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Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR): Does Your Rehearsal Space Write Neil Young Songs?

SIR, or Studio Instrument Rentals, is one of the largest and most popular services in the music industry. It’s a network nationwide with facilities in 13 cities, and offers studios, rehearsal space, and gear backlines for any size production or event.

So it’s a production company, and that’s all well and good, but SIR is so hugely immersed in the rock world, it’s actually influenced rock ‘n’ roll itself to a certain degree. Bruce Berry,… Read More

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Gibson Guitar Controversy Continues

The Gibson Guitar Controversy continues, and has fired up guitarists of all political persuasions. What do YOU think? Leave a comment below….We welcome your feedback!

On his cable TV talk show, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a bass guitarist, talked recently with the head of the Gibson Guitar Company, Henry Juszkiewicz, about the raids on the companies’ facilities and the resulting agreement with the Justice Department, which Juszkiewicz said was markedly unjust and resulted in $2.4 million in legal fees along with the… Read More

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GSTV Contest Winner Chuck Pollard meets Guitar Icon Johnny Winter

 

Guitar Shop TV fan Chuck Pollard is the lucky winner of our contest to meet blues/rock guitar icon Johnny Winter in person before his rockin’ show at The Beekman Beer Garden in New York City this month—We caught the meeting on video to share with all the rest of our fans around the world—Check it out!

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GSTV Featured Artist: Rick Derringer LIVE at Beekman Beer Garden

 

Guitar Shop TV was backstage to catch lead Guitar icon Rick Derringer perform with Johnny and Edgar Winter at the Beekman Beer Garden and Beach Club in New York this month, and believe us, this guy still rocks! What an incredible player! Rick is a true guitar icon with a key role in rock history!

Check the following from the Rick Derringer website: “Young guitar great, vocalist and entertainer Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoysTM recorded the No.1 hit “Hang On… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist: Edgar Winter Band LIVE at Beekman Garden – Frankenstein

GSTV was in the front row for an awesome full version performance of the rock classic “Frankenstein” by the red-hot Edgar Winter Band at the Beekman Beer Garden in NYC. Check out the amazing work by guitarist Doug Rappaport—Smokin’!

According to Wikipedia:

“The song’s title, coined by the band’s drummer Chuck Ruff, derives from the fact that the original recording of the song was much longer than the final version, as the band would often deviate from the arrangement into less structured jams. The… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist: Johnny Winter LIVE at Beekman Beer Garden, NYC – “Johnny B Goode”

Guitar Shop TV caught up with guitar icon Johnny Winter at the Beekman Beer Garden in New York for a cool live version of the rock classic “Johnny B Goode”

Check the following from Johnny’s Official Biography:

Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 called largest solo artist deal of it’s time, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for… Read More

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