Live Performances


Jungle made a live appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly performing “Happy Man” and “The Heat.” This modern-soul band plays with Ernie Ball Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings and Flatwound Group II Bass Strings. Check out their website to see shows near you!

Angus & Julia Stone

Watch Angus & Julia Stone perform on Last Call with Carson Daly. The Australian group performed their song “Snow” and “Nothing Else” from their album Snow. Take a moment to listen below.

Angus & Julia Stone use Regular Slinky, Regular Slinky Bass , 5 String Banjo Medium, Everlast Phosphor Bronze Medium Light.

New Releases

Wage War

Wage War has released their official music video for “Gravity” from their 2017 album, Deadweight. Take a moment to watch the video below, Wage War has found a great balancing point between heavy riffs and melodic verses. The band is going on a European tour starting in Belgium on April 5th and will be touring in the United States starting June 24th. Take a look at their website for tour dates.

Wage War plays with Not Even Slinky guitar and Power Slinky Bass 5 strings. Chris Gaylord, their bass player, also plays a Music Man StingRay Bass.

Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes have released their official music video for their new song “spider/WAVES.” Stay tuned for more upcoming news from this garage punk band who caught popularity after the release of their album, A Raw Youth, nearly three years ago.  Le Butcherettes use Electric Guitar Super Slinkys and Bass Hybrid Slinkys.

Ryan ‘Fluff’ Bruce

Ernie Ball and Ernie Ball Music Man artist/Youtuber, Ryan ‘Fluff’ Bruce launched his demo of the new 2018 Cutlass RS guitar this week! This demo is part of the anticipated launch of the new Ernie Ball Music Man Modern Classics which now come with all new roasted maple necks. #GetRoasted

 Cooper Carter

Ernie Ball Artist and YouTuber Cooper Carter published his demo of the new Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay RS. The new StingRay includes two vintage humbucking pickups and the all new flame roasted maple neck.  #GetRoasted

Red City Radio

Red City Radio has released the music video for their hit, “Rebels” from SkyTigers EP. Red City Radio hail out of the obscure punk scene in Oklahoma City. Swing by their website to pre-order the SkyTigers vinyl and see tour dates as they move throughout the States! RCR uses Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkys and Bass Power Slinkys.

Culture Abuse

A welcome to the Ernie Ball family shout out to the members of Culture Abuse, who just released a single from their upcoming album, Bay Dream, expected to drop June 15th. Listen to their song, “Calm E”, from the new album below. It’s a great track that keeps the half-grunge, half-punk style alive. Culture Abuse play with Classic Rock Power Slinkys, Paradigm Electric Power Slinkys, and Super Slinky Bass Strings.


Pennywise’s upcoming album Never Gonna Die is set to be released on April 20th. Their new single, “Won’t Give Up The Fight” can now be streamed wherever you get your music or you can listen below. Catch all news announcements, new music, and tour dates from their website.

Pennywise uses Nickel Hybrid Slinkys and Hybrid Bass Slinkys.

Tour Announcements

Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson will be heading out on an East Coast tour beginning April 17th. Check out the tour dates on his Facebook here. Jason plays a custom John Petrucci Monarchy Series Majesty 7 with Regular Slinky 7’s. If you are feeling ambitious take a look at Jason’s tablature and try and master his out of this world shredding here.


Make sure to take a look at the Music Man: Inspired By Jason Richardson “Rubik’s Cube”


Glassjaw have announced a co-headlining tour with Quicksand for this summer! These two post-hardcore bands will be playing on tour at 20 different venues throughout the country. See if they are playing at a location near you here! Glassjaw use Regular Slinkys for Guitar and Bass strings!

System Of A Down

After a lot of recent teasers, Ernie Ball family members System Of A Down are hitting the road this fall!

The guys will be hitting a few arenas on the west coast to kick everything off, joined on select dates by Ernie Ball Music Man players At The Drive In, Incubus and Skeletonwitch.


Check out the dates here and get excited for the tour by watching our String Theory episode with System Of A Down bassist, Shavo.

System Of A Down plays Paradigm Power Slinky guitar strings and custom 50-130 Bass Strings.


Bonus Content:

Dustin Kensrue

Check out Dustin Kensrue of Thrice talk about the importance of tone in a video produced by Line 6. Kensrue is featured playing with his Custom Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray guitar. Dustin uses Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys.


If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Dustin Kensrue’s Ernie Ball Music Man Inspired by film as he talks about the punk bands he listened to growing up and the profound impact music has had in his successful career. Thrice use a myriad of different custom gauge guitar strings as well as Bass Power Slinkys and Bass Hybrid Slinkys.

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