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The Mad Dog Blog: GSTV’s Resident Brit Weighs in on iPod Shuffle

The Mad Dog Blogger invites us on a tour of the vast and twisted catacombs within his iPod


What do you reach for first thing in the morning? The coffee machine? Your smokes? The buttery body heat of a loved one? I shuffle. And I don’t mean shuffle to the bathroom (although that is inevitably the second thing I do). I hit “shuffle” on my iPod. I’ve probably spent 15-20% of my entire income over the years buying music and going to concerts… Read More

Eric Clapton’s Six-String Stories

Eric Clapton’s 50-year career told through his guitars


By Alex Baker


Genesis Publications has partnered with Eric Clapton to bring us Six-String Stories, a unique volume of work that chronicles the guitarist’s five decade career through the guitars he’s played along the way. Using a combination of photographs and Clapton’s own words, the limited edition book provides detailed background info on 300 guitars played by the legendary blues-rock guitarist over… Read More

Alice Cooper Guitar Climbs Mt. Everest

Guitar signed by Alice Cooper taken to Mt. Everest Summit for charity fundraising


By Alex Baker


A Stratocaster signed by heavy metal icon Alice Cooper has been taken to the summit of Mt. Everest by a firefighter trying to raise money for charity.


Todd Pendleton has already raised $20,000 for the Read More

The Rolling Stones: “Brussels Affair” Deluxe Box Set

The Stones release box set around rare recording of show from 1973 European tour


By Alex Baker


The Rolling Stones have delved into their lengthy past and dug up a rarely heard recording of a show in Brussels, recorded in 1973 on their Goats Head Tour.


Mick and the boys were in fairly good nick at the time, with Mick Taylor having… Read More

Iron Maiden Trooper Beer

Iron Maiden have launched their very own premium British beer


By Alex Baker


Legendary British heavy metal group, Iron Maiden have unveiled their own handcrafted English ale. Known as “Trooper,” the London metal outfit’s beer was created by the group’s lead singer Bruce Dickinson, who worked with his bandmates and the brewers at Robinson’s Brewery at Stockport in the Read More

Metallica: There’s No Business Like Shoe Business?

Legendary metal band teams up with Vans to launch unique line of sneakers based on individual band members


By Alex Baker


Groundbreaking metal band Metallica have partnered with iconic skateboard shoe manufacturer Vans to produce the Vans Metallica X collection of footwear. Each member of the band has designed their own shoe, based on their own individual preferences and personality traits. The Metallica Vans… Read More

Jimmy Page the Model?

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page co-stars with Gary Clark Jr. in new fashion campaign from designer John Varvatos


By Alex Baker


Not many individuals who are pushing 70 break into the modeling business, regardless of how attractive they may be. But then again, there’s only one Jimmy Page.


The legendary Zeppelin guitar hero is the most recent rock and roll luminary to be used as a model… Read More