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Fender Releases Ritche Blackmore Tribute Strat

Fender Custom Shop unveils limited edition replica of Deep Purple guitarist’s legendary black Stratocaster

 

By Alex Baker

 

Fender Guitars has unveiled a special limited edition Ritchie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster based on the instrument the pioneering heavy metal guitarist used to record the iconic hit “Smoke On the Water.”

 

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Video: Yngwie Malmsteen Live at Beale Street Music Festival

Is Yngwie still God? See for yourself in this video him shredding onstage at the Beale St. Int’l Music Festival

 

By Alex Baker

 

Not only does it seem that the Swedish guitar hero’s formidable guitar chops remain well intact, but he also seems to have hardly aged a day since he burst into the scene in the early 1980s with Graham Bonnet in Alcatrazz. Granted, the sound in this clip… Read More

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GSTV Album Review: Heaven and Earth’s “Dig”

Veteran L.A. rockers assemble to inject some fresh ideas into the tried and true classic rock sound on Dig

 

By Alex Baker

 

Founded by ex-Sweet guitarist Stuart Smith,  Heaven and Earth is a neo-classic rock outfit from Los Angeles. Smith is an Englishmen who was mentored by Ritchie Blackmore. And it shows. In fact it’s apparent from practically note one of Dig.… Read More

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Big Jim Sullivan: Guitar World Mourns Passing of Legendary Session Player

It was announced today that Big Jim Sullivan, the acclaimed session guitarist who played on dozens of hits in the Sixties and Seventies, has died at the age of 71.

 

Sullivan began his career as a professional guitarist in 1959, and during the Swinging Sixties he, along with “Little” Jimmy Page,” was one of the most in-demand session players on the London rock… Read More

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