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    Paul McCartney, Metallica to Headline Lollapalooza 2015
    The Lollapalooza Festival has unveiled the lineup for this year’s version of the long-running music fest. Staged at Chicago’s Grant Park, the event runs from July 31 through August 2. Headlining on opening night will be Paul McCartney, with Gary Clark Jr and Alabama Shakes among the other artists scheduled to perform that day. Metallica takes the headlining slot on Saturday, August 1, with Sam Smith and Tyler the Creator among the others appearing that day.
    Epiphone Models Score Big in “Best Budget Electric Guitars” List
    Several Epiphone models made Total Guitar’s recent Top 25 list of the “best budget electric guitars in the world.” Cited on the list were Epiphone’s version the SG400, the Epiphone Les Paul Special II, the Epiphone ES-339 and the Epiphone ES-335 Dot. Total Guitar’s praise for the Les Paul Special II was typical: “The Special II is the sort of guitar that garage band dreams are made of. Quite apart from being mind-bendingly affordable, it's a massive sounding guitar that retains everything that is rock-worthy about a Les Paul but shedding any shiny extras.”
    Radiohead and The Doors to be Inducted into National Recording Registry
    The Doors’ self-titled debut album and Radiohead’s OK Computer are among the 25 recordings selected this year for induction into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.
    Enter TASCAM Giveaway Contest
    Musicians, home studio aficionados and others take note: TASCAM is giving away a DR-680 mk II portable recorder on the Music Ops Board, Musicpage.com. The DR-680 mk II from TASCAM is a professional-quality portable field recorder that allows you to record and edit multiple tracks of audio-- ideal for musicians, filmmakers, journalists and others.
    Johnny Marr Writing Book 'Smith Fans Have Been Waiting For'
    Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is telling all in a new memoir. He says "the time has come to tell my story."
    Goodbye Black Sabbath?
    Are Black Sabbath calling it quits? Say it's not so!
    Review: Cerwin-Vega! P1000X P-Series the ‘Best All-Around Portable PA’
    The folks at Audio Media International recently tested out the Cerwin-Vega! P1000X P-Series, and they're calling it "quite possibly the best all-around PPA (portable PA) gear I’ve ever used."
    Chris Cornell Finished Recording New Album
    Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has just finished recording his fourth solo album. It will be Cornell’s first studio release of all new material as a solo artist since Scream from 2009.
    DJs Rocking Stanton at SXSW
    DJ Candy Red had some nice things to say about Stanton’s STR8-150 turntable during an artist showcase at SXSW 2015.
    Billy Gibbons Records Video at Gibson Showroom
    Billy Gibbons visited the Gibson Texas Showroom to direct a video honoring founder and lead guitarist of 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson. Gibbons also signed a Gibson ES-335 that was presented to Erickson.
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