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Campaign Launched to Raise Funds for Hendrix Park

 

Funds are being raised to finance a Sound Wave Wall that will find it’s home in a park named after guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The Sound Wave Wall is a curved and colored steel wall with cut-outs of notable figures of Jimi Hendrix performing. Perforations in the (more…)

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Graham Parker and The Rumour Slate Tour

 

Graham Parker and The Rumour have reunited and will tour the U.S. this November and December. The band will play a mix of new and old songs, including some not performed live since the group’s split in 1981. Upcoming dates will support their first album together in 31 years, ‘Three Chords Good,’ out November 20 […]

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New Beatles Doc Set for Release

 

BEATLES STORIES is a documentary that captures cherished stories from Beatles’ fans around the world. The DVD and digital release will include thirty minutes of additional interviews, a director’s commentary track, and an an extended interview with Norman “Hurricane” Smith, the Beatles’ first recording engineer. The (more…)

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Mike Auldridge to perform at NEA Fellowships Concert

 

Dobroist Mike Auldridge will perform at the NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert on October 4. Auldridge is among the nine recipients of the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. This concert is free and tickets are currently available for the public. In addition, the NEA will webcast […]

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Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch “On the Road” to Stop in San Diego

 

Fur Peace Ranch’s “On The Road” workshops will return to California in January. The workshops will be held at The Dana On Mission Bay in San Diego. For more, visit furpeaceranch.com (more…)

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VOX Introduces Amphones

 

VOX Amplification has announced the mid-fall release of Amphones, active headphones with a built-in VOX Amplug guitar or bass amplifier that can also be used as conventional headphones. Four Amphones models are available. “AC30″ reproduces the sound of the classic VOX AC30 amplifier. “Twin” simulates the sound (more…)

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Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery

 

Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis, a disease that causes painful inflammation in the intestines. According to the Van Halen website, no further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within four to six months. Van Halen’s scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being […]

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Reverend Tweaks Headstocks on Volcano, Asheton Signature Models

 

Reverend has renovated the Volcano headstock. The new, symmetrical headstock is a better contrast to the offset body of the model and gives the guitar a classic feel. The new headstock is available on both the Volcano and the similar Ron Asheton Signature models. The Volcano is (more…)

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TC Electronic, Guitar Center Offer Transition Delay

 

TC Electronic is joining forces with Guitar Center to release Transition Delay, a compact delay pedal that has four TonePrints tweaked by Barry Mitchell, Guitar Center’s Director of Merchandise and an accomplished guitarist. Exclusively available through Guitar Center and Musicians Friend, Transition Delay has eleven delay (more…)

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Auction Benefiting Young Musicians Features One-of-a-Kind Charles Krug Guitar

 

Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family Winery is actioning a hand-crafted guitar made from redwood from a historic wine tank. Affectionately referred to as “B.O.B.” because it was built with wood at the “bottom of the barrel” of a 50-plus-year-old redwood fermenting tank, the guitar is on display (more…)

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