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Guitar Solos to the Rescue! 8 Guitar Solos That Transform a Song into a Classic

Aidin Vaziri
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09.12.2007

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You know for the bad rap we get, us guitarists are pretty patient. We’ll put up with drummers showing up two hours late—for practice, and for a fill. We’ll stoically suffer the two kinds of bass players, the ones who want to make everything sound like the Seinfeld theme, and the ones who don’t know what an E string is. And the lead singers, oh man, the endless parade of lead singers in those dopey outfits, all of them thinking that their latest heartfelt tribute to some mud wrestler/sports car/Nordic god is more than half a dozen non-sequiturs that don’t really rhyme very well. We’ll put up with it all, and we’ll haul a 4x12 cab along with us while we do. Why? Because we get to solo—that deranged, delightful ten seconds to ten minutes where we can wail away, band be damned. Somehow it makes it all worth it.
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It's Official: Led Zeppelin are Reuniting!

Josh Baron
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09.12.2007

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After years of speculation, Led Zeppelin are finally reuniting, this time under the auspices of a tribute concert to late Atlantic Records head Ahmet Ertegun on November 26th at O2 arena in London. Atlantic Records was home to the band’s first five albums, from their groundbreaking, blues-fueled self-titled debut to the landmark Houses of the Holy (the band formed its own label, Swan Song, which was distributed by Atlantic for its remaining albums).
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Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump: The Gibson Interview

Joe Bosso
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09.12.2007

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Cherubic and slightly disheveled, bedecked in his I'm-a-rock-star-but-I-dress-like-a-bike-messenger finest, Fall Out Boy singer/guitarist Patrick Stump radiates a low-wattage, shy affability-in other words, you’d never know he was a rock star. “I find the whole thing hysterical,” he admits. “Rock stars are supposed to be thin and good looking. They’re supposed to wear eyeliner and get into trouble. They’re supposed to put naked pictures of themselves on the Internet.” He smiles and snaps his fingers. “Hey! I know one of those guys.”
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An Angry Guitar Store Owner and His Vengeful Employee: The Crazy Story Behind Nick Moss’ ’66 ES-345

Sean McDevitt
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09.12.2007

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Chicago blues guitarist Nick Moss has a number of cherished guitars, but none more prized than his cherry 1966 Gibson ES-345, a beautiful axe that Moss purchased in a Chicago music store and took out on the road for several years before retiring it. (“I was just so paranoid about something happening to it,” he says.)
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Boston’s Tom Scholz Still Rockin’ with Two Les Paul Goldtops

by Russell Hall
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09.11.2007

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To celebrate the life of Boston lead singer Brad Delp, whose suicide this past March roiled the rock world, Scholz staged a five-hour musical event last month at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion. Titled “Come Together: A Tribute to Brad Delp,” the event saw past and present Boston personnel—who, historically, have been a contentious bunch —putting aside their differences to pay homage to the much-loved singer. Inevitably, any public appearance by Scholz fuels speculation about future Boston studio albums. Given the guitarist’s legendary perfectionism, it’s doubtful a new release will be forthcoming any time soon.
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Drowning Pool: The Gibson Interview (Free MP3 Download!)

David Sprague
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09.11.2007

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In the past few years, Drowning Pool have sustained losses profound enough to almost undo them. In 2002, lead singer Davey Williams died of a rare heart defect, and the Texas-bred metal band was presumed finished. On the heels of that tragedy, Drowning Pool regrouped with new frontman Jason “Gong” Jones at the wheel, but numerous personality clashes and less-than-stellar reviews soon prompted his hasty exit. Still, the band decided to take one more shot.
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A Closer Look at Gibson Acoustic’s Legends Series

Dave Hunter
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09.11.2007

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For the player or collector seeking an instrument that’s not only a classic of its type, but also an unparalleled reproduction of a rare and seminal model, Gibson Acoustic offers the Legend Series. “This is the cream of the crop,” says Mike Voltz, Production Manager of Gibson’s acoustic division. “It’s what all our standards are set for.”
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Scene Report: San Francisco's the Dilettantes' Summer of Love Flashback (Free MP3 Download!)

Aidin Vaziri
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09.11.2007

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When the original line-up of the Brian Jonestown Massacre fell apart for, oh, the 73rd time in a blur of fists and supernatural disasters (we recommend watching Dig! [http://www.digthemovie.com] for all the gory details) the last member anyone expected to rise out of the whole mess with the prospect of an actual music career was the group's bleary-eyed tambourine player Joel Gion, last seen getting his face kicked in by the band's bass player Matt Hollywood.
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The History of the Guitar Face

Jerry McCulley
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09.10.2007

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I was perusing one of my favorite music blogs, when I recently ran across a page that was simply a collection of “guitar faces,” the patent expressions players great and small make when thrashing out a power chord or reaching for the heavens with a soaring lead line.
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What Every Girl Guitarist Needs to Know

Ellen Mallernee
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09.10.2007

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Blonde and ballsy, Gina Volpe is a force to be reckoned with. As reigning lead guitarist for New York power trio Bantam and the driving force behind seminal punk rock band Lunachicks, Gina’s learned a thing or two about holding her own as a female rocker. After 20 years in the business, Gina stands tall on stage with her Gibson SG, and it’s got nothing to do with her platform boots. Here, she lets us in on her top tips and tricks:
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