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“Producing Van Halen”: Exclusive Interview with Legendary Record Producer Andy Johns

“Producing Van Halen” Guitar Shop TV sits down with legendary record producer Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and many other rock greats) In this exclusive interview, Andy discusses his work with Eddie Van Halen in producing several of his classic rock albums.

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LA WEEKLY: The Seven Sexiest Guitars

LA Weekly recently put out a list of their picks for the seven sexiest guitars. Below is a quick excerpt from their list. Be sure to hit the link after the jump for the full rundown, and be sure to leave a comment with some of your own favorites.

 

The Seven Sexiest Guitars

By LA Weekly


Martin Acoustic 000-18 Kenny Sultan Sunburst Custom Signature Edition
For those of you who prefer an intimate encounter, this sunburst beauty will inspire ballads and Bic lighters. Her solid premium… Read More

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The Head and the Heart at The Wiltern – Los Angeles

Show Review: The Head and the Heart @ The Wiltern
October 12th, 2012

 

Below is an excerpt from a review by Christine Perez – LA Music Blog. Read the full review here

 

All photos by: Shawn Brackbill

The video above of “Down in the Valley” is obviously stock footage and not from the show reviewed below.

 

To say that Seattle-born band the Head and the Heart will mellow any stressed-out, traffic-battling 20-something Los Angelian rushing to get to a concert on time is… Read More

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The Cult Ready Prequel to Latest Album

British stadium rock giants The Cult have pulled a page out of the film industry’s playbook and are preparing to release a “prequel” to their latest acclaimed album Choice of Weapon.

 

The prequel album, entitled Weapon of Choice will feature the songs from the latest album in earlier stages of development and is aimed at appealing to hardcore fans of the band. Weapon of Choice will be available as a digital-only release and is intended to offer… Read More

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The Who Ready Quadrophenia Tour, Announce Vintage Trouble as Opening Act for First Leg

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are ramping up to hit the road as The Who once again this fall. The legendary British rock band will be embarking on an arena tour and performing their classic 1973 concept album Quadrophenia.

 

The tour will be the first time Pete and Rog have brought The Who stateside in four years and their opening act for the first leg of the tour will be… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: LA Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 2

“The Old Days” – Exclusive interview with LA Recording Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 2 of 4

GUITARIST WADDY WACHTEL has appeared on hundreds of albums over the years, and has been a mainstay of the Los Angeles music scene. Among the artists and bands he has worked with are The Everly Brothers, Jackson Browne, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash, The Church, The Cowsills, Bob Dylan, Silver Condor, Gilby Clarke, Melissa Etheridge, Bryan Ferry, Bernard Fowler, Andrew Gold, Don Henley, Carole King, Miranda Lambert, The Motels, Maria… Read More

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