Economic Downturn Good for Music from Wall Street Journal The plunging economy and souring national mood isn''t such a bad thing, notes a letter writer to the WSJ. The

Economic Downturn Good for Music

from Wall Street Journal


The plunging economy and souring national mood isn''t such a bad thing, notes a letter writer to the WSJ. The last time this happened, in the late ''60s and early 70s, we got some of the best music ever made. Are we on the verge of another ass-kicking, rock revival?

Ron Wood Hitting Bottom?

from the Mercury News/Philly Inquirer/Daily Telegraph


The Daily Telegraph (UK) paints a bleak picture of the Stones'' guitarist''s current situation.  Either that, or this fourth generation passing of information involves completely false accusations and mischaracterizations that the pesky internet seems to continue to circulate without just cause. Damn interwebs.

Hendrix Backed Stills?

from a Wired blog


Rumors fly regarding the much-circulated bootleg and now soon-to-be-released, long-lost recordings of Jimi Hendrix backing Stephen Stills on guitar and bass.

A faithful recreation of the Germanium Mosrite Fuzzrite with a modern twist.

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Kenny Greenberg with his main axe, a vintage Gretsch 6118 Double Anniversary that he found at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville for a mere $600. “It had the original pickups, but the finish had been taken off and the headstock had been repaired. So, it’s a great example of a ‘player’s vintage instrument,’” he says.

On his solo debut, the Nashville session wizard discovers his own musical personality in a soundtrack for a movie that wasn’t, with stops in Africa and Mississippi hill country.

Kenny Greenberg has been Nashville’s secret weapon for decades. He’s the guitarist many insiders credit with giving the Nashville sound the rock ’n’ roll edge that’s become de rigueur for big country records since the ’90s. It’s the sound that, in many ways, delivered country music from its roots to sporting events.

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Andy Wood on Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover" | Hooked

The hot picker recalls receiving a mix CD of must-know guitarists and the Grammy-winning track was the one that "hit him like a ton of bricks."

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