(From Music Connection) Beginning May 1st, The Gretsch Company will sponsor an online search for the best unsigned and independent bands in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Japan, Spain, Germany and France. Ten finalists will be selected by popular online voting at www.gretsch125th.com/contest in June and July. Then, the finalists will be judged by an expert panel who will select the grand, first and second prize winners. The grand prize winner will receive $15,000+ in Gretsch drums, guitars and amps and a spot playing at the Gretsch 125th anniversary concert with legendary Gretsch Greats this November in New York City. Visit www.gretsch125th.com/contest for more information.