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GSTV Gear Locker: Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster brought in by Dweezil Zappa

From our friends at Norman’s Rare Guitars, check out this amazing piece of Rock Memorabilia: one of Jimi Hendrix’s original Stratocaster’s that Jimi gave Frank Zappa, and now owned by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa! Very cool!

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Mad Dog Blog: Three New Bands You Should be Listening to

GSTV introduces “The Mad Dog Blog” and three new bands to watch in 2013

 

By “The Mad Dog”

 

You’re born, you rock, you die…….any questions ? Well, the first one that springs to mind who is this Mad Dog geezer imposing himself and his opinions on unsuspecting citizens of the blogosphere ? I’m just a music-loving Brit nut who, as the t-shirt says, “may be old but he got to see some of the best bands on earth’.

 

I like my rock classic with plenty of roll.… Read More

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The Sunset Strip Music Festival

 

The 1.5-mile section of Sunset Boulevard that runs from Havenhurst Drive in West Hollywood to Sierra Drive in Beverly Hills is famously known the world over as the Sunset Strip. The area became one of the most iconic streets in the country for music during the 1960s when it was home to landmark venues like the Whiskey A Go-Go, Pandora’s Box, and the Roxy.

 

Back then bands such as the Read More

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LA Players: Steve Vai – “I’m The Hell Outta Here” @ Crossroads Festival – INCREDIBLE!

Steve Vai epitomizes the term “guitar hero.” Since catching his break as a second guitarist for Frank Zappa’s band in the early ‘80s, Vai has established himself as a virtuoso whose angular and sometimes quirky guitar chops make him capable of going toe-to-toe with just about anybody in the rock arena.

 

It’s not for nothing that David Lee Roth chose to collaborate with Vai after his departure from Van Halen. Apart from his collaboration with Roth, Vai has also enjoyed success as a… Read More

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