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Bob Dylan Raves About Springsteen, Downplays Haggard Feud

February 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Bob Dylan delivered a memorable, riveting 30-minute acceptance speech at last week’s all-star MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony, thanking his early supporters and the artists who covered his work and denouncing “detractors” like Merle Haggard and songwriting duo Leiber Stoller. As a postscript to his epic, career-spanning monologue, Dylan chatted with author Bill Flanagan to elaborate further on the MusiCares speech and [...]

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Korean Safety Official Commits Suicide Following Concert Tragedy

October 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Daniel Kreps | October 18, 2014 The tragedy that claimed the lives of 16 K-pop fans at a 4Minute concert in Seongman, South Korea has resulted in another death: According to the Telegraph, a 37-year-old government official who was in charge of safety measures for the event was found dead around 7 a.m. local time in an [...]

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Every Bob Dylan Lyric Ever to Fill 13-Pound, 960-Page Book

October 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Kory Grow | October 8, 2014 A new book, The Lyrics: Since 1962, will collect every lyric Bob Dylan has ever recorded – on his albums and official bootlegs – to make what the president and publisher of Simon Schuster, Jonathan Karp, has called “the biggest, most expensive book we’ve ever published.” The tome, [...]

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Sturgill Simpson, Bobby Bare Among New Crop of AmericanaFest Acts

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> The Americana Music Association has announced more performers for its 15th Annual AmericanaFest, set for September 17-20. Taking place at venues throughout Nashville, AmericanaFest will feature Sturgill Simpson, Robert Ellis, Bobby Bare Jr., Elizabeth Cook, Steep Canyon Rangers and Angaleena Presley. They join an eclectic list of previously-announced artists, including the [...]

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Flaming Lips, Devo, Linkin Park and Jay Z Detail Record Store Day LPs

March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> With Record Store Day a month away, more and more artists are beginning to share details of their planned April 19th releases. This week, the Flaming Lips announced two releases: a 12-inch vinyl edition of “7 Skies H3,” their hour-long single from 2011, which they describe as a distillation of the 24-hour song [...]

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Pitbull’s ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’ Selected as Official World Cup Song

January 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> FIFA, the soccer association that puts on the World Cup, announced yesterday that the Pitbull track “We Are One (Ole Ola)” is the sporting event’s official song. The song will feature guest appearances by Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudie Leitte and they’ll perform it together during the World Cup Opening Ceremonies on June 12th at Brazil’s [...]

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Ryan Hemsworth Is Getting the Hang of the DJ Lifestyle

November 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Over the last few years, Ryan Hemsworth has received praise from the likes of A-Trak and Diplo, met Skrillex backstage at an EDM festival, and played a New York Fashion Week runway show where Justin Bieber and Rihanna were in attendance. But one of the more surreal experiences of the Canadian [...]

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Q&A: Busta Rhymes on the State of Hip-Hop

May 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Busta Rhymes is enormous in person, a Michelin Man made of muscles and neck. A tub of whey protein takes up a good deal of space in the studio where he’s set up, as does his diamond-encrusted globe of a pinkie ring, which looks like it could break a windshield. He’s [...]

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Jack White Spreads Love of Vinyl as ‘Record Store Day Ambassador’

February 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

Jack White has been named the official ambassador for Record Store Day 2013, which will take place on April 20th at independent record shops across the world. To announce the news, White took a camera crew on a field trip to United Record Pressing in Nashville, where he offered up a few fun facts about how [...]

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Promoters Consider Moving Coachella Festival to New Location, Canceling 2014 Event

July 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> California-based promotions company Goldenvoice is threatening to move one of its biggest events, the annual Coachella festival, out of Indio if the city goes through with a proposed admissions tax, according to the Desert Sun. The report comes after the newspaper obtained a series of text messages in which Goldenvoice vice [...]

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