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Hot Tuna Announces Tour Dates


Hot Tuna has announced new acoustic and electric tour dates. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are joined by multi-instrumentalist Barry Mitterhoff and, when electric, drummer Skoota Warner.   For more information, visit hottuna.com. (more…)

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Guitarist Mike Scaccia Passes


Mike Scaccia, the guitarist for Ministry and Rigor Mortis, died December 22 while onstage with Rigor Mortis at a club in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was 47. Scaccia reportedly asked the club to turn the strobe lights off before he collapsed from an apparent seizure. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Scaccia was a […]

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Doc Watson’s Gallagher Brings $40,000


The sale of Doc Watson’s personal Gallagher G-50 guitar set a new world auction record for a Gallagher guitar. The guitar, which was auctioned off at Christie’s Fine Musical Instruments sale on November 27, garnered interest from over a dozen bidders who drove the price to $40,000. Actor and musician Ed Helms was the successful […]

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Kevin Eubanks Set to Release Album


Guitarist and songwriter Kevin Eubanks will release The Messenger on February 19, 2012. Eubanks wrote all but two tracks on the album which pays tribute to James Brown, Jeff Beck, and John Coltrane. Eubanks is joined on most tracks by  fellow quartet members Billy Pierce on reeds, Rene (more…)

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Buddy Guy to Release “Live at Legends”


On December 18, Buddy Guy will release Live at Legends, an album that includes Guy’s last live recordings from his Legends blues club in Chicago, captured during his January residency there in 2010. The album has a number of Buddy Guy live favorites including two amazing (more…)

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Miller, Lauderdale Announce Tour Dates


Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale have announced several special appearances and tour dates in support of their new country duets record Buddy and Jim. The two friends will play a Music City Roots show on November 21st and appear on The Grand Ole Opry  on Saturday, (more…)

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Phil Collen Helps Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Event


This September, Phil Collen auctioned off a custom Jackson PC1 guitar. The guitar, played by Collen throughout the Rock of Ages tour, sold for $15,000. The sale of the guitar benefits the Gerson Institute, a San Diego non-profit organization dedicated to promoting an alternative treatment for (more…)

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X Announces Holiday Tour


X will embark on a tour November 30 through December 7. The Holiday run will hit the East Coast for the first annual Guitar Slingers Ball, where the band will be sharing the bill with the Reverend Horton Heat, and (more…)

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Fender Launches Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Edition


The Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Edition amplifier is available in black, blonde, and brown coverings with silver, oxblood, and wheat grill cloths. The Vibro-King 20th anniversary model features all-tube hand-wired circuitry, custom Schumacher transformers, three new Fender Special Design Alnico P10R-F speakers by Jensen. The Brown/Wheat version (more…)

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Kiss, Motley Crue Wrap Tour, Donate to Charities


Kiss and Motley Crue recently wrapped up a 41-city co-headlining tour. THE TOUR raised more than $450,000 for charities including Hiring Our Heroes, Aurora Victim’s Relief Fund, Operation Homefront, Skylar Neil Foundation, Spondylitis Association of America and the Augusta Warrior Project. For more, visit uschamber.com/hiringourheroes, operationhomefront.net, augustawarriorproject.org, and spondylitis.org/.   (more…)

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