MAY 31, 2013 - Film of Asheton Tribute Concert to World Premiere in Detroit Area
The world premiere of A Tribute to Ron Asheton will take place at two Detroit area venues: the Michigan Theater on June 6, and the Detroit Film Theatre (located in the DIA) on June 9. Recorded live at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI, this heartfelt tribute/celebration of Stooges’ guitarist Ron Asheton‘s life and music featured Iggy and the Stooges, Henry Rollins, guitarist Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), and director Jim Jarmusch. Featured songs include Raw Power, Search and Destroy, Gimme Danger, 1970, Fun House, and the ever popular I Wanna Be Your Dog. Billboard writer Gary Graff recalls, "It was a typical night of Stooges-style brutality but in an even more passionate form, as the group and its guests took a wide swing through the repertoire, clearly moved by the sense of occasion and the cacophonous spirit of the 1,700 fans who snapped up tickets for the concert in less than an hour."
MAY 1, 2013 - Reverend Welcomes Cinema Sleep to Artist Roster
Band members Robert McDonald (guitar/vocals), Alex Asch (lead guitar), and Ryan Meyers (bass) have signed with Reverend Guitars to be exclusive endorsers. Hailing from Cincinnati, the up-and-coming modern rock band mixes heavy guitars with melodic/pop elements, and blistering lead work. Signed to Standby Records, Cinema Sleep is currently touring the US in support of their latest release Make Your Way.
From the Reverend line, McDonald uses the Bayonet and Kingbolt RA, Asch favors the Kingbolt RA, and Meyers holds down the low end with the Mercalli 5 bass.
APRIL 25, 2013 - Bernie Williams Plays National Anthem for NBA Playoff Game 2 with Reverend Jetstream
Latin Grammy nominee and legendary Yankee outfielder opened the NBA Playoff Game 2 (Knicks vs Celtics) with a solo guitar rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. Williams went with his trusty Reverend Jetstream HB for the event, opting for a clean/bluesy neck pickup tone for his tastefully understated rendition of the patriotic classic.
A classically trained guitarist, Williams plays and composes music with influences that include jazz, classical, pop, Brazilian, and Latin sounds. He's released two records to date, 2003's The Journey Within and 2009's Moving Forward, and is currently working on a third release.
APRIL 25, 2013 - Rick Vito Thrills Crowd at Dallas International Guitar Festival
A veritable master of slide guitar, Rick Vito brought his particular brand of swingy-slidey blues to the Dallas International Guitar Festival on Saturday evening. Rick's stage presence and command of the instrument charged up the mixed crowd of dancing revelers and wowed guitar players. The raucous blues set ranged from an old-school original Carry It Home to Rosie, to the ethereal Peter Green chestnut Albatross.
He played most of the set with a pair of his Reverend Rick Vito Signature guitars. Vito also broke out an old Reverend Rocco that he had modified with an aluminum fretless fretboard! With this unique guitar he proceeded to tear it up on an original East-meets-West composition, complete with micro-tonal lead work that added a pleasantly unexpected dimension to the set, and had jaded guitar players smiling wide.
MARCH 26, 2013 - Reverend at Dallas International Guitar Show, Featuring Rick Vito
Reverend is once again exhibiting at the Dallas International Guitar Festival on April 19-21, 2013. Come see all the newest models for 2013, meet Reverend artist Rick Vito, and just hang out! Rick will be doing a guitar clinic on Saturday afternoon, and performing Saturday night on the "Big Stage"!