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Hicksville Trailer Palace: A Cool Getaway

Hicksville, anyone? Looking for a cool place to get away from it all? Take a weekend off, decompress, maybe write or even record a song or two? Consider a road trip to the Hicksville Trailer Palace in Joshua Tree; just two hours outside of L.A.

 

Opened in 2010, Hicksville is a unique motel and artist retreat with accommodations that consist of vintage Airstream-type trailers, each of which is decorated in its own unique theme.

 

There’s a ‘70s bachelor pad trailer known… Read More

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Gibson Guitar Exhibit: Music, Art, & Soul

GSTV interviews Artist James Willis at the Gibson Guitar Art Exhibit at The Music Zoo in Roslyn, Long Island, NY
 
 

 
Gibson Custom, a division of Gibson Guitar, recently announced its exclusive Artist in Residency program. The new program, based in Nashville, was established to inspire fine art through the support of established and emerging artists.
 
According to Gibson’s website: “James A. Willis,… Read More

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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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