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Drummer Jon Wurster Remembers Grant Hart: ‘The Center of the Sonic Hurricane’ – RollingStone.com

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Jon Wurster has been the longtime drummer for Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, but in his work with the Bob Mould band, he had a chance to fill the throne of one of his heroes: Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, who died Thursday at 56. Here, Wurster remembers Hart as a force of nature on the skins, as well as an utterly original personality. “Well, damn. Those songs are going to be way…

Palestinian orchestra uses ‘music as resistance’ – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Birzeit, Occupied West Bank - On a humid summer evening in Birzeit, the atmosphere in the Naseeb Azeez Shaheen Auditorium turned raucous when it was announced that two musicians from Gaza would be performing. The audience had barely settled by the time the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) launched into the familiar, dramatic opening bars of the Star Wars main theme. For its 2017 tour, the PYO had scheduled two…

RAMMSTEIN Guitarist On Upcoming Album: ‘I Feel Like It’s Gonna Be The Last Record We Do’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe says that the band’s upcoming album could be its last. The German industrial metallers are working on what will be their seventh studio disc — and in an interview with Resurrection Fest in July, Kruspe spoke about how the follow-up to 2009′s “Liebe Ist Für Alle Da” was shaping up. “I was very skeptical to go back with RAMMSTEIN into the studio, because last time we…

Quicksand Guitarist Accused Of Shoplifting, Resisting Arrest At … – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tom Capone, guitarist for the New York City-based post-hardcore act QUICKSAND, has left the band’s current U.S. tour so that he could focus on his “health.” Capone‘s absence from the trek follows reports that the 47-year-old was arrested this past Tuesday (September 12) in Arizona on suspicion of shoplifting and resisting arrest. According to a police report, Capone was observed on closed-circuit television shoplifting from a CVS pharmacy in Phoenix….

Jimi Hendrix guitar: Rock legend’s Wandre instrument sells for £6000 – Express.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

The unusual 1960s Wandre was part of an auction of 400 guitars in the biggest sale of its kind in Europe.  The guitar belongs to R&B musician Zoot Money, and was played by Jimi Hendrix at Zoot’s apartment in September 1966 – during Hendrix’s first visit to the UK.  And now one Hendrix superfan has bagged the guitar for a princely £5,952, after the auction held by Gardiner Houlgate auctioneers…

Guitar-slinger returns to Azalea Park bandshell – Curry Coastal Pilot

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Guitar-slinger Brad Wilson and the Rollin’ Thunder Blues Band return for an encore of originals and covers during a free concert at 1 p.m. Sunday at Brookings’ Azalea Park. Music fans are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the park’s amphitheater to enjoy the concert. The Snack Shack, operated by the Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor, will offer hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and beverages. The band Wilson is known…

Guitarist performs Sunday in Crescent City – Curry Coastal Pilot

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Internationally-renowned artist Pavlo will bring his blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin and Balkan music to Crescent City at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. His peformance opens the Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association’s Music in the Redwoods season. Born in Toronto to Greek parents, Pavlo began dedicating several hours a day to practicing the guitar when he was 10. Realizing his connection to the instrument, Pavlo’s parents encouraged his journey to…

Drummer Jon Wurster on Grant Hart: ‘The Center of a Hurricane … – RollingStone.com

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Jon Wurster has been the longtime drummer for Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, but in his work with the Bob Mould band, he had a chance to fill the throne of one of his heroes: Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, who died Thursday at 56. Here, Wurster remembers Hart as a force of nature on the skins, as well as an utterly original personality. “Well, damn. Those songs are going to be way…

Drummer Jon Wurster Remembers Grant Hart: ‘The Center of the Sonic Hurricane’ – RollingStone.com

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Jon Wurster has been the longtime drummer for Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, but in his work with the Bob Mould band, he had a chance to fill the throne of one of his heroes: Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, who died Thursday at 56. Here, Wurster remembers Hart as a force of nature on the skins, as well as an utterly original personality. “Well, damn. Those songs are going to be way…

Jimi Hendrix guitar: Rock legend’s Wandre instrument sells for £6000 – Express.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

The unusual 1960s Wandre was part of an auction of 400 guitars in the biggest sale of its kind in Europe.  The guitar belongs to R&B musician Zoot Money, and was played by Jimi Hendrix at Zoot’s apartment in September 1966 – during Hendrix’s first visit to the UK.  And now one Hendrix superfan has bagged the guitar for a princely £5,952, after the auction held by Gardiner Houlgate auctioneers…

QUICKSAND Guitarist Accused Of Shoplifting, Resisting Arrest At Phoenix CVS – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tom Capone, guitarist for the New York City-based post-hardcore act QUICKSAND, has left the band’s current U.S. tour so that he could focus on his “health.” Capone‘s absence from the trek follows reports that the 47-year-old was arrested this past Tuesday (September 12) in Arizona on suspicion of shoplifting and resisting arrest. According to a police report, Capone was observed on closed-circuit television shoplifting from a CVS pharmacy in Phoenix….

RAMMSTEIN Guitarist On Upcoming Album: ‘I Feel Like It’s Gonna Be The Last Record We Do’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe says that the band’s upcoming album could be its last. The German industrial metallers are working on what will be their seventh studio disc — and in an interview with Resurrection Fest in July, Kruspe spoke about how the follow-up to 2009′s “Liebe Ist Für Alle Da” was shaping up. “I was very skeptical to go back with RAMMSTEIN into the studio, because last time we…

Drummer Jon Wurster Remembers Grant Hart: ‘The Center of the Sonic Hurricane’ – RollingStone.com

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Jon Wurster has been the longtime drummer for Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, but in his work with the Bob Mould band, he had a chance to fill the throne of one of his heroes: Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, who died Thursday at 56. Here, Wurster remembers Hart as a force of nature on the skins, as well as an utterly original personality. “Well, damn. Those songs are going to be way…

Jimi Hendrix guitar: Rock legend’s Wandre instrument sells for £6000 – Express.co.uk

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

The unusual 1960s Wandre was part of an auction of 400 guitars in the biggest sale of its kind in Europe.  The guitar belongs to R&B musician Zoot Money, and was played by Jimi Hendrix at Zoot’s apartment in September 1966 – during Hendrix’s first visit to the UK.  And now one Hendrix superfan has bagged the guitar for a princely £5,952, after the auction held by Gardiner Houlgate auctioneers…

Grant Hart, Husker Du Drummer and Singer, Dead at 56 – RollingStone.com

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Grant Hart, drummer and singer of the seminal alternative rock band Hüsker Dü, has died at 56 after being diagnosed with liver cancer. The news was confirmed by his bandmate Bob Mould on Facebook.  Related Inside Husker Du’s Early-Years Box Set Treasure Trove Bassist Greg Norton reflects on band’s earliest years ahead of the release of the three-CD ‘Savage Young Dü’ “The tragic news of Grant’s passing was not unexpected to…

Drummer Jon Wurster Remembers Grant Hart: ‘The Center of the Sonic Hurricane’ – RollingStone.com

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Jon Wurster has been the longtime drummer for Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, but in his work with the Bob Mould band, he had a chance to fill the throne of one of his heroes: Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, who died Thursday at 56. Here, Wurster remembers Hart as a force of nature on the skins, as well as an utterly original personality. “Well, damn. Those songs are going to be way…

To Be a Drummer: Read an Excerpt from Phil Collins’s Memoir – Signature Reads

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

In his memoir Not Dead Yet, Phil Collins tells the story of his overwhelmingly successful career as the drummer and frontman of Genesis. Collins treks through his life with us, from the very beginning to now, covering the highs and lows of his career. As one of only three musicians to sell 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins is an icon in the music world….

Stream Radiohead drummer Philip Selway’s new album/film soundtrack ‘Let Me Go’ – NME.com

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway‘s new album, the soundtrack for new film Let Me Go, is streaming now. Listen below. ‘Let Me Go’ will be released officially on October 27 via Bella Union. It serves as the soundtrack to the film of the same name, which is based on Austrian-born Helga Schneider’s memoir. In it, she tracks down her mother Traudi, only to discover she was a guard in concentration camps during…

Norwalk drummer stays in the groove with SoNo performance – Thehour.com

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Caption Close It’s a late Sunday afternoon, and John Cutrone is in the groove. The Norwalk drummer is leading a small jazz ensemble he’s put together for this weekend’s show at the Sono Seaport Seafood Restaurant — something he’s been doing every Sunday, every summer for nearly 25 years. But he doesn’t so much lead the band as guide it through a maze of improvisational twists and turns, steering it…

Minnesota Orchestra opens 2017-18 season with celestial new violin concerto – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

See more of the story Orchestras seek a foolproof formula for the perfect season opener. The program, they feel, should send a message: “Join us, we’re chic and up-to-date.” Or, conversely: “Come home with us and we’ll reminisce about the old days.” Osmo Vänskä offered his own sensible, nicely balanced program to kick off the Minnesota Orchestra’s 115th season: four varied, short, mostly familiar pieces surrounding the U.S. premiere of…