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Grateful Dead Beer Coming Soon

Veteran San Francisco rock group The Grateful Dead have teamed up with the Dogfish Head Brewery to introduce a new micro-brew. The beer will be a pale ale and will be known as “American Beauty,” after the landmark 1970 Dead album of the same name.

 

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Re-energized Jimmy Page Promises New Album and Tour

Semi-reclusive Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is allegedly readying himself to step out of the shadows and back into the limelight. The legendary guitar hero was apparently inspired after seeing himself perform in the new film Celebration Day, which chronicles the appearance of a reunited Zeppelin at a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun in 2007.

 

“I’m starting to work next year, to be… Read More

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Flashback: The Doors: “Riders on the Storm”

Check this AMAZING original remixed video of The Doors’ classic “Riders on the Storm” by Tanjadoor. Perfect for a spooky October! Check the the eerie vocal and sound effect backtracks. Jim is driving is a 1967 Shelby GT500 that was given to him by his record company, Elektra. Word is that he later wrecked it and left it beside the road and never returned to get it. Somewhere out there in a barn (hopefully it didn’t get CRUSHED) is Jim Morrison’s 1967 Shelby GT500!

The Doors were IOHO one… Read More

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Collector’s Corner: Rickenbacker “Lightshow” Model 331LS

GSTV visits Guitar Center in L.A. to get our hands on the Rickenbacker Model 331LS

GSTV meets with The Guitar Center in Los Angeles to check out the Rickenbacker Model 331LS “Lightshow.” It was introduced in 1970 and remained in production until 1975. This may have been unfortunate timing for Rickenbacker since the Psychedelic era had come to an end during that poeriod. If the instrument was introduced in the height of Psychedelia, say, 1966, it likely would have sold many more units.

The Lightshow model was available in… Read More

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John Lydon: “Not an Old Codger Yet”

After a hiatus of nearly two decades, John Lydon is back on the road with his long-running arty post-punk meets stadium rock outfit Public Image Ltd. (PiL). Lydon of course first came to prominence as the spiky-haired, foul-mouthed singer of the SexPistols.

 

It’s been nearly 40 years since Lydon, then known primarily by his stage name of Johnny Rotten, along with guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bassist… Read More

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The Head and the Heart at The Wiltern – Los Angeles

Show Review: The Head and the Heart @ The Wiltern
October 12th, 2012

 

Below is an excerpt from a review by Christine Perez – LA Music Blog. Read the full review here

 

All photos by: Shawn Brackbill

The video above of “Down in the Valley” is obviously stock footage and not from the show reviewed below.

 

To say that Seattle-born band the Head and the Heart will mellow any stressed-out, traffic-battling 20-something Los Angelian rushing to get to a concert on time is… Read More

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