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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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Michael McDonald and Toto in Concert in Atlanta

A night of good classic rock always makes for an enjoyable experience, and last night with Toto and former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald was no exception to the rule. The two acts are co-headlining their tour and made a stop at the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta, where they brought their hits to the sold-out crowd in the southern capital. Alternating as openers throughout the tour, it was Toto’s turn…
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Steve Lukather Talks Toto and More

Steve Lukather is seemingly everywhere this year. In January, he was part of the house band at the filming of “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” that aired on Feb. 9 on CBS-TV, sharing guitar duties with long-time friend Peter Frampton as they backed up a who’s who list of notables (including Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Alicia Keys) celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s appearance…
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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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Start Me Up: Legends Talk About Beginning Guitar

For beginners, learning to play guitar is an adventure, a journey filled with discovery, excitement and experimentation. The ways in which a new player sets out on that path are infinite, but it’s always instructive to heed the experiences of those who’ve gone before. Below, five legendary players talk about how they first went about learning to play. Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) The first song I learned was The Beatles’ “She Loves You.” That was a challenge for me, working out those chords. I didn’t know many people…
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New Steve Lukather Album on the Way

Steve Lukather will release his new solo album Transition on Monday January 21, 2013. Luke’s previous two albums, Ever Changing Times and All’s Well That Ends Well, are both incredibly diverse yet somehow unified-feeling releases that draw from his extensive session history. Transition seems to be more …
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Concert Review: Ringo Star and His All-Star Band

Over a half-century ago, a British band from Liverpool began making the waves that would turn into a world-wide phenomenon called The Beatles. Fifty years later, Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr is still on the road, making new waves with his All-Star band made up of… well, musical all-stars. Known for Beatles-era songs like “Little Help From My Friends,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Octopus’ Garden”, as well as his solo hits “You’re Sixteen,” “Photograph” and “It Don’t Come Easy,” Starr performed those as well as material…
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Ringo Starr at The Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr brought his All-Star band to the Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta, GA, where he performed for a packed house of fans. Joining Ringo on stage were Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Santana & Journey), Richard Page (Mister Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera (Billy Joel), and Gregg Bissonette. Each performer took center stage in rotation to sing the songs that the audience came to hear. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
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