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Venezuelan touches hearts weeping over violin smashed during protest – Fox News

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

He first moved fellow Venezuelans and the Twittersphere when some weeks ago he joined the street protests in Caracas armed with his violin. It was his way of mourning a musician friend who died in early May amid the escalating violence in the country. Then this week he touched everybody’s hearts when cameras caught him weeping inconsolably holding his broken violin, which had been smashed by the National Guard….

Experimental Guitarist Brandon Seabrook Explores Dark Side Of Drums On New Album – Hartford Courant

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Menacing voices, sizzling electric-guitar clusters, Theremin-like electronic swooshes, vicious counterpoint and two drummers bashing the hell out of toms and snares. The sound world of “Die Trommel Fatale,” the new album by guitarist Brandon Seabrook (to released on June 16), is anything but plaintive, the jump-cut product of a restless, thrill-seeking musical mind, like hitting “scan” on your car’s FM radio if all the stations were slightly out of range…

Dave Navarro: Why Red Hot Chili Peppers Fans Rejected Me – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

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Chuck Johnson’s Restorative, Meadow-Set, Near-Ambient Pedal … – NPR

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Chuck Johnson‘s music always finds the calm at the center of the storm. He’s best known for his hypnotic, yet lyrical, solo guitar work, but for his new record Balsams Johnson meditates on — and through — the lush ambiance of the pedal steel. This isn’t the first time Johnson’s played the pedal steel — you can hear flourishes of the instrument throughout last year’s full-band “rock” record Velvet Arc….

Adventurous pedal steel guitarist wins top Baker Artist Award, $40000 prize – Baltimore Sun

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

An adventurous Baltimore musician was awarded one of the region’s largest arts prizes Thursday night as the top winner of the 2017 Baker Artist Awards. Susan Alcorn, who has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional country western environment, was awarded the $30,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize, as well as the $10,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize that each of the six winners received. “I was in Houston, Texas,…

New Book ‘Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride’ Reveals Guitar Stories and More – Acoustic Guitar

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

From the July 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAT MORAN “If I had Johnny’s cash & Charley’s pride, I wouldn’t have Buck Ow-en on my car,” Mac Wiseman sang in the 1969 hit “Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride,” which lends a whimsical title to Peter Cooper’s new book, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music (Spring House Press). Cooper, a songwriter, producer, journalist, and…

He played on amidst the chaos of protests – until cops broke his … – CNN

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

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System Of A Down drummer speaks on slow… – Alternative Press

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

It’s been a long 12 years for System Of A Down fans waiting on the band’s sixth album. Now, SOAD drummer John Dolmayan is talking about the apparent lack of progress on the anticipated release. Read more: System Of A Down confirm new album is in the works Hypnotize, System Of A Down’s latest full length record, was released at the tail end of 2005. Since that time, the band…

He played on amidst the chaos of protests – until cops broke his violin – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Royal Philharmonic Scores New Roy Orbison Album – Rolling Stone – RollingStone.com

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Roy Orbison‘s family and London’s Royal Philharmonic teamed for a new album that pairs the singer’s classic vocal takes with new orchestral arrangements. A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra arrives November 3rd via Roy’s Boys and Legacy Recordings. Related Flashback: Roy Orbison Sings ‘Pretty Woman’ at Last Show Just two days after this 1988 show in Cleveland, Orbison died of a sudden heart attack A Love So…

New Book ‘Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride’ Reveals Guitar Stories and More – Acoustic Guitar

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

From the July 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAT MORAN “If I had Johnny’s cash & Charley’s pride, I wouldn’t have Buck Ow-en on my car,” Mac Wiseman sang in the 1969 hit “Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride,” which lends a whimsical title to Peter Cooper’s new book, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music (Spring House Press). Cooper, a songwriter, producer, journalist, and…

Chris Martin’s guitar to be sold at tax debt auction – Devon Live

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Drummer shares his expertise of 27 albums with Frank Zappa – Times Colonist

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

PREVIEW What: Victoria Drum FestWhen: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (doors 12:15 p.m.)Where: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel, 728 Humboldt St.Tickets: $40 advance, $50 door (at Long & McQuade, Tom Lee Music)   The drummer, usually situated behind the band, can be easy to overlook. Yet the importance of the stick-man (or woman) cannot be overemphasized says Chad Wackerman, a…

Royal Philharmonic Scores New Roy Orbison Album – RollingStone.com

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Roy Orbison‘s family and London’s Royal Philharmonic teamed for a new album that pairs the singer’s classic vocal takes with new orchestral arrangements. A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra arrives November 3rd via Roy’s Boys and Legacy Recordings. Related Flashback: Roy Orbison Sings ‘Pretty Woman’ at Last Show Just two days after this 1988 show in Cleveland, Orbison died of a sudden heart attack A Love So…

New Book ‘Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride’ Reveals Guitar Stories and More – Acoustic Guitar

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

From the July 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAT MORAN “If I had Johnny’s cash & Charley’s pride, I wouldn’t have Buck Ow-en on my car,” Mac Wiseman sang in the 1969 hit “Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride,” which lends a whimsical title to Peter Cooper’s new book, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music (Spring House Press). Cooper, a songwriter, producer, journalist, and…

Venezuela’s violin protester shown outpouring of kindness – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Media captionViolinist Wuilly Arteaga playing the Venezuelan national anthem amid the protests earlier in May Venezuelans have rallied online to help a violist who had his instrument broken during a protest. Wuilly Arteaga has become a regular fixture at the country’s street demonstrations, calmly playing classical tunes amid the chaos. But on Wednesday evening, a video went viral, showing him in tears with a scuffed violin, its strings all broken,…

New Book ‘Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride’ Reveals Guitar Stories and More – Acoustic Guitar

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

From the July 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAT MORAN “If I had Johnny’s cash & Charley’s pride, I wouldn’t have Buck Ow-en on my car,” Mac Wiseman sang in the 1969 hit “Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride,” which lends a whimsical title to Peter Cooper’s new book, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music (Spring House Press). Cooper, a songwriter, producer, journalist, and…

SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Says ‘It’s Very Disheartening’ Band Hasn’t Released New Album In 12 Years – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that “it’s very disheartening” that the band hasn’t released a new album in more than a decade. Dolmayan revealed in a 2016 interview with Kerrang! magazine that SYSTEM OF A DOWN had written more than a dozen new songs for a possible follow-up to “Mezmerize” and “Hypnotize”, which came out in 2005. Since then, there has been no further info on a…

New Book ‘Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride’ Reveals Guitar Stories and More – Acoustic Guitar

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

From the July 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAT MORAN “If I had Johnny’s cash & Charley’s pride, I wouldn’t have Buck Ow-en on my car,” Mac Wiseman sang in the 1969 hit “Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride,” which lends a whimsical title to Peter Cooper’s new book, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music (Spring House Press). Cooper, a songwriter, producer, journalist, and…