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Ex-Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr Releases Video, Readies Album

Former lead guitarist for pioneering UK indie band gets back to his roots with The Messenger


By Alex Baker


As a member of the influential Eighties British indie group, The Smiths, Johnny Marr pioneered the alternately jangly, alternately jagged guitar style that is such an integral part of what we now regard as the indie rock sound.


The Smiths were regarded as one of the definitive British… Read More

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“Working with David Bowie” Guitarist Reeves Gabrels Excusive Interview

Ex-Tin Machine axeman tells the unlikely story of how his 12-year collaboration with Bowie began


Sonically explorative guitarist Reeves Gabrels is best known for the dozen or so years he partnered David Bowie; first as lead guitarist for The Tin Machine, and later during the 1990s, when Bowie was releasing innovative albums like 1997′s Earthling, one of the first major albums to combine rock with electronica.


In part II of Guitar Shop TV’s exclusive interview… Read More

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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:


“The most impressive thing about him may be his ability… Read More

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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).

For a guitar that was designed by the leader of a Read More

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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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