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Mad Dog Blog: Status Quo – The Rock Institution You’ve Never Heard Of

GSTV’s resident Brit takes on the formidable task of trying to sell Status Quo to Americans

 

By The Mad Dog

 

What if I could introduce you to a band which has had more hit singles than the Rolling Stones (single number 100 came out earlier this month), has sold more albums than the Beatles, is currently in their sixth decade of recording and touring, and is in the Read More

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Vintage Trouble “Pelvis Pusher” – New Video

Breakout L.A. soul-rock phenoms explode onto the screen in latest video

 

By Alex Baker

 

Our favorite L.A. breakout band of late, Vintage Trouble, are back at it with a red hot new video for their latest single “Pelvis Pusher.” The Los Angeles foursome have been on a non-stop tear, pretty much since GSTV first caught them in a small SantaRead 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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Artist Showcase Winner: Specyphi

Eclectic Cincinnati rockers Specyphi are GSTV’s May Artist Showcase winners

 

A hard rock/metal outfit from Cincinnati, Specyphi also incorporate elements of rock, blues, and acoustic music into their sound. The band is fronted by vocalist Josh Fent and features Shane Doan on lead guitar, Telly Kools on bass, and Matt Grooms on drums. Although the band has only been in operation for a couple of years, they already have an endorsement deal with B.C. Rich guitars. Check out the headbanging video for Specyphi’s “Snowy Summer.”

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GSTV Artist Showcase Encore: Johnny Cooper

Texas country rocker Johnny Cooper kicks up some red dirt

 

By Alex Baker

 

Texas rocker Johnny Cooper first showed up on our radar when they won our Artist Showcase competition almost two years ago. Arizona-born Cooper moved to Texas as a child and it was in the Lone Star State that the singer/guitarist had his formative years as a musician,… Read More

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Gibson Unveils 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

Gibson USA celebrates Golden Anniversary of boldly-styled bass beast

 

By Alex Baker

 

First introduced in 1963 as the bass counterpart to the Gibson Firebird guitar, the Gibson Thunderbird has been the weapon of choice for influential bass players like Motley Crue‘s Nikki Sixx, GNR’s Duff McKagan, and Read More

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