Live Performances

Check out our recap of some of the best performances from Ernie Ball artists last week using their gear.

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 gave us our late-night music fix on Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Guitarist James Valentine played with his signature Ernie Ball Music Man “Valentine” guitar and Power Slinky strings. Valentine shared that,

With all of it’s tonal possibilities, the ‘Valentine’ guitar had me covered for the TV debut of our new single, ‘Wait’— it has a simple riff I play with the bridge pick up and a ton of reverb.

We got the chance to play a couple more songs for the audience after the cameras stopped rolling. I switched over to the middle pickup and activated the coil tap for a more straight ahead clean funk sound for ‘This Love’ and ‘What Lovers Do’. It’s great that I don’t have to switch guitars.

Watch Thursday night’s performance of “Wait” below:

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 also plays with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings.

Walk the Moon

On Monday night, Walk the Moon performed a high-energy rendition of “One Foot” on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show. Even Eli Maiman got into the groove while playing his black Cutlass guitar with Cobalt Regular Slinky strings.


Proving that you can never have too many Ernie Ball Music Man instruments on hand, Eli also showed off his Starry Night St. Vincent guitar on stage.

Photo by Dusty Kessler

We love playing Fallon. He’s such a kind, funny dude, and he’s really passionate about music. This was maybe our third or fourth time playing his show. He was actually the first guy to give us a shot, back in 2012.

Manchester Orchestra 

Manchester Orchestra shared a perfect performance of one of their newest hits, “The Gold”, last week. Band members playing Power Slinky and Bass Regular Slinky strings delivered a picturesque show.

New Releases

Of Mice & Men

Following the successful release of singles “Back to Me” and “Unbreakable”, Of Mice & Men have finally gone live with their newest album, Defy. Check out the band’s music video for “Back to Me,” with members playing custom gauge Slinky strings.

Tour Announcements

New Found Glory and Bayside announced that they’ll be heading out on a US tour together, among other bands. This comes after NFG’s newest album, Makes Me Sick, was released at the end of 2017.

New Found Glory plays with our newest Paradigm Skinny-Top Heavy-Bottom strings.

Bayside plays with Nickel Wound Slinky guitar strings and Roundwound Bass strings.

*Banner image: Walk the Moon on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, photo by Dusty Kessler

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