News: Band News


Fleetwood Mac On The Look Out For New Guitar Player

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

You fancy joining a band with a BIG guitar reputation – Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer the list goes on. Well if the rumours are true its believed that they have just sacked their long term member Lindsey Buckingham who played on the classic guitar track ‘The Chain’. No...

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David Bowie Died Two Years Ago.

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

The world lost one of its foremost champions of unique guitar work past away 2 Years ago this week. David Bowie died this time 2 years ago at age 69, two days after releasing an album, Blackstar, that seemed like the beginning of yet another of his famed creative rebirths. Unbeknownst to most, Bowie...

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Tom Petty dies aged 66

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

US musician Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, says a statement issued on behalf of his family. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home early on Monday. He was taken to hospital, but could not be revived and died later that evening. Petty...

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Unsigned acts to be heard in Firestone’s Battle of the Bands!

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Unsigned music acts and artists across the UK are being given the breakthrough opportunity of a lifetime with Firestone, whose Battle of the Bands competition is back for another year featuring Orange Amplification’s Wolf Alice bassist Theo Ellis. Firestone’s Battle of the Bands will provide...

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Myke Gray Releases A Solo Album

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Here at my guitar lessons we now have our own signed copy of Shades Of Gray the first solo album from the amazing Myke Gray who has had success with Jagged Edge, Skin and more recently Red White and Blues. the album is mostly instrumental and packed with some amazing riffs and melodies if you love...

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Dan Baird Cancels His Bands Tours

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The legendary Dan Baird, former Georgia Satellites frontman  has had to cancel tour dates with his current bands Dan Baird & Homemad Sin and the Yayhoos until further notice. Like all of us at some stage in our life illness takes charge in Dan Baird’s case it’s CLL, chronic lymphocytic...

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Kiss Donate unused Ibanez PS120

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

US rockers Kiss have donated a guitar to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for those injured in the Arena bomb. The bombing forced the band to cancel its own Manchester Arena gig scheduled the week after the outrage as the venue remained a devastated crime scene. The attack left 22 dead and...

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The 2017 Vans Warped Tour

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Orange Amplification are proud to be the official amp sponsor of the USA’s 23rd Vans Warped Tour for the seventh year running which features many Orange Ambassadors. The Vans Warped Tour, is the largest, longest running travelling hard rock and metal festival in the USA. This summer celebration...

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Orange Amplification Sponsor Prog Awards 2017

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Orange Amplification is delighted to be sponsoring the 2017 Progressive Music Awards once again. These prestigious awards will be held at The Underglobe on the September 14th. This year, Orange Ambassadors Mastodon,

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Guitar icon set for one-off UK show

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Yngwie Malmsteen, the guitar virtuoso’s virtuoso, is coming to London this summer for a one-off, exclusive UK show. Malmsteen brings his World On Fire 2017 Tour to the O2 Forum Kentish Town on 2 August. The show, which is presented by Old Empire, Tidal Concerts and Triffid Productions, presents...

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Brutus making the brutal beautiful

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Belgium’s Brutus are the product of a broad but heavy back catalogue of influences, combining blustering punk, black metal beats and reverb-clad post-rock tones. Guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden is the elastic centre that binds these dynamic elements. His butterfly-in- a-hurricane approach is channeled...

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playing hang-ups and practice philosophy

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

They’ve become one of the definitive hard-rock bands of a generation, headlining the biggest venues and topping charts around the world. Avenged Sevenfold guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance take us deep inside the very heart of the stage. While Synyster thrives on theory books and virtuososity,...

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Gregg Allman dies

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Allman died peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to a statement posted on his website. No cause of death was immediately given, but the statement said he had “struggled with many health issues over the past several years”. Allman battled for years with heroin addiction...

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Jon Lawhon on playing ‘lead bass

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Kentucky, home to head-spinning bourbon, speedy horses and Southern rock juggernauts Black Stone Cherry: for over 15 years, these good ol’ boys from the bluegrass state have smashed down the typical boundaries that surround contemporary American country rock. Instead of wailing about trucks, blue...

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Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Orange Amplification is excited to announce their Ambassadors Mastodon are headlining the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods. They will be joined by fellow Ambassadors, Clutch and Orange Goblin. The 15th annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards will take place at The Indigo at The O2, London on Monday 12th...

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