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,

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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.

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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.
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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.

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

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Presets extend the flexibility of an already expansive and easy-to-use reverb.

Intuitive. Great range in all controls. Well-built.

Some digital artifacts at long decay times.

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Walrus Audio is a prolific builder, but, as the five reverb pedals in their lineup suggest, they have a real affinity for manipulating time and space. The beauty of the Slötvå reverb (which is derived from the company’s very similar Spin FV-1 chip-based Slö reverb) is how satisfying and simple it makes dramatic shifts between time/space textures.

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With such a flashy flame top, the Silvertone 1445 was built to catch the eyes of department store shoppers.

I don’t know what’s going on lately, but I’m breaking down all over and my shoulder is the latest to crumble. When I was a kid I would practice guitar in my bedroom near a radiator with an ungrounded amp plug and I’d get a zap right through my guitar and into my hands. Well, my shoulder pain is like that now, only without the cool story of rock ’n’ roll survival. I simply woke up one day like this. After a few weeks of discomfort, I figured I’d try out a new pillow, since mine are flattened like a wafer. I ventured out to the mall and, much to my sadness, saw the local Sears store shuttered, with weeds growing up from the sidewalks and concrete barriers blocking the large glass doors. I know I don’t get out much, but, man, was I sad to see the Sears store I’d known since childhood closed-up like that. My wife was laughing at me because apparently it had been closed for some time. But since I seem to exist on a separate timeline than most folks, it was all news to me.

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