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Les Paul Tribute Weekend at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

07.23.2010

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This weekend, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio is hosting a series of events devoted to celebrating the extraordinary legacy of musician, inventor, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Les Paul.
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‘The Spirit of America’ Gibson Les Paul Guitar on Display at Ellis Island

Andrew Vaughan
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07.19.2010

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A one-of-a-kind custom Gibson Les Paul guitar was unveiled on July 14 at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York City. Guitar legend Duane Eddy played some of his hit “Rebel Rouser” on the instrument before presenting the guitar to the National Park Service.
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Bid on a Les Paul Goldtop Signed by Jimmy Page, Richard Thompson and Others

Jeremy Singer
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07.14.2010

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War Child was once again the chosen charity of the recent Mojo Honours List in London. Guitar legend Richard Thompson, who won the Gibson Guitar-sponsored Mojo Les Paul Award, signed a Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Goldtop, which has been donated to War Child for this exclusive online auction.
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British Blues Guitarist Marcus Bonfanti Performs Exclusively for Gibson.com

Jeremy Singer
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07.12.2010

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British Blues guitarist Marcus Bonfanti dropped by the Gibson Guitar Showroom in London to perform his new single, “Give Me Your Cash,” on a Dobro Resonator exclusively for Gibson.com. The new single is taken from Bonfanti’s second album, What Good Am I To You, and will be released later in the year. Marcus Bonfanti has just completed a hectic U.K. tour supporting Sandi Thom as well as his own high-profile show at the Glastonbury Festival and is now gigging independently around the British Isles.
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Q&A: Australian Music Icon Ross Wilson

Chris O’Hearn
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07.07.2010

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Ross Wilson, who started his career in 1964 with garage punk outfit The Pink Finks at the tender age of 16, has entrenched himself in the Australian music scene as a singer, writer and producer of some of the country’s best-known and most-loved songs. In the ’70s, his catalogue helped Australian music become recognized in its own right. In one of the most prosperous times in Australian rock music history, Ross Wilson and Daddy Cool set the bar high, however Ross’ production on Skyhooks’ groundbreaking album Living in the 70’s pushed all expectations to a new level.
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Q&A: Lady Gaga Bassist Lanar ‘Kern’ Brantley

Bryan Wawzenek
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07.06.2010

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Bass player and keyboardist Lana ‘Kern’ Brantley has played with some of the biggest names in music, including Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Destiny’s Child. But there’s no bigger tour in pop music right now than Lady Gaga’s Monster’s Ball tour, which features Gaga’s chart-topping music and eye-popping visual effects. In the midst of music and mayhem, Kern holds down the tunes’ low end, via his Steinberger Synapse bass.
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Q&A: Paulina Rubio’s Guitarist Benjamin Hazlett

Maclovio Perez
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07.06.2010

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Benjamin Hazlett is a Los Angeles-based touring/session guitarist and producer. Beginning his career with the band Avion, Hazlett has worked and toured with artists including Meredith Brooks, Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) and two-time Grammy winner Colbie Caillat. Since the fall of 2009, Hazlett has been touring with Latin pop superstar Paulina Rubio, playing in the U.S., Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain.
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Gibson Family of Brands Invade the 2010 Latin Alternative Music Conference

Bryan Wawzenek
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07.03.2010

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The 2010 Latin Alternative Music Conference will take over New York City July 6-10, putting the spotlight on Latin rock, funk, hip-hop, punk, electronic and other genres. The conference will feature performances from bands like Los Angeles’ genre-combining Ozomatli and Spanish indie rockers Los Punsetes along with panel discussions about the future of digital media and Latin music in film and television.
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Jet Rock Their Gibsons in Las Vegas

Bryan Wawzenek
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07.02.2010

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Jet recently headlined the Rock ’n Roll Wine event at Caesar’s Palace, rocking the columns of the world-famous luxury hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas strip. Many of the finest vineyards from across the U.S. and around the world were present for the show, during which the Australian rockers ripped through their high-energy hits, including the smash “Are You Gonna Be My Girl.”
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Songwriters Sing for Nashville

Michael Wright
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07.02.2010

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While the national media has largely moved on from covering the aftermath of the Nashville flood, artists have continued to support the relief efforts with benefit concerts and other fundraising events. On July 17, several prominent songwriters will do their part for the recovery of Music City.
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