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Influences & Inspirations: My Chemical Romance

Jonah Bayer
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08.17.2007

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There’s no question that My Chemical Romance are one of the biggest bands in rock—and as anyone who’s seen guitarist Frank Iero’s broken Epiphone SG in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame already knows, the band’s relationship with Gibson guitars has helped them earn their rightful place in the rock god pantheon.
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50 Years of the Gibson Humbucker

Chris Gill
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08.17.2007

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It’s hard for any guitarist today to imagine what life was like before the Gibson humbucking pickup. So many of the great guitar tones we know and love—Eric Clapton’s legendary “woman” tone, Jimmy Page’s bone-crunching riffs, Angus Young’s mighty power chords—are all the product of that magical combination of magnets, dual coils, adjustable pole pieces, and imagination.
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Top Jambands Play Gibsons

Josh Baron
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08.17.2007

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The term jamband can be a dirty word. Yet for all the fuss,downplaying and shirking, at its heart it means one thing: improvisation. And guess what? We like improvisation. Here we take a look at some of the genre's finest practitioners and what Gibson equipment their utilizing to help them on their improvised journeys.
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Remembering Elvis Presley

Ari Surdoval
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08.17.2007

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Elvis Presley was the king of rock and roll, and anybody who says otherwise doesn’t know much about the music—how it exploded like a hurricane out of the South, made up of gospel, country, and blues, and blew the roof off the whole world. Elvis was the eye of the storm.
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What to Do If Your Gibson Gets Stolen

Sean McDevitt
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08.17.2007

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If your guitar gets stolen, a harsh reality awaits: There aren’t many good options. But there are a few preventive measures you can take to improve the chances of a subsequent recovery, according to Ric Olsen, Gibson’s director of security and loss prevention. Three key suggestions:
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On the Road with Warren Haynes: Guitar Tech Brian Farmer Talks to Gibson

Sean McDevitt
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08.17.2007

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Brian Farmer knows what it means to handle precious cargo. The 46-year-old Tennessee native has spent the better part of the last decade working as the guitar tech for Warren Haynes, which means that wherever you find an Allman Brothers Band or Gov’t Mule show happening, you’ll also find Farmer—along with Haynes’ stash of electric Gibson guitars.
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Check Out Duke Robillard's Collection of Gibsons!

Sean McDevitt
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08.17.2007

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In the life of a working musician like Duke Robillard, guitars come and go. The venerable and highly respected guitarist, a master of styles ranging from blues to jazz to jump to swing, has a dazzling collection of roughly 40 to 50 guitars, most of them Gibsons or Epiphones.
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Tool: The Fine Art of Heavy Metal

Josh Baron
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08.17.2007

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There’s a saying about Grateful Dead fans that goes, “everybody knows a Deadhead.” The same can be said about fans of the band Tool. With a devoted, rabid following, Tool have brought hard rock to new levels of artistry.
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Blonde Redhead Use Gibsons to Create Pastoral Art Rock

Russell Hall
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08.17.2007

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If there’s a recurring theme that runs through Blonde Redhead’s career thus far, it’s one of constant growth and change. Over the course of seven albums, the New York City-based trio has morphed stylistically from shrieking, avant-garde dissonance to beautifully pastoral art-rock.
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Staind's Aaron Lewis Loves Gibson Acoustics

Joe Bosso
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08.17.2007

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Taking a break from his band Staind, singer-songwriter Aaron Lewis calls his solo-acoustic tour "Have Guitar, Will Travel." But a more apt title would be "Have a Couple of Really Awesome Guitars, Will Travel."
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