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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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Holiday Flashback: Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody”

Legendary British glam rockers produce a true Christmas rock classic

 

By Alex Baker

 

In the United States, British glitter rockers Slade were best known for producing stomping glam rock hits like “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” and the original version of “Cum on Feel the Noize.”

 

However in Britain, where glam rock dominated the charts… Read More

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Holiday Playlist: The Who’s “Christmas” Live in 1970

Thunderous live clip of the almighty Who performing “Christmas” from 1969 rock opera Tommy

Could there ever be a more rocking holiday song than “Christmas” off The Who’s Tommy? Analog video interference aside, we are absolutely loving this clip of The Who playing the song live at Tanglewood in 1970. Daltrey is at his… Read More

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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Bad Reputation” Live – Video

Rock’s first lady storms through her 1981 classic in performance for Guitar Center Sessions

 

Is rock and roll truly the secret to eternal youth? Looking at Joan Jett, you might just believe that it is.

 

In a recent taping at LA’s Guitar Center for Nic Harcourt‘s Guitar Center Sessions, the 55-year-old singer/guitarist looked to have barely aged a day since the era when she ruled the pop… Read More

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PureSalem Guitars Introduces the “Tom Cat”

Retro-inspired Tom Cat Model combines simplicity with quirky styling

 

The new retro-inspired PureSalem “Tom Cat” is a new model from the Miami-based guitar maker that employs a simplistic design utilizing classic guitar elements like wood, wire and strings.

 

Named for the Muddy Waters song of the same name, the PureSalem Tom Cat combines quality components and construction with unique styling.

 

Recently Christian Bland of the the Black Angels played a PureSalem Tom… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Flanger Pick Cutter FP-01 – DIY Guitar Picks

Make plectrums from anything plastic with Flanger’s new upgraded Pick Cutter FP-01

 

Everyone knows guitar picks vanish. We don’t know where they go, we just know they’re gone. The traditional solution has been to go buy more of them. But now, you don’t have to thanks to Flanger’s new upgraded Pick Cutter FP-01.

 

Roughly the size of a standard hole punch, the FP-01… Read More

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