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Led Zeppelin will Release Concert Film Next Month

Led Zeppelin reunion? Well not quite. However it was announced today that the legendary British rock gods will be releasing a concert film of the one-off reunion show they did perform back in 2007.

 

The film, which is set to be titled Celebration Day, captures the band’s set from a tribute concert for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun that took place at the O2 Arena in London five years ago.

 

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The Avengers Return: Seminal SF Punk Band Reunites this Sunday 9/16

Formed in early 1977, the Avengers were one of the first American bands to harken to the siren call of British punk in the Seventies. Fronted by punk’s original peroxide blonde bombshell, Penelope Houston, the Avengers had the distinction of being the opening act for the Sex Pistols incendiary final show at Winterland in San Francisco.… Read More

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The Black Keys Begin Work on New Album


It’s been quite a year for the Black Keys. Their latest album, the 2011 Danger Mouse-produced El Camino, has successfully launched the unlikely Akron indie rock duo into the mainstream.

 

In the last year the band, which consists of guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Pat Carney, has headlined an arena tour across EuropeRead More

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Great Performances: Rick Derringer – “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Real American”


In Memory of our Fallen Heroes of September 11

 

Guitar Icon Rick Derringer performs “The Star Spangled Banner” and his original composition “Real American” LIVE in NYC

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Gear Profile: The Steinberger L Series Bass

The Steinberger L series bass was formally introduced in 1980, and in 1983 the Steinberger GL guitar was rolled out. At the same time a slightly revised version of the bass was also introduced and given the name XL to distinguish it from the guitar and the original L bass. Check the above photo of GSTV friend Derek J with his 1986 XL bass: very cool!

The instruments were described as being made from layers of composite materials (carbon fiber and… Read More

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What Happens in Vegas: Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Finds a Home

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, the popular traveling band camp that provides amateur and aspiring musicians the opportunity to jam with famous rock stars has found a permanent home, in where else – Las Vegas.

 

Founded back in 1997, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp has typically been held six times a year  in different cities including New York, Philadelphia and London. However starting… Read More

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