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Influential rocker who founded the Velvet Underground passed away from undisclosed causes
By Alex Baker
Lou Reed, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who is best known for being a founding member of the Velvet Underground, passed away Sunday in Long Island at the age of 71. Although the cause of death remains undisclosed at this time, Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Reed began his more than 50 years in the music business in the early Sixties as an in-house songwriter… Read More
Guitar Shop TV met with Author/Photographer Lisa S. Johnson at The Cutting Room in New York this month to discuss her fabulous new book “108 Rock Star Guitars”
Sir Paul’s celebrity fans turn out in force for former Beatle’s new video
The new Slammi Pitch Shifter combines a powerful algorithm with EHX‘s Next Step Effects platform
NYC-based Electro-Harmonix has arguably taken the foot-controlled pitch-shifter pedal to another level with their new Slammi Pitch Shifter/Harmony pedal.
The pedal uses technology that combines a powerful new algorithm with EHX’s existing Next Step Effects platform. The result is a highly-versatile pedal that can be used to dive bomb across three octaves, lay down fixed interval harmonies, or just shift the pitch smoothly and seamlessly.
Specs… Read More
The pair of legendary rockers treated… Read More
Mott the Hoople reunites for handful of UK gigs this month
By Alex Baker
Few bands embody the high highs and desperate lows of the rock and roll business like Mott the Hoople. Led by inimitable frontman Ian Hunter and guitarist Mick Ralphs, the band formed in 1969 and toiled for a number of years without much success.