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Gregg Allman: 20 Essential Songs

Southern rock pioneer fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, creating a template for countless jam bands to come<p>The …

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Gregg Allman, 1947–2017

Greg OlwellMay 27, 2017<p>By Greg Olwell<p>Gregg Allman, one of the founders of the Allman Brothers, died May 27, 2017, age 69.<p>Along with his brother …

Acoustic Guitar

Allman Brothers' Gregg dies at 69 | News | DW | 27.05.2017

American bluesy rock musician Gregg Allman has passed away at 69, according to his website and the magazine "Billboard." The Allman Brothers, …

Music

Gimme All Your Lovin' by ZZ Top Songfacts

This was the first ZZ Top single to use synthesizers; the new sound made them a huge commercial success. Lyrically, the song is a variation on a …

ZZ Top

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

As Gregg Allman neared the end of his life, he tried to maintain some privacy about what was coming.<p>Allman's manager, Michael Lehman, said he kept it …

Gregg Allman

Guitar maestro Eric Clapton awarded with French honour; named 'ambassador of the blues' in France

Guitar legend Eric Clapton has been honoured by France for his services to music, the French embassy in London on 26 May.<p>GETTY/AFP/File / Larry …

Eric Clapton

How to remake a bleep techno classic

<i>When Sheffield’s Central Processing Unit wanted to reissue two lost bleep techno classics from the genre’s ‘90s heyday it hit a snag: the master</i> …

A/B Testing

Providence Announces the Bass FX Console

Japan’s Providence Effects has released a new comprehensive effects switching unit for the bass called the Bass FX Console BFX-1. The new bass …

11 reasons why being a bass player is awesome

<b>We bassists are, perhaps, the least noticed of the traditional four-piece band line-up.</b><p>Singers and guitarists monopolise the attention up front, and …

Bass Guitar

Roland does for drum pads what stompboxes did for guitar effects

Roland has a simple idea: take digital drum pad hardware, and simplify it. What you get is fun and ready little boxes you can stamp with your foot, …

Gibson's Modern Double Cut finally surfaces, along with six new black-and-gold Custom guitars

<b>It's been a long time since we heard anything about Gibson's mysterious new solidbody guitar shape - which</b> <b>debuted at CES</b> <b>yet was conspicuously absent</b> …

Mahogany

Ten definitive songs by the founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.

All of the mythic South was in Gregg Allman’s music: soul, blues, country, gospel, rock ’n’ roll, jazz. The roadhouse, the back porch, the juke joint, the church, the farm, the highway.<p>It was in the weary, determined drawl of his voice, rising to a sustained, honeyed ache or rasping with stubborn …

Music

Ritchie Blackmore Says He Would Play With Deep Purple Again

Ritchie Blackmore has gotten over his bad feelings about Deep Purple, and he’d play with them again if he was invited, he’s said.<p>The guitarist …

Music

Jose Cuervo and Fender Team Up to Create Special Edition Agave Guitar

Music and booze are pretty much meant to be together. Just ask any rock star. Or blues man. Or country singer. Or…well, you get the point. Jose …

TC Electronic unveils Hall Of Fame 2 reverb pedal with shimmer and innovative MASH footswitch

<b>TC Electronic had been on the teasing warpath for its new</b> <b>MASH</b> <b>technology, and it's now announced the Hall Of Fame 2 Reverb as the first …

Hall of Fame

Guy Plays Electric Guitar Through a Tesla Coil

A guitar and amp? Pffft! Real men play their electric guitar using Tesla coils. Musician and engineer Nabzim decided to attach his electric guitar to …

A Week in the Lab

When I started this website, it was simply a journal of what was going on with me and audio so I’m going back to that a bit this week to give you a …

Bass Guitar

Digital audio revolution resonates in Dunn’s guitar

Music fans in Chaffee County know Toby Dunn as the talented lead guitarist of local bands like The Groove Farmers and Salida Din. The reputation is …

Music

Guitar Lesson 14b: Using the dorian mode and some 'shredtastic' improvisations

Guitar Lessons

Will Stratton - Rosewood Almanac

A low key gem packed with delightful folk-hewn moments...Everything about <b>Will Stratton</b> feels entirely natural. New album ‘Rosewood Almanac’ has that …

Music

Denis Johnson, 1949-2017

“My ear for the diction and rhythms of poetry was trained by — in chronological order — <b>Dr. Seuss</b>, <b>Dylan Thomas</b>, <b>Walt Whitman</b>, the guitar solos of <b>Eric</b> …

Literature

Ty Dolla $ign on Being a Fender Bass Fan and 'Beach House 3'

“Anybody can use the f---ing laptop, but do you know where these sounds come from?” So declares Ty Dolla $ign in a video vignette (below) that’s part …

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Shaky Knees 2017

more... Artists • Bassists • Guitarists • Performance Galleries • Pixies • Third Eye Blind • Phoenix • Cage the Elephant • The Revivalists • Car Seat …

And then there were 3. Now a trio, Close Talker do more with less on ‘Lens’

“We’re making an album to be an <i>album</i>, not a collection of songs.”<p>How a young band addresses challenges head-on can directly affect whether they’re …

Music

5 Ways Monterey Pop Fest Changed the World

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival (June 16-18, 1967). That culture-changing weekend of music in central California …

Music

Album of the Day: Vincent Ahehehinnou, “Best Woman”

Vincent Ahehehinnou pitched up in Nigeria with something to prove. It was 1978 and he’d been ousted from popular Benin band the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo …

Music

Learn The Major Scale Twice As Fast Using The Octave Trick [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: Bored with learning box patterns? Want an easier way to visualise the fretboard? In this lesson you’ll find out how to use …

Guitar Lessons

How Learning Music Theory The Right Way Will Change Your Life [Lessons]

<b>Music Theory Tips</b>: On the left, you have people saying you need music theory, and on the right, there's people telling you it'll make things worse. …

Guitar Lessons

DragonForce's Herman Li: my top 5 tips for guitarists

Reaching Into Infinity<p><b>When it comes to guitar acrobatics, few could rival DragonForce’s shredder-in-chief Herman Li. He’s the kind of player that’s</b> …

Steve Vai

Which Sounds Better: Zeppelin Riffs Played On Les Paul Vs. Zeppelin Riffs Played On Tele [News]

<b>Music News</b>: Did you know Jimmy actually used the Tele in studio quite a bit?

Gibson Les Paul