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Rocks Off: The Magical Tones of the Mick Taylor-Era Stones

Ted Drozdowski
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01.18.2017

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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 Morphine,” “Dead Flowers,” “Moonlight Mile,” “Bitch” and “I Got the Blues” fell in right alongside the sole cover, Mississippi Fred McDowell’s “You Gotta Move,” thanks to the group’s careful assimilation of blues licks, New Orleans and Memphis grooves, and the drawl that crept into Jagger’s voice more and more as the ’60s gave way to the next decade.
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100 Years-Plus of Innovation: A Gibson Timeline

Russell Hall
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01.17.2017

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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 that tradition, Gibson’s lineup of 2017 models represents one of the most exciting rollouts in recent years.
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John Fogerty Talks Songwriting, Guitar Riffs, and What Makes a Song a Classic

Russell Hall
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01.16.2017

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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 that was evident in those early years.
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This Week in Rock History, Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

Russell Hall
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01.16.2017

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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.
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10 Guitar Greats Who Took Flight with a Gibson Firebird

Russell Hall
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01.16.2017

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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 studio.
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Gibson 2017: New Model Preview

01.11.2017

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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, playability and quality are the key objectives for 2017.
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10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Anne Erickson
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01.09.2017

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We’re nailing down 10 hotly anticipated albums of 2017.
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This Week in Rock History, January 9 – January 15

Anne Erickson
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01.09.2017

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Check out some significant events, album releases, births and deaths happening from January 9 through 15 in rock history
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17 New Year Guitar Resolutions

Michael Leonard
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01.04.2017

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If you want to get better at the guitar in 2017, it’s going to require planning! But the good news is: it’s all fun, rewarding, and easily done to at least try. Here are 17 springboard ideas to get your guitar playing blossoming this year... or any time!
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This Week in Rock History, Jan. 2 – Jan. 8

Russell Hall
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01.03.2017

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Historically speaking, this week in rock music has been marked by a trove of memorable events. One of rock and roll’s greatest bands kicked off their first headlining tour, a legendary American glam band signed their first contract, and Gibson launched one of its most innovative instruments.
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