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Beatles Bus on the Loose in New York and L.A.

Beatles pop-up record stores will roll through L.A and NYC Tuesday

 

By Alex Baker

 

In celebration of the vinyl release of  their original remastered catalog, The Beatles will be deploying special “Beatle buses” in New York and Los Angeles this Tuesday, November 13.

 

The converted double-deckers will serve as mobile record shops, popping up around the city, selling Beatles records in the one-day promotion.

 

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Rush’s Alex Lifeson Named Greatest Canadian Guitarist

Well yeah. Who else would it be eh?

By Alex Baker

 

CBC Radio has named Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson as the greatest Canadian guitarist.

 

Lifeson beat out Randy Bachman, Neil Young and Jeff Healey to top the list.

 

Upon awarding him the distinction, the CBC said this about the guitarist:

 

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Fender Unveils Tim Armstrong Deluxe Acoustic

Rancid frontman partners with Fender for Tim Armstrong Deluxe acoustic model

 

By Alex Baker

 

Fender Guitars has announced the release of the new Tim Armstrong Deluxe acoustic model. The guitar was in fact produced in partnership with the heavily-tattooed Rancid frontman and was actually modeled after his original ’70s Fender acoustic (see video above).

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Kings of Leon Tour Announced

Tennessee indie rock outfit gears up for 2013 road jaunt

 

 

By Alex Baker

 

Kings of Leon have announced a handful of tour dates throughout the UK and Europe for next summer. The southern rock-tinged indie outfit has been AWOL from the live circuit since frontman Caleb Followill angrily bolted from a stage in Dallas last year.… Read More

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Bon Iver, Whiskey, and Charity? Yes Please

“The 1608,” Bon Iver’s custom whiskey barrel guitar

Love guitars, Bon Iver, whiskey and charity? So do we. This beautiful guitar pictured above, known simply as “The 1608″ was designed by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame.

 

Perhaps even better, the guitar was crafted almost entirely with white oak wood from authentic Bushmills Whiskey Barrels. But what really ties this beautiful instrument together are the bottle cap control knobs.

 

The guitar was just auctioned off on Ebay for $9,400 with proceeds from the sale of… Read More

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Ronnie Wood Enlists Rod Stewart to be His Best Man

Stones guitarist asks former Faces bandmate to bear ring for impending nuptials

 

By Alex Baker

 

In what sounds like the premise for a sketch on Saturday Night Live, Ronnie Wood has asked Rod Stewart to be the best man for his upcoming wedding.

 

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