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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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Rocking the Vote: Which Music Stars are Turning Out for Which Candidates?

Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Kid Rock all turn out in support of their candidates

 

By Alex Baker

 

Bill Clinton’s 1992 successful bid for the White House may have been the first modern presidential campaign to feature a rock and roll theme song – Fleetwood Mac‘s “Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow).” In the two decades that have ensued since then, rock and politics have become evermore intertwined.

 

The current election is certainly no exception. PresidentRead More

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Rockers Come Out in Support of Hurricane Sandy Relief

Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sting, Aguilera, Aerosmith, Billy Joel all take part in Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together telethon

By Alex Baker

 

With much of the East Coast still reeling from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy last week, a handful of the biggest names in the music industry came together on Friday night to take part in a telethon to raise money for Red Cross relief.

 

Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together featured performances from deeply rooted Jersey… Read More

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“Producing Van Halen”: Exclusive Interview with Legendary Record Producer Andy Johns

“Producing Van Halen” Guitar Shop TV sits down with legendary record producer Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and many other rock greats) In this exclusive interview, Andy discusses his work with Eddie Van Halen in producing several of his classic rock albums.

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Pete Townshend Storms Offstage on Who Tour Opening Night

Veteran guitarist walks offstage during the encore of The Who’s tour opener

By Alex Baker

 

No sooner had the Who embarked upon the latest edition of their Quadrophenia Tour, when the old specter of the ‘Orrible Oo’ suddenly reared its ugly head.

 

The veteran English rock band were in the middle of playing “You Better You Bet” during an encore last night in… Read More

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