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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: 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

Fender Introduces Guitar-Themed Wine

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 Telecaster Pinot 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

Sammy Hagar’s Coffee Flavored Tequila

Sammy Hagar’s new ‘Cabo Diablo’ coffee flavored tequila

The latest edition to Sammy Hagar’s popular Cabo Wabo line of tequila is a coffee-flavored concoction dubbed Cabo Diablo.

 

Described as “deceptively smooth coffee liqueur made with 100% blue agave tequila,” Diablo offers a “sweet balance of coffee essences with an unmistakable, reassuring tequila kick.”

 

Hagar,… Read More

Free Guitar Lessons from Sonic Youth’s Lee Renaldo

Sonic Youth‘s Lee Renaldo Offers Guitar Workshop at NYC’s Other Music

 

Lee Renaldo will be hosting a guitar workshop on October 28 at NYC’s Other Music. The longtime Sonic Youth axeman will be giving free lessons to students who attend the workshop.

 

“Lee will be hosting his first Guitar Clinic, having a discussion and demonstration of his weapon of choice,” read a post on the Read More

Cool Apps: John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes

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

The Clash Hits Back – Punk Legends New Greatest Hits Album Out Now!

The Clash’s promote new greatest hits comp with massive London graffiti mural

 

The Clash have returned to the scene with a new box set, “Sound System” and a new greatest hits comp, “The Clash Hits Back.”

 

To help promote the new releases, in typical Clash fashion, the band erected a massive graffiti mural on the side of a building in Camden Town, London.

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“Sound System” is a 12-disc set that comes… Read More

The Jazz Guitar Handbook

Backbeat Books publishes The Jazz Guitar Handbook

 

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

The Mad Dog Blog: “Beware of Mister Baker”

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