Dead Velvet Revolver = STP Rebirth from Billboard Slash and Scott Weiland are all over the news right now. Not only did Velvet Revolver announce booting Weiland (Slash blames

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Dead Velvet Revolver = STP Rebirth

from Billboard


Slash and Scott Weiland are all over the news right now. Not only did Velvet Revolver announce booting Weiland (Slash blames his lack of passion for either the music or fans), but Weiland''s previous band, the Stone Temple Pilots, is reuniting for a tour this summer. Some reports indicate that the band is not breaking up; they''re just removing the man with "increasingly erratic" behavior. Read Scott''s response to the accusations.

Outside of that, Slash just released three guitars, dismissed a Led Zeppelin tour and warned Amy Winehouse against the ills of alcohol and drugs.


Frank Cavanagh

Filter''s Bassist Trades Bass For Gun

from NY Daily News


Filter bassist Frank Cavanagh began military training this week to become an Army reservist in Iraq. It appears the bassist''s decision came after Filter''s tour through Kuwait. Read the related Military Family Network article by clicking here.
Deep Purple

Deep Purple Takes Greatest Riff

from the Daily Record


For their 25th anniversary, London''s Tech Music Schools named the 25 greatest guitar riffs. Deep Purple''s "Smoke On The Water" took the top spot. Click here to see the article and rest of the list, which includes Nirvana, Hendrix, Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin.
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Tom Morello''s Social Justice Tour

from Live Daily


Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) is kicking off his two-week Social Justice Tour. Performing as the politically active Nightwatchman, Morello''s tour is meant to address a different social problem at each spot. The tour features other artists like Ben Harper, Slash, Perry Farrell, Boots Riley of The Coup, Maynard James Keenan of Tool and Puscifer, Shooter Jennings, State Radio and Mike Einzinger of Incubus.

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The allure of portability and sonic consistency has become too much to ignore for some guitarists, making smaller digital modelers more appealing than ever.

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"'If I fall and somehow my career ends on that particular day, then so be it," Joe Bonamassa says of his new hobby, bicycling. "If it's over, it's over. You've got to enjoy your life."

Photo by Steve Trager

For his stylistically diverse new album, the fiery guitar hero steps back from his gear obsession and focuses on a deep pool of influences and styles.

Twenty years ago, Joe Bonamassa was a struggling musician living in New York City. He survived on a diet of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and ramen noodles that he procured from the corner bodega at Columbus Avenue and 83rd Street. Like many dreamers waiting for their day in the sun, Joe also played "Win for Life" every week. It was, in his words, "literally my ticket out of this hideous business." While the lottery tickets never brought in the millions, Joe's smokin' guitar playing on a quartet of albums from 2002 to 2006—So, It's Like That, Blues Deluxe, Had to Cry Today, and You & Me—did get the win, transforming Joe into a guitar megastar.

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