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15 Most Anticipated Alt Albums for 2017

Away from the mainstream rock and metal heavy riffers, there’s is another slew of anticipated albums due in 2017. Step forward: Radiohead members, battling brothers, indie kingpins, shoegaze vets, singer-songwriters and quirky pop outsiders... ...

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Star-Studded Tribute to Ronnie Montrose

Veteran rockers get together to pay tribute to the career and songs of Ronnie Montrose, who died in 2012. Members of Heart, Megadeth, Night Ranger and Montrose’s own bands will take part at the at the Santa Ana show on January 21. ...

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Fleetwood Mac Duet Album in the Works

Purportedly titled Buckingham McVie, the album is tentatively slated for release in May. Both Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are expressing great enthusiasm for the project. “All these years we’ve had this rapport, but we’d never really thought about doing a duet album before,” said Buckingham. ...

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Rising Star Marcus King Talks Guitars, Allman Brothers

Speaking with Guitar Player, 20-year-old guitar sensation Marcus King recently opened up about the influences that shaped his southern blues-rock sound. “Duane Allman was the first guitar player that figuratively took me up and shook me,” says King. “The intensity of the whole Allman Brothers band inspired me to drive further as a musician.” ...

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Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford Joins Experience Hendrix Tour

The Aerosmith guitarist joins an array of top-notch musicians already announced for the tour, which kicks off Feb. 17 in Portland, Oregon. Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, Keb’ Mo’ and band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox, among others, are confirmed as participants. Organizers consider the 2017 trek the most ambitious Experience Hendrix tour to date. ...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington: “Les Paul Standard is the ‘Perfect’ Les Paul”

Although Rossington took an array of guitars into the studio, ultimately he settled on his trusty Les Pauls for his new album, Take It on Faith. “I always use Les Pauls,” he explained, speaking with Premier Guitar. “With Skynyrd, I always used my ’59 Les Paul the whole time until 1977. I just use reissue Les Paul Standards now.” ...

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