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Great Venues: The Bowery Ballroom – NYC – Carney LIVE

As a follow-up to our interview with guitarist Zane Carney, check Zane performing with his brother Reeve in their band “Carney” performing “Resurrection” at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Check Zane’s tasteful guitar work and red-hot jazz-rock solo delivered on his blue Telecaster! Wow!

Carney is:

Reeve Carney (Lead vocals, guitar)
Zane Carney (Lead guitar)
Aiden Moore (Bass)
Jon Epcar (Drums)

This performance took place in 2011 at The Bowery Ballroom the iconic rock music venue… Read More

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Collector’s Corner: The Gretsch White Falcon

Recognized with immense fondness as the “Cadillac of Guitars”, The White Falcon was commercially introduced in 1955 by ambassador/consultant Jimmy Webster and Gretsch. The Falcon is renowned for its large size, (17″ in width”), distinguishing appearance, bright white paint which would eventually melt into a cool vanilla bean tint, gold trim, and soaring falcon engraved on the gold pickguard. These ornaments and features drew players in immediately once it was launched.

In 1962 the Gretsch white falcon changed from the single cutaway to a double cutaway… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Conan O’Brien Guitarist Jimmy Vivino – Part 2 – LA Guitar Scene




Jimmy Vivino discusses the differences between playing on cable and network TV, the Conan O’Brien band, the differences between the New York and LA guitar scene, and different guitar styles

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Exclusive Interview: Conan O’Brien Guitarist Jimmy Vivino – Part 1 The Fab Faux


We sit down with guitarist Jimmy Vivino of The Conan O’Brien Band to discuss his amazing career, including his work with his Beatles tribute band “The Fab Faux” in Part One of this extensive conversation.

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British Rock Double Feature: Small Faces and Pretty Things Docs Screen in Hollywood Friday Night

“Like a rawer, dirtier version of the Rolling Stones,” at least that’s how those who were in the know back in mid ‘60s London described the Pretty Things.

 

Unfortunately for the Pretty Things, they weren’t really all that pretty. Not as pretty as Mick, Keith, Brian, and the boys at least. Nor were there songs quite as enduring as the likes of “Ruby Tuesday,” “Jumping JackRead More

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This Could Be the Last Time?


Rumors circulate that the Rolling Stones will bow out with Glastonbury Festival appearance next year

 

They say all things must pass and so it seems even the seemingly endless saga of the Rolling Stones may soon be coming to a close. According to a report published by The Mirror in the UK, the seminal English rock band will be bowing out next year with a headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.

The Stones, who officially began their career in 1963… Read More

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