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Monthly Archives: February 2011

"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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"Cry Baby: The Movie" Debuting Online

 

The first two parts of a four-part documentary titled <em>Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World</em> is being shown at crybabydoc.com.

The film tells the story of the wah pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. In the fi…

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ToneCandy Launches Skull OD/Distortion

 

ToneCandy Effects’ new Skull Overdrive and Distortion pedal uses a toggle switch to select between overdrive mode and a saturated, highly overdriven Maximum Boost tone. The company says it sounds the same at gig volume as it does in a small room at low…

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ABB Mourns Passing of Joseph Lawrence "Red Dog" Campbell

 

The Allman Brothers Band have announced the passing of Joseph Lawrence "Red Dog" Campbell. He died February 21 after a battle with cancer. He was 68.

One of the original and longtime crew members for the Allman Brothers Band, his photo i…

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DVK Launching Four Effects Pedals

 

DVK Technologies is shipping the first four models in series of dual-function stompboxes.

Combinations include fuzz and vibe, overdrive and vibe, and compression and clean boost. The pedals have compact enclosures with custom graphics and are based …

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Shane Lamb

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On his first solo release, Shane Lamb delivers an even dozen bitter-sweet country/rock bon-bons. Though his music shares a genre populated by last-name folk-rock icons such as Dylan and Petty, Lamb’s music vibrates with a level of originality and personal authenticity that rivals (more…)

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Jackson Ampworks Upgrades Britain Amp

 

Jackson Ampworks’ The Britain 3.0 is a two-channel footswitchable amp that uses a set of EL84 power tubes to produce 12 or 25 watts output in class A or 50 watts in Class A/B operation. The second channel is a boost circuit and there’s a series effects…

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Joe Hall Passes

 

The founder of the short-lived Bakersfield-area Hallmark Guitars, Joe Hall, died February 11 after an extended battle with liver disease. He was 72.

Hall’s foray into the electric guitar market in the mid ’60s is part of the intriguing and nebulous …

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Rocklahoma Festival Slates Bill

 

Rocklahoma, the three-day rock festival in Pryor, Oklahoma, has announced the performance roster for this year’s event, slated for Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29.

The initial lineup includes: Mötley Crüe, Staind, Whitesnake, Seether, Papa…

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