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20 Iconic Guitars – at Rolling Stone Online

Just in case you missed it, our friends over at Rollingstone.com ran a really cool photo gallery last month called “20 Iconic Guitars.” The piece, which was written by James Sullivan, showcases great guitars and the musicians who played them.

 

You’ll find photos of well known electric guitars like the double-neck Gibson EDS-1275 that was immortalized by Jimmy Page in The Song Remains the Same, as well as Read More

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Radiohead Tour Postponed in Wake of Deadly Stage Collapse

Radiohead released a statement today announcing they will be cancelling seven dates on their upcoming European tour following a stage collapse in Toronto Saturday. The collapse, which took place an hour before the house was set to open, killed a drum technician and injured three others.

 

The collapse apparently also destroyed most of the band’s light show and even some of the amplifiers and other backline elements used in their shows. Many of Radiohead’s amps and other equipment are old and therefore difficult… Read More

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Rod Stewart & Jeff Beck: “People Get Ready”

Rod Stewart joins Jeff Beck on the stage at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles to perform the Curtis Mayfield classic “People Get Ready

Curtis Mayfield was a true legend: an iconic Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member, he pioneered an enduring infusion of soul/funk/R&B music and poetry, forged against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement – Check out his website HERE

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Black Sabbath Reunion Tour Downgraded to Lollapalooza Appearance

Black Sabbath, the heaviest and darkest of heavy metal’s forefathers, excited fans around the world late last year, when they announced they’d be reuniting for a full-scale reunion tour. The Birmingham band, whose original lineup consisted of Ozzy Osborne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward, also announced plans to put out their first album since 1978’s Never Say Die.

 

However as so often… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist: Amanda Palmer – Guitar Hero

 

Amanda Palmer made a name for herself as one half of the cutting edge Brechtian punk cabaret duo, the Dresden Dolls. Since the band’s demise Amanda has carved out a solo career that’s been successful at times and nearly always controversial. After falling out with her former label Roadrunner Records, the singer/pianist/ukulele player decided to forego the label route entirely this time around.

Instead she turned to the Read More

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They’re Baaack! – Smashing Pumpkins Return with New Album “Oceania”

 

Seminal ‘90s alt-rock outfit The Smashing Pumpkins have resurfaced with a 13-song album entitled Oceania.

 

Led by the eccentric but infinitely talented Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins ruled the album charts in the middle 1990s. The band’s heavy and sonically innovative guitar songs were showcased on albums like Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 

 

However, by the close of the century drugs and inter-band difficulties had taken their toll. Band members came and went. There were… Read More

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