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Johnny Cash first house where he grew up opens to viewings

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Guitar and singing Country music legend Johnny Cash’s boyhood house is being opened up to the public to help the Arkansas town where he grew up. Cash moved to the house in Dyess in 1935, when he was just 3, as part of a government drive to help families after the Great Depression. The five-room...

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Kiss bass player demeaning to Robin Williams.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Kiss rock star Gene Simmons has apologized for “spur of the moment” remarks about people who suffer from depression like recently deceased Hollywood start Robin Williams. The singer and bass guitar player sparked outrage after saying he is “the guy who says ‘Jump’”...

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“Boston” Guitarist Helps Needy Topekans

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Classic rock guitarist Gary Pihl is stepping off stage and stepping in to a food pantry in Topeka for a good cause.

Rock Star Gary Pihl from the band “Boston” and “December People” is stepping off stage and helping those in need in Topeka.

“I’m very...

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Death Cab For Cutie Guitarist Chris Walla Leaves Band

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Death Cab For Cutie’s guitar player Chris Walla has announced his plans to leave the band after their gig in Victoria next month.

Writing yesterday in The Stranger, Walla informed fans that the band have finished recording their eighth album, but he will be playing his last show with...

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Evile Announce New Guitarist

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

It came as a huge shock to everyone in the metal world when Evile guitarist Ol Drake announced he was leaving the band last year.

The remaining members, Matt Drake, Ben Carter and Joel Graham took some time out to take stock of Ol’s decision and what they had achieved as a band at that point...

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Guitarist Bob Weir Cancels All Tour Dates

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Guitarist Bob Weir has cancelled all of his tour dates he had planned with his band RatDog.

The Grateful Dead founder says his tour with RatDog won’t kick off this week as planned. He posted a message on Sunday on RatDog’s website saying “circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled...

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Billy Gibbons Records New Album with David Guetta

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top has revealed that he has recorded an album’s worth of material with DJ David Guetta.

The legendary blues rock guitarist confirmed to Billboard that he and the superstar DJ and electronic producer got together in dance music mecca Ibiza to collaborate on eight...

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Want to play guitar? Lesson 1 – Keep Smiling…

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

We all play the guitar but we should also find it fun. Here are some people having fun or funny moments whilst playing their guitar or taking a guitar lesson. We have Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top surrounded by Gibson Les Pauls’s – in heaven for him, an island shaped like a guitar, a dress...

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See Eddie Van Halen play Jeff Beck on a Fender Telecaster

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Watch the moment Eddie Van Halen plays a Fender Telecaster guitar backstage. Being a Tele he decides to play Led Boots by Jeff Beck. Here’s what British guitarist Jeff Beck has to say about Eddie Van Halen: “I suppose what people are pointing at is Van Halen for being the innovator and the...

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Bryan Adams to Play Intimate Acoustic Gigs

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Bryan Adams will be visiting Plymouth, Bristol, Brighton, Southend and Bournemouth for a series of intimate gigs in September and tickets have just gone on sale today.

The shows will be part of his Bare Bones tour which kicks off 8 September 2014 at Plymouth Pavilions.

Throughout his...

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Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino Releases New Album

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Acoustic guitar virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino has just released his eagerly awaited new album ‘Penumbra’ on Mesa/Bluemoon.

Along with original material, the new CD features work by Roland Dyens, Maurizio Colonna, and two compositions written especially for D’Agostino by...

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Vivian Campbell’s Cancer in Remission

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

In a message posted on Def Leppard’s guitarist Vivian Campbell’s official Facebook page, his latest scan confirms that “the cancer is in remission.”

While Campbell is grateful to learn that the cancer is in remission, he’s being cautious. “I’m trying not to get too excited...

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Status Quo Cancel Gigs after Guitarist Rick Parfitt is Hospitalised

Monday, August 4th, 2014

British rock group Status Quo have been forced to cancel a series of gigs after guitarist Rick Parfitt was taken ill in hospital.

The British rock group had been due to play in Croatia during their European tour.

The six shows have now been shelved as doctors assess the musician in a...

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Jimmy Page Leaves Robert Plant Baffled

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The relationship between Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant is becoming more complicated leaving fans even more disappointed that there may never be a reunion of the band.

And according to a new interview with Uncut from NME, Robert Plant is feeling both “disappointed and...

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Alice Cooper Guitarist Dick Wagner Dies Aged 71

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Alice Cooper guitarist Dick Wagner has died at the age of 71 of respiratory failure at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center.

The guitarist, who also played on seminal recordings by Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel and Kiss, had been living in Fountain Hills, having moved to Arizona in 2004.

“It...

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