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Gibson Custom Proudly Presents the ES-339

Chris Gill
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09.20.2007

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Lighter, more compact and comfortable than a traditional semi-hollow guitar, the ES-339 feels like a Les Paul but sounds like an ES-335. Despite its smaller body dimensions, the ES-339 does not look like an awkward dwarf version of a 335. The craftsmen at Gibson managed to shave several inches off the traditional semi-hollowbody design while retaining perfect proportions that look classy and natural. You may not even notice the difference until you pick up the ES-339 and instantly realize how much lighter and more comfortable it feels.
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Lost Classic: Blue Oyster Cult, On Your Feet or on Your Knees

Chris Gill
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09.19.2007

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The double live album phenomenon that would reach its apogee with the release of KISS Alive! and Frampton Comes Alive! was less than a year away when Blue Öyster Cult released On Your Feet or on Your Knees, in February, 1975. (Apparently, BOC didn’t get the memo that exclamation points would be de rigueur on live albums.) Even so, the waves were cresting, and BOC, despite having released a scant three studio albums with no hits to speak of, were a strong live draw, and this record is a fascinating time capsule that allows listeners to discover a band approaching its creative peak, only moments before breaking through with “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” the song that would change their lives forever.
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Rilo Kiley’s Anti-Guitar Hero: The Gibson Interview with Blake Sennett

Jerry McCulley
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09.19.2007

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Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett seems content, if hardly complacent about the recent release of the veteran indie band’s fourth album and major label debut, Under the Blacklight. The single “Moneymaker,” a slinky, ’70s-disco-meets-21st-century-meditation on L.A.’s porn underbelly, has garnered the band considerable radio play and a heightened profile. Nine years after Sennett formed the band with fellow child actor Jenny Lewis and bassist/classmate Pierre DeReeder (drummer Jason Boesel was a later addition), Rilo Kiley’s full-blown success seems just around the corner.
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Gibson Moment: Boston at Golden Hall, San Diego, CA, November 12, 1976

Chris Gill
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09.19.2007

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Enter to Win a Hasbro POWER TOUR Gibson SG!

09.19.2007

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Gibson and Hasbro have joined forces to give you a chance to win the amazing new POWER TOUR electric guitar. Styled to look like the iconic Gibson SG, simply follow the lights on this guitar and you’ll be pounding out power chords, shredding leads, and rocking right out of the box! Learn real rock classics, jam along to your own tunes, or compose your monster anthem. With authentic sound, tons of effects, and lessons built right in, the POWER TOUR electric guitar is the high-tech highway to musical superstardom.
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KT Tunstall: The Gibson Interview

Joe Bosso
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09.18.2007

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Over a scampering, Latin-flavored beat, KT Tunstall’s infectious new single, “Hold On,” enjoins one and all to “Hold on to what you’ve been given lately/ hold on to what you know you’ve got.” Coming from a singer-songwriter-guitarist who made her bones busking in the streets of her native Scotland, and who, by her late ’20s, was written off by every record label as “too old to make it,” this comes as sage advice, indeed.
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Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Radio City Music Hall, September 15, 2007

David Sprague
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09.18.2007

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Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center is one of the few places in America that’s more swingin’ on a Monday morning than in the heart of a Saturday night—except, perhaps, inside the tiny room that hosts that famed “live…from New York” show. That rule was broken into tiny shards this weekend, however, when Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals rolled into Radio City Music Hall and temporarily overlaid the staid office park environs with a coating of pure roadhouse—blood, sweat, and beers all included.
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Nickelback and the Return of the Anti-Rock Star

Chris Gill
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09.18.2007

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Elvis Presley. The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. Alice Cooper. Ozzy Osbourne. Marilyn Manson. Through the years, the face of rock music rock has been adorned with artists with incredible faces, larger-than-life personalities whose personas were inextricably linked with the power of their music. But there’s always exceptions.
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The Top 10 Gibson Metal Solos of All Time, Part Two

Chris Gill
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09.18.2007

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The definition of metal changed significantly during the ’90s as bands adopted a harder, faster, meaner, and some would say downright evil sound that made the “classic rock” and glam-inspired “hair metal” groups that dominated the previous two decades seem positively quaint. At the same time, grunge, DIY alternative rock, and rap-infused nü metal caused the guitar solo to all but disappear from the airwaves. But just as it seemed as if guitar solos were beginning their death rattle, a steady stream of metal bands defiantly rose up to keep tradition alive in the underground. Today, the guitar solo is making a screeching, squealing comeback thanks to groups like Trivium, Mastodon, Dragonforce, Shadows Fall, and Avenged Sevenfold, who are introducing shred to a new generation of players.
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Panic! at the Disco Ready Their Second Second Record

Joe Bosso
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09.18.2007

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We’ve had quite an interesting last nine months,” says Panic! at the Disco’s guitarist Ryan Ross. “We were in the mountains for a while writing songs, and then we moved to L.A. for a bit, and then...
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