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  1. Very nice, thank you ... and you? Just thought people would be interested in knowing about these killer bands ... I only just heard of them this morning, but the music is killer. Hope you get the chance to check it out as well.
  2. I was surfing for some new music this morning and found this article that features four killer up and coming bands. I've heard of Mikal Blue, but the other three are new to me. But the music from all of them is pretty cool, and the article includes free MP3 downloads ... I just put them all on my iPod. Check it out ... If you haven't yet heard of these bands, you will soon enough. http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Fe...orthgettingtok/
  3. Beginning April 4 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hank Williams, Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd have scheduled 20 dates across the United States. In 2007, their Rowdy Frynds tour sold more than 180,000 tickets and grossed $10.9 million, according to Pollstar, and this installment promises to be rowdier than ever. “Our following of fans fit together perfectly,” said ............................... Please read the rest of this article and see a complete list of concert dates here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Ne...0Hank%20Willia/ Thanks for checking this out ... !
  4. Here are 10—well, more than that, actually—of the wickedest all-time wizards of the Flying V guitar. 1. Albert King (1923-1992): This blues giant from Indianola, Mississippi, is so identified with the Flying V that there’s one etched on his gravestone in a little cemetery near Forrest City, Arkansas. When King got his 1958 korina V, the lefty flipped it upside down so the low E string was on the bottom. That reverse stringing plus his southpaw status allowed him to easily pull down rather than push up to bend notes. He also had a penchant for low tuning and an unhurried approach to soloing. That all added up to the signature sound behind such hits as “Born Under a Bad Sign,” which Cream covered, “I’ll Play the Blues for You,” “Crosscut Saw,” and “As the Years Go Passing By.” 2. Lonnie Mack (1941- ): Mack and his Bigsby-outfitted ’58 Flying V arguably made the first blues-rock recording, the 1962 instrumental “Memphis.” Some musicologists cite this session as the birth of the hybrid genre since Mack’s interpretation of the Chuck Berry tune set a pentatonic melody to a smackdown roadhouse rhythm. However, it’s just as .................................................. ......................... Please read the rest of this article here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Fe...e%20Flying%20V/ Thanks for checking this out ... !
  5. Willie Nelson Turns 75 This Year. Time to Retire? Not a Chance. This year, Willie Nelson is celebrating his 75th birthday with a bang. On April 1, Legacy Recordings will release One Hell of a Ride, a four-disc box set containing no less than 100 classic songs including "Night Life," "Funny How Time Slips Away," and "Crazy," plus his definitive covers of "Stardust" and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain." The tracklist reaches as far back to Nelson's very first recordings in 1954 for KBOP radio in Texas, when his famous ponytails were mere sprouts. The box set will be followed by #1s, a single-disc compilation packed with Nelson's pop and country hits. The album hits stores on April 29, the day before .............................................. Please read the rest of this article here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Fe...75%20This%20Ye/ Thanks for checking this out ... !
  6. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have announced a summer tour, with Steve Winwood set to open. Tickets for the tour will go on sale February 4, the day after the Heartbreakers perform at the Super Bowl. Check out all the cities and dates here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Ne...20Winwood%20An/ Thanks checking this out ... !
  7. A very cool article on some of country music's legendary Gibson instruments .... Plenty of musicians have day jobs, but Bill Lloyd’s is sweeter than most. The power-pop singer-songwriter and ex-member of the late ’80s country-rock duo Foster & Lloyd spends his nine-to-fives at downtown Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, where he’s stringed instrument curator. That makes the guitarist caretaker of a collection of 400 axes—108 of them Gibsons. Some, like Maybelle Carter’s Gibson L-5, Bill Monroe’s Gibson F-5 mandolin, and Jimmie Rodgers’ Martin 0-18 acoustic guitar, are part of the fabric of country music. They were played on the genre’s bedrock recordings. Others are rare birds, like a 1924 Gibson mandola, a beefy relative of the mandolin that’s tuned like a viola (C-D-G-A) and was made by the company’s master builder Lloyd Loar, who also designed Monroe’s F-5. And some are simply beautiful works of art, like the stunning mother-of-pearl- and Bakelite-decorated Gibson J-200 acoustic that songwriter. ...................... Please read the rest of this article here: http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Feat...test%20Gibsons/ Thanks for checking this out ...!
  8. Yeah, you read the headline right. For more on this story, go here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Ne...%20Def%20Leppa/ Thanks for checking this out ... !
  9. Here's a cool article on the just-announced 2008 Coachella line-up ... enjoy! The Hits, Misses, and Head-Scratchers of This Year’s Coachella Line-up Having impressed hardcore music fans with previous reunion coups such as the Pixies, Jane’s Addiction, and the Stooges, there was a whiff of disappointment about the just-revealed line-up for this year’s Coachella Festival. It’s impressive to see freshly reunited ’90s alternative radio hit-makers like the Verve, Portishead, and the Breeders on the bill, but their presence seems a little underwhelming when measured against last year’s comeback kids—Rage Against the Machine and the Jesus & Mary Chain, who trotted out insufferably hot guest vocalist Scarlett Johansson. As great as it’s going to be to watch ............................... Please read the rest of this article here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Fe...d%20Head%2DScr/ Thanks for checking this out ... !
  10. The Hits, Misses, and Head-Scratchers of This Year’s Coachella Line-up Having impressed hardcore music fans with previous reunion coups such as the Pixies, Jane’s Addiction, and the Stooges, there was a whiff of disappointment about the just-revealed line-up for this year’s Coachella Festival. It’s impressive to see freshly reunited ’90s alternative radio hit-makers like the Verve, Portishead, and the Breeders on the bill, but their presence seems a little underwhelming when measured against last year’s comeback kids—Rage Against the Machine and the Jesus & Mary Chain, who trotted out insufferably hot guest vocalist Scarlett Johansson. As great as it’s going to be to watch ............................... Please read the rest of this article here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Fe...d%20Head%2DScr/ Thanks for checking this out ... !
  11. Open and Alternate Tunings: What They Are and Why Page, Iommi, Grohl, and Slash All Use Them Albeit imperceptible to the untrained ear, many of the best guitarists have eschewed standard tunings and forged their own style by using open or alternate tunings—alternate tunings being deviations from standard tuning’s tried-and-true EADGBE; open tunings being any tuning which forms a full chord when all open strings are strummed together. An accepted compromise, standard tuning sets up fingering positions on the six-string guitar that let us play a little of just about anything in any key relatively easily, but it doesn’t by any means offer the easiest and most logical means of achieving more specific stylistic ends, which is where alternate tunings rule the day. The real magic of open or alternate tunings is that they ................................. Please read the rest of this article here: http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Feat...0Tunings_%20Wh/ Thanks for checking this out ... !
  12. Some great information on recording guitars ... Last installment we examined a few basic one-mic techniques for recording acoustic guitar. This week, let’s investigate some more involved multi-mic techniques. As with recording guitar amps, you can often achieve a broader, more multi-dimensional sound from an acoustic by carefully positioning more than one microphone. Be aware, however, that two mics are not always better than one: in some cases you might want the straightforward, less harmonically saturated (less “frequency range-dominating,” if you will) sound of just a single microphone, when you want to have a driving acoustic rhythm guitar part in a busy mix where other sounds are more prominent, for example. With that in mind, if you want to coax the richest, deepest, most “in-the-room” acoustic guitar sounds onto your recording, you will often turn to two mics to do it. Here are some techniques to try out: Please read the rest of this article here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Fe...g%20%20%282%29/ Thanks for checking this out ... !
  13. check out the news/rumor here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Ne...20in%20Septemb/
  14. If you haven't seen this yet, you don't know what you're missing ... check it out here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Ne...20Snoop%20Dogg/
  15. Report: New Guns N’ Roses Album ‘Was Finished Before Christmas’ Yesterday, Classic Rock magazine reported on a recent chat with Axl Rose’s manager Beta Lebeis. She revealed that production on Guns N’ Roses’ long-anticipated sixth album, Chinese Democracy, was completed before Christmas. “Everybody knows that,” said Lebeis, who has worked with Rose for 15 years. Furthering speculation that the marketing of the album ................................. Please read the rest of this article here: http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Lifestyle/Ne...20Roses%20Albu/ Thanks for checking this out ... !
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