Next year, the annual Mad Cool Festival held in Madrid, Spain will take place July 12-14 and will feature Epiphone fans Black Pistol Fire and Yo La Tengo (see our interview with Ira Kaplin) along with legends Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains. Visit the festival website for details.

Also, pick up Black Pistol Fire's new album Deadbeat Graffiti, read our classic interview with guitarist and Casino fan Kevin McKeown, and watch the fellows checking out the new Masterbilt Century Archtop Collection during their visit to Epiphone & Gibson's SXSW headquarters in 2016.