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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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The Top 10 Metal Guitar Solos of All Time

Chris Gill
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09.07.2007

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The definition of metal music changes every decade as musicians continually push the genre to new extremes. But several elements have remained consistent throughout the years: distorted guitar, heavy riffs, and lightning-fast solos. Some of the greatest guitar solos ever recorded can be found on metal classics from the '70s and '80s, and many of those solos were recorded using Gibson guitars.
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As I Lay Dying Bring Metalcore into The Light

David Sprague
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09.07.2007

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By lobbing their just-released fourth album, An Ocean Between Us, into Billboard’s Top 10—right between Fergie and Nickelback—in its first week of release, the San Diego-bred foursome have shined the spotlight on the often shadowy metalcore scene. They’ve also cast a net over the new generation of metalheads who want their music hard and fast but not sinister. As I Lay Dying have won over fans of Christian rockers Underoath through the spiritual-not-preachy lyrics offered up by Tim Lambesis (who named the band after a William Faulkner novel) and have kept Thrice fans on their toes with tunes that are high concept and highly accessible.
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20 Years after His Death, Motley Crue Bassist Nikki Sixx Writes a Book About The Worst Year of His Life

Sylvie Simmons
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09.06.2007

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First there was Samuel Pepys, then Anaïs Nin, and now we have Nikki Sixx, whose book The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star is out September 18. Though it’s not as comprehensive an act of journal-keeping as his literary antecedents—it starts on Christmas Day 1986 and nods out 12 months later, not long after the December 1987 overdose that left him dead for a minute or so—Nikki has one up on his forbearers because his account comes with a musical accompaniment. Every copy of his confessional includes a CD of songs and readings featuring Sixx A.M., Nikki’s side band with James Michael and DJ Ashba.
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The Edge and the Gibson Explorer: A Match Made in Sonic Heaven

Joe Bosso
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09.06.2007

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With the echo-drenched opening notes of “I Will Follow” from U2’s 1980 debut masterpiece, Boy, to the explosive rock power that informed the band’s recent Grammy-winning How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, the guitarist who calls himself the Edge created a guitar sound that seemed to have been beamed from outer space.
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