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Featured Album: Brad Paisley’s Moonshine in the Trunk

Country superstar Brad Paisley just couldn’t help himself when it came to waiting for the Aug. 25 drop date for his 11th studio album, Moonshine in the Trunk. The three-time Grammy winner decided to tweak the higher-ups at Sony Music Nashville by systematically leaking bits of the record through celebrity friends and their various social media channels over the past few weeks. After a few snippets of songs ...

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Fender Strat & Routemaster Double-Decker Bus Celebrate 60 Years of Classic Design

  World’s greatest guitar and iconic London bus partner; “Fender” wrapped bus to serve London’s music heritage bus route   While not quite the “Magic Bus” Who guitarist and Fender Strat-slinger Pete Townshend had in mind when he penned the 1968 hit, it would be hard for him to find fault in the bus set to roll through his old stomping grounds. Fender and Transport for London are celebrating the 60th anniver ...

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New Tune from Bassist Angeline Saris

Many of you may recognize bassist Angeline Saris from the recent August cover of Bass Player magazine, but her resume is lengthy. In addition to her own solo recording efforts, Saris has toured with the Narada Michael Walden Band, reggae and ska legend Ernest Ranglin, Gretchen Menn and is part of the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Zepparella. The San Francisco Bay Area today debuted a music video for ...

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Ryan Adams Performs ‘Gimme Something Good’ on Fallon

Ryan Adams is set to drop his new self-titled album on Sept. 9, and the prolific artist recently stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform its opening single, “Gimme Something Good.” Adams wielded a growling Fender Jazzmaster while backed by his new band, the Shining, which Fallon noted was making their U.S. television debut as an entire group. Watch Adams and the Shining in action below. ...

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Guitar World Demos the 60th Anniversary Strats

Paul Riario of Guitar World recently got his hands on three of Fender’s anniversary Stratocaster models that were released this year in celebration of the iconic guitar’s 60th birthday. In the clip below, Riario test drives the 60th Anniversary American Vintage 1954 Strat,  the 60th Anniversary Commemorative Strat and the American Deluxe Strat Plus, with its inventive personality cards that change the guita ...

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HAIM Debut New Jerry Springer-Like Video

The sisters of Los Angeles-based rock trio HAIM have debuted a new music video for “My Song 5″ (feat A$AP Ferg), and the Dugan O’Neal-directed clip centers around a fictional Jerry Springer-type talk show called The Dallas Murphy Show. Saturday Night Live‘s Vanessa Bayer plays television host Dallas Murphy with cameos also by ASAP Ferg, Kesha, Grimes, Big Sean, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Ariel Rechtsha ...

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Live Concert Recap: Grouplove and Portugal. The Man at the Greek

Christian Zucconi of Grouplove at the Greek. Pairing Grouplove and Portugal. The Man on the same concert bill is a pop-music fan’s dream come true, and both rising acts certainly delivered on that promise in front of a capacity crowd over the weekend at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre. With indie darlings Tokyo Police Club opening up the Honda Civic Tour show, Portugal. The Man came out just as the scorching Aug ...

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Watch Sharon Van Etten in Action at Pitchfork Music Festival

The lovely Sharon Van Etten was recently one of the featured performers at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, and her hypnotizing voice seemed welcome in the summery grounds of Union Park. For those that couldn’t make it, the folks at Pitchfork published a few clips from Van Etten’s set. Fans of her earlier work will appreciate the song “Serpents,” which comes off her 2012 album, Tramp, while Van Ette ...

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Watch a New Video from the Maine

Arizona-based rock band the Maine recently dropped a video for the track “Run,” which comes off their 2013 album, Forever Halloween. The clip is a study in close-ups, with the camera getting in tight on the guitars, drums, bass and singer John O’Callaghan’s face. Check out “Run” below. ...

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Johnny Marr Drops New Video for ‘Easy Money’

Johnny Marr didn’t waste much time to put together a follow-up to his 2013 debut solo album, The Messenger. Playlist is set to come out Oct. 6 in the U.K. and Oct. 7 elsewhere via Warner Music Group, and the sophomore effort continues along the same musical vein as his previous effort—jangly guitars and Marr’s commentary on the struggle between societal classes. “I just wanted to take the energy of the band ...

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