Hey, Since I was last in touch I’ve mainly been busy in the studio in Pre-Production working on the new Cult album… but more of that in a bit. First I want to share this video put together by my pals at Dunlop as I think it’s ace. It’s a short interview with the story of how I came to start using their Herco picks back in the Seventies after receiving one from one of my guitar heroes. Watch the interview now… BACK IN THE STUDIO… As those of you who keep up with my updates will know I’ve been… Read the full article.
“Here’s a few photos that I’ve taken of my gear in the studio for pre-production…” THE BOSS GUITAR “My Gretsch Signature Billy Duffy Falcon making it’s first appearance on Cult recordings.” THE LES PAULS “My Gibson Custom Shop ‘Flame Top’ Les Paul and Gold Top Les Paul 1957 Reissue.” PRE PRODUCTION RIG “This is kind of a compact mini rig for pre production and basically it’s a Roland JC-77 which is a like my JC-120 but smaller with two 10 inch speakers. The amp next to it is from a San Diego company called Satellite and it’s was cool too….. more about them later once… Read the full article.
Hey, I’ve had a great January and been keeping busy with plenty of music related stuff. Over the last few days I’ve spent some time hanging at NAMM which is one of the biggest music trade shows in the world and lucky for me pretty close, as it’s held in California. I was back there with Gretsch showcasing my signature Falcon which most of you will know plenty about. I can’t believe that it’s been two years since it was officially launched at NAMM in 2012 but as the cliché goes time flies when you’re having fun 😉 Catching up… Read the full article.
Hey, It’s been a while but I’ve been pretty busy so I thought you might like to checkout this interview that I’ve recently done with Mitch Gallagher for Sweetwater Guitars & Gear. Its over 40 minutes long and covers lots of stuff like my time growing up in Manchester, being in the Nosebleeds with Morrissey, joining Theatre of Hate, forming The Cult with Ian, song writing as well as gear like my Signature Gretsch White Falcon, Roland JC-120 and love of Boss guitar pedals. Watch the interview now… I’ll be back in touch in the New Year as I’m now… Read the full article.
Hey, Since my last update I’ve been getting into the groove of things here in California with lots of time spent working on new music and writing more riffs for the upcoming Cult album. This has meant that I’ve not been as busy hanging out as usual but I’ve still found time to fit in my motorcycle rides and hiking trips to the hills to get me out of the city plus get up to a couple of other exciting things… Like hooking up with the guys at BOSS pedals in the re-issue of their classic DM 2 Delay Pedal… Read the full article.
Hey It’s really been a busy few weeks since my last update. When I flew back into England I really hadn’t expected it to be as busy as it was. After the excitement of teaming up with Johnny to play the encore in his show I had a few days in Manchester with my brother. It felt like I was hardly there long before I was off to London to catch up with a load of old friends there. On the 8th of September I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new Jaguar XE at… Read the full article.
Hey, Whilst it’s only been a couple of weeks since my last update I’ve been so busy that I thought it worth catching up again. After my relaxing break in Spain I arrived in England and its been non stop, but really fun at the same time. Last week I spent a couple of days with Johnny Marr which included me guesting at one of his shows and only the second time ever that we’ve played live together despite being pals since the 1970s! You can read all about it here as well as check out some photos from the… Read the full article.
Hey, Just getting in touch whilst enjoying a few days of luxury lifestyle in the sun in beautiful Marbella in Spain. I’m off to England next week and it will be great to catch up with my family and friends as I’ve not been home since last year and with a bit of luck I might catch a couple of games watching the Champions! Since my last update I played the last few dates of the US tour with The Cult and they were as great as the ones before. In fact since James joined the band last year I… Read the full article.
Hey, Just catching up as I’ve got a few days off between dates. It’s been great to get out doing some more shows and they’ve all been great but I have to give a special shout out to San Diego, man, that town loves The Cult and we had 10,000 out to see us at Del Mar Racetrack which was fantastic. Also getting to the show was a highlight due to my exciting flight down in a small one engine plane piloted by ‘Biggles’ Stevenson! James has been taking flying lessons and his instructor rented a plane in LA then… Read the full article.
Hi, May was a great month for me as many of you know its was my birthday and I had the best present of all in seeing my hometown football team, Manchester City, win the English Premier League for the second time in just three years! Also the 20th was really special as it marked the 30th anniversary of a landmark night in my career when I played at The Lyceum in London with the Cult in a show that was recorded and later released as a live album. On the anniversary on my Facebook page I asked for your… Read the full article.