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  • 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 CĂ©leste 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......
  • Library of Congress adds 25 new recordings to its collection, including classics from Captain Beefheart, Steely Dan and George Crumb

     
    Whether it's hip-hop or humpback whales, the Library of Congress certainly knows how to spread the love around when it comes to America’s aural preservation. On Wednesday, the government agency named 25 new additions to the ninth annual National...
  • Rocking and rolling on a weekend for the kids

    Our first stops on this Magical Midwestern Tour have essentially been destinations for grownups that young people might, or might not, enjoy. This time, we're blatantly and unapologetically pandering to children. Adults can come along if it's OK with the...