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Four Genre-Breaking Artists Shine on New Sets

Four noteworthy ensembles are breaking new ground across a wide range of genres, while a new documentary celebrates the electric guitar. Artist: GoGo Penguin. Title: Man Made Object (Blue Note Records). You might like if you enjoy: Vince Guaraldi Trio, Robert Glasper Trio, Brian Eno. Tell me more: Manchester, UK-based trio GoGo Penguin crafts soundscapes as lush and exciting as any young …
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SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Annouce Sept. Takeover Of Iconic Hollywood Clubs

Although it’s said you can never go home again, SLASH featuring Myles
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SLASH Announced as the First “Guitar Legend Award” Recipient at the Gibson Brands AP MUSIC AWARDS

The Gibson Brands AP Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy Drink, is pleased to announce a renowned addition to this year’s list of stellar award recipients. Iconic, GRAMMY-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Slash will be honored as the first recipient …
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Slash Premieres NSFW Lyric Video For “World On Fire”

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have premiered the lyric video for “World On Fire” the first single and title track off their new album due out September 16. “Check out the ’World on Fire’ video,” says …
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Slash with Myles Kennedy Unleashes First Single & Title Track For “World On Fire”

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have released “WORLD ON FIRE” the first single and title track off their new album today, Friday the 13th at radio. Listen to the hell-raising “World On Fire” on Revolver HERE and Slashonline.com …
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Slash and Myles Kennedy Talk About Touring and More

LASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE on September 16 via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE designed by American contemporary artist Ron English today. Featuring the blazing title track as the first single—arriving at radio Friday, June 13th—the disc marks SLASH’s third …
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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators To Release World On Fire

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE on September 16 via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE …
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Slash Joins Aerosmith for “Let Rock Rule” Summer Tour

Today (Tuesday, April 8), SLASH joined Aerosmith for a roof-raising set in front of a packed crowd at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles in celebration of their forthcoming headlining North American tour this summer. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the LET …
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SLASH Announces Bram Cohen And Robert Scoble To Judge First-Ever “SLASHATHON” Wed. March 12

As the music world prepares to descend upon music week in Austin, TX
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Slash’s Best Instrumentals

Slash is a Gibson Les Paul man through-and-through. He has a trademark sound that’s easy to recognize, and he is a role model for many up and coming guitarists. His latest project is the horror movieNothing Left To Fear, which is the first release from his production company Slasher Films. With it comes a soundtrack which contains a couple of Slash originals including “Welcome to Stull,” which is an instrumental. This got me thinking about the other instrumentals that Slash has …
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Gun For Hire: Slash the Sideman

Slash has been the guitar star for Guns N’ Roses, Snakepit, Velvet Revolver and, currently, his own “solo” band. But Slash also has played sessions that would make many guitarists-for-hire weep. Sure, the fame of his name got him many gigs, but Slash’s session story is a whole world in itself: 2004 and 2007 are the only years since 1988 when Slash hasn’t guested on at least one other artist’s recordings. From rock to metal, from blues to R&B, from hip-hop to pop, Slash’s Gibson Les Pauls have been…
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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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10 Rockers to “Like” on Facebook

Social media has changed the way we interact with each other. Now we can get up to the minute information about the lives of our favorite musicians through services like Facebook and Twitter. There is quite a change that has occurred in just the past ten years. It used to be that if you wanted information about a band you would have to wait for an interview in a music magazine. Now many musicians write on Twitter and Facebook, giving their fans up to date information on their latest projects. Here we list ten musicians who…
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10 All-Star Tips For Improving Your Guitar Skills

When you’ve just started out playing guitar, it is always a good idea to draw inspiration from other guitarists around you. There’s nothing better than learning from other musicians. An experienced guitarist can certainly steer you in the right direction as you try to strum your first few chords on the six string. But surely, nothing would be better than getting advice from your guitar heroes, right? Slash spoke to Guitar World about how he’s been able to become one of the world’s best guitar players with a limited knowledge of scales…
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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 Musicians to Follow on Twitter

Love or hate social media, there’s no disputing the fact it’s a quick and effective way for famous types to send information to the masses, whether that’s details on a new album or random musings about their dating life. We’ve spotted 10 rockers who are uber-active on Twitter and some of their latest tweets. Check out our list of “Rocker to Follow on Twitter” below, and follow Gibson on Twitter via @GibsonGuitar! (I’m on Twitter, too, via @localmusicbeat.) Who: Sebastian Bach. Twitter handle: @SebastianBach. Why he’s hot on Twitter: Former Skid Row…
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The Name Game: The Top 10 Guitarist Stage Names

No axeman ever got famous being called John Doe (well, apart from “John Doe” of L.A. punk legends X, but he was really called John Nommensen Duchac). The point is, a memorable nickname has helped the careers of many guitar rockers. But do you know how guitarmen Chester Burnett, Saul Hudson or Riley King got the names by which you know them? Or why The Edge came about? Allow us to educate you, with the Top 10 Guitarist Stage Names…
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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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SLASH: First Single “You’re A Lie” Impacts Radio Today

SLASH has released “You’re A Lie” to radio today worldwide. The hard-charging song marks the first single
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Slash – Made in Stoke 24/7/11

Rock n’ roll guitar legend Slash sets the bar high on his official solo live debut, “Made in Stoke, 24/7/11,” released on Armoury Records/Eagle Rock Entertainment. The ambitious 21 song/double CD collection was recorded last July at Victoria Hall, during his homecoming concert at Stoke-On-Trent, England, while on tour promoting “Slash,” his first project as a solo artist. Rising to stardom in the late 80s as the stovepipe-hat wearing, six-pack-abs toting, adrenaline-fueled…
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