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Noel Gallagher Joins Johnny Marr Onstage in London

Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher joined his good friend Johnny Marr onstage during the encore of Marr’s concert last night at the O2 Brixton. “I’d like to introduce someone who has been a friend of mine for 20 years,” Marr said during his introduction. “One of the greatest songwriters from this country. He’s a good man, I think he’s got a big future ahead of him. Mr Noel Gallagher.” Gallagher then join ...

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New Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways Clip & Track

Rolling Stone has posted a new exclusive teaser clip for tonight’s episode of the Foo Fighters’ HBO musical travelogue series Sonic Highways, which next visits Washington D.C. Having grown up in the Virginia suburbs, Grohl considers the stop in D.C. to be a homecoming as before joining Nirvana, he was part of the city’s hardcore scene, performing with acts like Dain Bramage and Scream. “The experiences I’ve ...

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Jeff Beck & Billy Gibbons Talk Guitars & Cars in Guitar World

Music greats Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons are featured on the cover of Guitar World‘s November issue.  Inside the magazine, the two discuss their love of cars and guitars and the connection between the two. “What’s really the connection is that they can be loud and fast; yet, they can also be quite elegant,” said Gibbons. “While I was in Spain visiting Nacho Banos, the noted authority on early-50s blackguard ...

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Thurston Moore Drops Video for ‘Speak to the Wild’

Thurston Moore’s debut solo album The Best Day came out this week, and the former Sonic Youth frontman recently offered fans a visual taste with a video for the track “Speak to the Wild.” The song lasts just over eight minutes, and its accompanying clip is a spooky look at a mother and son getting lost in a forest. The addition of hooded figures make it even creepier. Check out the clip below. ...

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Future Islands Adds Strings, Brass for New 4AD Session

Future Islands recently put a new twist on a few songs from their celebrated 2014 album Singles, adding a brass section and a string quartet in a new 4AD session. The performances were directed by filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who recently spearheaded the Nick Cave documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth. Watch Future Islands play “Sun in the Morning,” “Doves” and “Seasons (Waiting on You)” below. [yo ...

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Bass Player Demos the American Standard Dimension Bass V

Ed Friedland of Bass Player magazine recently got his hands on an American Standard Dimension Bass V and tested a variety of its tones in both fingerstyle and with a pick. “It’s a slightly different voice for Fender, but not so different that it won’t appeal to a straight-ahead P Bass or Jazz Bass person,” Friedland said. “It’s definitely worth checking out.” Watch the demo below. ...

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Go Inside the Studio with Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa’s latest solo album Different Shade of Blue hit shelves Sept. 23, and the guitar slinger let fans check out the recording process with a series of behind-the-scenes videos. The album is Bonamassa’s first studio offering in two years, not to mention the first in his career to feature all original material. Check out one of Bonamassa’s latest video diaries below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/ ...

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Honeyblood Covers Green Day in New AV Club Session

Scottish duo Honeyblood is known for their shoegaze sound, but they dipped into some mid-1990s pop punk for their recent AV Undercover session, tackling Green Day’s “When I Come Around.” Watch the young group perform the track at the AV Club’s Chicago headquarters in the clip below. ...

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Historic Music Venues: Chicago’s Metro

Nestled in the shadows of  Wrigley Field in the North Side of Chicago, Metro might seem like a nondescript joint upon first glance. But walk through the building’s modest front hallway and into the expansive main room, and it’s clear that this spot is ready to rock. With a long and storied history of remaining on the cutting edge of the music industry, Metro is truly a vanguard and has been for over 30 year ...

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Watch Alt-J in Studio for KEXP

Alt-J has garnered much critical and commercial acclaim for sophomore album This is All Yours, with its lush layers and the delightfully surprising sonic gems that seemingly pop up in every song. And as the quartet has been touring to support the record, Alt-J’s path went through Seattle’s KEXP studios, where the guys played several This is All Yours tracks. Watch Alt-J perform “Every Other Freckle,” “Left ...

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