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Guitar Center, the largest retailer for musical instruments in the US, has filed for bankruptcy

View of a Guitar Center store in Hollywood, California. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images Guitar Center, the largest musical instrument retailer in the US, has filed for bankruptcy. The company announced Saturday it was entering the Chapter 11 restructuring process, during which it'll stay in business. Guitar Center said it expects to finish up the process by the end of the year. Like other physical retailers, Guitar Center has felt the negative impacts of consumers' increasing reliance o...
Tags: Music, News, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bankruptcy, New York Times, Retail, Afp, Guitar Center, Hollywood California, Lord Taylor, Valerie Macon, Paige Leskin, Getty Images Guitar Center, US Guitar Center


Tom Morello talks Chris Cornell, Rage Against the Machine’s first gig ahead of new book

Guitarist, songwriter and political activist Tom Morello has lived a fast-paced and fascinating life. He’s been in bands including Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage and The Nightwatchmen, and he even joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for a while. He’s toured the world many times over, played on 19 studio albums and is currently working on his 20th. Harvard-educated, he’s spoken at protests for human rights and is a virtuoso at shutting down trolls on Twitter. No...
Tags: Books, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Guantanamo Bay, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harvard University, Nick Hornby, Cornell, Usc, Chris, Southern California, Chris Cornell, Rage Against The Machine


Jeans vs. Corona: Sorgt die Pandemie für den Untergang des Denim-Klassikers?

Der Jeanskauf ist für mich immer mit einer gewissen Panik verbunden – ein Überbleibsel einer Zeit, in der ich in die meisten nicht reinpasste. Der Besuch in der Jeans-Abteilung war für mich als Teenager jedes Mal eine Mutprobe und endete zwangsläufig in Scham und Schande. (Verzeih mir mein mangelndes Selbstbewusstsein: Ich war ein Teenie mit einem Plus-Size-Körper in der Ära der Low-Waist-Jeans – lange bevor der Begriff Body Positivity aufkam). Ganz egal, wie dein Körper aussieht und wie du d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Toronto, Levi, Tom Ford, Joe, Hollywood California, Corona, Ganz, Sommer, Wie, Marken, Wunsch, Weil, Jahren


Mickey Avalon – “Speak of the Devil” (Album Review)

Mickey Avalon is a 44 year old rapper from Hollywood, California blowing up on Halloween 2006 with the release of his self-titled debut & then the loose single “What Do You Say?” appearing in The Hangover just 3 years later. This resulted in a deal with Suburban Noize Records, who helped Mickey release his 2012 magnum opus Loaded. Since then, he’s kept himself busy by self-releasing the equally fantastic Teardrops on My Tombstone & a handful of EPs. But with Subnoize’s reforming last year, Mick...
Tags: Reviews, Jazz, Hollywood California, Mickey, Mickey Avalon, Kevin Zinger, Landon McNamara, Subnoize, Suburban Noize Records


Pop Smoke: five arrested in connection with Brooklyn rapper's killing

Los Angeles police charge two men with murder after rapper was shot dead during a home invasion in Hollywood in FebruaryFive people have been arrested in connection with the death of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke. The 20-year-old artist, born Bashar Jackson, was shot dead in a suspected robbery that took place in a rented apartment in Hollywood, California, on 19 February.Los Angeles Police Department said it had arrested three adult males and two minors. Corey Walker, 19, and Keandre Rodgers, 18, h...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Los Angeles, US news, Rap, Culture, Brooklyn, Hip-hop, US crime, Hollywood California, Bashar Jackson, February Los Angeles Police Department, Corey Walker, Keandre Rodgers, Jaquan Murphy


Sammy Hagar talks music, gardening and shares summer cocktail and barbecue recipes

Sammy Hagar lives for the summer months: The surf, the sun, sand between his toes, rockin’ tunes and a cold margarita in his hand. Though the Red Rocker’s Sammy Hagar & The Circle Summer 2020 Tour has been officially canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn’t mean he’s giving up on enjoying his favorite time of year, so he’ll be pairing some premium cocktails with delicious food at backyard barbecues. While the 72-year-old singer-songwriter is known for being the wild man fronting bands...
Tags: Music, Cook, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jeremy, Bob Marley, Orange County, Guy Fieri, Collins, Maui, Van Halen, Concerts, Linda Perry, Inglewood, Hollywood California


Kristen Bell Was Totally Cool With Her 6-Year-Old Daughter Shaving Her Head

When it comes to celebrity moms, it sure does feel like everyone on the internet has an opinion on everything they do. In the past year alone, massive internet debates have erupted over the acceptability of a celebrity kid wanting to wear lipstick or straighten their hair, with mommy-shamers invading comment sections at break-neck speeds.Thankfully, those haters aren't stopping Kristen Bell from openly discussing her own personal parenting decisions when it comes to how she lets her children st...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kanye West, American Express, Lincoln, Kristen Bell, Bell, Kim Kardashian West, Hilary Duff, Hollywood California, Kardashian West


Motown Records To Launch Musician, Startup Accelerators

Legendary Motown Records is launching two new programs aimed at giving musicians and music-tech startups a serious career boost. The first program, dubbed the Motown Musician Accelerator, will offer individualized coaching, industry introductions and a $20,000 grant to four musicians or musical groups during a 12-week program slated to launch in summer 2019. The grants can be used to book studio sessions and photo shoots, fund travel to meet industry professionals and collaborators an...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Wisconsin, Detroit, Bruce Houghton, Hollywood California, Capitol Studios, TechTown Detroit, Capitol Records Tower, Motown Museum, Paul Riser, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Paul Riser Sr, TechTown Detroit Detroit, Music Tech Startup Program, Esther Gordy Edwards Family Foundation Microsoft


The best record stores in the US

Record store day is this Saturday, April 13, and if you’re reading this, that means that you are likely among the last bastion of badass music fans that actually care about the quality of the sound in your ears. While most cram trebled-out Spotify tunes through Bluetooth headphones, you are curled up on the futon next to a turntable and a pair of speakers drowning in a full spectrum of highs and lows that may have not even been recorded on a digital mixing board. For you, intrepid listener, t...
Tags: Travel, Google, Music, New York, California, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, United States, Oxford, Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, Bob, West Coast, Seattle


For comic book kids, Stan Lee was The Man long before Marvel movies began

You didn’t need to have been there when it happened to appreciate just how marvelously Stan Lee transformed the superhero comic book. But if you weren’t a kid in the 1960s, I feel sorry for you. I was, and I can tell you that the sense of discovery, wonder and oddball empathy that came with each month of new Marvel Comics opened and shaped young imaginations like nothing else. By injecting a sense of reality into the mythic, he made us storytelling junkies for the rest of our lives, and the firs...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, News, Washington, White House, Marvel, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Washington Dc, Hugh Jackman, San Diego, Pop Culture


11 Music Conferences To Watch In 2018

The music industry provides a number of fun an unique gatherings at which artists can connect and network with their peers in the business. Here we look at eleven such industry conferences to keep an eye on in the coming year. __________________________ Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo of Soundfly's Flypaper One of the coolest things about this industry of ours is all of the incredible and unique connections you can make with others who have also chosen to pursue their passions a...
Tags: Spotify, Music, London, Washington, Marketing, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Guest Post, IMS, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Ascap, Cmc, Melbourne Australia, Hollywood California, Nashville Tennessee


Lil’ Wayne Announces ‘Kloser 2 U’ Tour

Lil’ Wayne is hitting the road this spring. With three projects currently being worked on in Tha Carter V, Funeral and Dedication 6, Weezy F. Baby is getting fans ready for an onslaught of upcoming music with a 12-stop U.S. tour. Kicking off Apr. 14 in Louisville, KY, the road trek will make stops in Anaheim, Hollywood, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Nashville before wrapping up on May 11 in Detroit, MI. Tickets go on-sale Friday (Mar. 3), with various pre-sales beginning today (Mar. 1). Expec...
Tags: Hollywood, Fox, Jazz, Nashville, Lil Wayne, Houston, Detroit, Tours, Louisville, Wayne, Atlanta Georgia, Hollywood California, Nashville Tennessee, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Dallas Texas, Louisville Kentucky


Kanye West is Naked in Bed With “Famous” People in Bizarre Music Video

What. the. f**k. was. that?!? Kanye West just debuted the music video for his latest TLOP single “Famous” at The Forum in Hollywood, California … and let’s just say, we have a strong feeling Kanye’s legal team is going to be VERY busy this weekend. The controversial song already made headlines earlier this year over a line in it that says “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch faaaa-mous.” And now, Kanye West appears to be gunning for even more controversy (and p...
Tags: Videos, Music, Celebs, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Music Videos, Kanye West, Hip Hop, Bill Cosby, Pop Culture, Jazz, Chris Brown, Ray J, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump



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