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GSTV Gear Locker: Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster brought in by Dweezil Zappa

From our friends at Norman’s Rare Guitars, check out this amazing piece of Rock Memorabilia: one of Jimi Hendrix’s original Stratocaster’s that Jimi gave Frank Zappa, and now owned by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa! Very cool!

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Musikmesse 2014 – Live in Frankfurt

Musikmesse 2014 set to kickoff March 12 in Frankfurt

 

Musikmesse 2014, the European equivalent of the Winter NAMM Show, is set to kickoff March 12 in Frankfurt Germany. The four day convention will run through March 15 and like its U.S. counterpart, will feature the latest in guitar, tech, drum, amps, and DJ gear.

 

While all the big guitar… Read More

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The Mad Dog Blog

GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger rounds up the latest in new books, albums and films

 

As the onset of Springtime wakens woodland creatures from their winter slumber and promises longer days and balmy evenings, the receding frost uncovers gems old and new in the forest and the Mad Dog pitter patters in wide-eyed wonder amongst the…….WHOA, sorry – been listening to too much Jethro Tull recently. Won’t happen again.

 

My television is bruised purple and my DVD player is still shaking like… Read More

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Spanish Flamenco Legend Paco de Lucia Dead at 66

Renowned Flamenco guitarist suffers a heart attack on vacation in Mexico

 

Flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucia suffered a heart attack and died Wednesday at the age of 66. The Spanish born guitarist had reportedly been on a beach in Mexico playing with his children at the time of his death.

 

De Lucia erupted onto the international Flamenco scene with a series of albums he released in the 1970s. However the versatile guitarist also crossed over into jazz and classical.

 

His father was also a Flamenco… Read More

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Wayne Kramer of the MC5 – GSTV’s Exclusive Interview

Wayne Kramer talks to GSTV about the MC5, guitars, and his new jazz project

 

Interview by Alex Baker

 

As a founding member of the MC5, Wayne Kramer is arguably one of the most influential American rock guitarists to emerge from the 1960s era. The MC5’s revolutionary stance and proto-punk sound were ahead of their time and while they never became a huge success, they’ve been massively influential on generations of bands since then. After the MC5 broke up, Wayne did a two-year stint in prison… Read More

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Scorpions “Rock You Like a Hurricane” Unplugged – Video

German metal legends perform innovative acoustic version of metal anthem for MTV Unplugged

 

The Scorpions are back and they’ve released a video for a stunning acoustic version of their classic metal anthem “Rock You Like a Hurricane” to accompany their recent MTV Unplugged album release.

 

The video was shot over a two night performance the group played in September of 2013 at the Read More

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