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Led Zeppelin Reunion in November?

Aidin Vaziri
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09.06.2007

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Is Jimmy Page getting ready to bust out his signature Gibson Double Neck for another round of "Stairway To Heaven"? That's the word out of London, where over the weekend advertisements appeared for a Led Zeppelin reunion show in November at the O2 Stadium (formerly the Millennium Dome). The surviving members of the group -- Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones -- have only reconvened for a handful of gigs since splitting in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham.
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Los Lobos Roam the Midwest with Mellencamp

Josh Baron
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09.06.2007

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Veteran rockers Los Lobos have announced they’ll be joining John Mellencamp on the first leg of his tour that will take them through Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Indiana, Mellencamp’s home state. Suffice to say, it’s a bit far from the band’s home of East Los Angeles where they formed more than 30 years ago.
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Aerosmith Heading Back into the Studio

Aidin Vaziri
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09.06.2007

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We already knew that Aerosmith would be hitting the studio to record their 15th studio album on Nov. 1 with, er, someome producing. Joe Perry didn't have any names quite yet while talking to Billboard.com earlier this week, but the guitarist did say they were quite excited about getting back to work and having Rick Rubin take over the reins at their label: "His heart's in the right place when it comes to rock 'n' roll."
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This is Awesome, Check it Out: Les Paul Forum Thread on the Stones!

Ari Surdoval
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09.05.2007

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Now everybody knows that the superfans over at the Les Paul Forum love to hate us and hate to love us, but they are near and dear to our hearts over here in the Gibson Editorial Department. They certainly keep us on our toes. Lord have mercy on us if we mix up a '58 and '59 Standard; they'll be gathering the pitchforks and torches to run us out of town.
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Man Builds Functional Guitar Hero Control Out of LEGOS!

Ellen Mallernee
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09.05.2007

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An unnamed Lego wizard has created a fully-functional Guitar Hero controller almost entirely out of Legos. Modeled after the Gibson Explorer, the Lego shell conceals a traditional PS2 controller and is slightly bigger than a standard Guitar Hero controller.
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Flight of the Conchords Take Their Name from Flying V Dream

Ellen Mallernee
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09.05.2007

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New Zealand folk parody duo Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement say that the name they chose for their wacky act and hit HBO show Flight of the Conchords came from a dream in 2002, when the guys were just getting their start on the comedy scene. “I had this dream about this V formation of Flying V guitars that kind of looked like Concordes, and I was just telling Jemaine about it, and we just ended up with Flight of the Conchords,” McKenzie has explained.
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Bits & Pieces: Aerosmith, Heart, Hatebreed, and My Chemical Romance

Ellen Mallernee
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09.05.2007

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News on Joe Perry, Ann Wilson, Hatebreed, and My Chemical Romance
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Ted Leo Addresses Misconceptions about "Mia and Me," Announces Bassist’s Departure

Ellen Mallernee
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09.05.2007

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A recent blog on the Ted Leo and the Pharmacists website addresses the singer/guitarist’s displeasure that his song “Mia and Me,” from 2004’s Shake the Sheets, has been widely used on the internet as the soundtrack to pro-anorexia and “thinspiration” videos. The song, reportedly about Leo’s friend Ana, who’s battled an eating disorder, is a Ted Leo staple and one of his most popular songs.
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Neil Young Announces Line-up for Bridge School Concert

Jaan Uhelszki
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09.04.2007

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Neil Young has just announced the line up for his 21st Bridge School Concert to be held at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on October 27 and 28. Always released the week before Farm Aid, Young and his manager Elliot Roberts have tapped a few returnees and two new bands for the two-day unplugged benefit concert that funds the Bridge School, an alternative education program in the San Francisco Bay Area for children with physical disabilities and speech difficulties that was founded by the musician hand his wife Pegi, inspired by the son Ben's cerebral palsy.
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Sundance Favorite Once Features Baldwin Piano

Ellen Mallernee
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08.31.2007

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Billed as a modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin, Fox Searchlight’s acclaimed new film Once stars Glen Hansard (real-life guitarist for Irish rock band the Frames) and Markéta Irglová, who plays a Baldwin piano in the movie. Already received enthusiastically at film festivals worldwide, Once is the result of tight collaboration between director John Carney and Hansard and Irglová, who wrote and performed all the original songs. At the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, Once recently took home the World Cinema Audience Award, and was soon after acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
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