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At Guitar Center Workshops with Jocelyn Celaya

Fender classical artist Jocelyn Celaya (Radical Classical) has teamed with Guitar Center for a series of workshops this May. The free workshops will Feature a live performance, Q&A, and meet and great with Celaya. Dates are available below: TUESDAY, MAY 13, 7PM GUITAR CENTER TUCSON 4720 E. BROADWAY BLVD. TUCSON, AZ 85711 (520) 320-9900 WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 7PM GUITAR CENTER SCOTTSDALE 8949 E. INDIAN BEND ...

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J Mascis, John McCauley Join Nirvana in Secret Show

Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week included an amazing on-stage reunion between Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, but that was just a taste of what the trailblazing grunge rockers would have in store for that night. At the awards show, the original Nirvana members were joined by female artists like Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent (a.k. ...

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Wolves at the Gate Go Acoustic

Ohio post-hardcore act Wolves at the Gate show a softer side with an acoustic version of “Dead Man.” Check out the video below, featuring a Tim Armstrong Hellcast acoustic, and keep an eye out this summer for their new album. ...

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How A Battered Fender Mustang ‘Changed Everything’ for the 1975

The 1975 at Coachella. Photo by Josh Giroux. MusicRadar recently caught up with guitarists Matt Healy and Adam Hann from UK band the 1975 to discuss their 2013 chart-topping debut album. As to their sudden breakout success, Healy had this to say: “I think it’s because we just released a wealth of material that people could make their own mind up about and find themselves in, as opposed to being told by the ...

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The Both Perform at NPR’s Tiny Desk

There was an interesting dichotomy on display during NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert featuring singer/songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Mann typically adopts a restrained vibe, as composed to the rocking nature of Leo.  Now, as the duo the Both, Mann and Leo have melded their styles for their upcoming self-titled album. One of the first times they played a few of their new songs in a live setting was at the Tiny ...

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Fender Exclusive with Freddie Cowan of The Vaccines

Freddie Cowan from English rock band the Vaccines recently stopped by the Fender Artist Showroom in London, where he was inspired by the wall of Stratocasters. During his visit, he sat down with Fender to discuss his gear and how he wound up with a Strat that was once owned by John Taylor of Duran Duran. Check out Cowan and his beloved Strat in the clip below. ...

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Hozier Performs ‘To Be Alone’ for KCRW

Irish musician Andrew Hozier-Byrne, otherwise known as simply Hozier, recently stopped into the Santa Monica, Calif., studios of KCRW to play a few songs off his red-hot EP, Take Me to Church, in addition to a few unreleased songs. One gem was the track “To Be Alone,” which puts Hozier’s gospel-inspired folk on full display. Check it out below and stay tuned for his next EP, From Eden, which is due out late ...

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The 1975 Get Coachella Crowd Moving

English indie rockers the 1975 wowed the crowd assembled at Coachella’s Outdoor Theatre when they broke out their hit single “Chocolate” on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The track comes off their self-titled debut album, and you can watch the quartet play it below. ...

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John 5 Talks Favorite Teles With SF Media

Emmy Mack of Australia’s SF Media recently sat down with guitarist John 5 at the Soundwave festival that took place in the land down under. During the interview, the notorious Telecaster enthusiast was asked what his favorite guitar was. Watch below as John 5 talks about his Fender Tele collection, which famously contains a model from nearly every year since 1950.   ...

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Kongos Ask Late Night Audience to ‘Come with Me Now’

The distinctive sound of Johnny Kongos’ accordion took over the Late Night with Seth Meyers studio this week, as the band Kongos performed their hit single “Come With Me Now.” The South African collection of four brothers re-released their album Lunatic in January 2014, and “Come with Me Now” has since blown up and built a devoted fan base. While on Late Night, the guys rocked an American Standard Stratocas ...

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