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Singer and guitarist George Hamilton IV has died from a heart attack

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

USA country guitarist and singing star George Hamilton 4th has died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of seventy seven. Hamilton who began performing as a teenager in the 1950s, had suffered a big heart attack at the weekend. After an early attempt in pop music, Hamilton became a country favourite,...

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Guitarist Brody Uttley To Offer Lessons On Tour

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Rivers of Nihil guitarist Brody Uttley is offering guitar lessons while the band is on tour from September to December this year.

Fans and aspiring guitarists can sign up for a lesson via Brody’s profile on bandhappy.com.

Catch the band live on these dates:

The Reading Rainbow...

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Keith Richards Honours His Grandfather

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Keith Richards stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new children’s book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.

The 70-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist told Fallon his grandfather “teased” him into playing the guitar by keeping one high and...

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Guitarist Bob Mould Stays Part of the Bigger Picture

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Guitarist Bob Mould is proud to be a part of rock history, but he’s not content with clinging to it.

Mould fronted the influential Minnesota punk band Hüsker Dü in the ’80s. The group brought more vulnerable, introspective lyrics to the hardcore punk template, eventually breaking the...

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Smiths Guitarist will Play Victoria in December

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Johnny Marr, co-founder and guitarist for one of the most iconic British bands in history is scheduled to make his Victoria debut in December.

Johnny Marr, whose swirling guitar lines added to the signature sound of Manchester act the Smiths during the 1980s, will perform at Sugar nightclub...

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Guitarist Ronnie Wood to Display His Art in Cumbria

Monday, September 15th, 2014

For two weeks, Treeby and Bolton in Keswick will be hosting an exhibition of work by the Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

The veteran rocker has been painting and drawing for 35 years and is now set to put pieces from his Raw Instinct collection on display.

The collection is set...

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Guitarist Preston Reed Cancels Silk Mill Gig

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Acoustic guitarist Preston Reed has cancelled his gig at Derby’s Silk Mill this weekend.

The American musician was due to perform on Saturday but Derby Live, the city council’s entertainment arm, says he has cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

A Derby Live statement...

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Primal Scream Guitarist Robert ‘Throb’ Young Dies

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Robert “Throb” Young, the guitarist who helped Primal Scream to rock stardom in the 1990s, has died.

Young founded the band with school friend and singer Bobby Gillespie in Glasgow in 1984.

They hit the heights with psych-pop album Screamadelica in 1991, which included songs...

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Keith Richards Hints At New Solo Record In June 2015

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has finished work on his upcoming solo album, but word has it that fans will have to wait until June 2015 to get their hands on it.

The publication notes that Richards “doesn’t want to put it out while the Stones are still working.”...

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Tom Morello Debuts New Politically Charged Song

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Tom Morello, as the Nightwatchman, debuted a new song titled ‘Marching on Ferguson’ last Friday at the Jail Guitar Doors’ Rock Out! Benefit at the Ford Theater in Los Angeles.

Over the weekend, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist took to Twitter and Instagram to share the news with...

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Guitarist Wes Borland Puts His Home Up For Sale

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Wes Borland, the guitarist for Limp Bizkit, has listed his hideaway in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $1.35 million.

The 1,256-square-foot bohemian-vibe bungalow has a living room with a painted brick fireplace, an open kitchen, a dining room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. A redwood deck...

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Guitarist Says He Was Fired for Liking the Eagles

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Former Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton has alleged that he was fired from the band for liking easy listening music.

Following a series of tour dates in support of Kiss and Judas Priest, Stratton was fired and replaced with Adrian Smith, who joined in time to play on the 1981 follow-up,...

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Guitarist Emil Werstler Quits Chimaira

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Guitarist Emil Werstler has decided to leave Chimaira after a three-year tenure with the band.

Werstler spent the first few months playing bass for Chimaira, but switched back to his original instrument in 2012 following the announcement that guitarists Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries were leaving...

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W.A.S.P. Guitarist Douglas Blair To Introduce Signal2Noise Project

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Douglas Blair, W.A.S.P’s lead guitarist, stands poised to finally introduce his long-mothballed “main” project, Signal2Noise, to Finnish audiences soon.

In association with Rock Academy Finland — for whom Blair is a visiting professor (travelling to and coaching groups at...

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Rammstein Guitarist’s Emigrate to Release New Album

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Emigrate, the side project of Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, will release its sophomore album, “Silent So Long”, on October 21 via Spinefarm.

The CD, which was produced by the Emigrate bandmembers themselves and mixed in February/March by Ben Grosse, features guest appearances...

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