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Electric Shock: Bob Dylan and Michael Bloomfield Change Music Forever
Bob Dylan was the most popular folk artist in America in 1965 when he outgrew his original solo acoustic sound and cut the landmark album
Highway 61 Revisited
. Then he started a revolution. And he fired the first shot at the famous Newport Folk Festival on July 25, when he brought the electric band that played on that album – including the legendary guitarist Michael Bloomfield – to its stage.
10 Classic Solos Played on a Les Paul
With its rich sustain and distinctive tone, the Les Paul is the perfect instrument for that spotlight moment in countless rock and roll classics. Below we present 10 examples, each of which offers exquisite evidence of the Les Paul’s timeless versatility.
This Week in Rock History, April 11 - 17
Bill Haley recorded “Rock Around The Clock,” Buddy Holly released his first single, and the Stones their first album. These were certainly exciting times in rock history. Read on for more!
Toys in the Attic
: Aerosmith’s 1975 Classic Turns 41 Years Old Today
Anyone who heard Aerosmith’s first two albums knew the band was on the cusp of something special. With their third album, that potential was spectacularly fulfilled. Released on April 8, 1975,
Toys in the Attic
mixed Stones-style raunchiness with a riff-centric musicality that was freewheeling and smart at the same time.
Gibson Guitar Greats: Angus Young
AC/DC's Angus Young is a true Gibson legend and has been inseparable from his Gibson SGs for over 40 years. Here's a quick 101 on one the most dynamic guitarists in rock history, with quotes, style, tone and playing tips
Memories of Merle Haggard
Artists from the country music and beyond are reacting with sadness to the passing of Merle Haggard, who died today (April 6) at his home in the San Joaquin Valley, California, following a battle with pneumonia. The beloved singer-songwriter’s passing comes on his 79th birthday. Below we’ve compiled a number of heartfelt remembrances.
Gibson in Action: Photographer Brian Friedman’s Brilliant Performance Images
A drummer since age 6, photographer Brian Friedman converted a teen hobby shooting local concerts into a much-lauded professional career. “Being a drummer—especially a jazz drummer—gave me a great education for being a photographer,” he says. “You’re constantly improvising.”
Shaun White and Gibson at Air + Style Festival
Shaun White and Gibson teamed at the 2016 Air + style Festival. Check out photos here.
Green Day Dropping Studio Hints
The guys of Green Day are back at work in the studio, working on the follow-up to their 2012 trilogy of albums,
¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!
The Gibson Classic Interview: Scotty Moore (Part One)
Listen in as Scotty Moore discusses his early years, both with Elvis and with Gibson guitars.
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