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Collector’s Corner: The Guild Starfire – Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Mick Taylor

There is something about the Guild Starfire and its arsenal of models that draws you in for a potential GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) attack. The various models of the Starfire have made their way in the hands of some true legends. Whether it be Buddy Guy and Bob Weir sporting a Starfire IV, or Jerry Garcia and his early Ginsberg-Era 60’s Starfire 3. This lineup has made its mark. Tonal range is a big part of the Starfire. When you go from predominantly rhythm player (Bob Weir) to… Read More

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The Killers Partner with Werner Herzog for Live Concert on the Web

Indie rock darlings, the Killers are teaming up with acclaimed film director Werner Herzog for a filmed concert performance that will be broadcast live on the web tomorrow.

 

The eccentric German director will film the band’s set at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx tomorrow night at 7 p.m. EST. The performance is part of the American Express Unstaged series that pairs bands with Read More

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Performances: Metal Masters 4 – “Five Minutes Alone”

 

Guitar Shop TV was on hand at Metal Masters 4 at the Grammercy Theater in NYC—Check this clip of the guys performing the Pantera classic, “Five Minutes Alone.”


Metal Masters 4 is comprised of Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down), Kerry King (Slayer), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and newly added masters Billy Sheehan and Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer).

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Great Venues: The Station Inn – Nashville – “The Time Jumpers” with Vince Gill

The Staion Inn is a really special place, a true bit of Americana, the REAL DEAL, and no better place to catch authentic country, roots, and bluegrass music.

Guitar Shop TV was lucky enough to be there on a Monday night in July to catch The Time Jumpers LIVE. The Time Jumpers are a group of the “best of the best’ Nashville studio musicians that get together to perform at this intimate venue every Monday night when they’re not touring to play some of the finest country… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: LA Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 2

“The Old Days” – Exclusive interview with LA Recording Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 2 of 4

GUITARIST WADDY WACHTEL has appeared on hundreds of albums over the years, and has been a mainstay of the Los Angeles music scene. Among the artists and bands he has worked with are The Everly Brothers, Jackson Browne, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash, The Church, The Cowsills, Bob Dylan, Silver Condor, Gilby Clarke, Melissa Etheridge, Bryan Ferry, Bernard Fowler, Andrew Gold, Don Henley, Carole King, Miranda Lambert, The Motels, Maria… Read More

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Rock Book Recommendation: Journeyman Guitarist Dick Wagner’s Smash Hit Memoir

Dick Wagner is a veteran rock guitarist who has enjoyed celebrated stints with rarified rock royalty such as Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and KISS. The Iowa-born axeman spent 40 years living the high flying life of a rock star; playing on some 200 albums and netting 35 platinum and gold records.

 

Wagner has detailed his often dabaucherous and sometimes emotional professional and personal experiences in his engaging new memoir: NotRead More

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