Monthly Archives: February 2011

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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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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Skaggs Announces Tour Dates


Ricky Skaggs has announced the first dates of his 2011 Treasure Chest Tour, which will feature songs old and new, including a mix of Skaggs’ classic country hits as well as a collection of his famous bluegrass tunes. The tour kicks off in Prestonsburg…

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Fender Center to Host Blues Camp for Kids


The Fender Center and Blues Kids of America will present Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp June 27 through July 1 at the Fender Center Kids Rock Free school in Corona, California.

The experience will give student musicians ages 10 to 18 an opportunity to …

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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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