MORE ICONIC NAMES ANNOUNCED AT AMPLIFIED!!!
With an ever increasing bevy of rock gods, pop princesses and legendary bands, Amplified are keeping up the tempo in 2011 with the introduction of even more amazing artists and groups to liven up proceedings!
Not only will there be a ton of awesome new designs all printed in that signature Amplified vintage style, the tees themselves have been tweaked and re-formed resulting in some fabulous new shapes.
We’re talking v-necks (for boys), slashed necks, cropped sweats and tees. Oh yes, there are some real treats in store!
So, to help give you a sneak peek of things to come we have put together a tantalising taster of what to expect at Amplified over the coming months.
Yes we have the one and only, the true cult icon ‘the king’, Elvis has to be one of the ultimate music icons of all time with his world famous quivery ‘shaken up’ vocals, outlandish style and of course those legendary dance moves which we all have to admit we have attempted at some point!
Elvis ruled the charts and stages throughout the 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s with such hits as ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’, and ‘All Shook Up’, all eternal classics which should always have a place in any respectable record collection. Expect to see oversized B&W iconic photographic prints of ‘the king’ wielding his guitar with a contemporary twist, a great way to pay tribute to such a legend!
Another legend for you here! The rock guitar God that is Slash!
No rock blog can go far without paying homage to former lead guitarist of rock icons Guns ‘N’ Roses, Slash! Being a king pin to some of the most recognisable songs ever such as ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Sweet Child o’Mine’ to name a few, songs that we have all song along to and maybe pulled a few daring air guitar moves in the mix somewhere. You know you have!
Coming Soon to Amplified!!
Slash’s uber cool style of top hat, rock tees and dark shades to boot has become the ultimate rocker image which has grown to be as widely known as his classic rock music. Look out for Slash’s intense but oh so cool stare on a wicked tee from the Amplified Ikons range and, (if you dare) team with ultra skinny pants to really look the part! The top hat is optional!
Kicking off with a different vibe now, we have true urban hero for today’s generation, Shawn Carter or better known as ‘Jay-Z’. He has become one of the most successful rappers and businessmen in America of all time!
‘Hard Knock Life’, ‘Izzo’ and more recently ‘Empire State of Mind’ have firmly placed the man of the moment in the annals of urban music history!
From old school to new school, Jay-Z has taken the world by storm!
We reckon this cooler than cool character more than deserves a place at Amplified, we predict this future classic of a tee with it’s close up image of the man in action will be making its debut appearance this year, keep those peepers peeled!
Finally a Brit in the mix! This musical hero gave us one of the most popular and legendary British bands of the punk era ‘The Jam‘, who between 1976 and 1982 released such classics as ‘Going Underground and ‘Town Called Malice’, you know the ones! Along with the Sex Pistols, The Clash and the Buzzcocks, The Jam had by far the most influence on British pop music during the 70s era. As a result of this, Paul Weller is widely known as the ‘Modfather’ due to such impact within the mod/punk-rock genre during his impressive career.
What a man! We welcome him to Amplified in the form of a fittingly clean and slick tee proudly showing Weller looking as cool as ever in his parka! Iconic, stylish and understated, just like the man himself!
Hold on to your hats! These guys who formed back in 1996 in California saw simply epic success from their debut album Hybrid Theory which sold nearly 5 million copies in it’s first year. Impressive!
While their music is rooted mainly in the rock/alternative metal genre, they have successfully adopted elements from hip-hop and forms of electronica to be a huge part of that growing electro rock scene in the mid 2000′s.
A band of big sounds and simply epic gravelly vocals from the energetic front man Chester Bennington, they have earned their place at Amplified by being high energy, highly creative and having some of the most epic live performances to their name. Expect to see this wicked 2010 tour style tee winging its way over!
But wait! There’s more!
Stay tuned for further updates when we’ll reveal five more amazing bands or artists soon to be rocking their way onto the Amplified line up!
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