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Guitar Shop TV travels to Memphis Tennessee for some great soul food and hot blues by the smokin’ house band at the original B.B. King’s Blues Club on fabled Beale Street. Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King was born Riley B. King, and got his start in Memphis in 1948, where he worked as a singer and DJ at… Read More
This video starts off with Prince having a moment all guitarists can relate to – stopping and re-starting a song because one’s tone ain’t quite right. It’s fun to see and doesn’t stop him from launching into a super-tight version of “Guitar,” from his 2007 album Planet Earth.
Shot on a small stage, this is a more intimate look than we usually get at Prince in performance, down to clear views of his pedal board, which is set up in a… Read More
By now, is there anyone alive who doesn’t know Johnny Depp is one of the original partners in what’s become a fast part of L.A. rock ‘n’ roll history? Right in the very heart of lively Sunset Strip, the Viper Room is a good ole fashioned rock ‘n’ roll club with metal or hard rock acts taking the stage, and name rockers sitting… Read More
Ray-Ban has been making shades since 1937 when they were birthed as a company to fashion make glasses for the US Army Air Corps. Ray-Ban was literally born to make aviators: the ultimate sunglass style that still holds its place as the single-coolest shaded look around.
The glasses were initially manufactured by request of a pilot named Lt. John MacCready, who embarked on a hot air balloon flight that ended up doing permanent damage to his eyesight… Read More
Good thing they were smart and started classing up the joint with hard rock memorabilia that landed them enough vibe to spread to the States and other parts of the world like wildfire, otherwise an unruly trip to Las… Read More
Dan Donegan of the modern heavy metal band Disturbed discusses the creation of his Washburn signature guitar “Maya.” Fascinating footage from inside the Washburn Custom and Production Shop in Chicago includes interviews with not only Donegan, but also the shop’s luthiers and artists.
Disturbed is one of the highest-grossing bands of the last ten years, having sold over 11 million albums since forming in Chicago in 1996. The band deliberately avoided guitar solos until its third album, Ten Thousand Fists, which showcased Donegan’s tapping, sweep… Read More