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Judas Priest Guitarist Glenn Tipton Announces Retirement from Touring Due to Parkinson's

Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton has announced that he will not join the band on their upcoming Firepower tour, due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. Tipton—who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2008—is still able to play and perform some of the less challenging songs in the Judas Priest catalog, according to a statement from the band, but has decided to step back from full-on touring to the progre ...

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Country Guitar Pioneer Leon Rhodes Dies

Leon Rhodes, one of the most-beloved players from the golden age of country music, died December 9 at his home near Nashville. He was 85. Rhodes was born March 10, 1932, and learned the rudiments of playing on his older brother’s guitar before his father bought one for him when he was 14. By 16, ... ...

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Country Guitar Pioneer Leon Rhodes Dies

Leon Rhodes, one of the most-beloved players from the golden age of country music, died December 9 at his home near Nashville. He was 85. Rhodes was born March 10, 1932, and learned the rudiments of playing on his older brother’s guitar before his father bought one for him when he was 14. By 16, ... ...

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Motörhead Guitarist “Fast Eddie” Clarke Passes

  Edward Allan “Fast Eddie” Clarke, guitarist in the classic lineup of Motörhead and later in Fastway, passed away January 10. He was 67 and was in a hospital being treated for pneumonia. With drummer Phil Taylor and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, Clarke recorded hard-hitting Motörhead albums including the powerful Ace Of Spades. Wielding a feel-heavy ... ...

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Motörhead Guitarist “Fast Eddie” Clarke Passes

  Edward Allan “Fast Eddie” Clarke, guitarist in the classic lineup of Motörhead and later in Fastway, passed away January 10. He was 67 and was in a hospital being treated for pneumonia. With drummer Phil Taylor and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, Clarke recorded hard-hitting Motörhead albums including the powerful Ace Of Spades. Wielding a feel-heavy ... ...

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Peter Frampton, Steve Miller Band Announce Joint American Tour

Peter Frampton and the Steve Miller Band have announced a joint U.S. summer tour. The trek—which will run from mid-June through late August—will take the band across the United States, and is the follow-up to their most recent co-headlining jaunt, which took place last summer.  "Music is ethereal—it moves back and forth between the past and the future," Miller said in a statement about the tour. "I'm very e ...

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Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 200 Combo 

Tech 21’s VT Bass 200 combo pairs an analog SansAmp preamp with a Class D power amp in a rear-ported 1×12 cab. Its Character control moves between voicings while the Shift button alters frequencies within the circuit. Other controls include Drive, which adjusts gain and overdrive, Bite activates a presence boost, and its active tone ... ...

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PRS Introduces Hollowbody II 594 Limited Edition

The PRS Hollowbody II 594 Limited Edition has a figured-maple top and back, blue paua purfling, mahogany sides, a 24.594” scale, mahogany neck, African Blackwood fingerboard with maple binding and Agoya bird inlays with blue paua outlines, African Blackwood headstock veneer with maple binding and eagle inlay of Agoya with blue paua outline, blue paua ... ...

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PRS Introduces Hollowbody II 594 Limited Edition

The PRS Hollowbody II 594 Limited Edition has a figured-maple top and back, blue paua purfling, mahogany sides, a 24.594” scale, mahogany neck, African Blackwood fingerboard with maple binding and Agoya bird inlays with blue paua outlines, African Blackwood headstock veneer with maple binding and eagle inlay of Agoya with blue paua outline, blue paua ... ...

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