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Dick Dale, ‘King of the Surf Guitar,’ dead at 81

Richard Monsour may have grown up in snowy Massachusetts, but the guitarist known as Dick Dale brought the rock music of California’s surf culture to the nation. Known as the “King of Surf Guitar,” Dale, 81, died over the weekend, according to reports. While Dale’s music traveled around the world, his imprint on Southern California is strong. He led the surf music revolution from the Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in the late 1950s and early 1960s and over the years had residences i...
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Macklemore becomes latest Seattle star honored for addiction recovery work with MusiCares award

The hometown rap star will receive the Recording Academy's MusiCares Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, just a year after Pearl Jam's Mike McCready was honored.
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Water Cooler: Our Thoughts On the 2019 Oscars, Wicked, Captain Marvel, Hamilton, BoJack Horseman, Bird Box, How to Train Your Dragon, Behind the Curve

On the February 25, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : W...
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The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2018

21. Vainqueur - Reductions 1995-1997 (Scion Versions) So many compilations of previously released work are redundant, but the best ones can present artists in an entirely different light. Vainqueur's Reductions 1995-1997 is precisely curated to present the stoniest producer on the turn-of-the-millennium Chain Reaction label not as the epitome of non-committal dub-techno drift but as a formidable artist, lining up six of his most beloved pieces in a row and letting them lope for upwards of ten m...
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Blackstar HT Dual and HT Metal are 2 of the beefiest distortion pedals around

The Blackstar HT Dual and HT Metal blow us away with a big sound worthy of Rock n Roll Kings. As a musician starting out in today’s musical climate, we see a lot of our idols and even peers using some of the most high-end gear imaginable. When starting out we know this will be a long journey before we ourselves can afford this. Therefore, for the purpose of this review, we decided to use a simple Marshall MG30 amplifier to really test the versatility of these pedals. When looking at the HT Dua...
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The Encyclopedia Of Alternate Guitar Tunings

Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Robert Johnson, Ani DiFranco, and Bob Dylan. What do they have in common? For one, they've experimented with alternate guitar tunings, going beyond the standard EADGBE tuning most commonly used by musicians. Keith Richards used the Open G tuning (GDGBD) to write some of the Stones' classic tracks--“Honky Tonk Woman,” “Brown Sugar,” “Beast of Burden,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Happy,” and “Start Me Up.” Try playing them in a standard tuning and they'll never sound quite ri...
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Vinnie Paul, Legendary Drummer for Heavy Metal Band Pantera, Dead at 54

Vinnie Paul—a legendary drummer for various heavy metal bands, most notably Pantera—has died at the age of 54. Paul’s rep confirmed his death to Billboard. Paul passed away on Friday (Jun. 22) in Las Vegas.“Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” Pantera said in a statement on its Facebook page. “Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time. The family requests you please respect their privacy during...
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See top session musicians play live at no-cover Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills

It was on a hike in Canada at about 12,000 feet that Bill Lynch decided to open the Write-Off Room. Tucked inside the corner of the Warner Plaza shopping center off Ventura Boulevard, the new Woodland Hills 21-and-over nightclub – featuring live music, food, and cocktails with no cover charge – isn’t any old nightclub. It’s a venue created for musicians by a musician. Bill Lynch and his wife Maggie Lynch stand outside The Write-Off Room, June 8, 2018. The couple created a music venue in Wood...
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“Back in Black,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” and Other Classic Rock Songs Played on Traditional Japanese Instruments

Name any classic rock band — or maybe any band, period — and you can rest assured that their biggest, most obsessive fan lives in Japan. Though it possesses a native musical culture of its own, with a rich history and a distinctive set of aesthetic sensibilities, that country has also cultivated great enthusiasm for the music of other lands. Just as 21st-century Japan continues to produce masters of such traditional instruments as the stringed koto, the bamboo shakuhachi flute, and the t...
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19-Year-Old Russian Guitarist Plays an Ingenious Cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”

Alexandr Misko, only 19 years old when this video was made, comes from a small town in Russia. There, he steeped himself in the music of modern American composers, including Steve Reich and Philip Glass. And he taught himself a fingerstyle technique of playing guitar, he tells the web site California Rocker, that involves "tapping," or playing notes on the fretboard of the guitar. (It's a technique that has a long tradition, but reached its apotheosis, if you will, with the 70s and 80s w...
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Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1951 Fender fetches $250,000 at auction

DALLAS (AP) — The electric guitar that blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan used in his first studio recording and early performances has fetched $250,000 at auction in his hometown of Dallas. Heritage Auction spokesman Eric Bradley says the winning bidder for the 1951 Fender at Sunday’s auction doesn’t wish to be identified immediately. Vaughan biographer […]
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Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1951 Fender for Sale at Dallas Auction

The electric guitar that late blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan used in his first studio recording is expected to sell for about $400,000 at auction in Dallas.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar to Sell at Auction in Dallas

An electric guitar Stevie Ray Vaughan was given as a youth by his brother is expected to sell for about $400,000 at auction in their hometown of Dallas.
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Soul Serenade: Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, “Superman Lover”

We lost one of the greats when Yvonne Staples of the Staple Singers died this week. Rest in peace. Funk. The term means different things to different people. James Brown was funky. So is Parliament Funkadelic. Last week I told you about Chuck Brown. He was funky. But Miles Davis was also funky, and so is Chaka Khan. So what is funk? Well, I suppose the answer is that it’s in the ears of the listener. The bottom line is that if you hear a song and it gets you moving, it’s probably funky. Johnny ‘...
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Discover the joy of watching a guitarist hear Stevie Ray Vaughan for the first time

It's easy to undervalue how much joy music can bring into a life. Rafael is a guitarist from Guantanamo, Cuba. He doesn't have reliable access to the Internet, so a lot of the music that we take for granted has never made it into his ears. In this video, posted to YouTube by ATKFW, Rafael is encountering Stevie Ray Vaughan for the first time. Even with the video's poor lighting, there's no hiding the joy on his face or in his response to the music. The little kid he's hanging out with seems...
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What Happens When a Musician Plays Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” on a $25 Kids’ Guitar at Walmart

There's a maxim that says, "It's not the guitar, it's the player." And the video above bears it out. In this clip, musician Clay Shelburn and his pal Zac Stokes visit a Walmart at 3 a.m. and pick up a Disney Cars 2 toy guitar. Next, they proceed to play Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” and unleash the full potential of that $25 guitar. The Barbies all go crazy. When it comes to the blues, any old guitar will do. That we know. But if you care to watch Shelburn play the same song on a ...
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Listmania: What Are Your Ten Favorite Pop/Rock Instrumentals?

The day when an instrumental song could top the pop charts is probably long gone. It wasn’t always the case, and that doesn’t necessarily mean the usefulness of the instrumental track is over. It has, however, severely changed. You could even say that the instrumental artist is the pillar of the modern pop music machine. You only have to go as far as producer Frank Dukes (a/k/a Canadian-born Adam King Feeney) who creates whole albums of instrumental tracks expressly for the purposes of providin...
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The Future of Blues Is in Good Hands: Watch 12-Year-Old Toby Lee Trade Riffs with Chicago Blues Guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks

  Earlier this year, we highlighted some footage from 1989, showing then 12-year-old Joe Bonamassa wowing crowds and announcing his arrival on the blues scene. Years from now, we might look back in similar fashion at this footage of 12-year-old blues prodigy Toby Lee. Recorded last month at the Blues Heaven Festival in Denmark, this video features Lee trading riffs with Chicago blues guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks. It runs a good five minutes--enough to convince you that the future of the blues ...
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Various Artists: To the Outside of Everything: A Story of UK Post Punk 1977 - 1981

In an age when the compact disc has been pushed aside by downloads and streaming, the time, effort, and expense of putting together a CD box set might seem like an exercise in futility, of blind nostalgia for a dying form. But there was a time, however brief, when a well-curated box-set was something that could actually shift the cultural zeitgeist and re-frame the conversations of popular music history and reception. The Complete Robert Johnson box set (1990), for example, bro...
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The Sound of silence: Classic rock station The Sound FM 100.3 played its final songs and left the air on Thursday

When most radio stations get sold, change formats, or otherwise go away it’s usually a sudden switch. One minute you’re listening to eclectic rock and and roll, the next there’s a Spanish-language broadcast in that spot on the dial. So listeners and employees of The Sound had it better than most when after the classic rock station at 100.3 FM was sold in September to a Christian broadcaster it was allowed to stay on the air for weeks, giving everyone a chance to make peace with its departure, sa...
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Open Mike: Joni, Genius

Three screensavers of Joni Mitchell, from her website Robert Plant, who used to be the vocalist for a folk-metal band called Led Zeppelin, recently noted that vocalists are "one-trick ponies." I think what he meant was that they're stuck with one instrument...their own voices. Amy Winehouse might love Tony Bennett and vice versa, but neither could sing like the other. And sure enough, the match of any particular voice to any particular one of us seems to require a certain alchemy. It's almost ...
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Mark Knopfler Gives a Short Masterclass on His Favorite Guitars & Guitar Sounds

American guitar came of age in the fifties, with the blues, folk, country, and jazz playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, Les Paul, and so many other incredible players who perfected the sound of Americana before it became inseparable from nostalgia and revivalism. Though it has usually been Chuck Berry who gets—or who took—most of the credit for rock and roll, and who is often enough named as a favorite influence of so many U...
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Watch 12-Year-Old Joe Bonamassa Shred the Blues as He Opens for B.B. King in 1989

There are guitar players, who can play a handful of songs and pick out some pleasing riffs, and there are guitarists: players who've mastered several styles, have a back pocket full of standards, and tour and record for a living. And then there are guitar gods, goddesses, heroes, or whatever… men and women like St. Vincent, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, Nancy Wilson, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Merle Travis, Jimi Hendrix, and Joe Bonamassa, electric blues wunderkind who, in a way, is a successor to...
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Adam Clayton Thanks U2 Bandmates For Helping Him Through Addiction In MusiCares Acceptance Speech

In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago, and then joined them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits. More »
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U2’s Adam Clayton Talks MusiCares MAP Award, Confirms Band Will Play at Ceremony

U2’s Adam Clayton has long spoken openly of his struggles with substance abuse and has been a longtime supporter of recovery programs, particularly MusiCares and the MAP Fund. The organization is honoring Clayton Monday in New York with its Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his support — MusiCares has distributed $48 million to... Read more »
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Plays the Acoustic Guitar in Rare Footage, Letting Us See His Guitar Virtuosity in Its Purest Form

Ask accomplished blues and southern rock guitarists who they listen to and you’ll hear a number of names come up: Duane Allman, Albert King, Buddy Guy... the list of guitarists’ guitarists could go on and on. One name you’ll hear from nearly everyone: Stevie Ray Vaughan, the king of Texas blues, before whom even the very best players stand in awe, a guitarist whose legend has only grown in stature since the music world lost him in a tragic, fatal helicopter crash in 1990. The most iconic...
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David Bowie/Nirvana’s “The Man Who Sold The World” Played on the Gayageum, a Korean Instrument from the 6th Century

East meets West, and the Ancient, the Modern. That’s what happens every time Luna Lee plays one of your favorites on the Gayageum, a Korean instrument that dates back to the 6th century. We’ve featured her work in years past (see the Relateds below). Above, watch her latest release: a cover of “The Man Who Sold The World,” the song first written by David Bowie in 1970, then famously performed by Nirvana on MTV Unplugged in 1993. An alternate video features Luna on vocals here. Enjoy! Fo...
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Pride & Joy: Stevie Ray Vaughan's music comes to life, with help from his older brother

It doesn't take long for Jimmie Vaughan to be overcome with emotion when talking about a museum exhibit. It's no wonder, considering the exhibit is all about his younger brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the wunderkind blues guitarist who for many fans embodies the real spirit of Austin music and is still revered nearly 30 years after his tragic death in a helicopter crash in 1990 at age 35. Jimmie Vaughan curated the traveling exhibit that will run March 10 to July 23 at Austin's Bullock Texas Sta...
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What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Stevie Wonder, “Higher Ground”

Lovers keep on lovin’. Believers keep on believin’. Sleepers just stop sleepin’. ‘Cause it won’t be too long. What’s THAT supposed to mean? Aside from the Beatles’ 1965-1969 output, it’s hard to imagine any artist or band having a more productive quadrennial than Stevie Wonder had from 1972 to 1976. No longer a child star but a musician in complete control of his own work, Wonder went into the studio and spun out a succession of groundbreaking songs and albums, redefining R&B with layered keyboa...
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