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Struggling Street Guitarist Gets A Big Surprise, And Now His Career Could Take Off

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.20.2014 | Good News

Andrew "Nelly" Niel had no idea what was coming. Recently, he was sitting on the corner of a street in Brighton, England, picking away at his slide...

Mo Foster Authors the History of British Rock Guitar

Tom Semioli | Posted 03.12.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

From the Baby Boomers who experienced the British Invasion firsthand to the scores of alienated youth who found salvation in the sounds of Robert Smith's Fender Jazzmaster -- some of us owe our lives, for better or worse, to British rock guitar.

Backstage Pass: Two Rolling Stones Reunite in NYC

Bill_Robinson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Bill_Robinson

For four NYC shows over three nights in November, Ron Wood and Mick Taylor performed together and played the Blues of Jimmy Reed. The two guitarists with uniquely different styles, have admirably controlled the lead guitar duties for "The World's Greatest Rock 'N Roll Band" for over 45 years.

Amy Winehouse Is Gone. Beth Hart Is Here, Loud and Triumphant

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

In past CDs, Beth Hart has channeled Joplin, Aretha, Etta, Billie Holiday, Otis Redding. On this one, in her notes, she also acknowledges "the great Amy Winehouse."

Interviewing The Rides' Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg, Plus Talking with John Waite, and Exclusives by Sanders Bohlke and Cameron McGill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As big as rap is with the R&B community, that's how blues was back in the day. It was the hot thing. We're talking about a genre that is a hundred years old and is still relevant today."

Solomon King's Train & New School Blues in L.A.

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

I was with my musician pal Solomon King at Arcadia Blues Club recently chatting about Train his excellent upcoming record of "new school blues," which includes some modern riffs on traditional Blues...and beyond.

Bang Bang Boom Boom: Chatting with Beth Hart, The Devil Wears Prada's Mike Hranica's One & A Half Hearts, and NC Rocks OH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's such a work of love, oh my God, and there are so many love songs on it. I think it's my first record that I've actually written a lot about love," says Beth Hart, about Bang Bang Boom.

Making Tracks: A Conversation with The Yardbirds' Jim McCarty, Plus Anti-Flag and Brad Mackeson Video Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Punkers Anti-Flag teamed with Staages Music and Art For Amnesty to release their take on "Toast To Freedom," the song written by Larry Campbell and Carl Carlton to celebrate Amnesty International's 50th anniversary.

Binky's Revenge: My Own Damned Most Influential Guitarists List!

Binky Philips | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

You are about to embark on a journey into the mind of a Total D*ck when it comes to the subject of (guitars and) guitar players. It's simple, really... I know more than you. Nyaaaah Nyaaah Nyaah Nyah Nyah!

Is This Anti-Fur Activist Wearing Fur?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Celia Hammond was a popular model in the 1960s who had a long relationship with famous musician Jeff Beck. The blonde beauty modelled in Vogue (natura...

Best Rock, Pop and Soul Music for Summer 2012, Part 1!

Dusty Wright | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Dusty Wright

With so much new music to consume, I wanted share some of my favorite new (and few old) rock, pop, and soul picks for Summer 2012.

Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire & More Perform On 'SNL' Finale, Plus Mick's Dig At Mitt

Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment

Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger did it all on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live." The rock legend not only hosted the show, but also pu...

Universal Soldiers: Conversations With Donovan and Tommy Roe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."

Still a Wizard, a True Star: A Conversation With Todd Rundgren, Plus Tonight Alive's "Starlight" (Exclusive)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wrote a song about my high school girlfriend who broke my heart and have been milking it ever since. The irony of it is, it's the very first song I ever wrote and it's the song that's pinned on my back, kind of like 'kick me.'"

Jeff Beck at 67: Perennial Guitar Hero

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Stephen Colbert reflected Beck's genius and self-effacement when, as host of the 2010 Grammy Awards, he told a worldwide audience, "You know the game 'Guitar Hero?' He has the all-time high score -- and he's never played it."

Who's Your Favorite Post50 Grammy Winner?

Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! airs Wednesday, November 30 at 10 pm Eastern on CBS. The event marks the fourth time the Recording Academy has pr...

The Greatest Guitar Player Of All Time Revealed!

Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment

Self taught and genre-bending, Jimi Hendrix defined rock & roll. With a legacy that lives on nearly half a century after his death, it comes as no sur...

Maroon 5 with Travie McCoy on SNL, Plus Chatting with Vince Gill, Trombone Shorty and Paul Rodgers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Neil Young's Bridge School Exclusive: Dave Matthews' "Too Much," Plus Chatting With Johnny Winter, Queen's Roger Taylor and Yes' Steve Howe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, Mayhem and Beyond: Chatting with Imelda May, Trevor Hall and Motopony

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Chat With the Sunset Marquis GM of 20 Years, Rod Gruendyke

Victoria Namkung | Posted 06.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Victoria Namkung

I recently caught up with one of L.A.'s top hotel general managers, Rod Gruendyke, who has been at West Hollywood's Sunset Marquis for more than 20 years.

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

For those of you wondering when we'd leave the indie wilderness, your day has come. The big music guns have arrived, but unfortunately, one of them is shooting blanks.

A Special Benefit Concert: A Conversation with Dave Matthews, Grammy Bragging Rights, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Hold Steady Burn Down the Beacon Theater

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

I have seen this band numerous times before and keep falling more and more in love with them after each gig. They play their hearts out as if each gig is going to be their last.

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.