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The Who Postpone ‘Who Hits 50′ Tour Due to Roger Daltrey Virus

September 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The Who have postponed all remaining dates on their “Who Hits 50!” North American tour, after doctors diagnosed frontman Roger Daltrey with viral meningitis and ordered him to rest. “We are rescheduling all the shows for next spring 2016,” guitarist Pete Townshend said in a statement. “We apologize to all our fans who have supported us [...]

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Queen, Adam Lambert Turn ‘Ghost Town’ Into Headbangers Ball

September 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Queen and Adam Lambert performed the singer’s rising single “Ghost Town” for the first time together in Sao Paulo, Brazil, turning the dance floor harbinger into a heavy hitting arena rocker (via Fuse).  Sidebar 5 Things We Learned at Queen and Adam Lambert’s First Gig » The performance opened with a similarly stripped-down intro, with Lambert crooning softly over Brian May’s strumming and [...]

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Keith Richards Confirms New Rolling Stones Album

September 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Keith Richards told iHeartRadio Tuesday night that the Rolling Stones had a recent group meeting in London and made “definite plans” to record a new album. The guitarist elaborated on those plans in a new interview with Rolling Stone. “[A new album] looks closer,” he said. “Don’t know where, don’t know when yet …We had a little [...]

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Hear Keith Richards’ Brash, Funky New Song ‘Substantial Damage’

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Keith Richards has unleashed “Substantial Damage,” a funk-inspired track from his upcoming solo LP, Crosseyed Heart.   Related: Keith Richards: ‘I Want to See How Far the Stones Can Go’ “Substantial Damage” is a groove monster, defined by Richards’ brash guitar riffs and the propulsive drumming of co-writer/producer Steve Jordan. The track is the third [...]

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Hear Duran Duran’s Melancholic New Song, ‘You Kill Me With Silence’

August 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Duran Duran have unveiled another new song (via Daily Beast) from their upcoming 14th studio album, Paper Gods. Titled “You Kill Me With Silence,” the slow-burning, synth-led track finds singer Simon Le Bon attempting to break free of the emotional clutches of a femme fatale: Sidebar Duran Duran on Keeping ‘Brand Duran’ Fresh » “You’re thin ice [...]

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See Luke Bryan Go Barry White With Sultry ‘Strip It Down’ on ‘Fallon’

August 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Luke Bryan has never shied away from infusing a little sex appeal into his brand of country music. Even if he regularly does so with a goofy “can you believe this?” grin. But last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Bryan went full-on Barry White, turning in a sultry take on new single [...]

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Tom Morello on Ferguson Visit: ‘I’m Not a Humanitarian; I’m a Hell-Raiser’

August 10th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

This past weekend, musicians and activists convened in Missouri to commemorate the first anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown. Alongside panels featuring luminaries such as Cornel West, Talib Kweli organized two shows in St. Louis, which included the Tom Morello–headlined Ferguson Rocks show featuring the guitarist’s Freedom Fighter Orchestra, Boots Riley, Outernational and Steffanie Christi’an. Sidebar Tom Morello Drops Protest Song [...]

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Keith Richards: The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Was ‘Rubbish’

August 9th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Keith Richards said in a recent interview that the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album was “rubbish.” C Flanigan/Getty Keith Richards remains unimpressed by the record Rolling Stone named the Greatest Album of All Time, the Beatles’ 1967 LP Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. In a recent interview with Esquire, the Rolling Stones guitarist pitted the [...]

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DJ Ashba Leaving Guns N’ Roses After Six Years

July 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

After a six-year stint with Guns N’ Roses, guitarist DJ Ashba has parted ways with Axl Rose’s band. “It is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I’ve decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I’ve shared with Guns N’ Roses into fond [...]

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Eagles Song?

July 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The Eagles are a few days away from wrapping up their ”History of the Eagles” tour. It’s kept them on the road for more than two years, during which time they’ve played over 140 shows and made almost enough money to bail Greece out of its economic crisis. It also saw them reunite with guitarist Bernie Leadon for the [...]

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