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JEFF BECK AND ZZ TOP TO EMBARK ON NATIONAL SUMMER TOUR

 

JEFF BECK AND ZZ TOP

TO EMBARK ON NATIONAL SUMMER TOUR

This August will see long time music legends and mutual admirers, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck on tour together for the first time.  The tour launches in Missoula, MT on August 8 and will run for five weeks with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Boston and NYC . . . (more dates TBA).

 

Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring routewill offer… Read More

Jail Guitar Doors – Changing Lives Through Music

The MC5‘s Wayne Kramer launches foundation to bring guitars to the incarcerated

 

Jail Guitar Doorsis an international foundation devoted to putting guitars in the hands of incarcerated individuals. The organization was founded by MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg and Kramer’s wife, Margaret.

 

Wayne Kramer in particular has a very personal connection to the issue of America’s Read More

The Mad Dog Blog

GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger rounds up the latest in new books, albums and films

 

As the onset of Springtime wakens woodland creatures from their winter slumber and promises longer days and balmy evenings, the receding frost uncovers gems old and new in the forest and the Mad Dog pitter patters in wide-eyed wonder amongst the…….WHOA, sorry – been listening to too much Jethro Tull recently. Won’t happen again.

 

My television is bruised purple and my DVD player is still shaking like… Read More

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

The Mad Dog Blog: Holiday Rock Classics

GSTV’s in-house Brit rundowns the best in holiday rock hits

 

By the Mad Dog

 

Well, its that time of year again – have you sent your letter to Santa yet ? The festive season seems to start earlier every year but I reckon I experienced a record-breaker this year when I went into a pub in England on October 8th to find they had already put up their Christmas tree !! Jeez, my tan has barely faded from summer……I awarded the bartender “Premature Man of the Year”.

 

Having… Read More

Mad Dog Blog: The Answer begs the question . . .

GSTV’s continental correspondent sounds off on Belfast blues rockers The Answer and three other bands you need to hear

 

By the Mad Dog

 

The Mad Dog was in Paris recently to see Belfast blues rockers, The Answer, on the penultimate night of their European tour. Formed in 2000 and touted on their recording debut in 2005 as “the best new UK band since Led Zeppelin,” The Answer are the real deal sporting the purists’ line-up… Read More