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‘Big Time Rush’ Star — American Airlines Smashed My Custom Guitar – TMZ.com

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014

“Big Time Rush” lead singer Kendall Schmidt is having issues with the airlines again after his custom made guitar was destroyed in flight … and he demands American Airlines pony up. Kendall had an appearance in Sacramento Sunday where he was supposed to perform … but showed up with a mangled piece of wood instead of the $4,000 guitar he bought 6 months ago. And Kendall says American isn’t making things…

‘Guitar slinger’ coming to Surf – Mason City Globe Gazette

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014

CLEAR LAKE | Coco Montoya will return to the Surf Ballroom stage Saturday, Aug. 23. Doors will open at 8 p.m.  Guitar One Magazine calls guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya “the hottest southpaw in the blues” and raves about his “master touch and killer tone.” From his early days as a drummer to being one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya earned his status through years of hard…

The Drums – “I Can’t Pretend” – Stereogum

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014

It’s been a few years since we last heard from the New York-via-Florida indie-poppers the Drums, but they’re back next month with the new album Encyclopedia. The first songs we’ve heard from the album mark a pretty big departure from the widescreen twee of the band’s earlier work. First single “Magic Mountain” sounded like the Klaxons trying to cover the Pixies. And “I Can’t Pretend,” the song the band just…

Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock’s Wildest Drummer – Mashable

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014

The percussive genius behind the legendary British rock trio Cream turned 75 on Tuesday. Ginger Baker, born Peter Edward Baker on Aug. 19, 1939, is regarded as not only one of the greatest drummers to ever grace the instrument — a man many have called a natural with the sticks — but also one of the rock world’s craziest musicians off the stage. On his 75th birthday, let’s take a…

New York’s Met Opera Reaches Deals With Singers, Orchestra Members – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pedestrians around the Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln Center. Associated Press The Metropolitan Opera reached a tentative four-year contract with its singers and orchestra members, a deal that attempts to reach a middle ground on cost cuts and broadens the role of an independent analyst called on to assess the company’s financial state. The agreement, struck around 6 a.m. Monday after overnight talks, averted a lockout that threatened to derail…

What do college partyers, violin makers and cake decorators have in common? – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014

College partyers of Maryland, your lives will never the same. This school year, no longer can you and your roomies pile into the car, head to the liquor store and stock up on your favorite cheap, clear booze. Gone are the days of ignoring the “contents may ignite or explode” label and pouring freely into a jug of Hawaiian Punch. The jungle juice recipe you worked so hard to perfect…

James Burton wants a guitar in your child’s hands – Shreveport Times

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014

James Burton stands in front of his foundation on Elvis Presley Boulevard across from Municipal Auditorium. Burton, a guitarist who performed with Elvis in the late 1960s and early 1970s, hosts the James Burton International Guitar Festival this weekend. (Photo: Henrietta Wildsmith/The Times ) The guitar has brought strength to the powerless, wealth to the impoverished, faith to the unbelieving and voice to the mute. And it’s touched more than…

‘Big Time Rush’ Star — American Airlines Smashed My Custom Guitar – TMZ.com

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014

“Big Time Rush” lead singer Kendall Schmidt is having issues with the airlines again after his custom made guitar was destroyed in flight … and he demands American Airlines pony up. Kendall had an appearance in Sacramento Sunday where he was supposed to perform … but showed up with a mangled piece of wood instead of the $4,000 guitar he bought 6 months ago. And Kendall says American isn’t making things…

The Drums – “I Can’t Pretend” – Stereogum

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It’s been a few years since we last heard from the New York-via-Florida indie-poppers the Drums, but they’re back next month with the new album Encyclopedia. The first songs we’ve heard from the album mark a pretty big departure from the widescreen twee of the band’s earlier work. First single “Magic Mountain” sounded like the Klaxons trying to cover the Pixies. And “I Can’t Pretend,” the song the band just…

Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock’s Wildest Drummer – Mashable

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The percussive genius behind the legendary British rock trio Cream turned 75 on Tuesday. Ginger Baker, born Peter Edward Baker on Aug. 19, 1939, is regarded as not only one of the greatest drummers to ever grace the instrument — a man many have called a natural with the sticks — but also one of the rock world’s craziest musicians off the stage. On his 75th birthday, let’s take a…

New York’s Met Opera Reaches Deals With Singers, Orchestra Members – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pedestrians around the Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln Center. Associated Press The Metropolitan Opera reached a tentative four-year contract with its singers and orchestra members, a deal that attempts to reach a middle ground on cost cuts and broadens the role of an independent analyst called on to assess the company’s financial state. The agreement, struck around 6 a.m. Monday after overnight talks, averted a lockout that threatened to derail…

James Burton wants a guitar in your child’s hands – Shreveport Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

James Burton stands in front of his foundation on Elvis Presley Boulevard across from Municipal Auditorium. Burton, a guitarist who performed with Elvis in the late 1960s and early 1970s, hosts the James Burton International Guitar Festival this weekend. (Photo: Henrietta Wildsmith/The Times ) The guitar has brought strength to the powerless, wealth to the impoverished, faith to the unbelieving and voice to the mute. And it’s touched more than…

‘Big Time Rush’ Star — American Airlines Smashed My Custom Guitar – TMZ.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

“Big Time Rush” lead singer Kendall Schmidt is having issues with the airlines again after his custom made guitar was destroyed in flight … and he demands American Airlines pony up. Kendall had an appearance in Sacramento Sunday where he was supposed to perform … but showed up with a mangled piece of wood instead of the $4,000 guitar he bought 6 months ago. And Kendall says American isn’t making things…

Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock’s Wildest Drummer – Mashable

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The percussive genius behind the legendary British rock trio Cream turned 75 on Tuesday. Ginger Baker, born Peter Edward Baker on Aug. 19, 1939, is regarded as not only one of the greatest drummers to ever grace the instrument — a man many have called a natural with the sticks — but also one of the rock world’s craziest musicians off the stage. On his 75th birthday, let’s take a…

Local Drummer Jeff Salisbury Publishes a New Instructional Book – Seven Days

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

click to enlarge Courtesy of jeff salisbury About 15 years ago, Jeff Salisbury found himself stumped. The local drummer and drum teacher was approached by a student who had reached an impasse with his development…

The Drums – “I Can’t Pretend” – Stereogum

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It’s been a few years since we last heard from the New York-via-Florida indie-poppers the Drums, but they’re back next month with the new album Encyclopedia. The first songs we’ve heard from the album mark a pretty big departure from the widescreen twee of the band’s earlier work. First single “Magic Mountain” sounded like the Klaxons trying to cover the Pixies. And “I Can’t Pretend,” the song the band just…

Drummer stars at Belfast festival – New Zimbabwe.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DRUMMER Wilson Magwere fled his native Zimbabwe 10 years ago because of his music – but now he is bringing Belfast youngsters together with the same talent. Performing at the launch of Belfast Mela, the 35-year-old brought a smile to everyone’s face with his interactive One People, Nice People song. As well as being one of the star performers at the festival this Sunday, Wilson has been…

Blink-182: Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker Promise ‘Something … – Music Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Trending News 0 Get the Most Popular Music Times Updates Weekly By Kyle Dowling Aug 20, 2014 11:21 AM EDT Mark Hoppus / Tom Delonge – Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2009(Photo : Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images) Pop-punk stars Blink-182 have a couple of headlining shows this coming weekend…

New York’s Met Opera Reaches Deals With Singers, Orchestra Members – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pedestrians around the Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln Center. Associated Press The Metropolitan Opera reached a tentative four-year contract with its singers and orchestra members, a deal that attempts to reach a middle ground on cost cuts and broadens the role of an independent analyst called on to assess the company’s financial state. The agreement, struck around 6 a.m. Monday after overnight talks, averted a lockout that threatened to derail…

Teachers learn guitar-building to illustrate application of STEM principles – TBO.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nikki Grottano, a Newpoint High School teacher from Escambia County, wants to teach guitar building as part of a physical science class. She came to Tampa and Brandon to learn how. “This is so cool,” she said. “Who wouldn’t want to build a guitar? It’s a great hook for students.” The National Science Foundation, through a grant, in August sponsored a weeklong institute called the National STEM Guitar Project…