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Judas Priest and Deep Purple

This 30th-anniversary reissue of Judas Priest’s 1986 album is above average, but not for the reason you might think. Turbo itself was slick ’80s metal, festooned with guitar synthesizers and that ubiquitous “gated” snare drum, à la Phil Collins. It’s all remastered here, for better or worse, but the real prize is a pair of ... ...

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Museum of Making Music to Host Harp-Guitar Exhibit

The Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, California, will host an exhibition on the harp guitar beginning October 7 and running through April 29. Curated by Gregg Miner, “Floating Strings: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America” will include approximately four dozen instruments including historical rarities and modern creations. Miner and The Harp Guitar Foundation ... ...

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Sell Your Guitar Event

FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE appraisals, FREE advice! We will be appraising Guitars, Basses, Amps, Pedals, Banjos, Mandolins, Ukes, Drums, and other musical instruments. NEW DATE: May 14, at the Washington Country Fairgrounds, 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI. Show hours 10-5. For more info, contact Scott Neuser (920) 467-4762, cell (920) 918-3306, wisconsinvintageguitarshow.com. ...

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Nancy Wilson

Responsible for guitar-laden classics such as “Crazy On You,” “Love Alive,” and “Devil Delight,” Nancy Wilson has been inspiring musicians for decades. Nancy and her sister, Ann, have churned out one well-crafted Heart record after another, followed by successful tours. This summer, they released a new album, Beautiful Broken and followed with the Rock Hall ... ...

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Buzz Osborne

Over the years, fans have come to expect the unexpected from the Melvins. But they just may have outdone themselves this year, with the arrival of two albums – one started nearly 20 years ago and another that features the two main Melvins, singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover, joined by a host of ... ...

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The Steepwater Band

The Steepwater Band, based in Chicago, has been a trio for most of its career, purveying guitar-based Americana. Guitarist Jeff Massey, bassist Tod Bowers, and drummer Joseph Winters recently added guitarist Eric Saylors, and the change has worked well. “Eric was playing in an Indianapolis-based band called the Healing Sixes, and on occasion we would ... ...

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Arlen Roth

To guitarists raised on his “Hot Licks” instructional video series, session and touring great Arlen Roth is something of a legendary figure. His latest release, Paint It Black, is the third in a series of instrumental albums that takes a fresh look at timeless songs by preeminent figures in pop music. As its title infers, ... ...

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Toronzo Cannon

“I’m not trying to be a starving artist at 48 years old,” says blues man Toronzo Cannon when asked if he’d consider playing blues full-time. A bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority by day, as a guitarist he headlines local blues clubs, plays festivals, and goes on frequent tours to Europe. He recently signed ... ...

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Ace Frehley

Few guitarists in hard rock have proven as influential as Ace Frehley; just about any guitarist interviewed after the mid ’80s listed the Space Man as an inspiration. Frehley is now showing off some of the artists who inspired him as a guitarist, with a new album of covers titled Origins Vol. 1, and featuring ... ...

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