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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011: Highlights

Austin City Limits (often abbreviated as ACL) is an American Public  TV music program that helped Austin Texas to become widely known as “Live Music Capital of the World,” and is the only television show to receive the National Medal of Arts, which it was awarded in 2003.

 

Initially created to celebrate the “Music of Texas” featuring “Western swing,” “Read More

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Producing Pink Floyd: Legendary Record Producer Alan Parsons

Legendary British audio engineer, musician, and record producer Alan Parsons met with Guitar Shop TV recently to discuss his amazing career and current projects. Alan was involved with the production of several classic rock albums, including The BeatlesAbbey Road and Let It Be, as well as Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side of the Moon for which Pink Floyd credit him as an important contributor. Parsons’ own group, The Alan Parsons Project, as well as… Read More

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Gear Profile: Taylor Electric Guitars

We visited with Taylor Guitars in San Diego and chated with Andy Lund about the very cool Taylor T3 Series electric semi-hollow-body guitar.

According to its website: “the T3 continues Taylor’s quest to expand the range of tones available to the electric player. Inspired by both the T5 and the SolidBody, we’ve taken the classic semi-hollowbody sound and applied our signature Taylor design and tonal touches, blending our high-definition Style 2 pickups… Read More

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David Bowie & David Gilmore LIVE: “Comfortably Numb”

GilmoreBowie performing the Pink Floyd classic “Comfortably Numb” from the DVD  “Remember That Night – Live at The Royal Albert Hall“  This performance represents one of the very finest in the history of English rock, with Bowie’s vocals adding additional command and texture to the original composition. Gilmore’s guitar solo design is flawless and executed with exciting intensity. Don’t miss this… Read More

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Cool App: Guitar Lick of the Day


 

If there’s not a guitar in your hand, then we’re willing to bet that your phone is. Technology is for more than keeping in touch with others now, and is getting pretty nifty with all that it offers. You’d think developers would be running out of the tricks stored up their sleeves, right? Well think again, because there is now an app by Guitar World that will keep you in tune with your phone and guitar at the same time.
 
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Foo Fighters’ “Walk”

Cool zany video of Foo Fighters‘ “Walk” featuring Dave Grohl. These guys rock, and we LOVE Grohl’s signature powder blue Gibson Trini Lopez model (check out the distinctive diamond-shaped f-holes and stratocaster-style headstock, unique in Gibson’s semi-hollow body electric line)

 

For those of you that have been living on Mars, Foo Fighters was originally formed in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following Read More

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