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    Guitar Ban Lifted in U.K. Prisons
    A ban on steel string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales has been lifted, thanks largely to the efforts of musician Billy Bragg. In 2007, Bragg founded Jail Guitar Doors, a project that since then has provided approximately 350 guitars to prisoner inmates.
    McCartney Re-Releasing Wings Albums
    Paul McCartney has announced that he will be releasing remastered versions of the Wings albums Venus and Mars and Wings At The Speed of Sound, on September 22 in the UK.
    Guitarist Dick Wagner Passes at 71
    Legendary guitarist Dick Wagner, best known for his work with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed, passed away yesterday (July 30). He was 71.
    Gibson Brands AP MUSIC AWARDS fueled by Monster Energy Drink is a Viral Smash
    Gibson Brands’ inaugural “AP Music Awards” fueled by Monster Energy Drink has proven to be a viral smash. In the days following the July 21 event, reaction numbers and fan response have flooded social media sites and the Internet in general.
    Big Star Albums Remastered for Fall Release
    The first two albums by legendary ‘70s power pop band Big Star are set to be reissued this fall, on September 2. Long out of print as individual CDs in the U.S., 1972’s #1 Record and 1974’s Radio City will be remastered from original analog tape sources, and released by Stax Records.
    Led Zeppelin to Release Two More “Deluxe Editions”
    The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign that began in June will continue this fall with the release of Deluxe Editions of 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV and 1973’s Houses of the Holy. As with the previous reissues, both albums have been newly remastered by Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion discs comprised of unreleased music associated with the original studio album.
    Stevie Nicks on New Retrospective Album
    Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks will be releasing a new solo album, her eighth, on October 7. The album, which will be called 24 Karat Gold - Songs from the Vault, is made up of new recordings of previously unreleased material.
    Kirk Hammett Talks Exodus and New Album
    After playing live with his old band Exodus last week, Kirk Hammett has announced that he will be appearing as a special guest on the track "Salt in the Wound" from band's upcoming album Blood In, Blood Out. Hammett played with the trash metal band between 1980 and 1983 before joining Metallica.
    New Jimmy Page Merch Items
    It may not help your guitar sound like the Hammer of the Gods, but Jimmy Page has added plenty of new merch items to his website, including coffee mugs (or are they for tea? “Tea For One”… geddit?), shirts, polos and sweatshirts.
    The Return of Garth Brooks
    If anyone ever had any doubt that Garth Brooks’ return to recording and touring would be anything less than triumphant, their doubts have been put to rest: Brooks’ ten-show Chicago run sold 180,000 tickets in ten hours.