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Wednesday January 18, 2017. 02:49 PM
Queen, the Clash and Iggy Pop may not sound anything like each other, but they’re all featured on a new soundtrack album.
By the time Sticky Fingers was released 40 years ago in 1971, The Rolling Stones had become the best American band from England. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were born in Dartford, Kent, and yet the sound of the album’s tracks “Brown Sugar,” “Wild Horses,” “Sister...
Tuesday January 17, 2017. 03:24 PM
From Gibson’s humble beginnings more than a century ago, to its “golden age” in the ‘50s and ‘60s, to its phoenix-like return to glory in the late ‘80s, the company’s iconic reputation and inventive spirit have made it an American institution. In keeping with...
Playing Chicago's Wrigley Field is a rite of passage of sorts for blockbuster rock bands, and a certain California punk group has just booked that big date.
Monday January 16, 2017. 03:34 PM
Between 1968 and 1972, as leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty was America’s most prolific hit-maker, penning a trove of classic tunes that endure to this day. Just as remarkable, Fogerty’s post-CCR career continues to be driven by the same high standard...
It will be the fourth Grammy performance in Metallica’s long and glorious career.
The pairing is unexpected, but the news is more than welcome!
Historically speaking, this week in rock music has been marked by a trove of memorable events. Buddy Holly made his final recordings, a great southern band reunited following a tragic loss, and a British icon achieved his first Number One album in America.
Sporting a design developed by automotive visionary Ray Dietrich, the original Gibson Firebird literally reversed conventional guitar concepts with regard to body and headstock. Below, we take a quick look at 10 guitar greats who turned to Firebirds both on-stage and in the...
Friday January 13, 2017. 03:03 PM
The Blues Awards is probably the highlight for the community’s collective year, with many, many artists coming together to play. Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa and Luther Dickinson are among the Gibson artists on the 2017 Awards shortlist.
The exhibition is part of a year-long series that will feature a host of country music legends.
Want to know the subtle but important differences between the 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic and 2017 Gibson Les Paul Traditional? Of course you do. Harmony Central’s Craig Anderton has penned a handy overview addressing neck, tuners, pickups, weight relief maple tops and...
Thursday January 12, 2017. 01:51 PM
Speaking with Music Radar, Black Star Riders offered details regarding how they captured their riff-driven sound on their new album, Heavy Fire. “I pretty much stuck to my main Les Paul …,” said Scott Gorman. Damon Johnson, on the other hand, turned to a guitar he had yet to...
Wednesday January 11, 2017. 05:29 PM
Gibson has long been known for its dual-pronged approach to tradition and innovation. The new 2017 lineup captures these characteristics like never before, with the mix of cutting-edge technology, bold styling and indelible history you’ve come to expect. Improved tone,...
Tuesday January 10, 2017. 10:47 AM
After some heavy talk that U2 would tour in 2017, the dates are here.
Monday January 9, 2017. 11:28 AM
We’re nailing down 10 hotly anticipated albums of 2017.
There is no beef between Joe Bonamassa and Glenn Hughes, says the bassist, and Black Country Communion has reunited in the studio for a fourth album. It’s due later in 2017 and is being produced by Kevin Shirley. “We are making a rock album for rock fans,” says Hughes.
Check out some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from January 9 through 15 in rock history
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