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Does Modern Metal Match the '70s Classic Era?

Anne Erickson
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03.26.2015

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Alright, kids. Before we start debating about whether modern metal is worth a listen, we’re guessing some of you won’t want to consider giving any band that broke out in the past few years a chance.
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Battle of the Fans: Rock n' Roll is NOT Dead, Right?

Daniel Eriksson
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01.14.2015

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Gene Simmons sparked a heated debate among music fans when he declared that rock n' roll is dead. I say not - there’s still tons of new and exciting music coming out each year!
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Battle of the Fans: Social media at concerts - good/bad?

Daniel Eriksson
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12.29.2014

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Many music fans spend more time staring at their phones Tweeting or writing Facebook post while at a concert instead of actually enjoying the music. Should you stay away from social media while at a gig?
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Neil Young Guitar God vs. Neil Young Guitar Slob

12.02.2014

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Ever since the buckskin-wearing Canadian started trading fiery electric licks with Buffalo Springfield cohort Stephen Stills on the Sunset Strip circa 1966, Neil Young has polarized guitar opinion.
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Who's Your Favorite 3-Guitar Band?

Michael Leonard
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10.01.2014

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If you're the sole guitarist in your band, you get all the spotlight... but it can be hard work. With two, you can go for contrasting tones and interplay, whether it's a dual-lead or straight rhythm/lead roles. But what about 3-guitar bands?
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Single-Pickup vs. Double-Pickup Guitars

08.03.2014

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OK, smarty pants. Before we enter the debate on single-pickup vs. two-pickup guitars, we already know what you’re going to say. “When it comes to pickups, why would I want less when I could have more? More sonic options, more versatility, more bang for my guitar buck.”
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Riff Mania! Which decade had the best hooks?

Russell Hall
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07.07.2014

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“A great guitar riff is worth its weight in gold,” KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer told Gibson, in a recent interview. “It should be simple and memorable, and it should hit you in the face. Coming up with great riffs isn’t as easy as people think.”
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Battle of the fans: What's the best Aerosmith album?

Daniel Eriksson
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06.11.2014

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This summer the Bad Boys of Boston are busy touring arenas around Europe, and later on a US tour together with Slash, which is destined to be one of the biggest tours of the year.
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Do Led Zeppelin Matter in 2014?

Michael Leonard
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04.01.2014

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Led Zeppelin start a thorough reissue program of releases in June 2014 with remastered discs on multiple formats of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III. All other original Led Zeppelin albums will eventually get the same style of expanded releases.
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Battle of the Fans: Do We Need a New U2 Album?

Daniel Eriksson
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12.18.2013

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Lately we’ve been hearing rumors indicating that U2 is getting ready to release a new album next year. Bassist Adam Clayton has said that he’d like recording to be completed before the holidays. There are also whispers that the band will announce album number thirteen with an ad during the Super Bowl on February 2, with a supposed release sometime in April. Whether any of these rumors turn out to be true remains to be seen, but it does pose the question: Do we really need a new U2 album?
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