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Legends Celebrated Via Wide Range of Releases

Music lovers have a wealth of new releases to celebrate including David Bowie’s inspired “Blackstar” and a number of new multi-format titles now available. Artist: David Bowie. Album: Blackstar (Columbia). You might like if you enjoy: David Bowie, Radiohead. Tell me more: David Bowie celebrated his 69th birthday on January 8, 2016 with the release of his 25th studio…
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The Big Send-Off: 10 Epic Guitar Outros

A great guitar outro can serve as the musical equivalent of an exclamation point, something to drive home a song in a memorable way. Whether flashy or subtle, the best guitar codas leave an impression that lingers long after the last notes fade. Below are 10 of the very best. “Mr. Crowley” (Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads). Randy Rhoads’ beautiful, classically inspired outro elevated this Ozzy classic into something of monumental proportions. The late guitarist spent hours working on the solo, but remained frustrated…
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Music Worth Buying: Quick Reviews Of The Fabulous Thunderbiords, David Bowie and More

Orange County Register (CA) music critic Robert Kinsler reviews CDs. This week, he does some quick reviews of The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ On the Verge, David Bowie’s The Next Day, Jimi Hendrix’ People Hell and Angels, and Phillip Phillips World From The Side Of The Moon.
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Is David Bowie Planning A New Tour?

David Bowie‘s wife may have inadvertently divulged that her husband is booking some concerts. With rumours swirling about the singer’s return to the stage, Iman has suggested that the 66-year-old plans to tour. Iman made the comment as part of …
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Four Things Today’s Bands Can Learn From David Bowie’s Comeback

Music has come a long way since David Bowie’s legendary 1972 Top of the Pops appearance – the one where he flung his arm casually and camply around Mick Ronson, and proceeded to blast out one of the catchiest songs about a gay alien (Starman) you are ever likely to hear. Yes, things have changed alright. We have (nearly) abolished ‘physical’ music; we’ve shut down HMV; and we give away music for free not for people’s listening pleasure but in order to make databases. Yet amidst all these sad developments, with…
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2012 Record Store Day Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas shopping is in full swing, and if you’re anything like me, that means it’s time to buy some music. On Black Friday, I stopped by a local record store and picked up some goodies available via Record Store Day’s “Back to Black Friday” initiative. Among my prized positions: the 20th anniversary edition of Nirvana’s Incesticide on 12” vinyl and the limited-edition, 10” vinyl of Mad Season’s famed single, “River of Deceit.” The folks behind National Record Store Day have hooked up a bevy of holiday releases available exclusively…
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10 Amazing Solos Played on Les Pauls

With its rich sustain, distinctive tone and finger-friendly fretboard, it’s hardly surprising that many of rock’s greatest solos have been played on Les Pauls. Through the years, thousands of unforgettable solos have been unleashed on the instrument, often within the context of classic songs. Below is a sampling of some of the most brilliant. Please add your personal favorites in the comments section that follows. “Walk This Way” – Joe Perry (Aerosmith, Toys in the Attic, 1975). Joe Perry came up with the perfect solo for the bridge section…
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