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Classical Guitarist Michael Hulmes to Tour Dorset

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Former Young Musician of the Year Semi-Finalist Michael Hulmes will tour Dorset as part of the Artsreach autumn programme.

The concerts will feature a mix of Baroque, South-American and more contemporary classical guitar music from England, Spain, Japan, Paraguay and the USA. The programme...

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Wicked Lester Guitarist Stephen Coronel Arrested

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Guitarist Stephen Coronel, who played alongside Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons in their pre-Kiss band Wicked Lester, has been arrested for allegedly uploading child pornography from his home computer.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office of South Carolina...

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Angus Youngs Cousin Stevie Young steps in for Malcolm’s AC/DC guitar role

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Sad news. I’m afraid to report that one of the best guitar rock bands AC/DC have confirmed that founding member Malcolm Young and rythum guitarist will not return to the band, after taking a break due to illness. The bands website read that due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition their...

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RGT guitar exam deadline for teachers is less than a Month away!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

We have been informed by the Registry of Guitar Teachers (RGT) that October 1st is the official entry deadline for the forthcoming UK winter (November/December) RGT exam sessions. Guitar tutors only have an extended entry deadline until October 8th but, in order to allow time for exam appointments...

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Slash – World On Fire Album Review

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Slash is quite possibly the best known guitar player in the world. Despite the endless debates on whether the guitarist in the top hat deserves that title, it is undeniable that he is as recognizable a public figure as anyone in KISS or Nickelback or any of the “commercial”rock bands....

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Electric Guitar Lessons More Popular Than Violin Tuition

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The BBC have release figures to show that the electric guitar has overtaken the violin in a list of most popular musical instruments for children to play. Some thirteen% of 5 to 17-year-olds play the electric guitar, compared with 12% for the violin. piano is the most popular instrument, played by...

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Guitarists play the blues in Norfolk jam

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

On Thursday the 23rd October the Norfolk Blues Society – NBS will be hosting a brand new guitar and blues event. Come and enjoy a unique evening of great Blues with Norfolk’s top Blues Musicians. All on the same stage on the same evening!

Playing from the seat of their pants in...

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Renowned Guitarist Steve Howe Returns

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Following a hugely successful return tour in 2013, this September sees Steve Howe back in the UK.

The songwriter, who is best known as the guitarist and backing vocalist of Yes, comes to The Capitol, Horsham, on Friday, September 26, at 8pm.

Steve Howe started playing the guitar over...

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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

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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