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Eastwood Guitars Airline H77 and H78

New semi-hollow body models inspired by the Black Key’s Dan Auerbach

 

The Eastwood Airline H77 and H78 are a new pair of semi-hollow body models from the independent guitar maker that were inspired by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

 

Founded in 2001, Eastwood is a Canadian guitar maker that creates reproductions of classic Sixties models like… Read More

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The Mad Dog Blog: Holiday Rock Classics

GSTV’s in-house Brit rundowns the best in holiday rock hits

 

By the Mad Dog

 

Well, its that time of year again – have you sent your letter to Santa yet ? The festive season seems to start earlier every year but I reckon I experienced a record-breaker this year when I went into a pub in England on October 8th to find they had already put up their Christmas tree !! Jeez, my tan has barely faded from summer……I awarded the bartender “Premature Man of the Year”.

 

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Kinks Musical Headed for London Stage

Sunny Afternoon will use the music of the Kinks to bring Ray Davies‘ early life story to the stage

 

A new musical based on the music of legendary rock band the Kinks is bound for the London stage next year. Sunny Afternoon, named for the band’s 1966 hit, will use the Kinks’ music to tell the story of Ray Davies’ early life and how he came to form the group… Read More

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Jazz Guitar Master Jim Hall Dead at 83

Understated jazz guitar genius passes away quietly at home in Greenwich Village

 

Master jazz guitarist Jim Hall has passed away at the age of 83. One of the leading jazz players of the modern era, Hall went quietly in his sleep at home at his apartment in Greenwich Village, according to his wife.

 

The Buffalo New York native began his career in the 1950s, playing… Read More

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Mad Dog Blog: The Answer begs the question . . .

GSTV’s continental correspondent sounds off on Belfast blues rockers The Answer and three other bands you need to hear

 

By the Mad Dog

 

The Mad Dog was in Paris recently to see Belfast blues rockers, The Answer, on the penultimate night of their European tour. Formed in 2000 and touted on their recording debut in 2005 as “the best new UK band since Led Zeppelin,” The Answer are the real deal sporting the purists’ line-up… Read More

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Holiday Playlist: Christmas with Johnny Cash

Christmas with Johnny Cash features Christmas songs recorded by the Man in Black between 1962 and 1980

 

Johnny Cash recorded many Christmas songs throughout his 50+ year career in the music business. Many of the best of them are included in this excellent Christmas compilation from Sony Legacy.

 

Although the songs on Christmas with Johnny Cash were all recorded between 1962 and 1980, the album was actually released around… Read More

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