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Guitarist Carlos Santana Wants to Save the World

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Guitarist Carlos Santana is more concerned with saving the world than being a show biz personality or performing entertainer.

The veteran musician says he is planning a concert aimed at encouraging and motivating the development of young black and Latino men in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s...

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Queen Guitarist Brian May Reveals New Album Details

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Guitarist Brian May revealed that the band was planning on releasing late lead singer Freddie Mercury’s unreleased vocals on a new compilation album that will likely be entitled, “Queen Forever.”

May, who’s a legend in his own right, told BBC Wales radio host Wynne Evans...

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Walter Trout Receives Long-Awaited Liver Transplant

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Popular blues guitarist Walter Trout has finally received his long awaited liver transplant.

Walter Trout, 63, went to the Nebraska Medical Center seven weeks ago to await a transplant that he desperately needed for his failing liver.

According to his wife, Marie Trout, his health started...

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Verve Guitarist Nick McCabe Selling Equipment

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Former Verve guitarist Nick McCabe is selling off various guitars, amps and pieces of musical equipment via his Facebook page.

McCabe announced the sale on May 18 and has been regularly updating the items on sale. Among the sought-after pieces are a 1972 Telecaster Deluxe seen on the ‘Love...

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Jimmy Page Fed Up With Waiting For Reunion Shows

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is fed up with fellow band mate Robert Plant for persistently delaying plans for their reunion shows.

The rock legends famously came together to rapturous acclaim in December 2007 for a one-off concert at London’s O2 arena.

The question of further...

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Guitarist Vivian Campbell To Start Cancer Treatment Again

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has confirmed that his cancer has returned again and is seeking treatment.

In an interview with the US radio station 98.7 The Gater, Campbell said that his Hodgkin’s lymphoma “seems to be, kind of, coming back again” but insisted that...

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Did Led Zeppelin Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Riff?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Lawyers for a deceased guitarist-songwriter are preparing to file suit against Led Zeppelin, claiming that the band stole part of their biggest hit “Stairway to Heaven” from him.

Randy California was the guitarist, singer and songwriter for late-1960s American band Spirit, which recorded...

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Roxette’s Success Still Surprises Guitarist Gessle

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

The Swedish duo, who were big in the 1980s and ’90s with hits such as The Look and It Must Have Been Love, had to take a hiatus in 2002 when singer Marie Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

In 2009, Roxette started playing together again and went on to play a sell-out arena...

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Guitarist Jim Root Is Sacked From Stone Sour

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Stone Sour have confirmed the departure of guitarist Jim Root, who also plays guitar in Slipknot, a band fronted by Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor. An official statement was released via Taylor’s Twitter channel.

“As some of you might have heard by now, Stone Sour and Jim Root have indeed...

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Richie Sambora To Play At Drug Forum

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Guitarist Richie Sambora will perform at a drug forum in New Jersey to help raise awareness about heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.

Sambora has appeared at the beginning of a video on the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office website aimed at drug addiction. He also signed autographs...

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Judas Priest Guitarist Ernie Chataway Dies

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Original and co-founding Judas Priest guitarist Ernie Chataway has passed away at the age of 62 from cancer.

Original Priest singer Al Atkins added on his Facebook page “Just heard the very sad news that Ernie passed away last night,”  “He was a lovely bloke and a great guitarist and...

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Jeff Beck Picks His Six Favourite Albums

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Renowned guitarist Jeff Beck has chosen six of his favourite albums that will always be a great influence to him.

The guitarist was with The Yardbirds before forming the Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, whose biggest UK hit was Hi Ho Silver Lining. He has played guitar on many...

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Guitarist Doug Aldrich Quits Whitesnake

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Guitarist Doug Aldrich has quit long-running hard rock band Whitesnake to pursue a solo career.

Aldrich, who has been a member of Whitesnake for 11 years and who appeared on two albums, wants to break out on his own and focus on producing music as a solo artist.

Frontman David Coverdale...

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Jimmy Page Receives Doctoral Degree

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page has been honoured with a doctoral degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The 70 year-old received the honor on Saturday (May 10th) and delivered the commencement address to approximately 900 other graduates at Agganis Arena, which was attended...

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Metallica is to headline Glastonbury 2014

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Metallica’s drum and band leader Lars Ulrich said: “To be honest with you, we didn’t sit around and have a big conversation when the call came. In Metallica we have a saying called a ‘no-brainer’. Headlining Glastonbury is a no-brainer. We didn’t need to sit around...

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