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  • Guitarist Andy McKee adds March 2018 North American dates

    Guitarist Andy McKee adds March 2018 North American dates

    Guitarist and YouTube star Andy McKee recently announced via Twitter that he’s added three new shows to his current tour. All three newly announced concerts will take place in Florida this March, including one sure to be phenomenal performance at Ponte Vedra Beach’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Tickets...
  • You can own John Mayer’s new acoustic guitar model for an easy $15k

    You can own John Mayer’s new acoustic guitar model for an easy $15k

    On Thursday, C. F. Martin & Company, arguably one of the world’s most respected acoustic guitar manufacturers, announced their new model customized by and for John Mayer. Named the “D-45 John Mayer,” the latest production of their signature series was created out of Guatemalan Rosewood and...
  • Billie Joe Armstrong holding garage sale with Green Day equipment

    Billie Joe Armstrong holding garage sale with Green Day equipment

    Green Day have teamed up with the online music retailer Reverb for a digital garage sale full of “personal guitars, amps and pro-audio gear” from the collection of the band’s famous lead singer and principal songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong. Launched on Wednesday via the popular music website, the...
  • Paul McCartney guitar string jewelry being sold to benefit charity

    Paul McCartney guitar string jewelry being sold to benefit charity

    Looking for a unique Christmas gift? How about a pendant that includes pieces of recycled guitar strings donated by Paul McCartney? That's what Wear Our Music is selling now to benefit the St. Thomas Lupus Trust Fund. The cost of the jewelry is $225. “The St Thomas Lupus Trust had some guitar...
  • Interview: Guitarist Ricky Byrd talks recovery, rock 'n' roll

    Interview: Guitarist Ricky Byrd talks recovery, rock 'n' roll

    Ricky Byrd loves rock and roll...but he’s also fond of recovery. Now the former Joan Jett & The Blackhearts guitarist has combined his passions and pastimes into an album whose lyrics address the addiction / recovery process.  Byrd’s released solo records before, but Clean Getaway finds the axe...
  • A guitar used by Bob Dylan just sold for almost 400k

    A guitar used by Bob Dylan just sold for almost 400k

    Over the course of his career, Bob Dylan has influenced musicians across several genres of music. Now, part of his musical legacy has been sold to an anonymous buyer through Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. The performer’s 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar was sold for an impressive $396,500 at...
  • Tommy Emmanuel adds April US dates to 2018 tour

    Tommy Emmanuel adds April US dates to 2018 tour

    Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will set a course for North America this winter. The composer, best known for his intricate playing style, has announced a new string of U.S. tour dates set for April following his previously announced 2018 tour dates with Rodney Crowell. The tour will launch on...
  • Iconic guitarist Eric Johnson strings together 2018 Ah Via Musicom tour

    Iconic guitarist Eric Johnson strings together 2018 Ah Via Musicom tour

    Guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson will be taking his six string across the U.S. early next year. The 63-year-old musician has revealed the 2018 Ah Via Musicom tour, which will run in celebration of his influential 1990 album of the same name. View the complete tour itinerary below. Johnson kicks things...
  • Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho to talk new joint album at The Grammy Museum

    Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho to talk new joint album at The Grammy Museum

    The famed guitarists Daniel Ho and Tak Matsumoto will discuss their new collaborative album Electric Island. Acoustic Sea at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, and you can purchase tickets here. Ho, born in Kaimuki, Hawaii, is a GRAMMY winning, world renown musician, who isn’t only a...
  • Pete Roche

    Guitar hero Joe Satriani talks technique in autobiography

    Strange Beautiful Music is the memoir one might expect from Joe Satriani.  Available this November in paperback, it’s an unconventional autobiography that skimps on the guitar god’s personal life in favor of detailed (sometimes exhausting) entries about his guitar-based career, all edited for easy...
  • Gregg Allman's final album to be released in September

    Gregg Allman's final album to be released in September

    Gregg Allman, the co-founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and classic rock guitar icon may have left this world earlier this spring, but his musical spirit will live on with his final album, which set for release this fall. Announced on Wednesday, Allman’s final studio effort titled, Southern...
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    'Into the Pit' interview with guitarist Marzi Montazeri

    As a musician who believes in his work and his home state so much that he named his group Heavy As Texas, guitarist Marzi Montazeri knows you better have the chops to back it up. But don't just take his word for it. The latest proof of Montazeri's pudding is The Uprising, a six-song EP that dropped...
  • The John Mayer Trio pose on the red carpet at the Jazz Foundation of America Gala last October. 

    This guitar/turntable duel during John Mayer Trio rehearsals is good showmanship

    Say what you will about the guitar. Whether it’s old fashioned or still not worth the money it costs to buy, it’s still a damn good entertaining instrument. Take for example Mr. Mayer, as you’ll see down below, take his Fender Jaguar and use it in quite the unorthodox style to simulate that of a...
  • Jerry Garcia's "Wolf" guitar will be going up for auction next month to help raise money to fight against hate groups and social injustice. 

    Jerry Garcia’s famous ‘Wolf’ guitar will be auctioned off to help fight against racism and hate groups

    To millions of Deadheads around the world, the late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia was many things. First and foremost through, he was an important, free-spirited member of the countercultural hippie generation, and stood for meaningful causes based around peace and unifying a loving community...
  • Harts covers Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Anderson Paak, and more in a new multi-instrumentation mashup posted on his Instagram on W

    Watch Harts cover Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Anderson Paak, and more in mashup cover video

    Australia’s hottest funk-rock guitar export, Darren Hart, more commonly known as Harts, is one of many amazing artists riding the musical invasion wave over to North America from down under in pop music at the moment. Early Wednesday morning, the twenty-four year old multi-instrumentalist from...
  • Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti hands a lucky fan his guitar following their concert at the O2 Arena in London.

    Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti gives thanks by handing a lucky fan his guitar at a concert

    Hard rock band Alter Bridge have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. The veteran rockers are currently touring across Europe in support of their fifth studio album, The Last Hero. Since its release on October 7, The Last Hero has reached No. 8 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. It’s the...
  • Michael J. Fox joined Dave Matthews on stage at his Parkinson's Benefit event on Saturday night in New York City to perform "All Along The W

    Watch: Michael J. Fox joins Dave Matthews on stage for ‘All Along The Watchtower’ solo

    Michael J. Fox just knows how to inspire. Whether it’s making characters come alive on screen, helping to raise awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, or inspiring new generations of potential musicians to pick up the guitar a try their hand at “Johnny B. Goode.” John Mayer can...
  • Wolves In Argyle: four guys on a mission to rock

    Wolves In Argyle: four guys on a mission to rock

    There is a new rock band on the rise emerging in Northern California. Dave Holmes on vocals and guitar, Steve Moriarty on drums, Sven Soderlund on lead guitar and Joe Garcia on bass make up the band mates of Wolves In Argyle. Their sound is contemporary-retro with power guitar riffs riding on...
  • Eric Clapton's Gibson guitar

    Famed guitarist Eric Clapton's guitar on sale at auction

    Fans of Eric Clapton and all guitar aficionados will be interested in the auction of his guitar, which is taking place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 27, 28, and 29, 2016 per J. Levine Auction & Appraisal. Clapton’s 1964 Gibson guitar and 85 other rare musical instruments will be up for...
  • Slash's 1984 B.C. Rich Warlock, which he used to write some of Guns N Roses earliest hits, is going up for auction on November 4

    One of Slash’s earliest-owned guitars has resurfaced, and it's on sale

    Most classic rock fans will recognize Guns N Roses’ guitarist Slash by the collection of Gibson Les Pauls he typically uses on stage and in the studio to melt off everyone’s faces. Les Pauls are not the only brand of guitar that Guns N Roses was build upon however. One of Slash’s first owned guitars...
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