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Kenny Wayne Shepherd to Tour the UK in 2014

Kenny Wayne Shepherd to Tour the UK in 2014

Posted November 10, 2014 at 7:10 am | No comments

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is a veritable who’s who in rock and blues. The band features long-time vocalist Noah Hunt, plus drummer Chris Layton, a 2014 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn (the latter is the former keyboardist for Willie Nelson).

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Esoterik Guitars unveils new mid-level 2015 model DR1

Esoterik Guitars unveils new mid-level 2015 model DR1

Posted November 9, 2014 at 4:23 am | No comments

Esoterik Guitars has just released their new 2015 mid-level series. For those of you who always wanted an Esoterik but could never afford one, now you can! The first release of the new series is the DR1

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PRS Adds Three All-Mahogany “S2 Standard” Models to Line Up

PRS Adds Three All-Mahogany “S2 Standard” Models to Line Up

Posted October 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm | No comments

Weeks before announcing their 2015 line up, PRS Guitars is introducing three new all-mahogany S2 Series guitars: the S2 Standard 24, S2 Standard 22, and S2 Singlecut Standard. The original PRS Standard, introduced in 1987, evolved from Paul Reed Smith’s Pre-Factory all-mahogany instruments.

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Extraordinary Music Memorabilia from the World’s Greatest Musical Artists of All Time to be Auctioned

Extraordinary Music Memorabilia from the World’s Greatest Musical Artists of All Time to be Auctioned

Posted October 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm | No comments

Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier music and entertainment memorabilia auction house has announced the highly anticipated Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction event to take place on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Blvd.

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Crown Guitar Festival Brings a Zappa to Montana—and So Much More!

Crown Guitar Festival Brings a Zappa to Montana—and So Much More!

Posted October 27, 2014 at 11:10 am | One comment

The Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival draws guitar lovers from all over the world, and Dweezil Zappa treated them to some very special moments, sharing insights into his Dad’s legacy and noting “it’s gonna be a kind of jammy evening—hope you don’t mind!

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Kinks Legend and R&R Hall of Famer Dave Davies to Release Rippin Up Time

Kinks Legend and R&R Hall of Famer Dave Davies to Release Rippin Up Time

Posted September 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm | One comment

The man who forever changed the sound of rock ‘n’ roll when he invented distortion, Kinks legend Dave Davies, has recorded a brand new solo album of all original material called ‘Rippin’ Up Time’ on New York based Red River Entertainment.

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Legendary Rock Icons Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS Named Presenters for the T.J. Martell Foundation

Legendary Rock Icons Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS Named Presenters for the T.J. Martell Foundation

Posted September 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm | No comments

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research announced legendary rock icons Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS will present longtime manager and business partner, Doc McGhee with the Music Industry Achievement Award

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PRS Guitars Adds All-Mahogany Acoustics to SE Angelus Line Up

PRS Guitars Adds All-Mahogany Acoustics to SE Angelus Line Up

Posted September 9, 2014 at 1:57 pm | No comments

The PRS Guitars SE A10E is the first all-mahogany guitar in the SE Angelus line up. The all-mahogany body construction of this guitar provides a controlled attack and strong fundamental, delivering a warm, woody tone with a focused, punchy midrange.

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PRS Guitarist Jakko Jakszyk of King Crimson on Tour This Fall (Interview)

PRS Guitarist Jakko Jakszyk of King Crimson on Tour This Fall (Interview)

Posted September 5, 2014 at 11:58 am | No comments

Legendary band King Crimson is coming to the U.S. this fall for a multi-city tour. The new King Crimson lineup features founder Robert Fripp reuniting with bassman Tony Levin, drummer-percussionists Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), and Bill Rieflin (PEM, Nine Inch Nails), woodwind legend Mel Collins, and PRS guitarist and Crimson’s lead vocalist Jakko Jakszyk.

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Eric Clapton Releases The Breeze – An Appreciation of JJ Cale

Eric Clapton Releases The Breeze – An Appreciation of JJ Cale

Posted August 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm | No comments

Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale’s influence on Clapton was profound, and his influence on many more of today’s artists cannot be overstated.

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