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Sir Paul McCartney Paid only £1 for Olympic Opening Ceremony Performance

 

It was a grandstand performance, topping off a rousing opening ceremony witnessed by billions of people around the world; Sir Paul McCartney leading Wembley Arena, and in a manner of speaking, the entire whole world, in a sing-along of the Beatles classic “Hey Jude.”

 

And for bringing down the house, and the final curtain, on a ceremony that lasted more than four hours and officially opened the Read More

Wines That Rock

The weekend is almost here and the time is right for relaxing with a nice glass of wine. But you don’t want to drink just any wine. You want to open a bottle of wine that really rocks!

To that end, let us introduce you to Wines That Rock: The Official Wine of Rock and Roll.

Wines That Rock is a winery founded by a group of experienced winemakers and fanatical rock fans. Working in partnership with the Mendocino Wine Company, they’ve launched a new line… Read More

The Rise and Fall of the Clash: New Film Explores the Untimely Demise of Punk’s Most Meaningful Band

While it may have been the Sexpistols who garnered the headlines, it was the Clash that had the sophistication and sense of musical adventurism to take punk rock to the next level. During their initial five year run the London outfit expanded the raw, gritty, adrenalin fueled sounds of punk to include elements of funk, soul, reggae, and even rap.

 

After rising through the ranks of the ‘70s London punk scene, the Clash decamped to New York City in… Read More

Guild JS-II Bass

Check our friend Derek J looking very Jack Cassidy with his Guild JS-II Bass, which Guild made to compete with the Gibson EB-3.

According to Derek:

“In 1969, Guild came with one or two Bisonic (Hagstrom) single coil pickups. During 1970 they changed to Guild humbuckers which weren’t anywhere near as good.

Jack Casady switched over to the Starfire because of the Bisonics. Those Starfires were then modified by the early Alembic guys. And Phil Lesh played a EB-3 which had Bisonics… Read More

The Holograms Are Coming!

 

For the longest time the first image that leapt to mind for most people when it came to holograms was that of Princess Leia being beamed from body of the droid R2-D2 in Star Wars. However all that changed earlier this year when a holographic projection of the late rapper Tupac Shakur graced the stage at Coachella.

 

The holographic hip-hopper caused a sensation on the Internet and could well prove… Read More

Jack White Tops Album Charts, Reveals Hearing Loss

As one half of alt-garage rock duo the White Stripes, Jack White made a name for himself with his Zeppelinesque blues guitar style and screechingly melodic vocals. Driven by the steady, simple, thudding beats of his drummer ex-wife Meg, White took raw blues and infused it with punk energy to create some of the most memorable guitar… Read More