Don Helms Dies from the Tennesseean Don Helms, the man who played steel on more than 100 Hank Sr. songs, has died of a heart attack. Helms was inducted

Don Helms Dies

from the Tennesseean


Don Helms, the man who played steel on more than 100 Hank Sr. songs, has died of a heart attack. Helms was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1984. Helms was 81.

Metallica Radio Station

from smradio


Kinda like Jimmy Buffett''s Margaritaville Radio, Metallica fans will soon have their own radio station. "Mandatory Metallica" launches August 16th on XM satellite radio.

Lemmy Interview

from Rolling Stone


Plenty of Lemmy in the news: First his Marshall amp was released and now Rolling Stone publishes an interview. Next, Motorhead''s 20th studio release, Motorizer, comes out August 26th and then his own documentary, Lemmy: The Movie is set for release sometime in 2009.

Here’s a story about the most interesting man in the world.

“The guitar is my first love, my partner in life. We grew up together and we’ll most likely die together.” —Thom Bresh

One of the best benefits of being a musician is that musicians know musicians, and musicians are the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. Albert Einstein, Charles Dickens, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Marx Brothers, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Juliette Lewis, Jack Black, and Zooey Deschanel are or were musicians, albeit not full-time.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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