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Gibson unveils 16 new Limited Run guitars

Gibson unveils 16 new Limited Run guitars

Gibson has already promised 2016 will be its “best year ever”, and judging from its latest burst of Limited Run models, it looks set to be among its most diverse, too. As well as t ...

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop relics and guitar mash-ups

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop relics and guitar mash-ups

SUMMER NAMM 2016: Fender's Custom Shop gets us every time, and this year's Summer NAMM showing saw The Big F's finest builders reveal a host of new, drool-worthy guitars. This late ...

Fractal Audio Axe-Fx XL+: The Ultimate Guitar Processor

Fractal Audio Axe-Fx XL+: The Ultimate Guitar Processor

The Axe-Fx II XL+ is the ultimate all-in-one preamp/effects processor. It contains a vast virtual inventory of hundreds of vintage and modern guitar amps, speaker cabinets, guitar ...

PRS Guitars Unveils New SE Mark Holcomb Signature Model

PRS Guitars Unveils New SE Mark Holcomb Signature Model

The band Periphery has become a force to be reckoned with in the progressive metal scene thanks to their complex rhythms and soaring melodies. Guitarist Mark Holcomb helps achieve ...

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas to Host “Lunch You in the Eye” Bowling Tournament, PhanArt Exhibition During Phish’s Halloween Run

On October 28–31, Phish will round out their fall tour by taking over MGM Grand Garden Arena for their annual Halloween run, and the nearby Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will host a couple of special events throughout the weekend in honor of the run, starting with a poster and pin art exhibition curated by PhanArt and continuing with a "Lunch You in the Eye" Bowling Tournament featuring... ...

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Why Do Experienced Musicians Make Mistakes?

I spoke to Paul Jackson Jr. at a recent Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The talented Jackson used to be the guitarist in the American Idol house band. “It blows my mind that you never make mistakes,” I told him. “I couldn’t do your job.” “Nah, don’t say that,” Jackson said. “You could do it. I make mistakes; it’s just that no one can tell—unless I’m playing something like ‘Reeling in the Years,’ be ...

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Guy Who Hiked the Entire Appalachian Trail Did So with the Help of the Grateful Dead, Phish and Strangefolk

via Red BullThis is Karl Meltzer. Odds are Karl runs more than you do, and in the last forty five days he's also probably listened to more Grateful Dead, Phish or Strangefolk than you have. See, Karl has spent the last six weeks hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, which spans 2,190 miles from Maine to Georgia. He hiked and ran the whole damn thing in 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes, touching... ...

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Watch Warren Haynes Team with Tom Morello, Jon Batiste and Regina Spektor for Beatles Cover

Last night in New York City, NYU's Skirball Center hosted a pre-party for the annual Global Citizen event dubbed "The World on Stage," featuring a variety of performers including Warren Haynes, Regina Spektor, Tom Morello, Jon Batiste & Stay Human and many others. Among the highlights, a solo performance from Haynes that included his patented U2 cover of "One," Morello teamed with The Kenyan... ...

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iHeartMedia Confirms January Launch Of 2 New Streaming Music Services, Multiple Label Deals

iHeartMedia has confirmed yesterday's reports that it will launch to new streaming music services early next year. The broadcast radio giant joins a crowded sector, but could help drive mainstream adoption of streaming music. ____________________________________________   iHeartMedia will launch two new subscription services in January, iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access, the broadcast and online r ...

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Music Publishing News Roundup: Friday, September 23, 2016

BMI’s rate-court Judge has ruled against the Department of Justice’s 100% licensing decision.  Judge Louis Stanton stated that “the consent decree neither bars fractional licensing nor requires full-work licensing,” exactly the opposite of what the DOJ argued in its controversial ruling earlier this summer.   NMPA president & CEO David Israelite lauded the decision, saying, "Thanks to the courage of Mik ...

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