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Kirk Hammett Lost 250 Potential Metallica Riffs

April 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Leading up to working on a new Metallica LP, guitarist Kirk Hammett started the habit of recording his song ideas onto his iPhone. By a certain point, he’d amassed what he estimated to be 250 riffs, but then about six months ago – to use his words from a recent interview with Hatebreed frontman Jamey [...]

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U2 Back Catalog Sees Massive Sales Bump After ‘Songs of Innocence’​ Launch

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Miriam Coleman | September 14, 2014 After the massive surprise launch of their new album Songs of Innocence on Tuesday, U2 have seen a dramatic chart bump for their back catalog. Related An unprecedented number of U2′s previous albums have now entered iTunes’ album chart since the new record’s launch. Earlier this week, 24 of the [...]

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Odd Future Launch 24/7 Radio Channel

September 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Ryan Reed | September 12, 2014 Odd Future are launching their own commercial-free channel on Dash Radio. Streaming live, 24-hours-a-day on the Dash website, the channel will feature “our shows, our shit and music we like,” according to a statement from the hip-hop collective.  Related “Live show on Tuesdays. specials… whatever they come up with,” manager Christian [...]

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Celine Dion Responds to Viral ‘All By Myself’ Airport Star

June 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

Earlier this week, Richard Dunn touched the hearts of millions; a tragic hero trapped alone in the Las Vegas airport overnight who used his iPhone to film a cheese-tastic music video for Celine Dion’s 1996 cover of Eric Carmen’s “All By Myself.” One of those millions affected? None other than Dion herself, who posted a video to YouTube [...]

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In the Studio With Hunter Hayes, John Legend & Jennifer Nettles

June 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

Hunter Hayes, who played every instrument on his debut album and co-produced its follow up, Storyline, can now add Music Director to his resume. The 22-year-old was the mastermind behind the gloriously stripped-down version of John Legend’s “All of Me,” featuring Legend and Jennifer Nettles on vocals and himself on guitar, at Wednesday’s CMT Music [...]

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Band to Watch: Weaves

May 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

Who They Are: A Toronto-based foursome who bend pop tropes as if they’re made of Silly Putty, Weaves’ idiosyncratic songs play with genre and form while vocalist Jasmyn Burke’s precisely calibrated alto (which takes cues from Siouxsie as much as Aaliyah) leads the way. What They’ve Done: Burke and co-songwriter Morgan Waters have been coming [...]

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Soundgarden Share Well-Polished ‘Black Hole Sun’ Demo From 1994

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Soundgarden have offered a glimpse into the creation of one of their biggest hits, “Black Hole Sun,” by sharing a previously unreleased demo of the song, which will later be a part of the deluxe reissue of their 1994 high water mark Superunknown. The demo track, which surfaced via Pitchfork, closely [...]

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Jack White Invites Fans to Record Themselves on Vinyl

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

As part of his duties as official ambassador for this year’s Record Store Day on Saturday, April 20th, Jack White and his label Third Man Records will open their very own Third Man Recording Booth in Nashville to the public. The refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph is the only public vinyl record recording booth in the world, [...]

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Apple Unveils iTunes 11 Redesign

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> The redesigned iTunes that Apple promised in September is finally live. Along with a new “edge-to-edge design” customized for each album, movie or TV show in the user’s library, the iTunes 11 upgrade includes a new look for the store and the MiniPlayer, as well as the ability to play music [...]

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Christina Aguilera Performs ‘Your Body’ with Office Supplies on ‘Fallon’

November 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

Before joining the all-star cast of Friday night’s Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together telethon, Christina Aguilera stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to chat. Following in the unusual-instrumentation footsteps of Carly Rae Jepsen, Aguilera got together in Fallon’s office with the host, the Roots and a bunch of office supplies for a special rendition of  ”Your Body,” [...]

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