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Alabama Shakes Launch Major Summer Tour

Alabama Shakes Tour: Soul-drenched Southern rockers hitting the road this summer

 

By Alex Baker

 

The Alabama Shakes are hitting the road this summer on an extended tour jaunt that’s currently seeing them selling out venues across the country and overseas.

 

The Athens, Alabama-based soul-rockers have rocketed to fame in the past 12 months, riding the success of their debut album Boys and Girls and the single “Read More

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Flashback: Eric Clapton talks about his Gibson SG and “Woman Tone” (1968)

 

 

 

 

In this very cool UK video from “Cream at the Royal Albert Hall” Eric Clapton shows in a interview the sound and use of his psychedelic Gibson SG, his wah, woman tone, and blues skill. In our humble opinion, the combination of the SG and Marshall defined the Clapton sound! We also LOVE the voice of the English narrator…”the electronic guitar is also dismissed as nothing more than a jangling noise machine, etc”…he sounds right out of a 60″s British Sci-Fi film—too much!

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Collector’s Corner: 1966 Gibson EB-0 Bass

1966 Gibson EB-0: Good Enough for Jack Bruce, The Jackson Five

So ’66 was a heck of a year for Gibson Bass guitars. They issued five distinct basses that would become relatively popular over the years. Though you won’t find a Gibson Ripper or Gibson Grabber in the 1966 catalog (they weren’t issued until 1973), the company’s full line of instruments included a Thunderbird model and two electric basses with SG-style bodies that would go on to become iconic in their own right—even to this day.Read More

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Gear Profile: The Gibson Robby Krieger SG

Guitar Shop TV’s “Guitar of the Month” is Robby Krieger‘s Gibson SG Inspired from Gibson Custom, in keeping with our tribute to The Doors.

 

According to Gibson’s promotional write-up: “From 1965 to 1971, Krieger and The Doors created a body of music that redefined American rock and roll at its core. Today, their songs remain some of the most influential and original ever written. Much of that writing happened… Read More

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The Doors Live in Europe: Rare Footage

 

The Doors were founded in 1965 in Los Angeles by vocalist Jim Morrison and Keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Together with guitarist Robby Krieger and Drummer John Densmore, they forged a truly unique sound, combining Morrison’s unforgettable vocals and  lyrical images (who can forget “I am the Read More

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Guitar Shop TV Episode 9: Jim Morrison Teaser

Guitar Shop TV kicks off its Classic Rock series with one of the most unique bands of all time: The Doors! In Episode Nine: Cool artifacts of Doors’ singer Jim Morrison from The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame; Former Doors guitarist Robby Krieger shares his enthusiasm for Jazz Rock, and Gibson SGs and performs “Roadhouse Blues” live at Iridium in New York!

 

 

 

 

 

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