The Year in Review: Top 10 Artists Who Rocked Eastwood in 2018

Here's a look at some of the artists who rocked our guitars in the past 12 months. A great team - expect more exciting music to come out in the new year featuring other great Eastwood Artists.

Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren's Utopia Comeback tour was a great success in 2018, and Todd chose the Backlund Model 100 as his main axe.

Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor

Slipknot's singer became one of the first top names to rock a Rivolta Mondata VIII on stage, with his other, equally successful band, Stone Sour. 

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

"Shock Rocker" brought out his Airline MAP Baritone DLX for a few songs on his live dates this year. As you could expect - it totally rocked!

Drenge

Drenge are a popular Bristish rock group, and for their comeback tour this year they chose to beef up their sound with a new lineup - and a Rivolta Mondata XVIII.

Albert Bouchard

Albert Bouchard

Bouchard is the founder member of Seventies rock legends Blue Öyster Cult, but in his solo career he plays guitar, rather than drums. He's a big Eastwood collector (thanks, Albert!) and used a Sidejack DLX on his latest video.

Bang Bang Romeo

Bang Bang Romeo

Bang Bang Romeo are a hard-working band from Yorkshire, UK, who've seemed to play everywhere in Britain this year. This dedication has paid off with slots in major festivals and an upcoming stadium tour supporting Pink in 2019. Guitarist Ross plays a Rivolta Mondata XVIII.

The Black Lips

The Black Lips

Scuzzy garage rockers the Black Lips have been around for a while, with a string of well-receive albums and a cult following worldwide. In 2019 they decided to add a pair of our guitars for their live sets, touring their Sean Lennon-produced new album: an Airline 59 2 PT and an Airline Twin Tone.

The Vaccines

The Vaccines

The Vaccines are one of the most popular guitar bands in Britain right now, and for the recording of their latest album and the following tour, singer/guitarist Justin took a Spectrum 5 Pro. Great choice...

Barrie Cadogan (The The)

Barrie Cadogan

Former Primal Scream guitarist Barrie Cadogan (whose other band Little Barrie wrote the theme tune for Better Call Saul) was drafted to join indie legends The The as lead guitarist, for the band's 2018 comeback tour. Big responsibility, and he chose to use an Airline Tuxedo CB as one of his guitars during the tour.

The Cinelli Brothers

The Cineli Brothers

London's The Cinelli Brothers are definitely ones to watch. Their sets are a great showcase for the Airline Tuxedo wonderful tones, and worth a look on YouTube. Guitarist Marco also got an Airline Mercury DLX and was recently voted Best Guitarist of 2018. Well done!

Eastwood Artists


2 comments

  • Honourable mention should go to George Marinelli, 2nd guitar behind Bonnie Raitt on many albums and tours since she stole him from Bruce Hornsby. I talked to him after the show in Toronto,to ask if he was playing an old Mosrite or a copy. He said "No, it’s from a newish company called Eastwood.He bought a sidejack baritone(blue) for use on a few tunes in the set, and likes it. Told him I had a California rebel with a wonky trem, otherwise cool sounds.

    That last tour hit Toronto twice, and I had tickets to both. George is the perfect sideman – always there but never stepping on Bonnie’s slide playing.

    paul walker
  • So sad to see you left off the best of the best, Bill Nelson. Who even has a signature model.

    Bert Smith

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