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Glassy Tone, Literally: The beauty of glass guitars with Morningstar

August 13 2020
But why these woods? Hell, why wood at all? Good thing you asked! Some manufacturers have turned to more exotic and unique materials over time - sometimes to find something even more resilient than wood and other times to experiment with new tones. In this “experimental” world of exotic necks, we’ve come across more exotic woods like bubinga, koa, pau ferro, wenge, and others. Then there are necks that venture into the non-wood territory, such as necks built out of acrylic, aluminum, injection-molded (polymer), fiberglass, graphite (Flea) ... you get the picture! 
Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Clint Lowery

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Clint Lowery

August 6 2020
This week, we'll be shining the spotlight on one of the music world's most underrated talents: Clint Lowery. While he is largely known for his main bands "Sevendust" and "Dark New Day", he has also put out plenty of solo material. We'll be showcasing the fast-paced riffs and solos for his 2012 single: "Biggest Fan".
A Classical Take on the Penultimate Classic Album: "Back in Black"

A Classical Take on the Penultimate Classic Album: "Back in Black"

August 5 2020

We're showcasing a cover video portraying a classical take on a classic rock tune with a classical nylon string played by a classically-trained Swedish musician, paired elegantly with the timely and very-recent news of a most-special anniversary and internet-wide celebration of one of the most iconic albums of all time, "Back in Black."

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Brent Hinds

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Brent Hinds

July 31 2020
Mastodon's Brent Hinds performs his parts on "Curl of the Burl".
Amp distortion versus pedal distortion with Brian Wampler

Amp distortion versus pedal distortion with Brian Wampler

July 22 2020
AMP DISTORTION VERSUS PEDAL DISTORTION WITH BRIAN WAMPLER It’s one of the mo...
Poison In Your Veins by Mark Tremonti

Poison In Your Veins by Mark Tremonti

July 20 2020
THE NEW NORM,  #ATHOME 2020 is certainly an interesting year to say the leas...
Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage

July 16 2020
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Well, I must hand it to Sweetwater for going above and bey...
STITCHES

STITCHES

July 16 2020
Established in 2008, we're venturing into new territory in 2020 here at F...
String Making

String Making

July 16 2020
STRING MAKING So, what’s in a string? Arguably the most unsung part of any g...
Tim Sult of Clutch : Video

Tim Sult of Clutch : Video

October 16 2018

Tim talks influences, Clutch's new record "Book Of Bad Decisions" and the state of the record business.

Riot Fest Chicago

Riot Fest Chicago

September 24 2018
Douglas Park - Chicago, IL
Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity : Video

Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity : Video

February 18 2018
Pepper talks about reuniting with  COC after an 8 year hiatus and how coming together produced "No Cross No Crown".
Alter Bridge : Live Gallery

Alter Bridge : Live Gallery

December 11 2017
JOE'S LIVE – Rosemont, IL
FRET12 Artist Troy Stetina introduces Riff Axelerator : Video

FRET12 Artist Troy Stetina introduces Riff Axelerator : Video

November 30 2017
WHAT IS "RIFF AXELERATOR"? In the FREE lesson below, Troy Stetina teaches you the first few phra...
Live Gallery: Mastodon

Live Gallery: Mastodon

November 2 2017
20 Monroe - Grand Rapids
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: New Order

Live Gallery: New Order

November 2 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Nine Inch Nails

Live Gallery: Nine Inch Nails

November 2 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Live Gallery: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

November 2 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Danzig

Live Gallery: Danzig

November 1 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Dirty Heads

Live Gallery: Dirty Heads

November 1 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: The Orwells

Live Gallery: The Orwells

November 1 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Bad Brains

Live Gallery: Bad Brains

October 27 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Pennywise

Live Gallery: Pennywise

October 27 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Buzzcocks

Live Gallery: Buzzcocks

October 27 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Jesse Hughes of EODM (w/Brent Hinds) : Video

Jesse Hughes of EODM (w/Brent Hinds) : Video

October 18 2017
Guest host Brent Hinds of Mastodon sits down with Jesse Hughes and Dave Catching of Eagles of De...
Live Gallery: Ministry

Live Gallery: Ministry

October 9 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Gogol Bordello

Live Gallery: Gogol Bordello

October 4 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Prophets of Rage

Live Gallery: Prophets of Rage

September 29 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Dustin Bushnell of Dirty Heads : Video

Dustin Bushnell of Dirty Heads : Video

September 26 2017
Growing up in Southern California, playing sports, going to the beach, listening to music all cu...
Live Gallery: Death From Above (1979)

Live Gallery: Death From Above (1979)

September 26 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Cap'n Jazz

Live Gallery: Cap'n Jazz

September 22 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: Paramore

Live Gallery: Paramore

September 20 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Jesse Keeler of Death from Above : Video

Jesse Keeler of Death from Above : Video

September 20 2017
Jesse Keeler, bassist for Death from Above (1979), discusses his upbringing in a house full of music including having a father who was in the group Steppenwolf; along with a quick review on the new DFA record "Outage! Is Now".
Tremonti: "All I Was" LP : Video

Tremonti: "All I Was" LP : Video

September 17 2017
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Fret Twelve Riot Fest Coverage

Fret Twelve Riot Fest Coverage

September 15 2017
Interviews and photo galleries coming soon.