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Guitar Center has announced the upcoming induction of Grammy Award-winning hard rock innovators KORN into the retailer’s historic RockWalk. The private, invite-only induction ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday, October 8, at noon at Guitar Center‘s Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard.

After two Grammy Awards, eleven MTV Video Music Award nominations, and millions of records sold, the members of KORN will take their place amongst fellow rock idols in Guitar Center‘s RockWalk. Adding to the celebratory nature of the day, KORN will also release its hotly anticipated eleventh studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, on October 8.

“When you look at the names of the other people inducted here, all you can say is, ‘Wow!’ What an honor!” says singer Jonathan Davis of KORN.

Adds guitarist Munky: “When we started out, we were five guys in a garage with a dream. I’d like to think we tried our best to create some great music and an innovative sound, but to be honest, we are truly humbled to be included here.”

KORN is about as innovative and influential as they come,” says Dave Weiderman, Chairman of Guitar Center‘s RockWalk. “They have been purveyors of metal’s progression since their formation, and are even credited with creating the ‘nu metal’ subgenre. For these reasons, and many more, KORN is exactly the type of band the RockWalk is here to honor.”

Guitar Center‘s RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and R&B. As the newest RockWalk inductees, KORN‘s handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, IRON MAIDEN, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, VAN HALEN, AC/DC, AEROSMITH, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, RUN-D.M.C. and QUEEN, among numerous others.

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Video footage Vinny Appice‘s (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, LAST IN LINE, KILL DEVIL HILL) August 21 drum clinic at Guitar Center in Bakersfield, California can be seen below.

Vinny Appice has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, WWIII, AXIS, Rick Derringer, John Lennon, and more. He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs, including many multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over two decades resulted in selling millions of records! Vinny‘s drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks, including “Wayne’s World 2”, “Heavy Metal”, “Iron Eagle” and “Bedazzled”. Vinny, the author of drum instruction book “Rock Steady” and DVD “Hard Rock Drumming Techniques”, has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics around the globe. Numerous books have been written about BLACK SABBATH and DIO with the authors always mentioned Vinny‘s unique powerful drumming style.

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Video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson‘s September 9 Guitar Center workshop in Austin, Texas can be seen below.

The autobiography of David Ellefson, co-founder and bassist of 11-time Grammy-nominated heavy metal titans MEGADETH, will be made available on October 29 via Howard Books. Ellefson‘s memoir, “My Life With Deth”, chronicles the story of Ellefson‘s fall into addiction during the band’s early years, followed by his subsequent recovery and the return to faith which championed the band’s rise to fame over the past several decades. The book was written with Joel McIver, the bestselling author of 21 books on rock music, and features a foreword by Alice Cooper. World rights to “My Life With Deth” were sold to Philis Boultinghouse at Howard Books by agent Lisa Gallagher at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

Ellefson says: “My autobiography is not the usual tale of rock ‘n’ roll woe, but rather something I hope will truly inspire people. I have dedicated my life to my craft, and I wanted to share the story of how a kid with a bass guitar and the dream of rock stardom literally risked it all to move from the farm in Minnesota to Los Angeles, and with a lot of hard work, sacrifice and a little luck along the way, made the dream come true. I think the readers will enjoy the stories, as well as the hardships, of this way of life as a musician and artist. I’ve been very open about my life’s obstacles and the means by which I overcame them. Now, my hope is that this story will inspire others to follow their dreams and really live out the purpose for their lives, too.”

The book features contributions from Kerry King (SLAYER), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Ellefson‘s current bandmate in MEGADETH Shawn Drover and also former colleagues Chris Poland and Marty Friedman.

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Video footage of GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin;s August 20 drum clinic at Guitar Center in Seattle, Washington can be seen below.

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna revealed in a recent interview that the band is taking most of 2013 off, according to an interview Erna. The band spent much of 2012 on the road, both with the Uproar festival tour and Mass Chaos trek, and Erna said that a break is in order. He explained to ARTISTdirect.com, “We’re going to take some time away now because we just ran for the last two years. It’s time for us to take a break and get away from the markets for a little bit so we don’t overplay them.”

Erna added, “Maybe towards the end of the year or early 2014, we may start getting into the studio and writing. Now, we’re going to lay low. We may pop up once in a while to do a radio festival or something.”

GODSMACK‘s last studio effort, “The Oracle”, came out in 2010. The group issued its first concert album, “Live & Inspired”, last year.



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Video footage Vinny Appice‘s (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, LAST IN LINE, KILL DEVIL HILL) August 28 drum clinic at Guitar Center in La Mesa, California can be seen below.

Vinny Appice has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, WWIII, AXIS, Rick Derringer, John Lennon, and more. He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs, including many multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over two decades resulted in selling millions of records! Vinny‘s drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks, including “Wayne’s World 2”, “Heavy Metal”, “Iron Eagle” and “Bedazzled”. Vinny, the author of drum instruction book “Rock Steady” and DVD “Hard Rock Drumming Techniques”, has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics around the globe. Numerous books have been written about BLACK SABBATH and DIO with the authors always mentioned Vinny‘s unique powerful drumming style.



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Video footage of Jason Bittner’s (SHADOWS FALL) July 19 clinic at Guitar Center in Chicago, Illinois can be seen below.

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Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, and DirecTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services, spotlighted ASKING ALEXANDRIA in the award-winning music series Guitar Center Sessions on July 5 on DirecTV’s Audience Network (Channel 239).

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Video footage of Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH signing Vince Minogue’s commemorative Dean guitar on July 19 at Guitar Center in Brookfield, Wisconsin can be seen below.

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At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt is an ongoing podcast series created by Guitar Center that delivers unique music, and the stories behind it as told to host, Nic Harcourt, in the highest quality possible. The series features both exclusive performance videos and audio podcasts of these interviews that aim to tell the stories of the artists, their

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s Zakk Wylde (guitar, vocals) and Nick Catanese (guitar) recently joined the “At: Guitar Center With Nic Harcourt” podcast in the vintage room at the Hollywood Guitar Center to create what is the “loudest” “Guitar Center” podcast so far.

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