Hard Rock Park Teams With Gibson from ThrillNetwork.com If you haven''t yet heard about Hard Rock Park, you can check out its official website to decide for yourself whether

Hard Rock Park Teams With Gibson

from ThrillNetwork.com


If you haven''t yet heard about Hard Rock Park, you can check out its official website to decide for yourself whether Led Zeppelin: The Ride is hokey or awesome. Gibson has hopped on board, and the park has erected the world''s largest guitar -- a Les Paul, of course!

Learn Your Favorite Songs - In 720p!

from TechCrunch


It''s kind of a dream come true to get your favorite songs explained to you by the guys that wrote and performed them. iVideosongs launched Monday, and though there aren''t a ton of artists involved at this point, its at least worth a once-over, though we don''t know how many old rockers we really want to see that clearly.

Roy Orbison''s Very Own Insect

from Live Science


They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we think that this honor might top it. Roy Orbison and his widow Barbara now have a beetle named after them. We would like to sincerely welcome Orectochilus orbisonorum to the animal kingdom, and we are investigating how to get a mosquito species named after our mother-in-law.
Albums rock

Reason #232 Why Albums are Cooler than CD''s

from some flickr gallery


You can make an album come to life!

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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