for fans to donate to aid relief for victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Friday (11.03.11).
Black Eyed Peas member Taboo has revealed the band used to despair of his hard partying ways until his arrest drink driving and drug possession sorted him out.
Coldplay's roadie Matt McGinn has revealed the band's lead singer Chris Martin once nearly came to blows with bassist Guy Berryman.
Brian Eno, Muse and Radiohead have all employed the Korg Kaoss Pad while creating music.
The Subways are to play at venues around the country in early summer.
Thom Yorke has performed a DJ set at an American dubstep club.
The Script frontman Danny O' Donaghue has admitted they are not more talented than other bands but thinks their success is down to hard work.
R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has admitted he knows not all of the band's fans will love every one of their albums but says he is not worried.
Many top musicians have used the Gibson ES-335 since its creation.
Suck It And See will be released by Arctic Monkeys in early summer.
Metal band The Darkness have reformed after feuding brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins made peace.
Bob Dylan - famous for his anti-establishment songs and beliefs in the 1960s - has been cleared to perform in Beijing, China.
Nick Valensi wants to start work on the next Strokes album.
An auction in New York of Eric Clapton's personal collection of guitars and amps has been a success.
Alice Cooper has revealed being admitted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame means a great deal to him because it was voted for by his musical idols.
Brandon Flowers and Mystery Jets will be part of this year's Eden Sessions.
Bob Dylan will play in Finsbury Park in June as part of a new festival.
Gibson has produced four new guitar straps.
Ja Rule will start his two years jail sentence for weapons possession in June.
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey admits the band find it hard to concentrate on rehearsing for their tour because they are always ''messing about''.
R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills has admitted that he finds it difficult to listen to his own band's music for pleasure.
George Michael has revealed his new uptempo album has been influenced by ''club'' music and his lifestyle.
A Roland piano was used as part of the orchestra at the Oscars.
The line-up for the Underage Festival has been announced.
Veteran musician Bob Dylan has been announced as the headline act at Irish music festival London Feis this summer.
Rock legends Iron Maiden and Bullet For My Valentine will go up against Bring Me The Horizon, Architects and Skindred in the Best UK Brand category at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards.
Duff McKagan is to pass on his financial wisdom to other musicians.
Musicians should consider what sound they want from their guitar when altering their pickups.
Chris Cornell is feeling nervous about taking his acoustic guitar on the road.
Beady Eye are already planning their second album, even though their debut, 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' has just been released.
Joy Division album Closer is to be performed at a special gig in Manchester by Peter Hook.
Kings of Leon will be supported by Paul Weller and White Lies when they play Hyde Park this summer.
Bobby Brown's new album, 'The Masterpiece' is dedicated to his late mother because she was such a fan of his latest work.
Joy Division bassist Peter Hook has defended his recent tour where he has been playing the band's debut album 'Unknown Pleasures'.
Roland and JHS were in attendance at the Newcastle Guitar Show last Sunday.
Fender guitars and a Yamaha drum kit customised by Damien Hirst will feature at a Squeeze gig at the Royal Albert Hall.
Gibson SG guitars have been praised by Michael Bruce.
Steven Tyler has admitted writing his autobiography was an emotional experience and more ''cathartic'' than working on an album.
R.E.M. have made no plans to tour as they release their latest album, with guitarist Peter Buck saying he doesn't think it will help them sell more records.
Wasting Light has been sequenced in a way that allows it to be played in order live, Dave Grohl has explained.
Rod Stewart is excited about making a ''tremendous'' blues album with former bandmate Jeff Beck.
Sir Cliff Richard would love to work on a single with Lady Gaga but only if she toned her stage outfits down.
Beady Eye will be staying away from the Oasis back catalogue when playing live.
Jonny Greenwood has been trying out new instruments while composing music for We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Glasvegas frontman James Allan has revealed the band cancelled shows on their 2009 US tour because he suffered an overdose.
Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly in talks with Atlantic Records to make a country music album.
A Gibson acoustic guitar had an important part to play in the early history of The Beatles.
Elbow wouldn't want to alienate their fans by making an inaccessible album that hardly anyone can enjoy.
Sex Pistols singer John Lydon wishes the band's bass player, Sid Vicious, hadn't been turned into a ''nasty, egotistical monster'' by drugs.
Focusrite Liquid Channels have come in for praise from Carl Cox.
Slow Club have put back the release of their album and UK tour following an illness to multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Taylor.
Courtney Love has settled her 'twitter' lawsuit out of court for $430,000.
Morrissey has joined Eagles as headliner of this year's Hop Farm Festival in Kent, UK.
Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump can't understand why people assume the group had split, when they announced their hiatus last February.
Radiohead have ''stopped planning ahead very far'', according the band's Jonny Greenwood.
Mark King is to play at the opening of the London Bass Guitar Show.
Maroon 5 are set to let fans help compose their next track at a special session to be held in London on March 22.
The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger is said to be working on a new album with Eurythmics' star Dave Stewart in Los Angeles.
James Hetfield has played Gibson Explorer guitars on a number of occasions.
Ray Davies is keen for The Kinks to reform even if his brother Dave refuses to.
Britney Spears has recorded a track with a ''rock feel'' featuring Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker for 'Femme Fatale'.
'Price Tag' singer Jessie J wants to be a positive influence on young girls, known for her music rather than her wild behaviour.
Emily Eavis has revealed more details of the Glastonbury line-up.
Biffy Clyro have already written 16 songs for their sixth album, which they say will complete their second ''trilogy''.
Avril Lavigne was keen to get some ''life experience'' under her belt before she wrote her fourth album 'Goodbye Lullaby'.
My Chemical Romance want to release the material scrapped ahead of the release of their latest album before they retire.
Pulp have joined Coldplay and Paolo Nutini on the line up for Poland's Open'er Festival in July.
Blondie, The Cribs and Chase and Status will be playing at Kendal Calling in July.
Spice Girls are split over Mel B and Mel C's plans to release an album compiled from 60 tracks of previously unheard material.
George Michael will release a cover of New Order song 'True Faith' for UK charity Comic Relief.
Dave Grohl won't let his daughter wear the baby clothes Sir Paul McCartney bought for her, and has instead had them framed.
Drumming legend Morgan Agren chooses sE mics to record his huge drum kit set-up.
The East End Film Festival will include the premiere of a new documentary about The Libertines.
Travis Barker has spoken about his battle to play the drums again after surviving a plane crash.
Roland have released updates this week for the UA-25EX audio interface and SP-555 sampler.
Greg Hetson checked out the Fender Telecaster Deluxe last week.
Snoop Dogg appeared on Katy Perry's huge 2010 hit single 'California Gurls' because she is ''bad''.
Ne-Yo wants to collaborate with Jay-Z again as he feels they haven't yet fulfilled their potential to make a ''classic'' record.
Sara Bareilles had writing block so badly while trying to make her 'Kaleidoscope Heart' album, she worried she'd never write another song.
Lady Gaga's producer says her next single, 'Judas', is ''playful but serious'' and reckons it will be a big hit on the dancefloor.
The members of The Libertines are currently concentrating on their solo projects.
Justin Timberlake is planning on booking some studio time and returning to music this year.
Ronnie Vannucci is to go into the studio in the UK to make a solo album.
Interpol have brought in a new bass guitar player following the departure of Dave Pajo.
Its the old Classic, The Liquid Channel is still rocking strong with the legendary Carl Cox using two units for his live show.
Line 6 showed off its DT-50 amps at the Birmingham Guitar Show last weekend.
A host of bands and solo acts have been confirmed for the V Festival.
Jay-Z's early lyrics - telling of his struggle growing up in a tough part of New York - were a ''cry for help'' for his people.
Nelly Furtado is to donate $1 million she earned performing for Libya's dictator leader Colonel Gaddafi to charity.
Rapper Eminem and rockers Arctic Monkeys have been announced as the headliners at this year's V Festival, which takes place on the weekend of 20 and 21 August.
Coldplay's new record features a track inspired by Ash's 2010 single 'Dare To Dream'.