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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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British Sea Power Guitarist Ready for Ramsbottom Festival

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Guitarist Martin Noble of indie rock band British Sea Power says he is looking forward to being heckled by old school pals at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival.

The group, likened on many occasions to Joy Division and The Cure, will headline the Saturday night of the three-day festival at Ramsbottom...

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Whitesnake Recruit Night Ranger Guitarist

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Whitesnake have recruited former Night Ranger member Joel Hoekstra to replace guitarist Doug Aldrich.

Aldrich, who appeared on the band’s last two albums, quit in May (14) to concentrate on “several recording and live commitments”, and David Coverdale admits he didn’t...

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Guitarist and Blues Legend Cal Newman Dies Aged 69

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Guitarist Cal Newman who dedicated his life to the blues scene in Cardiff, Wales has died at the age of 69.

Newman, who was brought from Birmingham to Wales as a baby after being abandoned at birth, lost his short battle with cancer on August 12.

Despite living an unsettled early life,...

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Guitarist Paul Gilbert shows off his baby boy.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Fantastic news for My Guitar Lessons website readers. Guitar playing legend Paul Gilbert has just announced that he is the proud father of a new born boy. This is extra important for Gilbert as its his first child. The child named Marlon has reportedly got long fingers and a loud voice so expect Marlon...

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£1 guitar being sold for £1.25 million!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A guitar bought for Alvin Stardust to learn to play on for just £1.50 when he was a young boy is now worth more than one million pounds – because  Buddy Holly and The Crickets, John Lennon, Paul MaCartney, The Rolling Stones, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde and Chuck Berry put their signiture on it.

The...

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Watch Jon Bon Jovi take the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi had a cold awakening when he accepted the ice bucket challenge and promptly nominated his band mates which includes top guitarist Richie Sambora who for many Years the 2 have not seen eye to eye.

Will the  challenge thaw relations between Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora?...

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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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