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Def Leppard Debut Stand-In Guitarist
Trixter guitarist Steve Brown has played his first show with Def Leppard as a fill-in for Vivian Campbell, who is undergoing stem cell treatment to fight Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Iommi Begins Teaching Career
Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi has many credits to his name, not least is pretty much inventing metal as we know it. But Iommi has just embarked on his most radical project yet: teacher.
The Who Debut New Track “Be Lucky” from “Who Hits 50!”
The Who’s first song in eight years will be on a new 50-track compilation to mark 50 years as a band,
Who Hits 50!
Gibson 2015 Model Year Range Revealed
Gibson USA has unveiled its new 2015 Model Year lineup. The guitars come in new finishes with major playing improvements.
AC/DC Debut “Let's Play Ball” From New Album
It's been a busy week for AC/DC. The band have announced a new album,
Rock or Bust
, for release on 2 December. They're also debuting lead track “Let's Play Ball” as part of TBS’s coverage of MLB’s post-season. You'll be able to hear the full track from 27 September.
Dave Davies Says Kinks Reunion Could Happen Next Year
Last year Dave Davies put the odds that he and his brother Ray Davies wound mount a Kinks reunion at “50/50.” Alas, no tour was forthcoming, but the guitarist is more optimistic about the chances for 2015.
Former KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Announces Solo Tour
Ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has announced a handful of fall 2014 tour dates in support of his new solo album,
, which arrived in August. The tour will set off on Nov. 13 in New Brunswick, N.J., and continue through a Nov. 26 stop in Glenside, Penn.
Eddie Vedder, Jack White, the Black Keys to Honor Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan has been named the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy, and the musical legend will be given a proper salute this February. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Jack White, the Black Keys, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, John Mellencamp, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Jones and Neil Young are among the big names slated to pay tribute to Dylan at the gala event.
Turns 23 Today
album dropped on Sept. 24, 1991— 23 years ago today. Nobody can predict a new musical movement, and it was more than a surprise when this explosive Seattle band scored of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll albums of all time with
Jimmy Buffett Tops List of Richest Guitarists
recently put together a list of the Top 10 richest guitarists in the world. Topping the list is Jimmy Buffett. He probably wouldn’t have been my first guess for the top spot, but when you consider what a popular live act Buffett is, along with his very successful Margaritaville restaurant chain, it’s no wonder he’s number one with an estimated net worth of $400 million.
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