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10 Reasons gTar, the iPhone-Powered Guitar, Justifies the Crazy ...

10 Reasons gTar, the iPhone-Powered Guitar, Justifies the Crazy ... | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. In a nutshell, the gTar is a $450 guitar with an iPhone for a brain. We reported earlier this week on how it has raised lots of money. Many early supporters agree that this thing looks ...
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Best Android apps for guitarists and guitar players

Best Android apps for guitarists and guitar players | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
If music has seduced your soul, you'll have picked up one of the basic but iconic instruments known to humankind -- the guitar. With its strings and its.
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'American Idol' Owners Plan Elvis Presley Projects, Show Revamp

'American Idol' Owners Plan Elvis Presley Projects, Show Revamp | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
The company that owns the rights to American Idol is restructuring in light of the show's ratings drop and developing projects for its other assets including the creative exploitation of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali the New York Times reports ...
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Pop music keeps getting sadder and sadder - Washington Post (blog)

Pop music keeps getting sadder and sadder - Washington Post (blog) | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Pop music keeps getting sadder and sadderWashington Post (blog)They find that, over time, our taste in pop music has veered toward more and more depressing songs: Analyzing Top 40 hits from the mid-1960s through the first decade of the 2000s, they...
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Premiere: Christina Perri, 'Distance'

Premiere: Christina Perri, 'Distance' | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
In this new rehearsal video for "Distance" singer-songwriter Christina Perri gets intimate with a melancholy love song recording it with the help of friend Jason Mraz and an acoustic guitar Though the video is unfussy with simple studio shots of...
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Guns N' Roses to UK Fans: No Slash T-Shirts Allowed at GNR Shows

Guns N' Roses to UK Fans: No Slash T-Shirts Allowed at GNR Shows | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
While the fallout between Axl Rose and Slash is well documented, it seems Guns N' Roses' management team has decided to take the animosity up a notch.
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Loretta Lynn Story Shaken Up by Age Revelation

Loretta Lynn Story Shaken Up by Age Revelation | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
A dramatic element of Loretta Lynn's autobiography has been called into question following a discovery by the Associated Press that the country legend is actually three years older than she had claimed Lynn's birth certificate which the AP found...
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Tony Blair, music stars lead tributes to Bee Gee Robin Gibb after he succumbs ... - Washington Post

Tony Blair, music stars lead tributes to Bee Gee Robin Gibb after he succumbs ... - Washington Post | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukTony Blair, music stars lead tributes to Bee Gee Robin Gibb after he succumbs ...Washington PostCasual listeners knew them best for the innovative disco sound they created with the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack, but music...
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Katy Perry Debuts 'Wide Awake' at Billboard Awards

Katy Perry Debuts 'Wide Awake' at Billboard Awards | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Katy Perry debuted her new single "Wide Awake" last night at the Billboard Music Awards Perry sang the bittersweet breakup song suspended from the ceiling and spinning around proving that she clearly has no serious issues with either heights or dizziness...
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Songcraft: Capturing Your Song Ideas

Songcraft: Capturing Your Song Ideas | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
In this piece, I thought I’d share some thoughts on a few really simple tools I use on a regular basis to capture my song ideas.
Let’s face it, inspiration doesn’t always strike when we’re sitting at home in front of the piano.
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Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Nile Rodgers and More Remember Robin Gibb

Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Nile Rodgers and More Remember Robin Gibb | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
After the announcement of Robin Gibb's death on Sunday night musicians took to Twitter to share their memories of the Bee Gees co-founder Rolling Stone has compiled the responses below We have lost a truly brilliant musician today One of my...
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Lenny Kravitz Reissues 'Mama Said'

Lenny Kravitz Reissues 'Mama Said' | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Creating a new Deluxe Edition of his platinum 1991 sophomore album "Mama Said" -- which comes out June 5 -- sent Lenny Kravitz back to a time when the rocker says "my world was just spinning."
Just off touring to support his debut album, "Let Love Rule," Kravitz tells Billboard.com that, "It was a crazy time. My ex-wife (actress Lisa Bonet, who he divorced in 1993) and I were going through issues. I just had my child the year before ('Let Love Rule' came out). I was adjusting to success and...fame. It was a lot to deal with. I ended up kind of going into hibernation, 'cause at that point I went through a pretty serious depression. I just let all these feelings out onto the songs. It was very cathartic for me."
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PRS Guitars Announces “Lefty” Custom 24 Limited Edition - Virtual-Strategy Magazine

PRS Guitars Announces “Lefty” Custom 24 Limited Edition - Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
PRS Guitars Announces “Lefty” Custom 24 Limited EditionVirtual-Strategy MagazinePaul Reed Smith Guitars, a Maryland-based manufacturer of world-renowned musical instruments, will accept orders for a limited time on a left-handed version of the...
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Digital Music Sales Pass Physical For the First Time: in the UK - Forbes

Digital Music Sales Pass Physical For the First Time: in the UK - Forbes | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
The GuardianDigital Music Sales Pass Physical For the First Time: in the UKForbesSales of downloaded music finally passed sales of CDs and vinyl etc.
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Donald Fagen's Dukes of September Ready Second Tour of R&B Covers

Donald Fagen's Dukes of September Ready Second Tour of R&B Covers | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
In 2010 while touring with the supergroup the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue alongside Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and iconic blue-eyed soul man Boz Scaggs singer Michael McDonald performed "Don't Mess Up a Good Thing" a 1965 Fontella Bass and Bobby...
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Q&A: Phil Collins on His Alamo Obsession, Retirement

Q&A: Phil Collins on His Alamo Obsession, Retirement | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
When Phil Collins launched his First Final Farewell tour nine years ago the name seemed to be a joke – but Collins wasn't kidding He hasn't released an album of new music in a decade and he's only emerged for a brief Genesis reunion tour in 2007...
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Doc Watson, guitar picker - Chicago Tribune

Doc Watson, guitar picker - Chicago Tribune | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Chicago TribuneDoc Watson, guitar pickerChicago TribuneArthel Lane "Doc" Watson died Tuesday after a long and fruitful musical career, a man who transformed America's relationship with the acoustic guitar, defining the disciplines of flat picking ...
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Beyonce, Steven Tyler, Pitbull Tapped for Animated Movie

Beyonce, Steven Tyler, Pitbull Tapped for Animated Movie | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Beyoncé Steven Tyler and Pitbull have been tapped to voice an upcoming animated film for 20th Century Fox reports Deadline The musicians will join other big names like Colin Farrell Amanda Seyfried Josh Hutcherson Johnny Knoxville Aziz Ansari and...
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Photo Gallery: C. F. Martin & Co. Visits Guitar World With Four New Models, Including 00-DB Jeff Tweedy and GPCPA4 Siris

Photo Gallery: C. F. Martin & Co. Visits Guitar World With Four New Models, Including 00-DB Jeff Tweedy and GPCPA4 Siris | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Chris Thomas of C. F. Martin & Co. recently visited Guitar World's office in New York City.
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Music industry keeps inventor on the right track - MiamiHerald.com

Music industry keeps inventor on the right track - MiamiHerald.com | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
MiamiHerald.comMusic industry keeps inventor on the right trackMiamiHerald.comJoseph Risolia, who helped launch the first Ultra Music Festival, stays tuned to the business side of music.
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Adele Sweeps Billboard Awards

Adele Sweeps Billboard Awards | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Adele dominated the Billboard Music Awards last night winning 12 awards including top artist top female artist and top album The British pop star did not attend the show though so her awards were not presented on the broadcast LMFAO was on hand to...
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Video: David Lee Roth Explains Van Halen Tour Break

Video: David Lee Roth Explains Van Halen Tour Break | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Last week, it was announced that Van Halen would be postponing over 30 dates on their current North American tour.
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Howard Stern's Crazy 'America's Got Talent' Gamble

Howard Stern's Crazy 'America's Got Talent' Gamble | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
It's a question that never gets old What is Howard Stern thinking? He's spent decades building his own private empire as the King of All Media So what does it mean now that he's a judge on America's Got Talent?
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Tim McGraw Joins Big Machine Records Roster

Tim McGraw Joins Big Machine Records Roster | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift's breakout single was 2006's "Tim McGraw." Today, McGraw joins Swift, Rascal Flatts, and Martina McBride as the latest addition to the Big Machine Records roster.
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Interview: Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Talks Gear, Tapping and Squackett's Debut Album, 'A Life Within A Day'

Interview: Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Talks Gear, Tapping and Squackett's Debut Album, 'A Life Within A Day' | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever wondered how the influences of classical guitarist Andres Segovia and The Shadows’ instro-rocking legend Hank Marvin might blend, no doubt your imagination could take you to many places.
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