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Book Review – Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

Ray Davies relays the story of the Kinks in new tell-all book

 

 

In  Americana – The Kinks, The Road and The Perfect Riff  Ray Davies of The Kinks. opines on his frustrations and clear affection for the changing America he witnessed from the initial “British Invasion” days of the 1960s, through each decade up to and including the noughties.

 

Waxing lyrical (literally and figuratively), Davies is clearly a… Read More

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Jail Guitar Doors – Changing Lives Through Music

The MC5‘s Wayne Kramer launches foundation to bring guitars to the incarcerated

 

Jail Guitar Doorsis an international foundation devoted to putting guitars in the hands of incarcerated individuals. The organization was founded by MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg and Kramer’s wife, Margaret.

 

Wayne Kramer in particular has a very personal connection to the issue of America’s Read More

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The MXR Legacy – Video

MXR commemorates 40th anniversary with documentary series

 

Iconic American stompbox manufacturer, MXR is celebrating 40 years of its history by releasing a series of mini-documentaries.

 

The videos will be released in segments and will depict the history of the innovative brand, that was founded in Rochester, New York in the early 1970s.

 

Check out this trailer for the MXR Legacy series.

 

 

MXR was acquired by Dunlop some years ago and for more information you can visit jimdunlop.com.

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Wayne Kramer of the MC5 – GSTV’s Exclusive Interview

Wayne Kramer talks to GSTV about the MC5, guitars, and his new jazz project

 

Interview by Alex Baker

 

As a founding member of the MC5, Wayne Kramer is arguably one of the most influential American rock guitarists to emerge from the 1960s era. The MC5’s revolutionary stance and proto-punk sound were ahead of their time and while they never became a huge success, they’ve been massively influential on generations of bands since then. After the MC5 broke up, Wayne did a two-year stint in prison… Read More

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Matt Schofield Live in Amsterdam – Video

British blues rocker performs “The Day You Left” at North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam

 

Matt Schofield has been a fixture on the international blues scene for more than a decade. Having got his start playing in the house bands of various festivals around Europe, the Manchester-born guitarist embarked on a successful… Read More

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GSTV’s Greatest Hits: Ted Nugent “Cat Scratch Fever” Live in Dallas

GSTV first went live back in 2010, and in the nearly four years since then we’ve aired performances by up and coming indie bands and some of the most legendary icons in rock. One figure who’s managed to grace our digital airwaves on more than one occasion is the Motor-City Madman himself, Mr. Ted Nugent.

One of our favorite times filming Uncle Ted was at the Dallas International Guitar Festival, circa 2011-2012, when he delivered this swaggering, riotous rendition of “Cat Scratch Fever.” As… Read More

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