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Iconic U.S. guitar-maker Gibson files for bankruptcy

Gibson Les Paul - Gibson bankrupt

The Les Paul guitar is synonymous with rock and roll. Today, the company that builds these legendary guitars filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. This follows decades of questionable quality control and what many in the industry consider bad business moves *cough* robotic tuners *cough*. Most guitar players aren’t surprised at this news, but it is still a sad day to ...

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Rock Report-Pearl Jam new tunes/Petty’s Publisher sues Spotify/Slash doesn’t mind phones

PETTY, YOUNG, WEEZER: Publisher Sues Spotify The publisher of songs by Tom Petty, Neil Young, Weezer, The Black Keys and more has filed a massive copyright lawsuit against Spotify. Wixen Publishing claims the streaming giant is using songs found in the company’s administrative catalog without the necessary licenses or compensation and that more the 20 percent of the company’s streaming catalog is without a license. ...

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Red Zeppelin’s Rock Report-Pink Floyd book on the way/38 Special coming to Daytona Beach in May 2018/Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens passes

Another Pink Floyd book is on the way. Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon by Bill Kopp chronicles the band’s development following founding guitarist Syd Barrett’s departure in 1968. It will be published on February 15th. Baseball great Alex Rodriguez‏ visited Bruce Springsteen backstage on Broadway and tweeted, “Wow! What an incredible journey conveyed through music and storytelling. He is one of the all-time ...

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Red Zeppelin’s Rock Riffs: Ozzy announces farewell tour

After five decades in the music industry and more than 2,500 shows, Ozzy Osbourne will say goodbye to the road with the Farewell World Tour. He says, “People keep asking me when I’m retiring. This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.” The tour starts in Mexico in May and then heads ...

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Red Zeppelin’s Rock-n-Roll News-Week of June 26-July 1 2017-The Foo Fighters rider looks like a health food store/Sammy Hagar says Van Halen Reunion will happy

For a band with six members, Foo Fighters don’t really need a lot of food or drink before they hit the stage. NME got a hold of the band’s tour rider for their appearance at Glastonbury over the weekend, and though it runs 92 items deep, it costs only about $185 — which is about $30 per member. Here’s the list, ...

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