Monthly Archives: August 2010

Calvin "Fuzz" Jones Dies


Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, longtime bass player of the Muddy Waters Blues Band, passed away August 9 of complications from lung cancer. He was 84.

Best known for touring as part of Muddy Waters’ band in the 1970s and ’80s, his bandmates at the t…

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Guitarist Phelps "Catfish" Collins Passes


Guitarist Phelps "Catfish" Collins died August 6 after a long battle with cancer. He was 66.

Collins grew up in Cincinnati with his brother and bandmate Bootsy Collins. In 1968, the brothers played together in the Pacemakers until James B…

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Smithsonian to Feature Electric Guitar


This month, the Smithsonian Channel will broadcast "Electrified: The Guitar Revolution." Airing August 15, this 60 minute high-wattage history lesson salutes the inventors, pioneers and gods of the electric guitar. The electric guitar was inv…

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Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie Set Halloween Hootenanny Tour


Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper will reunite for The Halloween Hootenanny Tour featuring the Gruesome Twosome with special guests (and Zombie labelmates) Murderdolls. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 30 (…

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"Phase 2" Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project Set


The second wave of releases in the 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project will be available October 19. Legacy’s next round of titles from the artist <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine called the greatest guitarist of all time will include deluxe e…

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Mellencamp Set to Tour


John Mellencamp and his band are set to embark on the first leg of the No Better Than This Tour in late October following the August 17 release of his Rounder Records debut album, <em>No Better Than This</em>. The tour, designed as a unique…

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Fender Custom Shop Road Show Rolls On


oin top Fender Custom Shop representatives for a series of events that provide "an all-access pass to the dream factory" as the Fender Custom Shop Road Show visits U.S. and Canadian dealers throughout summer and fall 2010.

At Custom Shop …

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