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Katy Perry to Start Own Record Label

Katy Perry to Start Own Record Label | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Katy Perry is currently working on starting her own record label according to the Hollywood Reporter Perry has been signed to EMI's Capitol records since 2007 While there's no official news regarding where the imprint will exist it will most...
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Poll: The Greatest Guitarist of All Time, Round 2 — Eric Clapton Vs. B.B. King

Poll: The Greatest Guitarist of All Time, Round 2 — Eric Clapton Vs. B.B. King | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Welcome to our first-ever Greatest Guitarist poll, where 128 guitarists go head to head, round by round, in a bracketed format, all to crown your choice for the Greatest Guitarist of All Time.
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Session Guitar: How to Create Different Effects Chains

Session Guitar: How to Create Different Effects Chains | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
As promised, this week I'd like to move onto a continuation of last week's blog on effects.
Previously I discussed some of the most commonly used FX in the studio. This week we are going to look at combining these into what we call a chain.
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gTar, Digital Guitar that Scales from Easy Mode Up; Now Does ...

gTar, Digital Guitar that Scales from Easy Mode Up; Now Does ... | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Music games like Guitar Hero introduced the notion of musical instruments that scale digitally to the masses. By the time Harmonix introduced the latest version of Rock Band, complete with MIDI controllers, you are able to go ...
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Black Keys, Guest Johnny Depp Liven Up MTV Movie Awards

Black Keys, Guest Johnny Depp Liven Up MTV Movie Awards | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
It was the old franchises versus the new with the recently wrapped Harry Potter and soon-to-be-finished Twilight sagas going head to head with a new kid on the block The Hunger Games at this year's MTV Movie Awards If the battle of the heavyweights...
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Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Welcomes Lisa Bianco To Its Artist Roster - Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Welcomes Lisa Bianco To Its Artist Roster - Ultimate-Guitar.Com | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Ultimate-Guitar.ComDaisy Rock Girl Guitars Welcomes Lisa Bianco To Its Artist RosterUltimate-Guitar.ComDaisy Rock Girl Guitars, the original girl guitar company, welcomes to its artist roster Lisa Bianco, the evocative and inventive...
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Expanded 'Jimi Plays Berkeley' Concert Documentary Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

Expanded 'Jimi Plays Berkeley' Concert Documentary Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings have announced that a restored and expanded edition of Jimi Plays Berkeley will come to Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, July 10.
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Kylie Minogue Sings Her Hits at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Kylie Minogue Sings Her Hits at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Kylie Minogue celebrated the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign over the British Commonwealth with a medley of hits at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in London last night In this eight-minute performance the Australian pop star...
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Paul McCartney, Elton John Honor Queen at Diamond Jubilee Concert

Paul McCartney, Elton John Honor Queen at Diamond Jubilee Concert | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Rock and pop royalty teamed up with the real British monarchy last night for a spectacular concert at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Staged on the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of the central London palace the show...
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Sunny Side Up: A Q&A With Sunny Sweeney

Sunny Side Up: A Q&A With Sunny Sweeney | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Sunny Sweeney, spirited Texas singer-songwriter, made a career move not a lot of artists admit to wanting to make, few pull off and even fewer pull off convincingly.
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Elton John Concerned Over 'Frail' Lady Gaga

Elton John Concerned Over 'Frail' Lady Gaga | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
In an interview with The Guardian Elton John revealed his worries over the health and schedule of close friend and confidante Lady Gaga "I look at Gaga and I think 'How does she do it?
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Cissy Houston Writing Memoir on Daughter Whitney

Cissy Houston Writing Memoir on Daughter Whitney | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
HarperCollins has announced that Cissy Houston is writing a memoir on the life of her Grammy Award-winning daughter Whitney Cissy Houston has a deal with the publisher for the "unabridged and unbelievable" story that's scheduled for a February 2013...
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Jimmy Page on London 2012 Olympics Snub: "I’m Feeling Rather Hurt"

Jimmy Page on London 2012 Olympics Snub: "I’m Feeling Rather Hurt" | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
It could very well be argued that Jimmy Page's performance at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics — performing the Led Zeppelin classic "Whote Lotta Love" next to a red double-decker bus — was an integral part of London snagging the...
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Country guitarist Kenny Vaughan steps out on his own - Lexington Herald Leader

Country guitarist Kenny Vaughan steps out on his own - Lexington Herald Leader | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Lexington Herald LeaderCountry guitarist Kenny Vaughan steps out on his ownLexington Herald LeaderFor more than a decade, Kenny Vaughan has been one of the Fabulous Superlatives, the band that backs country star Marty Stuart.
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Michael Kiwanuka Makes U.S. Network Debut on 'Letterman'

Michael Kiwanuka Makes U.S. Network Debut on 'Letterman' | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
North London singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka took the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater last night for his US network TV debut playing the steady rambler "I'm Getting Ready" on The Late Show With David Letterman After opening for Adele last year...
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AXL USA Introduces Bulldog Guitar with Lindy Fralin Dog-Ear P90

AXL USA Introduces Bulldog Guitar with Lindy Fralin Dog-Ear P90 | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
The Hayward, California-based AXL USA has introduced the Bulldog, a single-cutaway slab-body electric guitar guitar with a Lindy Fralin P-90 pickup. Its street price is $549.99.
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Nicki Minaj Skips Hot 97 Summer Jam Performance

Nicki Minaj Skips Hot 97 Summer Jam Performance | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Nicki Minaj was a no-show for her Hot 97 Summer Jam set in New Jersey yesterday following a dis from Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg While introducing upcoming Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar Rosenberg said "We're all about that real hip-hop not...
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Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo Funding Jaco Pastorius Biopic

Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo Funding Jaco Pastorius Biopic | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
It seems a planned 3D film isn't enough for the incredibly busy members of Metallica.
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recently told USA Today that he's funding a biopic about the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius.
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Sheryl Crow Opens Up About Benign Brain Tumor

Sheryl Crow Opens Up About Benign Brain Tumor | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Sheryl Crow has been diagnosed with a brain tumor reports E!
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GTar Update: The Guitar Now Works As A MIDI Controller - Centralia Chronicle

GTar Update: The Guitar Now Works As A MIDI Controller - Centralia Chronicle | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
GTar Update: The Guitar Now Works As A MIDI ControllerCentralia ChronicleThe GTar, everyone's favorite Disrupt near-winner, has just announced full MIDI compatibility for their guitar, allowing musicians to connect to popular software and "play" various...
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Review: Guild F-20 Acoustic Guitar - American Songwriter

Review: Guild F-20 Acoustic Guitar - American Songwriter | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Review: Guild F-20 Acoustic GuitarAmerican SongwriterBy Rick Moore June 5th, 2012 at 7:25 am After half a century or more of dreadnought guitars being the rage – partly, of course, because the audiences artists played to grew so much – smaller...
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Nicki Minaj Fires Back At Hot 97

Nicki Minaj Fires Back At Hot 97 | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Following her sudden withdrawal from her Hot 97 Summer Jam set this past weekend Nicki Minaj called into Funkmaster Flex's show last night to address the situation The mood was tense but over the hourlong interview Minaj and Flex attempted to clear...
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The Platters' Herb Reed Dies at 83

The Platters' Herb Reed Dies at 83 | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Herb Reed of the Platters has died in a Boston area hospice reports the Associated Press He was 83 Reed helped found the Platters in Los Angeles in 1952 and the group found success with hits like "The Great Pretender" and "Only You" Reed who sang...
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Guitar 101: Learning Harmony Through Six-Note Hexatonic Scales, Part 4

Guitar 101: Learning Harmony Through Six-Note Hexatonic Scales, Part 4 | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
Over the past three columns we’ve looked at several cool-sounding hexatonic (six-note) scales and learned how to create new ones by combining two triads (three-note chords) that don’t duplicate any notes.
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Beatles Musical Will Open in Los Angeles Before Broadway

Beatles Musical Will Open in Los Angeles Before Broadway | Around the Music world | Scoop.it
A stage adaptation of Backbeat the 1994 film about the early days of the Beatles will open in Los Angeles before hitting Broadway Billboard reports The musical will launch at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles on January 16th and officially open...
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