10 Great Southern Rock Albums from Gibson.com Obviously you''re going to have Skynyrd and the Allman brothers, but there a few surprises on this particular list. Go here and

10 Great Southern Rock Albums

from Gibson.com


Obviously you''re going to have Skynyrd and the Allman brothers, but there a few surprises on this particular list. Go here and see if your favorites made the grade.

RAge Against the Convention

from myspace.com/thenightwatchman


While McCain and Palin were busy accepting their party''s nomination, Rage Against the Machine and their fans held a scheduled concert at the Target Center on September 3rd, but the band also staged some impromptu protests and acapella concerts through megaphones. Go here to view some first-hand blogs by guitarist Tom Morello and videos of the week''s events.

Phish starts the Wedding circuit

from Rolling Stone


According to this latest news, it looks like there was a special Phish reunion. They played at the wedding of former road manager Brad Sands. Marking their first performance since 2004, the band even had Police drummer Stewart Copeland sit in. Hopefully they can do my cousin Ethella''s wedding next month.

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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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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Jazz virtuoso Lionel Loueke joins us in contemplating who we’d put at the helm while making the album of a lifetime. Plus, musical obsessions!

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