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Top 10 Halloween Songs of All Time

Anne Erickson
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10.31.2014

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From Alice Cooper to Rob Zombie, head-splittingly heavy music has a lengthy history of complimenting all things horrific.
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Gibson Interview: Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale

Andrew Vaughan
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10.30.2014

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Halestorm singer and guitarist Lzzy Hale is taking a temporary break from the road (Halestorm are back on tour soon though, see below). Back home in Nashville, she popped by the Gibson offices to chat about, among other things, her recently released Limited Edition Lzzy Hale Explorer. It’s white and gold and about as cool as an Explorer you’ll ever see.
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Which 2015 Gibson Les Paul Is Right For You?

Michael Leonard
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10.30.2014

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Gibson's 2015 Les Pauls are in stores now. Each individual product page on Gibson.com shows the full details of each model – just click on each model's name. But if you want a quick overview of the differences you need to know, from neck and body woods to pickups... here you go!
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Backstage Chat: Blackberry Smoke’s Paul Jackson in England

Chloe Scannapieco
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10.29.2014

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Blackberry Smoke have been stoking the Southern rock flames since 2000, with three albums and two EPs in their catalog. More than old-school grind, they exemplify the new generation of Southern rockers who hew closer to modern country and pop song structures, but they have opened for Zac Brown, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and served all three’s audiences well.
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This Day in Music Spotlight: Duane Allman Dies

Andrew Vaughan
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10.29.2014

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Duane Allman, the musical genius of the Allman Brothers Band, died on Friday, October 29, 1971, in Macon, Georgia, from massive injuries received in a motorcycle crash. He was just 24 years old.
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From “Vehicle” to “Eye of the Tiger”: Jim Peterik Talks Guitars, Songwriting and His New Memoir

Russell Hall
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10.29.2014

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Guitarist Jim Peterik’s newly published memoir, Through the Eye of the Tiger, chronicles a half-century in music, including richly detailed anecdotes about sharing bills with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and Boston. Peterik also happens to be an avid guitar collector, having amassed nearly 200 instruments, the bulk of which are Gibsons. “I have a video series on my Facebook page called ‘Guitars That Followed Me Home,’” he says, with a laugh. “That’s what I tell my wife. There’s always another guitar I’m chasing.”
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Johnny A Talks about His KRK Monitors and Headphones

Ted Drozdowski
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10.28.2014

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Gibson Signature Model namesake Johnny A spent 18 months in his home studio recording and mixing his exceptional new album Driven, and his constant companions where his state-of-the-art KRK Expose E8B studio monitors. Of course, they weren’t the only KRK products in the studio Johnny built to his own perfectionist’s standards. He also used the smaller KRK VXT4 series monitors, which are based on the E8B’s technology, and his set of top-of-the-line KRK KNS 8400 headphones.
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Ten Things You Didn't Know About Foo Fighters

Daniel Eriksson
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10.27.2014

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Right now music fans across the States are enjoying Dave Grohl’s HBO documentary Sonic Highways, chronicling the recording of Foo Fighters’ upcoming album of the same name. Keeping up with the excitement regarding all things Foo, this week we’re helping you increase your knowledge about what is possibly America’s hardest working rockers at the moment by listing ten little known facts about the band.
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The World According to...Pearl Jam

Anne Erickson
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10.27.2014

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Seattle grunge legends Pearl Jam are playing a handful of North American cities this October, and the trek runs through an Oct. 26 appearance at the annual Bridge Street Benefit Concert in Mountain View, Calif. The group got its start after the tragic end of Mother Love Bone, who lost their talented singer Andrew Wood to a drug overdose in 1990, and went on to become one of the most celebrated rock bands of the ‘90s.
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The Secrets Of Sustain

Peter Hodgson
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10.24.2014

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Sustain is one of those Holy Grail guitar tone things. We’ve all chuckled over Nigel Tufnel’s description of his ’59 Les Paul’s infinite sustain, but how do you achieve it if you’re not a certified rock god like ‘ol Nige? What elements go into it, and how can you bend them to do your bidding? There are a few different elements that work together to create sustain. It’s not any one thing. Let’s have a closer look.
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