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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

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Wayne Kramer of the MC5 – GSTV’s Exclusive Interview

Wayne Kramer talks to GSTV about the MC5, guitars, and his new jazz project

 

Interview by Alex Baker

 

As a founding member of the MC5, Wayne Kramer is arguably one of the most influential American rock guitarists to emerge from the 1960s era. The MC5’s revolutionary stance and proto-punk sound were ahead of their time and while they never became a huge success, they’ve been massively influential on generations of bands since then. After the MC5 broke up, Wayne did a two-year stint in prison… Read More

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Artist Damien Hirst Customizes Guitars to Commemorate Joe Strummer

Damien Hirst has created two new art pieces to help commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the death of Joe Strummer. The British artist has painted and modified a Fender Telecaster and an Eastwood acoustic in honor of the legendary former Clash frontman.

 

The guitars will be given away through an online public raffle, the proceeds of which will go to Strummerville: the Joe Strummer New… Read More

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