Live Performances

The FEVER 333

Making their T.V. debut, Ernie Ball Music Man up and comers The Fever 333 smashed the stage in Los Angeles via Last Call with Carson Daly. Playing through their songs “Burn It” and “Hunting Season” (with help from Travis Barker), the guys played with reckless abandon in one of their first headline performances all in support of their debut EP and forthcoming album. Get more info on both here.

Guitarist Stephen Harrison is playing a custom StingRay and Cutlass HSS guitars set up with Skinny Top Heavy Bottom strings.

Get more info on The Fever 333 and their tour dates here.

You can also read an interview with The Fever 333 masterminds Travis Barker, John Feldman and the band via Forbes.

 

 

Kimbra

In support of her upcoming third LP, New Zealand singer/musician Kimbra performed a session for Rolling Stone’s “Take One” series. Armed with her Music Man Albert Lee guitar, Kimbra delivered a powerful and soulful rendition of her track “Human” from the album Primal Heart followed captivating performances of her tunes “Everybody Knows” and “Past Love.”

Watch the performances below and grab her new album on April 20th followed by her U.S. leg of tour dates.

Kimbra plays a Music Man Albert Lee SSS and Regular Slinky guitar strings.

Neck Deep

Also making their U.S. T.V. debut on Last Call with Carson Daly this week was Ernie Ball pop punkers, Neck Deep. The guys ripped through their tunes “Where Do We Go When We Go” and “In Bloom” while at The Fonda in Los Angeles. Watch as the guys bring the energy and the crowd while still spinning way too fast.

Bassist Fil Thorpe Evans plays with an Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay and Sterling Basses and the band plays Beefy Slinky guitar and Power Slinky bass strings.

 

 

New Releases

The Fever 333

The Fever has officially dropped their debut EP titled, Made An America. The band actively supports a movement for socio-politcal change and this debut EP is a 7-track compilation of just that. The album is available now wherever you get your music.

Guitarist, Stephen Harrison plays Ernie Ball Music Man’s StingRay and Cutlass HSS guitars and uses Skinny Top Heavy Bottom strings.

Listen to The Fever 333’s new single, “Made An America” below.

Panic! At The Disco

Panic! At The Disco have come out with a murderous Music Video for their new single “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” from the upcoming album, Pray For The Wicked – available everywhere June 22, 2018. The video stars a “deadly” fancy Brandon Urie taking out masked men in a comedic type fashion. Check out the video below and scroll down further in the blog to see newly announced tour dates!

Panic! At The Disco Play Ernie Ball Power Slinky, Not Even Slinky, Hybrid Slinky Bass.

 

NOFX

In a semi-strangely timed but in typical fashion, longtime Ernie Ball players NOFX just dropped a new accidental memorial track for Steven Hawking.

Although they wrote the song a month ago, NOFX shared their tune, “There’s No ‘Too Soon’ if Time Is Relative” track two days after the breakthrough researcher died of ALS on March 14th. The track is a sort of tongue-in-cheek roast of Hawking but played in a sort of shiftless fashion than typical NOFX tunes. Check out the video below.

NOFX plays Hybrid Slinky Bass, Regular Slinky and Power Slinky guitar strings.

Elvis Costello

As part of an upcoming recorded collection, Elvis Costello will be releasing Forever Words. A musical version of a recently uncovered poem from Johnny Cash titled “I’ll Still Love You“. The song is a major ballad filled with piano, strings and Costello’s unmistakable vocals. Forever Words arrives April 6th and also features songs by Ernie Ball artists Brad Paisley, Chris Cornell and more.

Elvis Costello plays Regular Slinky and Super Slinky electric strings and Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Light acoustic strings.

 

Thirty Seconds To Mars 

Thirty Seconds To Mars announced their new album titled, America to be released on April 6th 2018 with thought provoking billboards all over different cities including Los Angeles, New York City’s Times Square, and London.

The band is also giving their fans the opportunity to customize their latest album’s cover artwork. You can create your own version of the artwork here

Thirty Seconds To Mars play Ernie Ball Power Slinky and 80/20 Earthwood Medium.

Credit: Photo by Roberto Finizio/NurPhoto via Getty Images

 

Slash, Myles Kennedy, and the Conspirators Announce Their Return

Slash, Myles Kennedy, and the Conspirators have announced a new studio project with producer, Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus). The group will release their third album (not titled yet) this fall and embark on a North American tour. If you haven’t yet, you’ll also want to check out the Ernie Ball Paradigm: Stronger for Longer video with Slash below.

Slash Plays Ernie Ball Paradigm Power Slinky.

 

Tour Announcements

Godsmack & Shinedown

Shinedown has just completed their next album to be released late spring/this summer, the follow-up to 2015’s “Threat To Survival”. Co-headliner Godsmack has set “When Legends Rise” as the title of its first album in four years, due out on April 27th. Click here to view the tour dates. Shinedown and Godsmack both play Ernie Ball strings.

Shinedown: Skinny Top Heavy Bottom and Not Even Slinky

Godsmack: Sully plays Regular Slinky Cobalt

 

Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly

Announced on St. Patrick’s Day, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly will be hitting the road together. Click here to view the tour dates. Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly both play Ernie Ball strings.

Dropkick Murphys: Power Slinky, Regular SlinkyHybrid Slinky Bass and 80/20 Earthwood Medium

Flogging Molly: Skinny Top Heavy Bottom, Regular Slinky Bass, Everlast Phosphor Medium- Light

 

Panic! At The Disco

Panic! At The Disco also announced their tour. Click here to view the tour dates.

Bonus Content

Prophets of Rage with Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)

Prophets of Rage surprised their audience in Auckland, New Zealand with a guest appearance from Serj of System Of A Down. They performed a tribute for rock legend Chris Cornell by performing Audioslave’s “Like A Stone”. Prophets of Rage will be at the 2018 Download Festival in Leicestershire, England on March 24th. They are currently on the road with fellow Ernie Ball artists, Avenged Sevenfold.

Catch the special performance in the video below.

 

If you haven’t yet, catch Tim Commerford from Prophets of Rage in the debut episode of Ernie Ball Music Man’s Inspired By series.

 

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