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Artist Showcase: Matt Jaffe & The Distractions

Artist Showcase Spotlight on Matt Jaffe & The Distractions

Matt Jaffe & the Distractions are a trio of 18-year-olds from San Francisco.

 

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Matt Jaffe is something of a prodigy to Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison, who discovered the young Jaffe performing solo and decided to produce the bands music.

 

“I was a Talking Heads fan long before I found out that Jerry lived in the same Bay… Read More

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Kirk Von Hammett: Inside Metallica’s ‘Secret Lair’ – Video

Metallica guitarist talks guitars, gear and horror movies

 

Metallic guitarist Kirk “Von” Hammett recently invited Bryan Kehoe of Dunlop TV inside the band’s “secret lair“for an in-depth interview.

 

The two old friends, who’ve known each other since high school, discuss guitars, stompboxes, and Hammett’s love of horror movie memorabilia, amongst other things.

 

The Metallica axeman is in fact a lifelong lover of Read More

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The Strypes “Got Love If You Want It” – Video

Irish teenage R&B sensations take on Slim Harpo classic

 

The Strypes are a maximum R&B outfit from Cavan Ireland that were formed in 2008 and whose current ages are between 16 and 18.

 

The band’s classic R&B based rock bands draws ready comparisons to the likes of the Yardbirds, Who, and early Stones as well as pre-punk pub rockers like Eddie & the Hot Rods and… Read More

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Shop Spotlight: Jay Rosen Guitars, Emeryville, CA

GSTV’s Brian Lippey travels to Jay Rosen Guitars in Emeryville, CA

 

Recently Guitar Shop TV host Brian Lippey paid a visit to Jay Rosen Guitars in Emeryville, CA across the bay from San Francisco. Jay has a comprehensive inventory that includes some of the coolest rare and vintage guitars and amps we’ve ever come across. He granted Brian and GSTV access to some of the rarest vintage… Read More

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The Black Crowes, Paradiso Amsterdam, 19 June, 2013 – Reviewed by The Mad Dog Blogger

The Black Crowes bring their shambolic brand of retro rock to Amsterdam’s Paradisio and GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger brings us his review

 

 

By The Mad Dog

 

Fittingly, Amsterdam’s historic 1,500 capacity Paradiso Club played host to two sold-out Crowes shows on the second leg of a European sandwich tour which saw US dates as the filling in between the two city and festival bounces around Europe. Granted, these guys need the obligatory hiatus every once in a while so the… Read More

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Sammy Hagar Announces “Four Decades of Rock” Summer Tour

The Red Rocker is putting the band back together and hitting the road this summer

 

By Alex Baker

 

Sammy Hagar will be hitting the road this summer as he prepares to launch the “Four Decades of Rock” tour. The former Van Halen frontman will be reuniting with Chickenfoot bassist and fellow ex-Van Halen member Michael Anthony, as well as his ex-Montrose bandmates, Denny Carmasi and Bill Church.

 

Audiences attending this summer’s tour will be treated to a cross section of… Read More

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