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Eastwood Introduces Airline Tux Deluxe


Eastwood Guitars and Randy Bachman have collaborated on the new Airline Tux Deluxe guitar.

Bachman plays the Airline Tuxedo model, and recently pitched the idea for Airline Tux Deluxe, which captures a ’60s vibe with multi-ply binding, flamed mapl…

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Monkees to Celebrate 45th Anniversary with Live Performances


Forty-five years after their groundbreaking show and hit singles took televisions and record players by storm, original Monkees members Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork have announced a tour. An Evening with The Monkees – The 45th Anniversary T…

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Ernie Ball, Schecter Announce Partnership


Ernie Ball and Schecter Guitar Research today announced an OEM partnership in which Schecter instruments shipped worldwide will feature custom gauge Ernie Ball strings.

"We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with Schecter,"…

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Blues Guitarist Eddie Kirkland Killed in Crash


Renowned blues guitarist Eddie Kirkland "Gypsy of the Blues" was killed Sunday morning after his car collided with a bus in Florida.

The 88-year-old Kirkland was born in Jamaica and raised in Alabama. He recorded and toured with John Lee H…

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Annual Mardi Gras Ball Happens March 5


The 18th annual Wolf’s Mardi Gras Ball kicks off March 5 at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event is a benefit for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, which provides medical care to musicians. Shaun Wolf Wortis lead…

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Def Leppard Announced U.S. Tour with Heart


Def Leppard will return to the U.S. with a summer tour kicking off on June 15 in Florida. Joining the band will be Seattle rock legends Heart. Leppard’s career includes numerous hit singles and multi-platinum albums including two of the best-selling al…

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Nielsen Partners with Griffin Technology


Griffin Technology has partnered with Rick Nielsen, guitarist and songwriter for Cheap Trick to create the a signature case for iPhone 4 and iPad.

"I’m actually a Griffin customer, not some knucklehead looking for freebies…well, I am a knuckl…

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Chapman Mosaic of Hendrix Being Auctioned for U.K. Cancer Research


Mosaic artist Ed Chapman has created a Jimi Hendrix mosaic out of guitar plectrums, to be auctioned tonight at Cancer Research UK’s Sound & Vision event at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.

The image is created from more than 5,000 Fender pick…

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"Concert For George" To Stream For Free Tomorrow


In honor of George Harrison’s birth date (February 25), the memorable tribute concert in his honor, <em>Concert For George</em>, will be streamed for free on GeorgeHarrison.com for 24 hours beginning at 8 a.m. London time (GMT).


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Guitarist Terry Clements Passes


Terry Clements, longtime guitarist for Gordon Lightfoot, passed away February 20 after suffering a stroke. On his website, Lightfoot called Clements "…an integral part of the signature Lightfoot sound. His seamless and inventive playing added a …

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