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Riffs: U.S. Electric Guitar Exams, President Nikki Sixx, Music Downloading and Taxes

Electric Guitar Exams In U.S. from Solanco News The Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) is starting electric guitar examinations in the United States. For those of you who are

Paul McCartney

Electric Guitar Exams In U.S.

from Solanco News


The Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) is starting electric guitar examinations in the United States. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the RGT, it is a global membership organization for guitar teachers. But it''s not just any old organization -- you may know some of the members: Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood and David Gilmour.
Nikki Sixx

President Nikki Sixx

from Billboard


Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is the new president for Eleven Seven records. The guitarist discussed the recent title in an interview with Billboard. The bassist is not just busy with that -- Motley Crue is expected to release an album this summer.
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Music Downloading

from Mercury News


Charles Calderon, a Los Angeles-area lawmaker, is proposing a tax on personal property, which would include internet downloaded music, books and videos. Unfortunately, poor Calderon probably hasn''t read the newest research showing that people are not downloading from the internet as much as copying offline. Despite that information, Apple just announced that it has surpassed Wal Mart as the leader in CD sales. We suspect that this tax would be a troubling development for the many musicians today who depend on downloads to get their music out to the public.
The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview
The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview on Johnny’s New Songwriter Album

The Man in Black returns with the unreleased Songwriter album. John Carter Cash tells us the story.

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Gibson’s Theodore model

PRS Guitars and Ted McCarty family drop “Theodore” trademark objection, and Gibson agrees to drop opposition to PRS’s “594” and “Silver Sky Nebula” trademarks and trademark applications.

PRS Guitars yesterday announced that it has withdrawn its objection to Gibson’s registration of the “Theodore” trademark. In a press release, PRS stated it continues to hold dear and protect its long-standing agreement with Ted McCarty and the McCarty family regarding the exclusive rights to the “McCarty” trademark and to McCarty’s name and persona, first developed directly with Ted himself more than 25 years ago. After a series of private negotiations, Gibson has also agreed to drop its opposition to PRS’s “594” and “Silver Sky Nebula” trademarks and trademark applications.

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