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Sounds Like Some of You Didn’t Like That Video of Twiddle Covering Phish

Yesterday, we thought it'd be good to entertain you with one of the cooler performances to take place on the Relix rooftop: an upstart Twiddle covering Phish's "Harry Hood" in an acoustic style. Well, we were wrong. Some received the rather harmless video (and strong effort at covering a beloved Phish song) but the venom quickly came out all over our Facebook page that has me thinking the only... ...

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Watch Ryan Adams Play “Cosmic Cat” Improv Song, ‘Prisoner’ Unreleased Track

Ryan Adams wrapped up his album release week with a couple of intimate performances at Brooklyn's Rough Trade with his full band as well as an in-store solo performance. A few highlights from the brief acoustic set include "Cosmic Cat," an improv-based song played for a four-year old in the front row who claimed to be Adams' biggest fan. After dishing on the mega box set that is accompanying... ...

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Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring and Former Allman Brothers Band Members Play Butch Trucks Memorial in Macon

Last night, an all-star cast of musicians came together to honor the memory of late Allman Brothers Band founding drummer Butch Trucks, who passed away last month, at a private memorial ceremony at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, GA. The night featured many speakers drawn from Trucks’ family and musical collaborators, plus performances from some of the drummer’s former bandmates like... ...

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Keanu Reeves Looks Thrilled to be Holding This Awesome ‘Matrix’ Themed Bass

Pictured above: John Wick holding a bass guitar reminiscent of a past life as Neo, star of The Matrix series. Keanu Reeves doesn't look all that thrilled to be holding this bass guitar, but you may be surprised to find out that Reeves was once a bassist himself in LA-based grunge act Dogstar. Reeves eventually left the band to work on that movie thing that continues to pay dividends, but not... ...

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Watch Ryan Adams Talk ‘Prisoner’ and Perform Solo on KCRW

Ryan Adams appeared on KCRW closer to his Los Angeles home base for a chat on "Morning Becomes Electric" (or as he called it "Morning Becomes Sad") as well as an acoustic performance of tunes from his new album Prisoner, released on Friday. Adams rolled through excellent solo versions of the album's lead single "Do You Still Love Me?," "Prisoner," "Doomsday," "Breakdown" and a "To Be Without... ...

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Legendary Fusion Guitarist Larry Coryell Passes

Guitarist Larry Coryell died February 19 in New York City after performing the previous night at the Iridium. He was 73 and passed away in his sleep, from natural causes. A pioneer of jazz-rock, Coryell was dubbed the “Godfather of Fusion” after bringing a new feel to electric jazz in the 1960s – hard-edged, with cutting tone and ... ...

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Electro-Harmonix Introduces Synth9 Synthesizer Machine Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has introduced its new Synth9 Synthesizer Machine pedal. From the company:The Synth9 Synthesizer Machine emulates classic electronic synthesizers and features nine of the most distinctive vintage-synth type sounds. A nine-position rotary switch allows the user to select from OBX, PROFIT V, VIBE SYNTH, MINI MOOD, EHX MINI, SOLO SYNTH, MOOD BASS, STRING SYNTH and POLY VI. Using the same techn ...

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Brian Ray Premieres New Version of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Brian Ray's new version of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl"—with a touch of Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul" thrown in. The track is part of a Ray's new "Here for You" digital single that Steven Van Zandt's Wicked Cool Records will release on February 24. Ray has been a guitarist in Paul McCartney's band since 2002, and he had quite a career before that; ...

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