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Michael Dolce discusses Legato Technique

Aussie Session Guitarist (The Voice Australia, Delta Goodrem) has been working on a new Legato Lesson for his website http://michaeldolcemusic.com/ so I thought it would be a good time to catch up with Michael and talk to him about Legato and how he developed his technique. We also talk about his guitar and tone and how he likes it to be setup in order to produce the best results for Legato playing. The new ...

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Upward Spiral Podcast 13: Interview With Jack Conte Of Pomplamoose, Talyor Swift, DJZ & More

In this episode, Jack Conte of Pomplamoose lets loose in a passionate and brutally honest interview. He offers blunt insights into his band's success (and its shortcomings), and discusses the value of experimentation and the pitfalls of fan feedback. Plus, we cover the news on Taylor Swift and DJZ, the new EDM website by the founder of Turntable.fm. The Upward Spiral is a podcast about the new music industr ...

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Decibrity Playlist: Aaron Stainthorp​e (My Dying Bride) (Part 1)

We’ve been lucky enough to have the likes of Shane Embury, Greg Mackintosh and Anders Nyström tell us about records that related in some way to each of their bands’ studio albums. This time around, Aaron Stainthorpe (that’s him on the far right) combed through My Dying Bride’s discography (including the quintet’s eleventh and latest, A Map Of All Our Failures) to tell us about ...

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Excerpt: Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Discuss Their New Album, ‘Music From Another Dimension!’

The following in an excerpt taken from the Holiday 2012 issue of Guitar World. For the full story, pick up the issue on newsstands now, or in our online store. “We really wanted to give it the feel that you were in the room with the band,” Perry says. “Especially with headphones on. That’s how you get your best sound and have an intimate kind of experience. But loud, and rocky! I think there are a lot of di ...

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James Marsters: Rockin’ Out With Spike And Ghost Of The Robot

By: Arlene R. Weiss – All Rights Reserved © Copyright November 5, 2012 James Marsters just might be the hardest working man in show business with one of the coolest dossiers in both music and Hollywood. An acclaimed, actor, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musician, Marsters, along with his many career spanning and stellar, albums, tours, and theatrical, film, and TV roles, celebrates a worldwide cu ...

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v.03/170 (Farsot) interviewed

How instrumental was the faux-documentary/film The Hellstrom Chronicle to the making of Insects? v.03/170: The film wasn’t that essential on our musical concept, but it surely influenced the overall lyrical concept on Insects. Its abysmal mood and the menacing close-ups of actually small creatures give a special kind of impression which helped to form pictures in mind about a matter which is relativel ...

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Interview: Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger Talks ‘HQ Live,’ the Changing Music Industry, Science and More

In the summer of 2011, as Incubus prepared to release their seventh studio album, If Not Now, When?, the band built their own performance space in a West Los Angeles warehouse and launched into something new: a participatory media exhibit and real-time performance and documentary project that allowed their fans to experience and interact with the band as they never could before. For several nights, singer B ...

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Interview: Guitarist Lee Ritenour Delivers ‘Rhythm Sessions’

In a career that spans five decades and more than 40 albums, guitarist Lee Ritenour has developed a unique balance between the wisdom of experience and the enthusiasm of youth. Ritenour’s 2010 album, 6 String Theory, focused primarily on guitar and featured the winners of his 2009 guitar competition alongside guest appearances by guitar greats B.B. King, Steve Lukather and Slash, among others. For his new a ...

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Interview: Steve Vai and Tosin Abasi

Tosin Abasi strides into a Hollywood photo studio dressed in a crisp striped jersey, jeans and a pair of horn-rimmed glasses that make him look a bit like the young Dizzy Gillespie. He’s toting a pair of the Ibanez eight-string guitars that have become his stock in trade, sleek-bodied instruments with broad, massive necks that carry the heft and menace of weaponry. And indeed Abasi uses these guitars to dev ...

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Interview: Vocalist Kelley Jean of Tight Talks Musical Roots and More

As the newest member of rock band Tight, singer/songwriter Kelley Jean also faces the greatest challenge: replacing the group’s original lead vocalist, Monica Mayhem. Tight is a four-piece managed by Bree Olson and consisting of guitarist Layla Labelle, bassist Tuesday Cross, drummer Alicia Andrews and, initially, Monica Mayhem as frontwoman. The women also have backgrounds in adult entertainment, adding ye ...

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