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Halestorm, Pretty Reckless Singers on ‘Guy Bitch Fights’ and ‘Freaky’ Fans

April 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Over the past five years, Lzzy Hale and Taylor Momsen have become two of hard rock’s most recognizable and dynamic female voices, each breaking down barriers in the male-dominated genre with their respective bands, Halestorm and the Pretty Reckless. So they must utterly despise each other, right? A West Virginia radio DJ thought so earlier this [...]

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Watch Lindsay Ell Shred Through ‘Shut Me Up’ in Live Performance

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Marissa R. Moss | October 16, 2014 Lindsay Ell’s not afraid to find a little space in a song and let her fingers do the talking — take the ample intro she weaves into this acoustic version of “Shut Me Up,” premiering exclusively on Rolling Stone Country. It’s a moody, bluesy solo that’s one [...]

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5 Minutes in Texas With Pat Green

October 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Beville Dunkerley | October 2, 2014 Pat Green learned a long time ago to take opinions with a grain of salt. The San Antonio native has released a dozen albums — some indie, some with major labels — in a 20-year career that has seen Grammy recognition, sold-out stadiums and radio success way beyond [...]

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Allison Moorer Battles Wolves, Hurricanes on New Album

September 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Stephen L. Betts | September 26, 2014 In February 2010, when sultry Alabama-born singer Allison Moorer released her last album, Crows, she was married (to fellow musician Steve Earle) and was just two months away from the birth of the couple’s son, John Henry. Now, nearly five years later, as she prepares for the [...]

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Slipknot Stream ‘The Negative One,’ Their First New Song in Six Years

August 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Masked metal group Slipknot have posted the speedy new song, “The Negative One,” streaming on their website, which ostensibly offers a preview of what fans can expect on their upcoming fifth LP, their first since 2008′s All Hope Is Gone. Over a slithery guitar riff and chunky rhythm, vocalist Corey Taylor [...]

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Keith Urban Looks to Fans for ‘Magical Things’ on U.S. Tour

July 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> For Keith Urban, who kicked off his new U.S. tour this week, hitting the road is a family affair. Keith Urban: The Rolling Stone Country Interview When at all possible, he brings wife Nicole Kidman and their two daughters, Sunday and Faith, with him. “Or I tour in such a short [...]

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Martina McBride Covers Linda Rondstadt

June 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

When Martina McBride was crafting the track list to her latest album, Everlasting, she thought back to the soul and RB songs that have left lasting impressions on her. The project includes the soaring singer’s take on classics by such artists as the Supremes, Otis Redding and Van Morrison. And while most are songs her [...]

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Billy Joel, Carlos Santana to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

September 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock are among the recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, along with actress Shirley MacLaine and opera star Martina Arroyo, The Associated Press reports. This year’s recipients of one of America’s highest cultural and artistic honors will be saluted during a gala performance at [...]

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Q&A: Former Teen Star Jojo Aiming for Elusive Third Album

April 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> From 1972 to 2004, the most famous musician from New England known to the wider world as “Jojo” was Jonathan Richman, the pre-punk songwriter who led the Modern Lovers on songs like “Roadrunner,” lately the subject of a campaign to make it the official rock song of Massachusetts. But 10 years [...]

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How To Learn The Guitar Fretboard And Become A More Creative Musician

January 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

A common challenge that many musicians face is a lack of ability to be expressive and creative in their guitar playing. To make the problem even more painful, you have no doubt also heard the common prediction that it is impossible to improve your level of musical creativity beyond what your natural talent enables you [...]

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