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Collector’s Corner: The Gibson Trini Lopez – Dave Grohl & Foo Fighters Perform


In Gibson Guitar history there is a select group that was/is accomplished enough to have Gibson put their name on a signature model guitar. Les Paul is of course the default pick in this group, but others such as Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, and Trini Lopez are also members of this elite group. Yes, one of the chosen ones was Trini Lopez, the actor from the 60′s cult war film The Dirty Dozen and a music performer of whom Peter, Paul and Mary once retorted, “Our next album is… Read More

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Gear Profile: 65 Amps – Cheryl Crow Guitarist Peter Stroud

Guitar Shop TV sits down with Cheryl Crow Guitarist Peter Stroud and Sam Wolh to discuss and demo 65 Amps, the very cool amplifier company from North Hollywood, California.


 

65 Amps is a unique company, dedicated to quality amplification and the recapture of the great electric guitar sounds generated from an earlier era in rock history. Each decade holds a defining characteristic, and today everyone is captivated with reviving these vintage items and feelings. 65amps aims to bring back the sound of rock… Read More

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Johnny Depp Joins Aerosmith onstage at Hollywood Bowl

Actor Johnny Depp joined Aerosmith onstage at the Hollywood Bowl last night. The legendary rockers brought their Global Warming Tour to LA, where they performed before a sold-out crowd of 18,000 that along with Depp included other celebrities like Liv Tyler, Jim Carrey Seth Green, and even Ron Jeremy.

 

Following a house-rocking set that include timeless Aerosmith hits… Read More

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Artist Damien Hirst Customizes Guitars to Commemorate Joe Strummer

Damien Hirst has created two new art pieces to help commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the death of Joe Strummer. The British artist has painted and modified a Fender Telecaster and an Eastwood acoustic in honor of the legendary former Clash frontman.

 

The guitars will be given away through an online public raffle, the proceeds of which will go to Strummerville: the Joe Strummer New… Read More

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Led Zeppelin III Cover Artist Dies

It was revealed today in a report in the online addition of Classic Rock Magazine that the artist Zacron, who is best known for having designed the sleeve for Led Zeppelin III, has died at the age of 69. Zacron, whose real name was Richard Drew, actually passed away in January. However the artist was estranged from his family so the news of his passing has only just surfaced.

 

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The Sunset Strip Music Festival

 

The 1.5-mile section of Sunset Boulevard that runs from Havenhurst Drive in West Hollywood to Sierra Drive in Beverly Hills is famously known the world over as the Sunset Strip. The area became one of the most iconic streets in the country for music during the 1960s when it was home to landmark venues like the Whiskey A Go-Go, Pandora’s Box, and the Roxy.

 

Back then bands such as the Read More

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