Preview Alanis Morissette’s Turn On Guitar Center Sessions

Alanis Morissette’s set on Guitar Center Sessions is scheduled to air Friday, June 29 at 9 p.m. (EST) on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) and in 3D on DIRECTV channel n|3D.

But until then, a preview look at “Hand In My Pocket” can be seen in the video below.

Morissette and Co. have a big European tour coming up, and you can find a full list of dates at her official website.

Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Channels Inner Adam Sandler

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo recently stopped by the MLB Fan Cave to pay homage to his favorite piece of gear – a Reds hooded sweatshirt.

Actually, Arroyo was channeling his inner Adam Sandler, who put out the song “Red Hooded Sweatshirt” back in the mid-1990s.

In the Fan Cave clip, Arroyo shows some solid chops on the guitar, while fellow pitcher Aroldis Chapman makes a hilarious cameo.

Watch the Reds duo below.

The Pierces Stop By Letterman

The Pierces – a duo of sisters from Alabama – stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater this week to perform a track off their 2011 album, You & I.

Watch “You’ll Be Mine” in the video below.

The Pierces have a few European tour dates coming up in June before they head to Australia to support Coldplay in November.

For more information, visit The Pierces’ official website.

Blink 182 Performing Acoustic Cuts During Current U.K. Tour

During Blink 182′s current U.K. tour, the band has changed things up a bit by devoting a portion of their encore to an acoustic performance.

Thus far, Blink guitarist Tom DeLonge (who is toting a Guild D-55) and bassist Mark Hoppus have ventured to an area in the middle of the crowd to pull a deep cut out of the Blink vault.

Watch “Reckless Abandon” and “Going Away to College” from Birmingham in the fan-shot video below.

For a full list of tour dates, visit Blink 182′s official website.

Imagine Dragons Go Acoustic In The Occidental Saloon

Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons recently hit up The Occidental Saloon, a musical performance production group in Provo, Utah, to play their anthemic hit, “It’s Time.”

Off their 2012 EP Continued Silence, “It’s Time” gained fame for being included in the trailer for the upcoming movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Watch their acoustic performance of “It’s Time” in the video below:

Stay tuned for Imagine Dragons’ debut full-length coming out later this year.

For more information, visit Imagine Dragons’ official website.

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Talks Rock Of Ages

Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Manraze appeared on the latest episode of AOL Music’s In House series, which welcomes artists to the outfit’s offices to chat with staffers and perform.

One main topic of conversation was the musical Rock of Ages, which came out this week.

Def Leppard’s is front and center in the movie, considering Tom Cruise (playing aging rock legend Stacee Jaxx) handles all of his vocal parts, including “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”

The fact that Cruise nailed the Def Lep classic impressed Collen.

“We were privileged to actually be on the set and hear an unfinished version of it that he was lip-syncing to,” Collen said.  ”We were blown away because you know, it’s Tom Cruise, right? All of a sudden he’s singing this song that you’re so familiar with, and he did all of the backing vocals and lead vocals… It’s all him.

“We were very impressed. He killed it.  It was great.”

Watch Collen’s interview – and a taste of him playing an acoustic version of “Sugar” – below:

Collen is going to be heading out on the “Rock of Ages” tour June 20 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
For a full list of dates, check out the band’s official website.

Watch: Flogging Molly At Bonnaroo

Flogging Molly brought their version of Celtic punk to Manchester, Tenn., over the weekend, rocking the Bonnaroo crowd with two shows on Saturday.

Even though the sun was beating down, the fans didn’t seem to stop bouncing along with the high-energy music.

Want proof?

Watch Flogging Molly perform “Saints and Sinners” in the video below:

For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit Flogging Molly’s official website.

Dealer Spotlight: Guitars of Montana

Guild guitars recently chatted with Mr. Bing Schmitt from Guitars of Montana for the story behind his music shops and his take on Guild products.

Ten years ago, Bing and Pam Schmitt founded Guitars of Montana in Stanford, Mont., – a rural community with a population of 400. Business was booming, and the couple eventually opened two more locations, Wicks Guitars in Lewiston (operated by renowned luthier Brian Wicks), and another location also named Guitars of Montana in downtown Great Falls.

All three locations are thriving, and Schmitt assured he couldn’t do it without his stellar employees.

“If I didn’t have the staff I have, there’d be no way to pull it off,” he said. “The staff around here is what makes the company work.”

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Johnny Depp Jams With The Black Keys

Johnny Depp is known for his talent at bringing off-beat characters to life on the big screen, but the accomplished actor can really play guitar, as well.

Depp received this year’s Generation Award for his prolific movie career, but instead of walking up from the crowd to pick up his golden popcorn, he instead joined The Black Keys to jam out on “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Loneley Boy.”

Check out both tracks from El Camino in the videos below: