Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Star Musicians Feature In Marshall Amps Film

Slash
Slash
Marshall Amplifiers has confirmed that Slash, Lemmy, Billy Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa and more will feature in the forthcoming documentary - Father of Loud. Detailing the life of the Jim Marshall, the iconic amplifier company's founder.

Marshall amplifiers are one of the most well-known and revered amplifier brands in the world and the documentary covers the company's history in a true rags to riches tale that began in London in 1923 and shaped the sound of rock music forever.

In 1960 Jim opened a drum shop which soon became a popular haunt for the up and coming rock bands of the time. "All the drummers used to bring their groups in with them, which is how I got to meet guitarists like Pete (Townsend) and Ritchie (Blackmore)."Jim recollected.

"They kept pestering me to stock guitars and amps so I decided to give it a go." He quickly became aware of the fact his guitar playing customers were all searching for a sound they just couldn't get from the amps available at the time.

Other artists to feature in the film include Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) and Kerry King (Slayer).

Photo credit - Lunchbox LP. Photo edited to fit news image size.

Follow Gear4music.com on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear about the latest music gear offers and news.

By Michael Storey

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 15:52 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22
thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.

20 Feb 2017 13:42
thumbnail

Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!

17 Feb 2017 10:53
thumbnail

After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.

16 Feb 2017 12:31
thumbnail

The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.

15 Feb 2017 15:33
thumbnail

Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.

15 Feb 2017 10:55
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19