Monthly Archives: June 2010

Gretsch Foundation Supports AthFest


A bright red Gretsch Brian Setzer Nashville model guitar autographed by Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush-better known as Atlanta-based country music super-duo Sugarland-will be auctioned on eBay between June 23 through June 30. The proceeds will go t…

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Backbeat Releases New Gruhn’s Guide


Backbeat Books is proud to present three new titles from vintage-instrument authorities George Gruhn and Walter Carter!

Over the years the <em>Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars</em> has come to be the bible for collectors, retailers, and …

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Steve Vai Planning Monthly Song Releases


It’s not uncommon for a musician to record more work than they release. In Vai’s case, the Grammy&reg; award-winning guitarist has a digital ocean of snippets in various degrees of completion. Some are leftovers from assorted sessions, projects tha…

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Gregg Allman Undergoes Liver Transplant


As part of his continued recovery from Hepatitis C,Gregg Allman recently underwent a successful liver transplant operation at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. The singer, keyboardist, songwriter, and guitarist had been on a waiting list for t…

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Lick Library Releases Hank Marvin DVDs


Lick Library is offering a new collection of guitar tutorial DVD sets demonstrating how to get the sound of Hank Marvin and The Shadows. Lee Hodgson, a studio musician and stage performer, conducts the lessons.

The Shadows were pioneers of the four-…

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Slash Announces U.S. Tour


Slash, the iconic musician consistently referenced as one of the best living guitarists, announced today a summer U.S. tour that comes after the artist blazed a trail across Europe performing at some of the largest outdoor Festivals. Slash recently lan…

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New Software That Teaches Fretboard Theory to Guitarists


Guitar Notes Master is a new software application that promises to help guitarists rapidly learn essential fretboard theory, scales, arpeggios and chords in an enjoyable way. Guitar Notes Master takes the student from the very basics of the guitar fret…

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McVey to Release Solo Disc


It’s been 10 years since John McVey released his second solo album, Jigsaw, but the singer/songwriter has been plenty busy during that time, working as a producer and engineer at Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado, while volunteering his time and music…

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Scorpions Launch U.S Tour


The Scorpions kicked off the North American leg of the "Get Your Sting and Blackout" farewell tour June 18 in Holmdel, NJ.

Throughout their 40-plus-year career the band has brought the enthusiasm, passion and in-your-face energy and Frid…

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Skynyrd Honored by Congress


Lynyrd Skynyrd was honored this week by the U.S. Congress by Florida Congressman Connie Mack, and Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus along with recognizing the achievements of the band during a reception at the U.S. Capitol.

The congressional honor…

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