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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Raitt Adds Tour Dates

 

Bonnie Raitt has added 11 dates to her 2012 Slipstream Tour, including second nights in Chicago, Nashville, and New York. The guitarist/singer is releasing Slipstream on April 10, and will visit Los Angeles, Austin, and San Diego, among others during the fall leg of her 80-plus dates. For more, visit bonnieraitt.com/tour-dates.

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Aerosmith, Cheap Trick Slate American Tour

 

Aerosmith has announced that its Global Warming Tour will play 18 U.S. cities beginning June 16.  The band has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  They ‘ve won four Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music […]

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Fender Offers Stainless Steel Picks

 

Fender’s Steel Picks are composed of a specially formulated stainless steel material the company says provides the flexibility of a traditional pick, with brightness and clarity of a metal pick. They use the Fender 351 shape, with polished edges and textured ridges on both sides. Learn more at fender.com.  

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Grateful Dead Doc Due May 22

 

A documentary tracing the movements, events and sounds of The Grateful Dead will be released on May 22. The film also follows the involvement of Frisco’s other lead players such as Big Brother & The Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans and Quicksilver Messenger Service, the program explores what it was that, for a while, […]

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Todd Snider Records Jerry Jeff Walker Tribute

 

Todd Snider is set release Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his musical hero. “I’ve always hoped I’d stay around long enough to get to make a record of Jerry Jeff Walker songs,” Snider says. “He’s the guy I saw at 19 and decided to try to […]

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Stones’ Documentary Release to Coincide With Anniversary

 

In celebration of the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a documentary featuring revelations from the  band. The film is the first to trace the evolution of the Rolling Stones’ from 1963. It will be showcased in September as part of the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary celebrations. Directed by Brett Morgen and […]

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Vox Introduces Lil’ Looper

 

Vox Amplification’s new Lil’ Looper pedal provides looping features and effects for guitarists and singers. It has two independent loops and two footswitches that allow for real-time control of the loops. Two loops can be recorded independently and layered infinitely, enabling more-complex loop performances with no loss of fidelity. Overdubbing features include last-step undo and […]

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Joe Walsh Set to Release First Solo Album in 20 Years

 

On June 5, Joe Walsh will release Analog Man, his first solo album in two decades. A singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the former Eagles’ guitarist has entertained for more than four decades as a solo artist and as part of  bands like The James Gang and Barnstorm. Tracks on Analog Man include […]

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TC Electronic Introduces Spark Booster

 

The TC Electronic Spark Booster is a true-bypass pedal that offers 26 dB of boost for highlighting solo or rhythm parts. It has an active EQ consisting of a Bass and Treble controls, a Gain knob for dialing in saturation and compression, and a Mid-boost switch. “Spark Booster is the epitome of what we tried to […]

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Kiss, Mötley Crüe Slate Tour

 

Kiss and Mötley Crüe are uniting to launch a nationwide tour that begins July 20. Combined, the two acts have sold more than 200 million album sales, charted more than 30 hits, and staged successful tours for more than three decades. For details, go to KISSonline.com or Motley.com.

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