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Here’s What Using a Fidget Spinner on Guitar Sounds Like – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Billy Joel’s former drummer Liberty DeVitto details messy split from ‘Piano Man,’ dispels rumors about rock lifestyle – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Liberty DeVitto played in Billy Joel’s band for 30 years and can be heard on some of Joel’s best-known hits such as “Only the Good Die Young” and “Just the Way You Are,” but Joel unceremoniously cut DeVitto from his band without an explanation. The iconic drummer surmised that he’d lost his decades-long gig when he wasn’t invited to Joel’s 2004 wedding to third-wife Katie Lee. DeVitto shares his…

RTA expanding hours for Cleveland Orchestra, U2 shows – cleveland.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Greater Cleveland RTA will expand some Rapid Transit hours this weekend for the Cleveland Orchestra and U2 concerts downtown. The orchestra’s free Independence Day concert starts at 9 p.m. Friday, June 30, followed by a fireworks display at 10, on Mall B, between Lakeside Avenue and St. Clair Avenue, a short walk from RTA’s Tower City Station. Green Line rail service, which usually ends at 9 p.m., will…

Florida Orchestra and Tampa Bay Master Chorale scrap search for a joint conductor – Tampabay.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TAMPA — After a yearlong effort, the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and the Florida Orchestra have abandoned their search for a conductor capable of leading both groups. Related News/Archive Master Class: What does an orchestra conductor do? 3 Months Ago Stage Planner: Tampa Bay Fringe Festival to launch, Orchestra remembers Bowie 5 Months Ago Three ‘MasterChef’ contestants from the Tampa Bay area talk cooking inspiration and more 4 Weeks…

Dave Rosser, Afghan Whigs Guitarist, Dead at 50 – RollingStone.com

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dave Rosser, guitarist for the Afghan Whigs, died Tuesday following a battle with inoperable colon cancer. He was 50. Related Afghan Whigs Return With New Lineup, No Rules Greg Dulli talks the band’s first new album in 16 years, plus Rick McCollum confirms departure “It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, brother and inspiration,” the band wrote on Facebook. “Dave Rosser passed away peacefully last…

Billy Joel’s former drummer Liberty DeVitto details messy split from ‘Piano Man,’ dispels rumors about rock lifestyle – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Liberty DeVitto played in Billy Joel’s band for 30 years and can be heard on some of Joel’s best-known hits such as “Only the Good Die Young” and “Just the Way You Are,” but Joel unceremoniously cut DeVitto from his band without an explanation. The iconic drummer surmised that he’d lost his decades-long gig when he wasn’t invited to Joel’s 2004 wedding to third-wife Katie Lee. DeVitto shares his…

London Musical Theatre Orchestra announces new shows for 2017 – The Stage

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra will celebrate its second anniversary with a season that includes performances of Mack and Mabel and A Christmas Carol. The orchestra, which is the first to be dedicated to musical theatre, will perform Jerry Herman’s Mack and Mabel at the Hackney Empire on September 23, and A Christmas Carol at the West End’s Lyceum Theatre on December 11 and 18. The group previously performed A…

Binghamton Philharmonic to perform ‘Pops in the Park’ – Binghamton Homepage

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NewsChannel 34 Top Stories: TOWN OF UNION, N.Y. – Before ringing in the 4th, the Town of Union is celebrating America’s independence with a concert at Highland Park. The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra will start off the Town of Union’s Fourth of July celebrations with its third annual Pops in the Park concert. The free event is scheduled to start Monday at 7:30 p.m. The Philharmonic will play patriotic tunes as…

Wands Out: Louisville Orchestra Continues ‘Harry Potter’ Concert … – 89.3 WFPL

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

20 years ago, readers were first introduced to “Harry Potter’s” wizarding world. Eventually, the book series became major motion pictures bursting with orchestral soundtracks. Most “Harry Potter” film fans are probably familiar with those first enchanting notes that lead into the movies. They start out delicate and twinkling, then sweep into a flurry of string instruments. This is the music that the Louisville Orchestra will bring to audiences later this…

The Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday – The Suburban Newspaper

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra, conducted by its Music Director Stewart Grant, will present its annual Canada Day Concert on Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m. at St-Joachim Church, 2 Sainte-Anne Street in Pointe-Claire. In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Canada, the concert will include the world premiere of a new composition written especially for the occasion by Grant and subsidized through a grant from the…

Binghamton Philharmonic to perform ‘Pops in the Park’ concert at Highland Park – Binghamton Homepage

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

NewsChannel 34 Top Stories: TOWN OF UNION, N.Y. – Before ringing in the 4th, the Town of Union is celebrating America’s independence with a concert at Highland Park. The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra will start off the Town of Union’s Fourth of July celebrations with its third annual Pops in the Park concert. The free event is scheduled to start Monday at 7:30 p.m. The Philharmonic will play patriotic tunes as…

Wands Out: Louisville Orchestra Continues ‘Harry Potter’ Concert Series – 89.3 WFPL

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

20 years ago, readers were first introduced to “Harry Potter’s” wizarding world. Eventually, the book series became major motion pictures bursting with orchestral soundtracks. Most “Harry Potter” film fans are probably familiar with those first enchanting notes that lead into the movies. They start out delicate and twinkling, then sweep into a flurry of string instruments. This is the music that the Louisville Orchestra will bring to audiences later this…

Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin: “When we got together and started playing you knew it was going to … – WGN Radio

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Justin Kaufmann and Jimmy Chamberlin Justin Kaufmann and Jimmy Chamberlin Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin joins Justin to talk about his great career in music, how he grew up playing jazz music, what he learned from jazz that is still with him today, auditioning for the Smashing Pumpkins, the transition the band was making from “Gish” to their major label debut, “Siamese Dream,” going from local darlings to being one…

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra concert followed by march to fireworks – Do Savannah

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It’s like two shows in one. On July 4, “Equinox Orchestra: Tybee Island Swings!” will feature the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra in concert at the Tybee Post Theater. After the concert, the orchestra will lead the audience in a New Orleans-style march to the beach for fireworks. “It’s going to be a fantastic salute to our veterans and ex-military,” says vocalist Clay Johnson. “We’ll have the 11-piece band in the Tybee…

More guitar heroes won’t solve the problem – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Elvis Presley guitar at center of court battle – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The plane goes up for auction this weekend. Time FILE – This April 22, 2013 file photo shows the slightly smashed acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley during the final tour before his death in 1977 on display at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D. The guitar may have to taken off display. A lawsuit filed in July 2014 in South Dakota is seeking…

The Drums – Abysmal Thoughts – BeatRoute Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  By Jamie McNamara Anti-  It’s hard to imagine that The Drums breakout song, the effervescent “Let’s Go Surfing,” came out seven years ago. It’s no fault of their own, but after two albums and the death of just about every trend the Jonny Pierce-led band once fell under, that first single feels like an artifact of a twee era gone by. Hints of that bobbing, C86-influenced band pop…

Bye Benco are back with new ‘Jungle Drums’ single – East Coast Radio

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

South African band Bye Benco are gearing up for the release of their new studio EP, ‘Ghetto Disko’, and are treating their fans to a new single and video. The indie-folk group just released the video for their latest track, ‘Jungle Drums’.  The video, which was produced by director Emilie Badenhorst, has been described as a “glittered kaleidoscope”.  Bye Beneco will be taking their ‘Jungle Drums’ sound to Europe in…

VOIVOD Drummer Discusses ‘Progressive’ Next Album, Pays Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In a brand new interview with Rock Sverige, drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) of Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD spoke about the status of the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2013′s “Target Earth” album. He said: “It’s almost done in terms of writing and we are recording in August and September. We have a few shows before that. After the European tour, we have festivals in Quebec with METALLICA, and…