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December 2014

Riffs: Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson, Rolling Stones & Scorsese, "Cheap Trick Day"

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Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson

from The Star Online


Last week a tribute album was released in Lonnie Johnson''s name. This article discusses the man himself, as well as the album, Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson. Johnson is commonly noted as the first jazz guitarist, whose work alongside Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong made him a icon of his time. For even more information, visit the related NPR page or check out the Myspace page.

Stones with Scorsese

Stones/Scorsese Concert Film

from Trend News


The Rolling Stones are set to break a record when they release their concert film Shine A Light, which was directed by Martin Scorsese. The film will show in 93 IMAX theaters across the country -- an enormous release for IMAX screens. Just so you know what you''re getting yourself into: the movie shows the band during its two-night run at the Beacon Theatre in New York. To read an interview with Scorsese, click here.
Cheap Trick Star

No Fools: Cheap Trick

from the Daily Herald


Apparently last year Illinois lawmakers made April 1 Cheap Trick Day in honor of the band. This article says that lead guitarist and founder, Rick Nielsen, visited the Capitol where he threw guitar picks at Senators. This is not a fool''s joke -- it really happened last year.