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How the Yardbirds Revolutionized Rock Live on the BBC

July 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

If you wish to launch a humdinger of an argument – and one you might win – sidle up to just about any 1960s rock fan and offer the opinion that it was not the Beatles, the Stones, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, the Velvet Underground or the Byrds who were the key sonic inventors of the [...]

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Kurt Cobain’s Credit Card, Rare U2 Set List Headed to Auction

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Pay to play: Kurt Cobain‘s personal Seafirst BankCard Visa and “King of Clubs, Slot Club” card holder are headed to auction. The Nirvana frontman signed the card in blue ballpoint pen and apparently wrote what appears to be a phone number on the back of the card, which expired in February 1995 – less than a [...]

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Kanye West Sings Emotional ‘Only One’ at Grammys

February 9th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

In one of the more touching moments of the Grammys broadcast, Kanye West sang the sentimental ballad he wrote for his daughter, “Only One,” which originally featured Paul McCartney. Dressed in a red hoodie and sweats, the artist made his first Grammys performance in six years – without McCartney – by singing over a smoky [...]

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Frankie Ballard Serves Up ‘Sunshine & Whiskey’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

January 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

By Andrew Leahey | January 9, 2015 Ten months after playing his first Number One single, “Helluva Life,” during an episode of Conan, Frankie Ballard hit the late-night talk show circuit again last night. Armed with a four-piece road band, he ripped into his second chart-topper, “Sunshine Whiskey,” kicking off the New Year with twin [...]

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Ty Dolla $ign Hints at Kanye/McCartney Collaboration With Rihanna

January 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

By Daniel Kreps | January 3, 2015 After Kanye West unveiled his Paul McCartney-featuring ballad “Only One” on New Year’s Day, a spokesperson for the rapper said the track was the first of “what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists.” According to singer/producer Ty Dolla $ign, who provided background vocals on “Only One,” [...]

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Pitbull Previews New Year’s Eve TV Special: ‘We’re Making History’

December 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Simon Vozick-Levinson | December 30, 2014 This New Year’s Eve, Pitbull will host his first-ever end-of-year TV special on Fox, broadcasting live from his hometown of Miami. “We’re taking it from the Big Apple to the Pineapple,” he tells Rolling Stone. “And what happens in Miami never happens!” Related The dapper MC says his resolution [...]

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Watch Garth Brooks and Justin Timberlake Get ‘Low’ in Surprise Duet

December 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Andrew Leahey | December 22, 2014 Two weeks after throwing an unexpected cover of “Friends in Low Places” into the middle of his set at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Justin Timberlake tackled the song again during last weekend’s performance in Nashville — this time with help from Garth Brooks himself.  Related The [...]

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Willie Nelson, Skrillex Concerts to Air on SiriusXM on New Year’s Eve

December 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Jon Blistein | December 19, 2014 SiriusXM has announced a stacked New Year’s lineup with live concerts by Elton John, Willie Nelson, Skrillex, Diplo and others to air throughout the night and into the following day on multiple channels. Related Nelson’s headlining set at the Moody Theater in Austin, as part of Austin City Limits Live, will air [...]

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Girls Guns and Glory Drink Their Way Through Christmas in New Video

December 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Joseph Hudak | December 16, 2014 It’s hard to watch Girls Guns and Glory’s new Christmas video “Holiday Heartache” and not think of Hall Oates’ equally goofy clip for “Jingle Bell Rock.” But the twang-heavy country-rock group’s singer and founder Ward Hayden says he’s never seen Daryl and John’s surreal video. “The intro to the [...]

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Watch Sturgill Simpson Perform a Lost Eighties Hit on ‘Seth Meyers’

December 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Marissa R. Moss | December 11, 2014 Last Friday, a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album and, this week, an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers: It’s been a solid few days for Sturgill Simpson. But then again, it’s been a pretty good year. Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music just took the Number [...]

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