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Led Zeppelin Premiere Alternate Mix of "Stairway to Heaven" — Listen

As we reported earlier today, Led Zeppelin will release remastered and expanded versions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy next week. In honor of the new releases, Led Zeppelin are streaming a previously unreleased alternate mix of "Stairway to Heaven." You can check it out below. This version of the classic song plays down John Paul Jones‘ recorder and John Bonham‘s drums and puts Jimmy Page‘s guit ...

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Harp Twins Cover AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" — Video

A pair of twins named Camille and Kennerly (and better known as the Harp Twins) have come up with a dual-harp cover of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell." You can check it out below. Camille and Kennerly also have covered Iron Maiden's "Fear of the Dark," Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters," Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and other rock tunes on their 2013 album Harp Attack. [youtube ...

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Attika 7 Post New Lyric Video, Prepare for KnotFest

Attika 7 is a venerable metal powerhouse that took the world by storm in 2012. They are led by vocalist/bassist Evan Seinfeld (founder of Biohazard/star of HBO’s Oz) and guitarist Rusty Coones (Sons of Anarchy), with Ira Black on lead guitar and Tommy Holt on drums. Now the group is wrapping up work on their new full-length album, which is set for a mid-2015 release. For more information, visit ...

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Watching Matt Nathanson Music Video Will Donate to Help the Hearing Impaired

Matt Nathanson has put his money where his mouth is. In an effort to make real and lasting change in the world, Nathanson has partnered with Starkey Hearing Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the hearing impaired. Nathanson recently made the 24-hour journey from San Francisco, CA to Huancayo, Peru to volunteer with the Foundation team and distribute over 1,000 hearing aids and after care to people ...

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Songwriters: SongTown.Com Offers Learning, Support and Connections

Today marks the official launch of a new website and songwriters’ community, Run by hit Nashville songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson, provides webinars, classes, retreats, video tutorials, advice and more for aspiring and professional songwriters of all genres. The SongTown project began as a Facebook group, which currently has nearly 12,000 members. Now with the launch of So ...

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Johnny Winter's Final Studio Recording, "Death Letter" — Music Video Premiere

A touching new music video for "Death Letter," a track off Johnny Winter's final album, Step Back, has made its way to the interwebs, and you can check it out below. The song turned out to be Winter's final studio recording. The clip, which was directed by Greg Olliver, opens at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, where Winter can be seen shuffling up to a mic, settling onto a stool, slipping o ...

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Arch Enemy Premiere Cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” — Listen

Arch Enemy and Kreator have teamed up for a North American tour that kicks off tonight (October 23) in Baltimore. The bands are commemorating the tour with a limited edition split 7-inch single. Side A will be Arch Enemy’s version of Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law"; Side B will feature Kreator's "Iron Destiny." The artwork for the Arch Enemy side of the 7-inch was done by a fan, Ralfy Nuyles of the Philip ...

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Jeff Beck Shows Off His Favorite Guitars — Video

Fans of Jeff Beck — and of vintage gear in general — might get a kick out of the video below. In the nearly 15-minute-long clip, which appears as bonus content on Beck's 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Party DVD, Beck shows off some of his favorite guitars. These include a Fender Telecaster with humbuckers (which he got from Seymour Duncan), a Fender Strat he got from John McLaughlin, a Gretsch Rancher, a 1954 Telecaste ...

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Show Review: Mark Erelli at Club Passim, Boston, MA

When I think of Boston, the first thing that comes to mind is not Americana and bluegrass. In fact, it’s probably just about any other genre BUT bluegrass. But these genres are alive and well in the venues of towns like Cambridge, Boston, and yes, even Somerville. Case in point, the unexpected pleasure of a live show from Mark Erelli at Cambridge’s Club Passim. On this pass, Erelli was performing songs writ ...

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