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Deep Purple Are Back – See the video here

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

My Guitar Lessons have been informed that top guitar rock band Deep Purple are about to get their newest album under way, marking a follow-up to last year’s “Now What?!”. Bassist Roger Glover said that the band is quite busy jamming along and will hopefully enter studio later this...

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What Festivals Have Done For Bands in 2014

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

For guitarists, bands and musicians not many industries have flourished in the way that UK music festivals have of late. You needn’t go too far onto the high street for proof of the terrible effect that the 2008 recession has had, and continues to have, on our market. Yet, somehow, the festival...

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Fear Factory Guitarist Crowdfunds Surgery

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Christian Olde Wolbers, current guitarist of Arkaea & Beowülf and formerly of Fear Factory, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to pay for medical costs arising from a serious motorcycle crash.

Wolbers explains further:

“It’s been 6 months since my motorcycle accident on...

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Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Remi Harris Coming to Bromsgrove

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Top UK gypsy jazz guitarist Remi Harris will be performing in Bromsgrove on August 2nd.

Originally from Bromyard, he is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top gypsy jazz guitarists and has toured the UK, Australia and France as well as performing at Buckingham Palace and live on BBC Radio...

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Blues Legend Johnny Winter Dies

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

My Guitar Lessons has been informed that the blues legend Johnny Winter has past away. His Facebook page says ‘Legendary Johnny Winter Dies at 70. Texas blues icon Johnny Winter has passed away on July 16, 2014 in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. His wife, family and bandmates are all...

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Guitarist Ben Matthews Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Thunder guitarist Ben Matthews is undergoing cancer treatment after doctors discovered cancerous cells in his throat while having his tonsils removed.

Breaking the news to fans in a message on Thunder’s Facebook.com page, the stars write: “As you will remember Ben had his tonsils...

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Guitarist Dick Wagner Undergoes Surgery

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Guitarist Dick Wagner, who is best known for his work with Lou Reed and Alice Cooper, has been hospitalized for a blocked artery and further complications.

Wagner went into the hospital on July 8 with breathing difficulties, leading to a washing out of his lungs and the cleaning of a major...

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Guitarist Nita Strauss Considers Playboy Shoot

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Alice Cooper’s new guitarist Nita Strauss is waiting for an offer to pose naked for Playboy magazine.

Iron Maidens rocker Nita Strauss, who recently joined Cooper’s touring band, tells the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner she’s awaiting an official offer after appearing on...

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Reasons why you should take up guitar lessons.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

So why do guitarists pick up the guitar in the first place, learn to play, take lessons from guitar teachers and go through all the pain to get to a good standard (and the callouses on the finger tips)? Here is Joeseph Brown from encore music lessons take on why we all do it…

Guitarist Bernard Sumner Announces Autobiography

Friday, July 11th, 2014

New Order, Joy Division and Electronic guitarist Bernard Sumner will release his autobiography ‘Chapter and Verse’, on September 25th in the U.K.

According to a description on Amazon, the 58-year-old guitarist will cover his childhood, Joy Division’s early days, the formation...

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AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young is in Hospital

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has revealed that guitarist Malcolm Young is now in hospital.

Johnson spoke of Young’s health battles, reported earlier this year, during a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine to talk about the Australian rock band’s 15th album.

The frontman...

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Jimmy Page Suggests That He Should Tour Alone As Led Zeppelin

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Guitarist Jimmy Page is suggesting that he may not need his former frontman to revive the Led Zeppelin name.

Speaking at the Silver Clef Awards on Friday (July 4) in London, the guitarist noted the polls calling for Led Zeppelin to headline the U.K.’s massive Glastonbury Festival. “I agree...

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Why Megadeth Guitarist Moved to Japanese Pop

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Marty Friedman was the guitarist for the platinum-selling thrash metal band Megadeth but he soon became unhappy with the metal scene.

David Ellefson, Megadeth’s bassist, says Friedman was hired because he fit the part perfectly: requisite shoulder-length hair and lightning-quick fingers.

“He...

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Guitarist Randy Ellefson Re-Releases Debut Album

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Guitarist Randy Ellefson has re-released his debut album The Firebard ten years after it’s original release.

Ellefson has re-recorded it and like the original, he is the sole performer. Ellefson has cited numerous rookie mistakes he wanted to fix to make the album comparable with his...

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See the video of what happens when 3 guitar tutors try and outplay each other.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

See our video of 3 of our guitar tutors sparing at a recent Jam night. Guitar teachers are Mark Howes, Josh Wheeler and Simon Devlin playing at the Walnut Tree Shades blues bar in Norwich on 26th June 2014. Track is Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile.