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 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.
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”.
Fender introduces its own line of guitar-themed wine
Fender Guitars has partnered with the Armida Winery to launch its own line of guitar-themed wines.
Fender’s selection of vino includes a Strat-themed Cabernet Sauvignon, a Thinline TelecasterPinot Noir, and a Jazzmaster Chardonnay. There’s also a more high-end Telecaster Zinfandel that goes for $500 a bottle.
This isn’t the first time Fender has extended its brand into the lifestyle… Read More
New app chronicles fallen Beatle’s fateful sojourn to the island in 1980
In June of 1980 John Lennon sailed through a dangerous mid-Atlantic storm to reach the island of Bermuda. There the former Beatle found the artistic inspiration for his final record Double Fantasy.
Launching in the iTunes App Store on November 5th, “John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes” is a new interactive app that follows Lennon’s travels to Bermuda, mere months before his assassination in New York. The highly interactive app uses innovative game play and storytelling… Read More
If you’ve been curious about learning to play jazz guitar but are unsure about how to get started then Backbeat Books’ new publication, The Jazz Guitar Handbook may be the book for you. The 256 page compendium offers comprehensive instruction in learning and mastering one of the most challenging but rewarding styles of guitar playing.
The thorough, step-by-step guide begins by teaching readers simple blues-based riffs over basic chord… Read More
New Rockumentary on troubled life of legendary drummer Ginger Baker reviewed by GSTV’s in-house Brit
By The Mad Dog
If you want to feel good about your life, feel secure in yourself, feel like you are, indeed, making a positive difference everyday, take the time to sit down and watch “Beware of Mister Baker,” the biopic about the flame-haired, genius madman, tub-thumper, Ginger Baker. Rockumenting his humble beginnings in proggy jazz bands, he is catapulted to stardom in… Read More