• New CUBE-10GX Practice Amp
    Learning guitar is easier with the new CUBE-10GX practice amp You never forget your first amp. Just make sure it’s for the right reasons. After all, there’s nothing worse than firing your life-savings at a fast-talking eBay seller – then ripping open the box to find you’ve been sold a pup that’s too big/small/puny/noisy/awful (delete as applicable). If an amp doesn’t tick your boxes, it’s on a one-way ticket to the attic. When …
  • Roland talk exclusively with David Bowie producer, Tony Visconti
    As David Bowie’s producer since before the Space Oddity album – and sonic architect for everyone from Marc Bolan to Morrissey – Tony Visconti has the world’s ultimate desk job. In this exclusive interview, he talked Bowie, Berlin, the brutal modern industry – and why he won’t be seeing U2 again in a hurry… We spoke in Dean St Studios, London by asking Visconti about the start of The Next Day, Bowie’s recent album made in secret …
  • Roland Hybrid drums – improving your timing and musicality
    Welcome to the fourth instalment in our hybrid series – a guide dedicated to combining acoustic and electronic percussion together in one drum set, to bring a whole new experience to your drum sound and your playing. We’ve teamed up with the experts at Rhythm Magazine to talk about hybrid drums. We’ll explain what hybrid drums are, discuss what you need to get started and explore how you can solve the common problems that stalk drumm …
  • Star Man – exclusive interview with Bowie wingman, Gerry Leonard
    As David Bowie’s guitarist, wingman and musical director, Dublin-born ace Gerry Leonard was present at the birth of last year’s top-secret comeback album, The Next Day. He told PowerOn! how he went from “a little brat with dirty fingernails” to the most envied sideman on the scene… It all happened on the morning of January 8th, 2013. No warning. No fanfare. No cynically orchestrated marketing campaign. Just a brief announcement o …
  • Buy any Roland TD-11 or TD-15 V-Drums kit and get extra kits for free!
    From Jazz to Metal, Rock, Blues, Pop, Punk and Dance, we drummers need sounds that complement the music or drumming style. The great thing about electronic drum kits is having hundreds of different drum kits on tap, that can changed instantly on demand – even during a set. There are already hundreds of sounds and a host of kits inside every TD-11 or TD-15 V-Drums module, right out of the box. Check out our blog on the differences betwee …