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10 Les Paul Stars of the 1980s

As in the 1970s, the 1980s saw many guitar stars rocking Gibson Les Pauls in their own glory days. Here are just 10 players, of all genres and in no order, who kept the Les Paul cool and coveted in the decade of decadence. Randy Rhoads. Although a cult guitar hero in Quiet Riot, Randy Rhoads truly went stellar on Ozzy Osbourne’s first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz (1980) and Diary of a Madman (1981). A master of churningly-heavy riffs, jazz/classical melodies and super-shredding solos, Rhoads was a rare talent…
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10 Greats Say Practice Makes Perfect

There’s no getting around it: for any beginning guitarist who aspires toward excellence, practice is the essential component in achieving that goal. But what about players who’ve already reached the pinnacle of their craft? Do they continue to practice, and what exactly does “practice” mean to them? Below, ten six-stringers who’ve climbed the ladder to greatness share their thoughts on the topic.
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Concert Review: Journey and Loverboy in Atlanta

Too often, when I go to a concert of a band that was topping the charts 30 years ago, I find myself disappointed with how they sound today – older, a little scratchier, worn out, unable to hit those high notes on songs that are permanent markers of my youth. However, Saturday night in Atlanta was definitely NOT one of those concerts when Journey and Loverboy took the stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Canadian rockers Loverboy took the stage and opened the show on the comfortable fall evening in the southern capital. I’d forgotten just how many radio hits they’d…
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Journey and Loverboy at Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA

Mega-hit rockers Journey, along with Loverboy, made a stop on their 2012 tour at Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA., where they performed all their well-known hits for the packed audience. Opening the show, Loverboy took the stage and rocked the house with “Turn Me Loose,” “Working For The Weekend” and the rest of their top hits. Journey, fronted by lead singer Arnel Pineda, kept the crowd on their feet and dancing in the aisles with such chart toppers as “Any Way You Want It,” “Open Arms,” Don’t Stop Believin'” and the rest of their …
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