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Everly Brothers’ Phil Everly Dead at 74

Pioneering rocker who influenced the Beatles succumbs to lung condition

 

Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, has passed away at the age of 74.

 

Together with brother Don, the Everly Brothers innovated the close harmony vocal sound that would later be heard on recordings by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Simon and Garfunkel. The group had a string of hits in the late Fifties… Read More

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The Mad Dog’s Rocking New Year

GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger reflects on the year in rock

 

Here we go – time to transition from days and days of sedentary excess into the month of ridiculously-imposed resolutions and promises to overhaul the debauched lifestyle into which we have sunk (and which we, quite frankly and honestly, prefer). I’ll let you into a secret – if you stop smoking, stop drinking and no longer self-medicate, you won’t live any longer – it will just feel like it.

 

That’s it for the forward looking part of the… Read More

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Gibson Plans to Release Signature Les Paul for Guns ‘N’ Roses Guitarist DJ Ashba

GNR man’s signature axe set to drop in March

 

Gibson Guitars plan to release a new signature model Les Paul for Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarists DJ Ashba. The guitar, which was designed by Ashba himself, is set to drop in March of this year.

 

Ashba joined the band in 2009 and has since become an integral part of a GNR lineup consisting of vocalist Axl Rose, guitarists… Read More

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Best of 2013: Rolling Stones “Miss You” in Hyde Park

Mick, Keith and the boys reunite for historic series of concerts in Hyde Park

 

In July the Rolling Stones returned to Hyde Park to play their first concerts at the iconic London green since 1969.

 

While the band’s first appearance in the park, just two days after the death of Brian Jones, drew some 200,000 fans, this summer’s gigs were slightly… Read More

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Best of 2013: Mott the Hoople Reunite in London

Ian Hunter shows he’s still got it at Mott the Hoople‘s 02 Arena Show

 

In the fall of 2013, UK audiences were gifted a chance to see one of rock’s great underrated bands back in action for the first time in more than a decade as Mott the Hoople regrouped for a handful of shows.

 

Formed in the late ’60s, Mott were a rowdy band of pub rockers whose career was on the… Read More

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Best of 2013: Commander-in-Chief in Zigeunerweisen Guitar Dual

The Commander in Chief struts her stuff with classical guitarist Thomas Valeur in this viral video sensation

 

Although it was released only earlier this month, the video dual between classical guitarist Thomas Valeur and the 23-year-old Norwegian metal sensation known as The Commander in Chief, is already one of the viral guitar videos of the year.

 

In the clip, Valeur is seated and circled by the leather clad Commander who wields a lethal looking Ibanez Falchion 7-string prototype, which she indeed commands with… Read More

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