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Dr. John Talks New Orleans Music 10 Years After Katrina

September 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“The whole Lower Ninth Ward hasn’t really recovered, but I feel a good spirit in my heart that something is going on — music is coming back slowly,” Dr. John declares in his trademark growl, reflecting on the state of his hometown, New Orleans, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The 74-year-old singer-pianist, who was [...]

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See Alan Jackson Debut Cautionary ‘Angels and Alcohol’ on ‘Fallon’

July 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Alan Jackson debuted the title track of his upcoming album, Angels and Alcohol, on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. The affecting country weeper about the perils of hard drinking and the undeniable toll it takes on “a good woman’s love” is further proof that Jackson is the living embodiment of traditional honky-tonk [...]

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Watch U2 Debut ‘Innocence’ Bonus Track ‘The Crystal Ballroom’ Live

July 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

U2 were about halfway through their fourth consecutive concert at Chicago’s United Center when Bono announced they were going to perform a song they’d never done before. “There’s a bunch of people that have been on the road since we started this tour,” he said. “I have no idea how they’re paying for it. I [...]

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Little Jimmy Dickens Hospitalized in Critical Condition

December 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Joseph Hudak | December 28, 2014 Little Jimmy Dickens, one of the Grand Ole Opry’s most colorful members, has been hospitalized in critical condition.  Related The diminutive Dickens, who turned 94 on December 19th, was admitted to a Nashville area hospital on Christmas with an undisclosed illness, according to a release from the Opry’s [...]

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Settlement Reached in Sugarland Stage Collapse

December 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Marissa R. Moss | December 22, 2014 Over three years have passed since a fierce storm barreled through the Indiana State Fairgrounds, ripping Sugarland’s stage apart and sending it crashing onto the assembled crowd. The tragedy killed seven people and injured nearly 100, but only now have the victims and their families finally received [...]

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Electric Zoo Festival Canceled Due to Severe Weather

September 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Daniel Kreps | August 31, 2014 The Electric Zoo Festival at Randall’s Island, New York was cut short August 31 after organizers canceled the EDM fest because of dangerous weather. “Electric Zoo NY has shut down for the remainder of the festival due to extreme weather conditions. We apologize to fans, but your safety is [...]

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Flashback: Keith Urban Covers the Stones on ‘Fallon’

June 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

Days before the Cumberland River flooded its banks in May 2010, leaving more than $2.3 billion of soggy destruction in its wake, Keith Urban moved some of his best guitars to a warehouse on the river’s eastern shore. The plan was to have everything in one place before May 5, when recording sessions for his [...]

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How EMA Made an Angry, Awesome Punk Sci-Fi Record in Her Basement

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> “It’s all tragedy and pain,” Erika M. Anderson says of her creative process. Then she flashes a smile. “Just kidding.” Anderson, who records as EMA, made one of the best albums of 2011: Past Life Martyred Saints, full of guitar noise and emotionally intense lyrics like “I wish that every time [...]

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Bob Marley Musical Opening Off-Broadway

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> A new children’s play that features the music of Bob Marley, Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, will open at New York City’s New Victory Theater in Times Square this February. According to the Associated Press, the show is based on a children’s book co-written by the late reggae star’s daughter Cedella Marley. It [...]

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John Mayer Wonders ‘Who You Love’

December 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

John Mayer has a new video for “Who You Love,” his duet with on-again-off-again (but right now definitely on-again) girlfriend Katy Perry; and the only word that can describe it is “Yee-haw.” Off Mayer’s latest release, Paradise Valley, the clip finds Mayer and Perry serenading each other and flashing some lovey-dovey eyes. We’re also treated [...]

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