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Beatles Rejected Audition Tape Finally Surfaces

The audition tape that infamously led a Decca exec to declare the Beatles had “no future in show business” has been discovered

 

By Alex Baker

 

Ostensibly, record company executives are meant to musically-savvy guys, with their ears to the ground and tuned into whatever is on the way to being the next big thing.

 

Some of them are, but sadly many of them aren’t. Take Decca Records executive Read More

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AC/DC Unleashes Entire Catalog on iTunes

Seminal hard rockers from down under make their music available digitally for the first time

 

By Alex Baker

 

To say that the moment rock fans have been waiting for has arrived would not be too much of an exaggeration. AC/DC, Australia and the world’s most enduring hard rock band, has released their entire catalog digitally.

 

For the first time the band has released their 16 studio albums, four live albums, and three compilations to iTunes. All of the albums have been remastered for digital format and… Read More

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Eric Clapton Announces Spring U.S. Tour

Legendary blues-rock guitarist will take his act stateside in early 2013

 

Eric Clapton has announced a major U.S. tour that will kick off in March and culminate in a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 

The iconic former Cream and Yardbirds guitarist will open the tour on March 14 with a performance at the U.S. Airways Center in Read More

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Tremonti: Exclusive Interview with Creed Guitarist and His New Band

Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti and his new band which features bassist Wolfgang Van Halen

 

Mark Tremonti rose to prominence in the mid 1990s, as lead guitarist for Creed. After parting ways with Scott Stapp and the rest of the influential heavy alt-rock group, he went on to found Alter Bridge with Read More

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Phil Jones Briefcase Amps – Mighty Mites!

Compact guitar amps that pack a mighty punch

 

“Be prepared to catch your chin before it hits the floor.” That how Phil Jones Amps describes the powerful impact of its compact amps series for bassists and guitarists—They are really amazing—We were really impressed by the volume tine and overall quality of these briefcase sized amps, worthy of your consideration.
According to the Phil Jones Amp website:  “….. you might not use this amp for the next Woodstock. For the next small to medium size gig? You certainly… Read More

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announce Live Dates, New Album

Los Angeles neo-psychedelic trio to play 3 dates in December prior to 2013 tour and new album

 

By Alex Baker

 

The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be back in action next year with a world tour scheduled to kick off in March. The band have also been hard at work in the studio and apparently are nearing completion on the follow-up to 2010′s Beat the Devil’s Tattoo, although no official release date has been confirmed.

 

The band has… Read More

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