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International Players Series: HIDE of X Japan

Now it’s time to feature some cool players outside the Anglophone universe, and of course one of the most notable is the Japanese guitar icon Hide.
According to Wikipedia and other blogs:

“Hideto Matsumoto (松本 秀人 Matsumoto Hideto?, December 13, 1964 – May 2, 1998), known exclusively by his stage name hide (written in all capital letters when he was with X Japan and in all lowercase letters when solo), was a popular Japanese visual kei rock musician. He was primarily known for his work as lead guitarist of… Read More

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Feud

Led by a duo of South African brothers, English rockers Feud have been bringing their own heavy but soulful hybrid or grunge and alternative rock to audiences around the UK since 2005. With Eddie Vedder sound-alike Ian Harper out front the band have crafted a distinct sound that draws on diverse influences that include Read More

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Suburban Syndicate

Detroit has a long history of producing talented acts, ranging all the way back to the heyday of the Motown sound through to the White Stripes. Rock-rap outfit Suburban Syndicate is one of the Motor City’s latest musical offerings. The diverse seven-piece group is fronted by a trio of rappers and has a musical section that blends funky hip-hop beats with… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist: Xander Demos – Pittsburg’s Rising Guitar Hero

Xander Demos is an innovative rock and metal guitarist who hails from Pittsburgh, PA. Drawing on diverse influences that include pop and ambient, as well as the metal riffery that is his bread and butter, Xander has created a uniquely modern guitar rock sound. His versatility as a musician enables Xander to push the envelope in terms of metal guitar in a manner that few players have managed, since the emergence of Joe Satriani in the late 1980s.… Read More

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Black Rock Revival

Black Rock Revival is a Memphis trio with a loose, funky, hard rocking sound. The group was founded by singer/guitarist Sebastian who got the idea to start a band after noticing a distinct lack of black rock bands on the local and national scene. To that end he recruited drummer Hype and bassist Percy Blue to put together a hard-hitting trio with influences that include Cody Chestnutt, Read More

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JOHNNY WINTER: WIN Two VIP Concert Tickets and MEET Johnny

WIN Two Free VIP Concert Tickets & Backstage Access to MEET Blues Guitar Legend Johnny Winter and other guitar legends at The Beekman Beer Garden & Beach Club in New York City on August 8th, 2012. Joining Johnny in concert will be his brother Edgar Winter, longtime band mate Rick Derringer, and special guests Leslie West of Mountain fame and Kim Simmons, formerly of Savoy Brown. It promises to be an amazing evening with legendary guitarists!

VIP Tickets include exclusive backstage party area with free food… Read More

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