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Primal Scream Guitarist Robert ‘Throb’ Young Dead at 49

September 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Daniel Kreps | September 11, 2014 Robert “Throb” Young, original member and longtime guitarist of Scottish rock band Primal Scream, was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday at the age of 49. No cause of death has been revealed, but authorities do not suspect foul play, the Guardian reports. Young joined Primal Scream as [...]

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Harmonic ‘Raking’ Technique

February 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

The harmonic “raking” technique is rarely shown, and it relates most to the old-time jazz styles of such greats as Tal Farlow, Joe Pass, Les Paul, and many others. I have adapted it to all types of styles, and once you know it you’ll find it a handy little technique that can be “thrown in” [...]

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Albert Lee Plays the ‘House That Les Paul Built’

January 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

Grammy-winning guitarist Albert Lee supports his latest release, Live at the Iridium, with this clip for “Country Boy,” an excerpt from the CD/DVD package. The British-born fingerstyle player – known to many as “Mr. Telecaster” – renders a scorching presentation of his song, which helped redefine country guitar when it first became a chart-topping hit [...]

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Kiss’ Ace Frehley on Hall of Fame: ‘I Don’t Foresee Any Bad Blood’

December 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> The past few days have been a crazy roller coaster ride for Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. One of his houses burned to the ground in suburban New York earlier this week, and late last night he learned that Kiss were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He [...]

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Eagles Tour Will Feature Founding Guitarist Bernie Leadon

July 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> The Eagles kick off their History of the Eagles world tour Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky, and Don Henley has confirmed reports that former guitarist Bernie Leadon will be joining them. “Bernie Leadon is definitely on this tour,” he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Randy Meisner, if he were healthy and willing, [...]

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How Crazy Horse Jump-Started Neil Young’s Career

April 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Neil Young‘s future was very much in doubt when he began recording Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere in January of 1969. His former Buffalo Springfield bandmates were forming successful new groups like Poco and Crosby, Stills and Nash, but Young was determined to make it on his own – even though [...]

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Flashback: All the Eagles Unite for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

February 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

Leaving the Eagles is like leaving the Mob: once you’re gone, that’s it. There’s no coming back. There are no second chances. There’s no reunion concert. There’s not even a guest appearance at a single gig. “They came to Los Angeles for a show a few years ago and I asked if I could sit [...]

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Eric Clapton Talks Hendrix, Cream and Guitars at Home: Premiere

February 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Eric Clapton doesn’t sit for interviews too often, but he invited a camera crew to his London home to talk about guitars and test some out. The interview was for the Eric Clapton Crossroads guitar Collection, with the guitarist teaming up with guitar Center to replicate of some of his most [...]

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Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley Are Top-Earning Dead Musicians

November 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Raking in an impressive $145 million in 2012, Michael Jackson tops Forbes‘ new list of the top-earning dead musicians, which also includes Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, John Lennon, George Harrison and the Broadway composer Richard Rodgers. The six names on the list all earned more than $5 million from October 2011 [...]

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Chuck Berry Exhibit, Tribute Concert Coming to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

October 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is gearing up for a weeklong celebration of Chuck Berry. The new exhibit Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry will open on October 18th, which is the rock pioneers’s 86th birthday. The exhibit will include Berry’s 1958 recording contract with [...]

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