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Brian Wilson Partners With Mental Health Organization, Books Benefit

September 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Brian Wilson’s lifelong struggle with mental health issues is at the centerpiece of his acclaimed new biopic Love and Mercy. On Thursday, the Beach Boys co-founder announced a partnership with The Campaign To Change Direction to help others people facing similar issues. Wilson appeared at a press conference in New York alongside Love and Mercy actor Paul [...]

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David Crosby: Joni Mitchell Had Aneurysm, Cannot Speak

June 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

David Crosby has revealed that Joni Mitchell suffered from an aneurysm when she was hospitalized in late May. “Nobody found her for a while,” he told the Huffington Post. “She took a terrible hit. To my knowledge she is not speaking yet…She’s going to have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a [...]

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On the Charts: Muse, Rolling Stones Continue British Reign

June 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

More than two decades after they formed, British prog-rockers Muse have finally scored their first Number One album on the U.S. charts as their new LP Drones debuted atop the Billboard 200. Muse’s seventh studio album moved 84,000 total albums in its first week of release, a drop from the 101,000 copies the band’s The 2nd Law sold in [...]

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Dave Grohl Breaks Leg But Continues to Rock in Sweden

June 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

It takes a special kind of commitment to keep entertaining a crowd of thousands on a freshly-broken leg, but Dave Grohl is dedicated to his fans. The Foo Fighters frontman took a catastrophic tumble off the stage during a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday, forcing him into a surprisingly brief hiatus to seek medical assistance, as the [...]

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Suge Knight Collapses in Court After Bail Set at $25 Million

March 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Moments after a Los Angeles judge ruled that Suge Knight be held on $25 million bail stemming from murder charges, the Death Row mogul collapsed in the courthouse. The unconscious Knight was rushed to a jail hospital ward, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sidebar Suge Knight Tells ‘Doggystyle’ Stories » While Knight has allegedly suffered health [...]

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Hear Bassnectar and Craz Blast the Low End on Heart-Shaking ‘Thursty’

October 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Nick Murray | October 23, 2014 For Bassnectar‘s latest track, released only months after June’s Noise vs. Beauty LP, the cult DJ worked with a new artist who had reached him by e-mail. “A lot of fans send me music, either tipping me off to songs they want me to remix, asking for production tips [...]

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Loretta Lynn Comes ‘Home’ to Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium

October 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Sarah Grant | October 13, 2014 In 1960, Loretta Lynn was 28 years old, a mother of four, and about to debut her first song “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl” on the famous Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast, staged at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Lynn and her husband were so poor they slept outside the building [...]

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The Black Keys Loosen Up: Backstage on the ‘Turn Blue’ Tour

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Patrick Doyle | September 30, 2014 On a Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Patrick Carney kicks back in his dressing room at Quicken Loans Arena, smoking a cigarette in a chair next to an exercise bike. Below a giant TV is an FC Twin console, a system that plays both Nintendo and Super Nintendo games. [...]

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George Strait Immortalizes Farewell Tour With Live Album

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Andrew Leahey | September 16, 2014 Long live the King! Three months after the final tour of his 33-year career, George Strait — the reigning King of Country, even in retirement — is letting all of his fans in on the fun had by 104,793 people on June 7th in Dallas. A new live album, [...]

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John Mellencamp Embraces His Americana Roots on New LP

August 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Andrew Leahey | August 15, 2014 It’s been more than 30 years since John Mellencamp scored Number One hits with ”Hurts So Good” and “Jack Diane,” and broke the Top Five with “Pink Houses” — three raw, rootsy mega-hits that helped define the future sound of Americana music. If Bruce Springsteen built his own career [...]

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