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David Gilmour Plots Rare 'Live at Pompeii' Film Screening

Project set to screen in over 2,000 cinemas worldwide documents former Pink Floyd guitarist's pair of 2016 shows in ancient Roman city<p>David Gilmour …

Jerry Garcia's 'Wolf' guitar to go up for auction in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A one-of-a-kind guitar that became a trademark of sorts for Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia could fetch more than $1 million when it goes on the selling block at Guernsey's in New York City later this month.<p>Dubbed "Wolf," the instrument was purchased by the musician in 1973 …

Guitar

Help Us Carry Out the World’s First Scientific Study on LSD Microdosing

Study participants will play the ancient Chinese game of Go in order to determine how microdosing affects creativity For years, the world has been …

The Brain

Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin

Sh*t just got real.<p>For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began. But the heat just got turned <i>way</i> up on a debate that's quietly been …

Physics

Syrian immigrant in Madison reunited with his wife and child after Trump lawsuit

MADISON - A Syrian man and asylum recipient was reunited with his family this week after prevailing in a legal case that took on President Donald …

Immigration

'Until the Drug Dealer's Teeth Rattle'

A new book examines how black communities inadvertently helped lay the groundwork for mass incarceration.<p>Any real discussion of mass incarceration is impossible without addressing racism. Michelle Alexander’s widely acclaimed book <i>The New Jim Crow</i> cast the criminal-justice system as a successor to …

Civil Rights

The Investing Parallels of Alcohol and Marijuana

This moment might be like 1932, just before Prohibition ended.<p>Imagine for a moment that you could go back in time to 1932, the year before the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, repealing Prohibition (and the 18th Amendment). What might you do with the knowledge that the …

Cannabis

The Story of the Best Grateful Dead Show Ever

'Cornell '77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall' explores the show's story.<p>Barton Hall. Cornell University. May 8, 1977. To fans of The Grateful Dead, these words are sacrosanct, the markers of the band's most legendary show. Taped, traded, and …

Grateful Dead

A Shrimp Species Has Been Named After Pink Floyd Because It Yells Louder than a Rock Concert, Man

Introducing: Synalpheus pinkfloydi.<p>While you've been going about your shit everyday life this week, Oxford University zoologist Dr Sammy de Grave has realised a long-held, much cherished ambition. He has named a species of pistol shrimp after his favourite band, Pink Floyd.<p>According to the …

Indie Music

Indian girl was abandoned and not raised by monkeys, officials say

NEW DELHI — The “Jungle Book”-like tale of a young girl said to have been found living with monkeys in an Indian forest was shocking, disturbing and fascinating. It also appears to have been untrue.<p>The story of the girl circulated among news outlets around the world in recent days, including The …

Uttar Pradesh

Anime for Beginners: 20 Pieces of Essential Viewing

Let’s face it, Hollywood is no stranger to remakes. Especially when it comes to making English language versions of brilliant moments in Asian …

Scientists Create Graphene-Based Sieve That Removes Salt From Seawater

It is estimated that over 660 million people in the world still do not have access to clean and safe drinking water — a number that is only expected …

Why (and How) We Should Learn Jimi Hendrix's Guitar Habits

1<p>SHARES<p>Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitar player of all time. That statement can rile up some people, but if you dissect Hendrix’s guitar sorcery …

Guitar

Illegal Pot Farms Are Poisoning California’s Forests

Secret growers are taking advantage of the state’s remote stretches of public land—and the environmental impact is severe.<p>In the gray half-light of dawn, eight figures creep through the dry pine forest near Quincy, California. Seven of them wear camo uniforms bearing the logos of various government …

Northern California

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Artwork: 10 Things You Didn't Know

Which band members were high during the cover shoot, why the packaging was the most expensive to date and more on the 1967 album's legendary …

I desperately want this 1970 BMW 2800 CS

During the late ’60s and early ’70s, BMW built a few different cars on the E9 chassis. All of the were stunning cars. The first of which was the BMW …

Interstellar Overdrive: Pink Floyd to release full quarter-hour version

Instrumental track that Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason performed in 1966 will go on sale as one-sided vinyl record<p>The British rock band Pink Floyd will put out a version of Interstellar Overdrive that has never before been released.<p>Out on 15 April ahead of Record Store Day …

Indie Music

Couple had neighbour arrested for singing Jimi Hendrix song

A bullying couple who had their neighbour arrested for singing a Jimi Hendrix song have been left with a £500,000 legal bill.<p>Michael Salliss, 74, and his wife Hazel, 62, were locked in a bitter dispute with their neighbour Terry Simou after they called the police, claiming he had threatened to …

These amazing photos document the iconic Summer of Love in San Francisco

100,000 hippies descended on San Francisco in 1967. Jim Marshall captured it all.<p>The summer of 1967 in San Francisco was a magical time and …

How to Survive an Interview With Pablo Escobar’s Hitman

In a new documentary, Sydney author Rusty Young sits down with the main players of Escobar's former cartel.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>Rusty Young is an Australian writer best known for his book <i>Marching Powder,</i> which chronicles a voluntary three-month stint in Bolivia's …

Special Forces

The federal government has no idea how to grow marijuana. These photos prove it.

The US grows marijuana for research. But it’s so awful it’s basically useless.<p>The only marijuana researchers can legally obtain for studies looks like something you would scrape off the bottom of your shoe after walking on a grassy field.<p>This is not an exaggeration. Take a look at this photo, …

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan's creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the "creative genome project": he wanted to create the world's first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial.<p>And last week, Matsuzaka showed off his creation at the UK …

Target Market

Hear Dweezil and Frank Zappa Shred on a New Song, "Dinosaur"

0<p>SHARES<p>Dweezil Zappa recently excavated some dense old riffs he wrote when he was teenager, rearranged them in a recording studio and added a …

Watch Two Guitarists Who’ve Never Met Square Off In An Epic Jam Session

<b>WHAT:</b> Yamaha’s new video series <i>Meet Your Other Half</i><p><b>WHO:</b> Yamaha, Twin Shadow, Andrew Aged<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> For a guitar brand that’s been in the game for more than 50 years, Yamaha has little to prove in the way of performance. What’s featured in the company’s new video series isn’t so much about what …

What Happens if Your Number Is Found on a Drug Dealer's Phone?

We asked an expert to find out.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p><i>The situations discussed here are hypotheticals under British law.</i><p>Picture the scene: You've been calling your guy once or twice a month for a year. The conversations rarely stretch much further than: "I'd like the usual—one …

Photos from the long, strange trip: 30 years on tour with the Grateful Dead

Dispatches from Shakedown Street<p>If music can be judged for its capacity to bring people together, the Grateful Dead were a really great band. Or …

The Beach Boys Pet Sounds Documentary Coming to Showtime

Showtime has announced a new documentary about the Beach Boys’ iconic album <i>Pet Sounds</i>. Titled <i>Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds</i>, the new film is set to include exclusive interviews with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, and will explore “the story of the creation of …

Beach Boys

Watch Jimi Hendrix Play "Shotgun" in 1965

2.3K<p>SHARES<p>Years before Jimi Hendrix made it big, he backed a host of other artists, including Little Richard, the Isley Brothers, Slim Harpo and …

Guitar

How to Sound Like The Beatles Using Modern Guitar Gear

4<p>SHARES<p>Late last week, the gang at Reverb.com posted their latest "Potent Pairings" video. The series shows guitarists how to sound like their …