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Watch This! Oasis’ Noel Gallagher Attacked On-stage

Aidin Vaziri
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09.09.2008

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Noel Gallagher was attacked by a stage-invader midway through Oasis’ headlining set on Sunday at the Virgin Festival on Toronto Island Park. In the video above (around minute mark 1:30), the assailant can be seen rushing the 41-year-old guitarist from behind and violently shoving him into the monitor speakers as the group performed “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory” in front of approximately 20,000 fans.
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Jimmy Page Downplays Hopes for Zeppelin Reunion

Ellen Mallernee
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09.08.2008

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In Toronto to promote the forthcoming documentary It Might Get Loud ? which also features U2 guitarist the Edge and White Stripes guitarist Jack White ? Jimmy Page fielded questions from journalists reportedly more interest in the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion than his new film. After several reunion questions were posed to him, Page finally said, “We’re not actually really recording. We played at the O2 [in London]. That was our reunion. It’s nothing as monumental as what people are speculating and projecting.” Page also said, “If you’re going to do a reunion, you need four members,” reportedly referring to singer Robert Plant being tied up with his current project with Alison Krauss. The final stop on Plant and Krauss’ six-month tour to promote Raising Sand is on Oct. 16 in Saratoga, Calif. ?Ellen Mallernee
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Phish Reunite for Wedding

Ellen Mallernee
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09.08.2008

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It’s been four years since Phish called it quits at their emotional final show in Coventry, Vermont, but on Saturday night in New York City, Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell and Jon Fishman reunited to perform at the wedding of their former road manager Brad Sands.
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More Voodoo Experience Headliners Announced

Jonah Bayer
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09.08.2008

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As if they didn’t have enough to brag about ? with names on the bill like Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M. and Death Cab For Cutie ? organizers behind the 10th annual Voodoo Experience, which takes place on Oct. 24 – 26 in New Orleans, just announced that the Mars Volta, N*E*R*D* and TV On The Radio will be among more than 130 acts participating in the festival this year.
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13,000 Andrew Bird Fans Can’t Be Wrong

Jonah Bayer
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09.08.2008

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On Sept. 3, 13,000 Andrew Bird fans packed into Chicago’s Millennium Park to witness a performance by the modern indie icon.
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Oasis to Play Club Show in New York

Jonah Bayer
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09.08.2008

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If you live in New York, you’re in luck because the rejuvenated British rock act Oasis just announced that it’ll play an intimate club show at Terminal 5 on Friday, Sept. 12 to celebrate the upcoming release of the band’s seventh studio album Dig Out Your Soul. If you want tickets, you’re probably limited to trolling eBay and Craigslist because the lottery that the band hosted on its official site has ended.
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Folsom Prison Receives an Expansion

Jonah Bayer
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09.08.2008

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Johnny Cash’s historic 1968 concert at Folsom Prison remains one of the most iconic live performances of all time. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this historic show, Columbia/Legacy will release Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition on October 14. The two-disc and one DVD boxed set includes a documentary featuring exclusive footage of what it was like behind the prison’s walls, plus interviews with Cash’s peers and former inmates who witnessed Cash’s performance firsthand.
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Stevie Wonder Named Winner Of Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize

Russell Hall
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09.05.2008

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Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has been named winner of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. As an added distinction to this year’s prize, Wonder will receive a musical commission. Wonder joins a group of elite composers who have received past Library commissions, among them Aaron Copeland, Leonard Bernstein, and Paquito D’ Rivera. The first Gershwin Prize was awarded in May 2007 to Paul Simon.
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Scorched Hendrix Guitar Fetches Big Sum at Auction

Russell Hall
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09.05.2008

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The first guitar ever torched on-stage by Jimi Hendrix has been sold at an auction in East London for 280,000 pounds (roughly $504,000). As reported by London’s BBC, the Fender Stratocaster, which was burned at the conclusion of a Hendrix concert in North London in 1967, was discovered in a garage last year by a former business associate of the late guitarist. Later in 1967, Hendrix burned another guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival. Estimates prior to the auction had predicted the final bid for the instrument might reach as high as $900,000.
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Guitar Rig Hero Contest Puts Les Paul and SG Up for Grabs

Ellen Mallernee
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09.05.2008

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On Wednesday, Native Instruments launched its Guitar Rig Hero contest, whereby contestants vie to win a Les Paul Standard or an SG Special by submitting an “original and spectacular” performance video made with Guitar Rig’s amp modeling and effects software. A downloadable demo version of Guitar Rig 3 is available for use on the Native Instruments site.
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