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Quick Tricks for Recording Licks, Riffs and Demos

Ted Drozdowski
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05.01.2014

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Ideas for good riffs and songs are like butterflies. They have to be savored, impressed on the brain and maybe even captured before they flit away. And too often they do just that, leaving us scratching our heads a day later trying to remember that great lick or lyric that seemed so vivid just 24 hours before.
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10 Great Headbanger Quotes from Metal Bands

Anne Erickson
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04.29.2014

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Of rock ‘n’ roll’s many formats, metal is the most aggressive when it comes to volume, attack and sky-high guitar solos. Metal breathes life into music with a variety of styles and subgenres, but they’re all married by a trust in distorted guitars, heavy riffing and hammering rhythms. In honor of all things heavy, here are 10 Headbanger-Approved Quotes from Metal Bands.
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Exclusive Music Chat with the Mayor of London

Michael Leonard
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04.28.2014

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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson recently joined London band The King's Parade, rising pop star and committed busker Luke Friend and other musicians to officially launch this year's Gigs busking competition and #BackBusking, a new campaign to support street musicians. Boris Johnson kindly agreed to answer some of Gibson.com’s questions.
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The Rolling Stones’ Best Album Is…?

Michael Leonard
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04.28.2014

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Even though The Rolling Stones seem determined to continue to tour, it’s unlikely there will ever be another new Rolling Stones album. After 50-plus years, that’s understandable.
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Mick Taylor: The Gibson Les Paul Legend’s 10 Best Stones Performances

Ted Drozdowski
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04.27.2014

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The legendary Les Paul Standard player brought the band its most burnished guitar tones and most musically accomplished solos. His playing style also helped fuel the group’s second golden era, when the Stones successfully achieved the deeply American sound they’d sought since their founding in 1962 with the albums "Sticky Fingers" and "Exile On Main Street."
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10 Great LP Melody Maker Players

Anne Erickson
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04.26.2014

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Gibson Brands celebrate 120 years this year, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than by looking back on the rich history of one of Gibson’s finest and most famous guitars: the Les Paul Melody Maker.
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Great Acoustic Songs of the ‘Unplugged’ Era

Peter Hodgson
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04.25.2014

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Back when MTV launched Unplugged - back when MTV was a music channel - the rock climate was heavily skewed towards big productions. Think Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, - lots of big reverbs, stacked vocals and studio layers that took rock away from its ‘friends in a garage’ roots and made it sound larger than life.
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Incubus’ Brandon Boyd on Music, Books and Guitars

Chloe Scannapieco
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04.24.2014

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During a recent promotional tour of Europe, Boyd sat down with Gibson.com in London to talk about his latest publication, musical endeavours and his beloved Gibson ES335…
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In The Name of Love — Rock Out with the Les Paul Peace

Daniel Eriksson
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04.23.2014

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It might be hard to imagine, but when the Gibson Les Paul was introduced in 1952, it wasn’t an instant success. But the reign of the Les Paul guitar was not far off. The rock bands and blues outfits that got their start during the sixties and early seventies solidified the Les Paul as the go to rocker guitar.
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Guitar Talk: Royal Bliss’ Taylor Richards on Jimmy Page, Les Pauls and More

Anne Erickson
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04.22.2014

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Richards and the guys of Royal Bliss got together in the late-‘90s in Salt Lake City. The group quickly became at one with the road, touring frequently and playing hometown shows.
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