Rock Guitar Roundup

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Rock Guitar Roundup For October 2017

rock guitar roundup october 2017

 

Rock guitar roundup for October 2017. It’s that time of month again where we highlight the stories that have been making waves in the press, online and across social media. We take stories from most English speaking countries. If you’d like to be involved and have your news up here, get in touch.

The War on Drugs storm the Palace with heroic guitar jams – City Pages

http://www.citypages.com/music/the-war-on-drugs-storm-the-palace-with-heroic-guitar-jams/451610713“We realized when we came through here this summer that this might be the number one rock city in the country,” he said. “And we don’t just say that in every city.” They played like a band determined to add their own distinctive din to the legendary … The War on Drugs storm the Palace with heroic guitar jams – City Pages

Musician with Virginia roots “Rumbles” for an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Virginian-Pilot

http://pilotonline.com/entertainment/celebrities/musician-with-virginia-roots-rumbles-for-an-induction-into-the/article_98bf67f2-4a6e-5593-9c37-8c2806ce79b3.htmlVirginianThe swaggering instrumental, “Rumble” by Link Wray & His Ray Men, is anchored by a blues-suffused backbeat, overlaid with loud, rough distorted guitar – or power chords. At the time of its release, in the spring of 1958, rock ‘n’ roll was still a … Musician with Virginia roots “Rumbles” for an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Virginian-Pilot

Christian rock band Building 429 performs Sunday in Weston – The Exponent Telegram (press release)

https://www.theet.com/lifestyles/pulse/christian-rock-band-building-performs-sunday-in-weston/article_2289a2ce-9567-5eaa-bae3-8fbdec65faf4.htmlMembers are Jason Roy, lead vocals, keyboards and guitar; Michael Anderson, drums; Jesse Garcia, background vocals, keyboards and guitar; and Aaron Branch, bass guitar and background vocals. Wilson is also known in the contemporary Christian music … Christian rock band Building 429 performs Sunday in Weston – The Exponent Telegram (press release)

Paul Childers channels rock ‘n’ roll pioneer for Chuck Berry Birthday Bash – Chattanooga Times Free Press

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/chattanooganow/music/story/2017/oct/19/chuck-berry-birthday-bash-songbirds/454922/But when he performs live, there is a Clark Kent-like transformation from mild-mannered, suit-wearing gentleman into guitar-slinging hero. Berry, one of rock’s prime innovators, died in March of this year. Expect Friday night’s tribute to include hits … Paul Childers channels rock ‘n’ roll pioneer for Chuck Berry Birthday Bash – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Beals: Foo Fighters rock the newest DC music venue – Fredericksburg.com

http://www.fredericksburg.com/entertainment/music/beals-foo-fighters-rock-the-newest-d-c-music-venue/article_66bf127a-8f5f-5a65-96d0-06b7982cc697.htmlHe bonded with his middle-aged fanbase by espousing the benefits of the Honda Odyssey minivan and apologized for his inability to play a searing guitar solo. Grohl knows who he is, where he comes from and what he’s doing. In some ways, he is the most … Beals: Foo Fighters rock the newest DC music venue – Fredericksburg.com

Son Volt review – rock pioneers explore new sound in first Australian tour – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/oct/19/son-volt-review-rock-pioneers-explore-new-sound-in-first-australian-tourAlthough the band’s new record, Notes of Blue, consciously draws on the blues guitar styles of the Mississippi delta, the group’s signature driving riffs owe more to the harsher, electric Chicago blues sound typified by the night’s opening track Lost … Son Volt review – rock pioneers explore new sound in first Australian tour – The Guardian

A ‘Mosaic’ of time and music: 311 guitarist reflects on longevity – Maryville Daily Times

http://www.thedailytimes.com/entertainment/a-mosaic-of-time-and-music-guitarist-reflects-on-longevity/article_e9396084-7387-5ff6-9b69-da0c287cad07.html1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, “All Mixed Up” topped out at No. 4 and the guys found themselves on late-night talk shows as “311” went on to sell more than 3 million copies, embracing a fusion of rock licks and hip-hop beats, combined with a … A ‘Mosaic’ of time and music: 311 guitarist reflects on longevity – Maryville Daily Times

Post Malone How to Be a Rockstar … Multiple Attempts Required – TMZ.com

http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/18/post-malone-hard-time-smashing-guitar-performing-rockstar-postmates/Post Malone quickly realized technique is everything if you wanna be a guitar-smashing rock star — but he was still able to live up to his own song title. Eventually. Post was doing a show Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale, when he had Postmates …The Atlantic Post Malone How to Be a Rockstar … Multiple Attempts Required – TMZ.com

How Chris Cornell’s Guitar Strap Will Help Addiction Recovery – Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/how-chris-cornells-guitar-strap-will-help-addiction-recovery-1049732… is among the A-list musicians who have donated personal items ranging from guitar straps to leather pants that California-based watch and accessory brand Nixon has fashioned into the Rock LTD Collection, a one-of-a-kind capsule collection of watches.RollingStone.comWJBD Online How Chris Cornell’s Guitar Strap Will Help Addiction Recovery – Hollywood Reporter

‘Rocktopia’ Musical Coming to Broadway March 2018 – Guitar World Magazine

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/rocktopia-musical-coming-broadway-march-2018/319384This spring, Rocktopia—a musical that fuses classic rock with classical music—will be coming to New York’s Broadway Theatre from March 20-April 29, 2018. Created by vocalist Rob Evan and Randall Craig Fleischer—a pioneer in the fusion of symphonic … ‘Rocktopia’ Musical Coming to Broadway March 2018 – Guitar World Magazine

 

Liam Gallagher’s rock ‘n’ roll bananas – and other things we learned at the Q Awards – BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41680323Rock and roll is alive, and it lives in Liam Gallagher’s greengrocers. The star was in ebullient form at Wednesday’s Q Awards, batting away questions about the lack of new guitar bands with typically comic bravado. “I know people talk about the death …What’s On Liam Gallagher’s rock ‘n’ roll bananas – and other things we learned at the Q Awards – BBC News

Alternative music classes: why not guitar? – OUPblog (blog)

https://blog.oup.com/2017/10/alternative-music-classes-guitar/During the 2005 NAfME conference, suggestions were made to offer music classes in Rock Band, the History of Rock, the History of Jazz, Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, Show Choir, Barbershop, Opera, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Drums, Guitar, Mariachi, Folk … Alternative music classes: why not guitar? – OUPblog (blog)

Canterbury Legend Phil Miller Remembered – TeamRock.com

http://teamrock.com/news/2017-10-19/canterbury-legend-phil-miller-rememberedWith his head craning over the neck of his guitar, and tongue, ever so slightly protruding from the corner of his mouth, he resembled a professor grappling with an inordinately complex equation or theoretical problem. Agonised … A fan of early John … Canterbury Legend Phil Miller Remembered – TeamRock.com

B&G Guitars Introduces the Step Sister – Premier Guitar

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/26402-bg-guitars-introduces-the-step-sisterTel Aviv, Israel (October 18, 2017) — B&G Guitars, known for their premium, hand-built, ’20s-’50s inspired Little Sister electric guitars has entered the rock domain with their Step Sister. “We began to receive so many compliments for our Little … B&G Guitars Introduces the Step Sister – Premier Guitar

 

We thought we’d continue our rock guitar roundup for October 2017 with some things for you to ponder like should Dire Straits be in the rock and roll hall of fame and are is smashing a guitar up ever a good thing?

5 Killer Pieces of Rock History Up for Auction Now (Including Prince’s Guitar) – Mental Floss

http://mentalfloss.com/article/507312/5-killer-pieces-rock-history-auction-now-including-prince%E2%80%99s-guitarIf you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of rock history, now is the time. A whole host of cool music memorabilia from the 20th century is going up for sale through Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles as part of its “Icons and Idols” sale. If you’ve got the … 5 Killer Pieces of Rock History Up for Auction Now (Including Prince’s Guitar) – Mental Floss

Rascals rock ‘n’ roll into Banff – Rocky Mountain Outlook

http://www.rmoutlook.com/article/Rascals-rock-n-roll-into-Banff-20171019Band of Rascals is made up of longtime Cowichan Valley buds Sam Trainor (vocals), Malcom Owen-Flood (guitar), Sean ‘The Noche’ Marcy (bass) and Marcus Manhas (drums). Tempest has nothing to do in particular with the ominous overtones of Oct. 13, … Rascals rock ‘n’ roll into Banff – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Former Wiggles star Murray Cook and Radio Birdman punk rocker Pip Hoyle team up for The Soul Movers – Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/former-wiggles-star-murray-cook-and-radio-birdman-punk-rocker-pip-hoyle-team-up-for-the-soul-movers/news-story/b9a0c55ba11c3d80ea3e85ea38b6a838Cook and Hoyle are in the Soul Movers, a soul and rock outfit formed 10 years ago, and recently rebooted for a new album and tour. Cook joine4d the … “I played guitar in The Wiggles on the records, on stage and in all the videos,” he said. “What do … Former Wiggles star Murray Cook and Radio Birdman punk rocker Pip Hoyle team up for The Soul Movers – Herald Sun

 

Historic Eric Clapton Guitar: “The Heir to Blackie” Goes on Sale – PR Newswire (press release)

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/historic-eric-clapton-guitar-the-heir-to-blackie-goes-on-sale-300539465.htmlRock and Roll Hall of Fame: Eric played “Sunshine of Your Love” on the guitar during the induction of Cream into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1993. See the performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUGOXnzn8bI. * Royal Albert Hall 24 Nights: This is the … Historic Eric Clapton Guitar: “The Heir to Blackie” Goes on Sale – PR Newswire (press release)

 

These are 15 Top Grossing Rock Tours Mid-Year 2017

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/these_are_15_top_grossing_rock_tours_mid-year_2017-68189This year was an interesting one for rock music and we saw many bands and artists from the genre conquering the world once again. And what is also interesting is that the good old rock bands we loved for decades have proven that rock ‘n’ roll is far … These are 15 Top Grossing Rock Tours Mid-Year 2017

Who They Opened For: When Famous Rock Stars Were Just Supporting Acts

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/who_they_opened_for_when_famous_rock_stars_were_just_supporting_acts-68107If you are new boys in the town of rock ‘n’ roll it’s really difficult to be accepted, and launching your success is never an easy task. All those rock stars we know had to kick-start their careers somehow, and what better way to do it than to open for … Who They Opened For: When Famous Rock Stars Were Just Supporting Acts

Post Malone Learns Smashing A Guitar On Stage Is Not As Easy As It Seems! (Video)

http://jackontheweb.cbslocal.com/2017/10/19/post-malone-learns-smashing-a-guitar-on-stage-is-not-as-easy-as-it-seems-video/Post found out that saying you’re going to smash a guitar is a lot easier than actually smashing it. Rock on, Post Malone! Via TMZ Follow JT on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Post Malone Learns Smashing A Guitar On Stage Is Not As Easy As It Seems! (Video)

The Gay Architects of Classic Rock

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/style/the-gay-architects-of-classic-rock.htmlOne of the 20th century’s most powerful creations was the rock star: the preening, erotic god of guitar-fired defiance. But those who embodied that character didn’t spring from nowhere. Managers groomed them and shaped them, and in the classic rock era … The Gay Architects of Classic Rock

50 greatest guitar solos of all time

http://www.nme.com/list/50-greatest-guitar-solos-125549 Kansas – ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’ The track is a golden rock monolith, full of prog-esque bombast and fittingly Kerry Livgren’s solo doesn’t pull any punches. Instead he brilliantly executes all of the classic guitar techniques in one … 50 greatest guitar solos of all time

Ozzy Osbourne’s guitar raises money for Wycombe hospice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-41621457The LAG Tramontane electro-acoustic guitar was one of two donated to the hospice by the Osbournes, who have an estate in Buckinghamshire. Mr Campbell helped organise the fundraising rock concert and auction at Pipers Corner School, Great Kingshill … Ozzy Osbourne’s guitar raises money for Wycombe hospice

5 Reasons Why Dire Straits Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/dire-straits-rock-hall/Knopfler’s lyrical guitar style was unique, but so was his vocal approach. Understated yet commanding in its presence, he had a warmth in delivering a song that was absent from much rock at the time. All these factors made Dire Straits stand out and almost … 5 Reasons Why Dire Straits Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 

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