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  • In pop music, a whole new way of doing business

    In pop music, a whole new way of doing business
    January has always been slump month when it comes to new pop music. Musicians tend to turn bearlike around this time, hibernating until conditions seem friendlier. Yet the resourceful pop lover will be anything but bored right now, with so much to reap...
  • Les Paul: The name lives on

     
    by Mark Silva and updated (hear the master below....) The name lives on, but the man is gone. Les Paul, a performer and inventor whose handicraft has given generations of musicians the sound they wanted, died today. He was 94.......
  • How music became an industry: on 'Selling Sounds'

     
    Among the fascinating examples of early music-industry advertising reproduced in "Selling Sounds," the most striking is a 1913 image that pairs a photograph of legendary tenor Enrico Caruso, costumed for "Aida," with one of his Victor Red Seal recordings....
  • Quest for the perfect guitar

     
    It may not be an Arthurian tale of Sir Percival in pursuit of the Holy Grail, but Tony Bacon???s "Million Dollar Les Paul" (Jawbone: 288 pp., $19.95 paper) is still about a romantic quest. The object of his interest? The......
  • Who will be crowned 'King of the Blues'?

     
    Who knows what kind of deal with the devil the top five contestants in the Guitar Center-sponsored 'King of the Blues' contest have rigged up, but who wouldn't sell their soul for a title like that? Not to mention the $25,000 in cash, a reissue of a...
  • Duane Eddy tops Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival

     
    The influential rock guitarist leads a lineup in Anaheim that also includes 'Honeyboy' Edwards. One of the musical highlights in recent years of the National Assn. of Music Merchants’annual trade show, now under way in Anaheim, has been Deke Dickersonâ€...
  • Django Reinhardt: The original Guitar Hero?

     
    Saturday marks what would have been the 100th birthday of guitarist Django Reinhardt, and one thing the Gypsy jazz innovator is often credited with is helping elevate the guitar from a supporting role to a lead player in his vibrant......
  • 2010 Grammy Awards live!

     
    Pop & Hiss live-blogged the 2010 Grammy Awards -- typos and all! 8:30 p.m. The Grammy Awards took a bet on youth in 2010, giving its top prize to country star Taylor Swift. The 20-year-old won four Grammys, including album......
  • WebClawer: Rock 'n' roll finches bring their music to London; complaint about PETA U.K.'s Hitler-themed ad dismissed; dachshund Spork gets a reprieve

     
    -- French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot enlisted a flock of zebra finches for his upcoming exhibition at London's Barbican concert hall and art gallery. But these aren't just any zebra finches -- they're rock 'n' roll zebra finches. Boursier-...
  • Lost in the Nashville flood: Musical instruments galore

     
    Anyone who knows the feeling of becoming intimately familiar with a particular musical instrument can’t help but sympathize with all those musicians who lost prized pieces of equipment during the recent floods in Nashville. I reached out to several to.....
  • Have a vintage guitar to sell? Buyers in King of Prussia through Saturday

     
    International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association, an agency that buys and sells vintage guitars, has brought its search to Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6......