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Sir Paul McCartney Paid only £1 for Olympic Opening Ceremony Performance

 

It was a grandstand performance, topping off a rousing opening ceremony witnessed by billions of people around the world; Sir Paul McCartney leading Wembley Arena, and in a manner of speaking, the entire whole world, in a sing-along of the Beatles classic “Hey Jude.”

 

And for bringing down the house, and the final curtain, on a ceremony that lasted more than four hours and officially opened the Read More

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“No Future Thursdays” at the Down And Out in Downtown LA

 

The Down And Out bar opened nearly three years ago on the ground floor of the Alexandria Hotel at 5th and Spring in downtown LA. Like many new bars, the Down And Out grasped around for an identity of its own for a year or two. However after making live music a regular fixture several nights a week, the “DnO” has emerged as one of the hottest venues in downtown for seeing great guitar Read More

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JOHNNY WINTER: WIN Two VIP Concert Tickets and MEET Johnny

WIN Two Free VIP Concert Tickets & Backstage Access to MEET Blues Guitar Legend Johnny Winter and other guitar legends at The Beekman Beer Garden & Beach Club in New York City on August 8th, 2012. Joining Johnny in concert will be his brother Edgar Winter, longtime band mate Rick Derringer, and special guests Leslie West of Mountain fame and Kim Simmons, formerly of Savoy Brown. It promises to be an amazing evening with legendary guitarists!

VIP Tickets include exclusive backstage party area with free food… Read More

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Wines That Rock

The weekend is almost here and the time is right for relaxing with a nice glass of wine. But you don’t want to drink just any wine. You want to open a bottle of wine that really rocks!

To that end, let us introduce you to Wines That Rock: The Official Wine of Rock and Roll.

Wines That Rock is a winery founded by a group of experienced winemakers and fanatical rock fans. Working in partnership with the Mendocino Wine Company, they’ve launched a new line… Read More

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The Rise and Fall of the Clash: New Film Explores the Untimely Demise of Punk’s Most Meaningful Band

While it may have been the Sexpistols who garnered the headlines, it was the Clash that had the sophistication and sense of musical adventurism to take punk rock to the next level. During their initial five year run the London outfit expanded the raw, gritty, adrenalin fueled sounds of punk to include elements of funk, soul, reggae, and even rap.

 

After rising through the ranks of the ‘70s London punk scene, the Clash decamped to New York City in… Read More

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Guild JS-II Bass

Check our friend Derek J looking very Jack Cassidy with his Guild JS-II Bass, which Guild made to compete with the Gibson EB-3.

According to Derek:

“In 1969, Guild came with one or two Bisonic (Hagstrom) single coil pickups. During 1970 they changed to Guild humbuckers which weren’t anywhere near as good.

Jack Casady switched over to the Starfire because of the Bisonics. Those Starfires were then modified by the early Alembic guys. And Phil Lesh played a EB-3 which had Bisonics… Read More

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