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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.


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Guitarist Johnny Marr Announces New Solo Album

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Guitarist Johnny Marr announced that he will follow up his 2013 solo debut “The Messenger” with a second album titled “Playland,” to be released 6th October.

The new album, written while on tour over the past two years, is meant to be a continuation of “The Messenger.”...

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Memorial Tree for Guitarist George Harrison Dies

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A pine tree planted in memory of Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died, after becoming infested by beetles.

The sapling was planted in 2004 near the observatory in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.

The music legend, who died in November 2001, aged 58, from lung cancer, spent his final...

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Guitarist Ben Wells has Eight Guitars Stolen

Monday, July 28th, 2014

According to the Glasgow Police Department, Black Stone Cherry’s guitarist Ben Wells had eight of his guitars stolen in his hometown of Edmonton, Kentucky.

Both the police department and Black Stone Cherry have posted asking for help in recovering the instruments. In Black Stone Cherry’s...

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Who Own’s Elvis guitar?

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

My Guitar Lessons has found out that a Martin D-35 acoustic guitar that the king Elvis Presley smashed on tour has set off a fight between a museum that displays it and a collector who says the guitar should never had been there. Now a judge is to sort out whether guitarist Robert A. Johnson...

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Van Halen early photos discovered

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Check out these early pictures of guitarist Eddie Van Halen at 10 years old with his Mother, building his Frankenstein guitar, Eddie, Valerie and Wolfgang Van Halen and Van Halen from their first gigs. These would have been in schools and colleges local to the band.

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Physicist shows you how to be a better guitarist with the help of science!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

My Guitar Lessons has been made aware of a study that has revealed the advantages in playing techniques like string bends, tapping, vibrato and whammy. Guitarist and physicist, Dr David Robert Grimes, has said that very good guitarists would manipulate the strings to make the instrument sing. He...

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Johnny Depp Plays Guitar With Aerosmiths

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Film star and now guitar rock star Johnny Depp joined Aerosmith on stage last week to play “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” This is becoming a common occurrence for the Pirates of the Caribbean star.  The big event, which was filmed by fan is available for viewing below, took place last...

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Guitarist Johnny Winter Biopic

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

One of the true blues guitar greats has recently passed away. Here is an in-depth biopic on his life as a guitar player and much more. Born John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014),  and known as Johnny Winter. He was an American blues guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, harmonica...

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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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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 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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