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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
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
Rumors circulate that the Rolling Stones will bow out with Glastonbury Festival appearance next year
They say all things must pass and so it seems even the seemingly endless saga of the Rolling Stones may soon be coming to a close. According to a report published by The Mirror in the UK, the seminal English rock band will be bowing out next year with a headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.
The Stones, who officially began their career in 1963… Read More
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Guitar Shop TV caught up recently with Brooke Rose, an exciting up and coming pop/rock singer from Riverside Calif. Brooke is a high-energy artist noted for her unique blend of passion and grace when she performs. Brooke Rose” started her performing career singing the National Anthem all around Southern California and to this day still continues to belt out The National Anthem at top Venues like The Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Lakers, UCLA & San Diego Padres Read More
U2 guitarist The Edge shows off the first guitar he ever bought, his iconic Gibson Explorer. In New York City at age 17 and intending to buy a Les Paul, The Edge fell for the Explorer instead. Even after breaking the neck at a show years ago, it’s still one of The Edge’s favorite guitars.