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  • Guitar History To Hit Auction Block

    Guitar History To Hit Auction Block
    Most musicians, and many non musicians have some idea of who Les Paul is and what he played. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin back in 1915, he was known as the father of the electric guitar. He truly revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar, and...
  • 2012: The Year the Music Died (So Far)

    2012: The Year the Music Died (So Far)
    It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
  • Our Picks: Sunday jazz in Fairfield County

    Our Picks: Sunday jazz in Fairfield County
    You don't have to train it to the big city to hear some great jazz on a Sunday evening. Here are a couple of world class performers that are bringing their talents to the quiet reaches of inland Fairfield County. Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub: Sarah's...
  • Gov't Mule frontman Warren Haynes is used to playing many roles

    Gov't Mule frontman Warren Haynes is used to playing many roles
    Gov’t Mule and moe. June 24, 7 p.m., $38.50, Toyota Presents Oakdale, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, (203) 269-8721, oakdale.com If jam bands were NFL teams, guitarist and singer Warren Haynes would be a first-round draft pick, maybe even...
  • He put the 'wah' in rock 'n' roll

    He put the 'wah' in rock 'n' roll
    You've probably seen Del Casher, sporting a yachtsman's cap as he cruises around town in his fire-engine-red sedan, and never given him a second look. But the 73-year-old musician, who operates a sound studio on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, is one of...
  • 2012 Grammy award nominees: Who will win?

    2012 Grammy award nominees: Who will win?
    Check out the complete list of nominees for this year's Grammy Awards. Tune in on Sunday February 12 at 8/7c to see if your predictions were right.     Record Of The Year Rolling In The Deep Adele Holocene Bon Iver Grenade Bruno Mars The Cave...
  • PIX11 Talks With Andrew Lee, Director And Writer Of Short Film "Home Again"

    PIX11 Talks With Andrew Lee, Director And Writer Of Short Film "Home Again"
    The Manhattan Film Festival, features films on a local and national level. Andrew Lee, director and writer of the short film "Home Again" sat down with PIX11's Alyssa Zauderer to discuss the trials and tribulations of two friends and a guitar. Alyssa...
  • Dillon scores first trucks win of season at Nashville

    Austin Dillon passed Johnny Sauter with 23 laps to go and did not look back, winning Friday night's Lucas Deep Clean 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway for his first trip to victory lane this season. Dillon, who won two...
  • T. Rex's Marc Bolan, always famous -- and flamboyant

    T. Rex's Marc Bolan, always famous -- and flamboyant
    It was Aug. 11, 1973, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Onstage was Marc Bolan, the enigmatic singer of T. Rex, in a shiny purple jumpsuit unzipped to his navel, wailing on a Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar. A halo of bushy hair swung around his face,...
  • Buell's off-road life of rock 'n' roll thunder

    In the '70s, Erik Buell was an AMA superbike racer. In the '80s, he added Harley-Davidson engineer and Buell Motorcycles founder to his resume. Now, the Buell chairman and chief technical officer is fronting the Thunderbolts rock band and designing a line...
  • 'Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music' by Greg Milner

    And in the beginning, there was no recorded sound. For millennia, music lovers had to play songs for each other in order to hear their favorite music. Because of this, perhaps -- as Greg Milner points out in his exhaustive, technically precise and...