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44th Anniversary: That Guy In The Who Throws Me His Guitar (Again)

Binky Philips | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you have only been skimming me for the last few months, you'll enjoy this immensely, Ifn I says so my own selves.

Dammit, Jimi Hendrix, That Was Supposed to Be MY Les Paul!

Binky Philips | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

There had been other 'fad' guitars during rock 'n' roll's earlier years.

eBay, My First Love and Me

Jim Moret | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology
Jim Moret

Consider it a leap of faith. More than forty years after I let her go, certain that I would never see her again, my first love and I were reunited, thanks to eBay.

Bohemian Rhapsody: Guitars for the 21st Century

Tom Semioli | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Tom Semioli

With all due respect to Jon Landau and Bruce, I saw the future of rock 'n' roll and its name is... Bohemian Guitars.

Summer of 1970, Part II: Gopher-ing for the Coolest Guitar Shop in New York City, Wearing My Granny Takes A Trip Boots, and Meeting "Keith Richards With..."

Binky Philips | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

When last we were wasting time together, I'd been in London for 13 days during the second half of June, 1970. I'd plunked down the enormous sum of $65.00 U.S. for a pair of wild custom-made boots from the coolest clothes/shoes store in the world, Granny Takes A Trip.

LATE JUNE, 1970: An Amazing Autograph, Heatwave in London, Granny Takes A Trip, Thunderclap Newman Shows Up and, Yes, 'Gimme Dat Ting'

Binky Philips | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The epicenter of Rock Cool on planet Earth. Not hyperbolic whatsoever, actually.

Celebrity Collector: Frankie Moreno

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.11.2013 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Everything about Las Vegas these days is over the top. From the hotels we stay in, the buffets they offer, to the shopping options and even the shows.

June 7th, 1970: Pete Townshend Throws Me His Guitar - The Cliff Notes Version

Binky Philips | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Utterly obsessed fan that I was, I'd decided to sleep out for a full two nights under the marquee of the Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue and East 6th St. to buy tickets for The Who's Final Performance of "Tommy."

Grammy Gift Suites (With a Little Valentine Oscars Thrown In!)

Zorianna Kit | Posted 04.13.2013 | Style
Zorianna Kit

Brands shell out big bucks for reserved space at the various suites in the hopes of getting their products in the hands of artists and celebrities.

Belated Hanukkah Present for Musician From Gibson Guitars

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Rabbi Jason Miller

Stories of airlines damaging travelers' baggage are about as common as delayed flights these days, but a particularly dreadful mishap occurred recently.

Celebrity Collector: Hal Sparks

Reyne Haines | Posted 01.20.2013 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

I had the pleasure of talking with Hal recently about his career and his passion for guitars. I also found out he's a talented musician. He has performed with Sebastian Bach, Wynonna Judd and Gladys Night. That's pretty serious!

'Green News Report' - August 7, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fire at C...

Gibson Settles Exotic Wood Violation With Feds

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday announced a deal to drop a criminal case against Gibson Guitar Corp. after the instrument make...

Mary Ford's Nephew Sells Les Paul's Guitar To The 'Pawn Stars'

Posted 01.24.2012 | TV

The "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on History) were the envy of guitar enthusiasts everywhere when singer Mary Ford's nephew showed up with a guitar ...

Repeal the Lacey Act? Hell No, Make It Stronger

Henry Juszkiewicz | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Henry Juszkiewicz

On August 24, agents from the Fish and Wildlife Service raided the facilities of my company, Gibson Guitar. The raid has ignited a furious debate around a seminal environmental protection statute -- the Lacey Act.

Lacey Act: The Diverse Coalition That Supports It and Why Efforts to Weaken It Should Be Resisted

Jake Schmidt | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The Lacey Act is a powerful tool in efforts to stop the destruction of the world's forests, protect American jobs, and help establish rule of law in developing countries.

'Green News Report' - September 29, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate c...

Dow Asks, What's the Business Case for Protecting Nature?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The business logic for protecting nature has always been a harder sell than making the case for other green initiatives. Dow is now tackling this issue, working with The Nature Conservancy to try and make the business logic clearer.

Stolen Guitars and How I Got Them Back

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Towards the end of the summer of 1974, an old pal called me that I hadn't heard from for awhile. His apartment in Queens had been broken into and his ...

My Greatest Christmas Present, Manny's Music Store 1935 - 2009

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

So, how/why is this story about a store closing Christmas-y? Well, the greatest Christmas present of my childhood came from Manny's Music Store. Dur...

Jeff Beck Tries to Buy My Les Paul

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

In the 1980's, I had the great fortune to catch Les Paul performing a few times at a club called Fat Tuesday's here in New York. His playing was simply ridiculous.

I Buy Eric Clapton's CREAM Guitar Case

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

On July 8, 1967, I saw The Who at the Village Theater, their first full concert in New York, and Pete Townshend was using a Fender Stratocaster guitar. That's when I knew I had to have one.

I Go to KISS's Third Rehearsal

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

While we sat around in the gloom, I complimented them on the tunes and arrangements. But, by now, all three of them were just fuming about how late this been-in-the-band-three-weeks new guy was.

Pete Townshend's Guitar... Part Two

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

After I caught Pete Townshend's guitar -- hurled from the stage -- I turned to see dozens of kids charging down the aisle, absolutely intent on taking the guitar away from me...a true mob!

Me And My Guitar: Legendary Musician/Inventor Les Paul Dies at 94

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With all the acclaim and the legacy he leaves behind, though Lester William Polsfuss (Les Paul) is gone, it's a bit impossible for him to ever be forgotten.