Monthly Archives: February 2012

PRS Offers Collection Series II, DGT Standard

The PRS Collection Series guitars consist of one electric and one acoustic. For the second installment, the company designed instruments with David Grissom, Tony...

Country Music Hall of Fame Slates Bakersfield Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will host an exhibit titled “The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country” beginning...

“In Performance at the White House” Highlights Blues, Includes Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Buddy...

Washington, D.C. PBS member station WETA-TV will broadcast “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” February 27 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. The blues-themed...

Joe Naylor Launches Railhammer Pickups

Joe Naylor has launched Railhammer pickups, which use both rail and pole magnet extensions to sense string vibration. The rails under the wound strings...

MC5 Bassist Michael Davis Passes

Michael Davis, bassist for punk-rock pioneers the MC5, died February 17 after being hospitalized for a month with liver disease. He was 68. Davis helped...

Wisconsin Historical Society Offers Book On Les Paul

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press announced the release of  Les Paul: Guitar Wizard, the 20th book in the Badger Biographies series for young readers....

Iron Maiden Announce “Maiden England World Tour”

Iron Maiden has announced dates for its Maiden England World Tour, which will mirror the 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the Seventh...

Johnny Winter Documentary In Production

Filmmaker Greg Olliver will be shadowing Johnny Winter throughout 2012 while producing a documentary on the blues guitarist. Johnny revived the careers of Muddy...

Shout Factory Preps Release of Rundgren’s Utopia Live At Hammersmith Odeon ’75

Shout Factory is set to release Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Live At Hammersmith Odeon ’75 concert CD on April 10. Recorded on October 9, 1975,...

The City Champs

See an instrumental, old-school R&B band consisting of Hammond organ, drums, guitar, and (in this case, added on) bass, and it’s a safe assumption...
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