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Book Review – Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

Ray Davies relays the story of the Kinks in new tell-all book

 

 

In  Americana – The Kinks, The Road and The Perfect Riff  Ray Davies of The Kinks. opines on his frustrations and clear affection for the changing America he witnessed from the initial “British Invasion” days of the 1960s, through each decade up to and including the noughties.

 

Waxing lyrical (literally and figuratively), Davies is clearly a… Read More

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GSTV Exclusive Interview: Rock/Jazz/Blues Great Robben Ford


Robben Ford is a true guitarists’ guitarist. His abilities as a jazz, rock and blues player led to him being named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician Magazine. The California native initially made his name in the ‘70s with Tom Scott and the LA Express. After leaving the Express, Ford enjoyed a successful solo career recording with his band the YellowjacketsRead More

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Jail Guitar Doors – Changing Lives Through Music

The MC5‘s Wayne Kramer launches foundation to bring guitars to the incarcerated

 

Jail Guitar Doorsis an international foundation devoted to putting guitars in the hands of incarcerated individuals. The organization was founded by MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg and Kramer’s wife, Margaret.

 

Wayne Kramer in particular has a very personal connection to the issue of America’s Read More

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Gretsch ’54 Roundup – Cowboy Cool

 Gretsch Custom Shop celebrates 10 year anniversary with Americana-inspired ’54 Roundup

 

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Gretsch Custom Shop, Gretsch has released a handful of new models, handmade by Stephen Stern and the Gretsch Custom Shop Team. One of the models that caught our eye was the ’54 Roundup.

 

This Americana/Western inspired model sports a Trans Red/Brown Relic finish, a knotty pine top, Dynasonic pickups and a “Western Belt Buckle” tailpiece.

 

Like all Gretsch Custom Shop models, the ’54 Roundup… Read More

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Kirk Von Hammett: Inside Metallica’s ‘Secret Lair’ – Video

Metallica guitarist talks guitars, gear and horror movies

 

Metallic guitarist Kirk “Von” Hammett recently invited Bryan Kehoe of Dunlop TV inside the band’s “secret lair“for an in-depth interview.

 

The two old friends, who’ve known each other since high school, discuss guitars, stompboxes, and Hammett’s love of horror movie memorabilia, amongst other things.

 

The Metallica axeman is in fact a lifelong lover of Read More

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The MXR Legacy – Video

MXR commemorates 40th anniversary with documentary series

 

Iconic American stompbox manufacturer, MXR is celebrating 40 years of its history by releasing a series of mini-documentaries.

 

The videos will be released in segments and will depict the history of the innovative brand, that was founded in Rochester, New York in the early 1970s.

 

Check out this trailer for the MXR Legacy series.

 

 

MXR was acquired by Dunlop some years ago and for more information you can visit jimdunlop.com.

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