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Classic Album of the Month: The Jeff Beck Group’s Beck-Ola

Russell Hall
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06.21.2016

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Powered by Beck’s Les Paul-driven riffs and Rod Stewart’s serrated vocals, the Jeff Beck Group came off as more earthy and gritty than their stylistic siblings, Led Zeppelin, who were beginning to stake their own place in the “heavy” music genre. Fleshed out with Ron Wood’s superb bass work, Tony Newman’s frenetic drumming, and Nicky Hopkins’ sensational keyboard work, the Jeff Beck Group proved to be a dazzling ensemble.
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Pete Townshend Smashes the '70s

Michael Leonard
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06.21.2016

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Inside The Who guitar legend's roaring '70s, his Gibson Les Pauls, and how Gibson has marked a 40 year anniversary by recreating a special artefact from the Victoria & Albert Museum. The Pete Townshend Deluxe Gold Top '76 “rebuilds” a three-pickup Les Paul Deluxe smashed in Boston.
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This Week in Rock History, June 20 – 26

Daniel Eriksson
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06.20.2016

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Prince released his career-defining album Purple Rain, Jimmy Page appeared on stage with The Yardbirds for the first time, and Elvis Presley played his last show ever. Read on for more exciting events from the world of rock history!
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Top Ten Guns N’ Roses Songs Live

Daniel Eriksson
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06.17.2016

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In honor of the semi-regrouped Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming US tour we’re listing ten awesome live songs by the band - all of which most likely will be included in the band’s set this summer.
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Fun Facts About the Gibson Flying V and Explorer

Michael Leonard
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06.17.2016

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Fun facts you need to know – and some you don't – about the Gibson Flying V and Gibson Explorer and the players who love them...
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Interview: Doug Aldrich of the Dead Daisies, Whitesnake and Dio Loves Les Pauls, Gibson Acoustics

Anne Erickson
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06.14.2016

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The Dead Daisies' Doug Aldrich discusses Gibson guitars and recalls the time he auditioned for KISS.
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This Week in Rock History, June 13 - 19

Russell Hall
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06.13.2016

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Over the years, the third week in June has yielded scores of memorable rock and roll-related events. In 1965, for instance, a certain member of the Fab Four recorded one of the most covered tunes in music history. Read about that moment and others—along with noteworthy births, deaths, and album releases—in the listings below.
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The Gibson Classic Interview: Les Paul

Ted Drozdowski
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06.09.2016

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Les Paul is not only one of the world’s greatest guitarists; he’s among its finest storytellers. In an interview in 1992, I asked Les how he got on the road to success. What follows is his verbatim answer, an entertaining trip from his childhood in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to the big time in New York City playing with Fred Waring’s band the Pennsylvanians.
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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Great Les Paul

Ted Drozdowski
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06.09.2016

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Les Paul’s achievements endure not only for their greatness, but because of Les’ wonderful humanity.
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Gibson Guitar Greats: Les Paul

Michael Leonard
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06.08.2016

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A quick primer on the genius that was Les Paul – guitarist, producer, innovator, raconteur and all-round music legend. His achievements are too numerous to number! All we'll say is: Thank You Les
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