Friday, 28 May 2004

The Original Guitar Lamp! What an odd thing to do to a guitar... turn it into a lamp! Strange.
John FogertyHappy Birthday to Creedence Clearwater Revival's main man, John Fogerty, who is 59 years old today.
Rock guitarist Carlos Santana to be honoured at Latin awards ceremony

Wednesday, 26 May 2004

Fort Collins youth gets dream wish: Springsteen guitar
Famous guitar for sale: One of the most famous guitars in the world of country music, owned by Mother Maybelle Carter and then her daughter, June Carter Cash, is up for sale. The Gibson L-5 acoustic guitar was played by Mother Maybelle Carter on the classic "Can The Circle Be Unbroken". (The title was changed later to "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"). Thereafter, she used the instrument on almost all the records she made.
BB King Honored In Sweden: Legendary blues guitarist B.B.King this week received the 2004 Polar Music Prize in Sweden from King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Darkness star in swearing blunder: What a complete twat!
Snowy White Update: Ex Thin Lizzy guitarist Snowy White was in Lithuania for a couple of days and recorded his show in Vilnius for a possible live CD and a DVD to come out later this year after the release of his upcoming album.
Tony Iommi video interview: Watch the Black Sabbath guitar man talk over at the Rhino Records website.
Van Halen - "Best Of" release date announced

Monday, 24 May 2004

Limited Edition Lennon guitars on offer: The John Lennon Epiphone Casino. I like this quote from Yoko Ono:
"I remember dearly the love John had for his Epiphone and Gibson guitars. When we stripped naked for 'Two Virgins' album, I feel he also wanted these guitars to match us and be stripped down to the bare wood. John's reasoning was that it sounded better without the additional paint job, but it was really wanting the guitars to start a new life with him."
Johnny Cash's Guitars, Clothes, Grammys Up For Auction
Without rosewood, Martin guitars less sweet: C.F. Martin & Co. is cutting back, raising prices on lines made with fine wood from endangered forest.
Clapton Auctions Guitar Collection: it's happening today, folks, if you want to get yourself down to Christie's in New York's Rockefeller Center to place a bid or two!

Sorry, my mistake, it's NEXT month. So that gives you a month to save up, rob a bank, sell your soul, or whatever!
32-Foot Electric Guitar Created for Discovery Channel Series: In June, the Discovery Channel's BIG series will show the construction of a massive electric guitar, including a visit to the Seymour Duncan factory where the 150 pound pickup was wound.

Thursday, 20 May 2004

Marilyn Manson's recently departed guitarist John 5 has a new website and will be releasing a solo album entitled "Vertigo" in the Autumn. There's a nice Gear section on the website including photographs of his guitars - and he's got quite a few!

Tuesday, 18 May 2004

Wreckless EricHappy Birthday to Wreckless Eric, who is 50 years old today. If you can, catch him playing solo dates in the UK (he's currently finishing off a tour with The Rutles).

Saturday, 15 May 2004

KISS bassist offends Australian Muslims
Playing solo excites Fox-y guitarist: Jazz guitarist Mimi Fox is starting to get more of the attention she deserves.
Goodbye guitar men: Shadows fans flock to Preston's Guild Hall to witness the guitar legends on their final tour.
Ex-Beatle's guitar disturbs cat: East London residents complain when McCartney rehearses in the dome. As for some guy saying his cat was disturbed, I find that very hard to believe. My own cat has been known to quite happily sit in front of the speakers when I play all sorts of music, even if something heavy like Motorhead is blasting out of them. The only thing he's ever looked alarmed about was a song by Bjork. As for the guitar, the same applies, the cat often sits next to me when I'm practicising guitar, and has even been known to come over and pluck the strings with his mouth!

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

Billy DuffyHappy 43rd Birthday to Billy Duffy, guitarist of The Cult.

Many Happy Returns also to Steve Winwood (56) and to Billy Squier (54).
DAMN! I've just realised that I missed London Guitar Show 2004. It was LAST weekend. Still, at least it saved me spending money that I don't have.

Tuesday, 11 May 2004

Joe Satriani Takes JSX Amp on Clinic Tour: Peavey is sponsoring a limited US clinic tour featuring Joe Satriani and the new JSX head that he helped design. The tour kicks off May 11.
Guitar World Wants to Turn Your Your Dream Guitar into Reality: Guitar World is kicking off a contest where guitarists can submit a design of their ultimate guitar. Celebrity artists will pick a winner, who will then have their design brought to life by Fender.

Tuesday, 4 May 2004

Jenna Jameson Launches Web Store with Jackson Guitars: Porn superstar Jenna Jameson and famed guitar makers Jackson Guitars have opened Jenna Store, a new online store to sell a wide range of clothing and collectibles featuring images of the busty blonde.
HAO introduces limited edition Roar fuzz pedal: With just 100 units destined for the USA, the Roar is designed to provide a different kind of fuzz using some hand-selected, hard to find components.
Guitar sales soar in pop backlash: or so says a retailer in Brighton.
While my guitar gently bleeps: Ho ho ho! The Guardian's take on that same Gibson digital guitar story.

What? Are Gibson going into production with a digital guitar, then?
100 Greatest Guitar Solos: Tablature for the greatest guitar solos of all time
Bolton comedian Peter Kay 'warms up' for Eric Clapton
Hank Marvin steps out of Shadows for special guitar: The Scotsman and Fender yesterday presented Hank Marvin with a special edition Stratocaster to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous guitar and the arrival of the Shadows in Edinburgh as part of a 37-date final tour.
Hank Marvin steps out of Shadows for special guitar: The Scotsman and Fender yesterday presented Hank Marvin with a special edition Stratocaster to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous guitar and the arrival of the Shadows in Edinburgh as part of a 37-date final tour.
Gibson to launch guitar 'on steroids': the media is still getting excited about Gibson's digital guitar.
Guns N' Roses song voted best guitar riff


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