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Beady Eye “Flick of the Finger” – Get a Preview of New Album

Liam Gallagher and the boys preview a track off their upcoming album BE

 

By Alex Baker

 

Beady Eye are back with a new song, a new upcoming album, and the same old swagger.

 

On Friday the band uploaded a preview video for “Flick of the Finger,” assumedly the first single of their upcoming album BE. The video, which features slow motion footage of shark attacks, was put together by producer and former TV on the Radio guitarist Read More

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Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn Unite for Charity: Video

Former leaders of Britpop arch-rivals Blur and Oasis bury the hatchet for Britain’s Teenage Cancer Trust Performance

 

By Alex Baker

 

Theirs was one of the most celebrated rivalries in all of pop history, but last night in London it was all smiles as Blur’s Damon Albarn was joined onstage by former Oasis guitarist, Read More

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The Peerless Retromatic: A Star Is Born

Retro rock appeal and vintage tone in a compact package

 

By Alex Baker

 

The newly-unveiled Retromatic from Peerless Guitars might just be the first new guitar to get us excited in 2013.

 

Peerless is a well-regarded manufacturer of acoustic guitars that also specializes in smaller body, thinline electric guitars.

 

With its distinctive, stylish headstock, the Retromatic features a truss-rod cover, and pick guard design… Read More

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Mick Taylor Joins Stones Onstage for “Midnight Rambler”: Video

Guitarist dusts off his hot licks and nearly steals the show with blistering guest shot on Let It Bleed favorite

 

By Alex Baker

 

The debate regarding who was the best Rolling Stones guitarist ever has been raging for the better part of the 50 years the band has been together.

 

Keith is the obvious choice since he’s the only one who’s been in the band continuously, wrote the songs, and undoubtedly had the greatest overall influence on their sound. But someRead More

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Rolling Stones Kickoff “50 & Counting” Tour in London

Legendary rockers set the British capitol alight with command performance at 02 Arena

 

By Alex Baker

 

Last night in London the Rolling Stones performed the first of five shows they’ve scheduled to commemorate their 50th anniversary as a band. It’s perhaps fitting that the band, which originally rose from the London blues circuit in the early Sixties, would choose the British capitol to kick off their celebratory “50 & Counting” mini-tour. The tour will see the band perform once more… Read More

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Beatles Rejected Audition Tape Finally Surfaces

The audition tape that infamously led a Decca exec to declare the Beatles had “no future in show business” has been discovered

 

By Alex Baker

 

Ostensibly, record company executives are meant to musically-savvy guys, with their ears to the ground and tuned into whatever is on the way to being the next big thing.

 

Some of them are, but sadly many of them aren’t. Take Decca Records executive Read More

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