The editors of offer up some unsolicited opinions about guitars and six-string life.
Dio Covers Rock – Everyone at PG was saddened to hear about the death of Ronnie James
Dio, but we’re happy to see awesome Dio covers, old and new, surfacing online in his honor.
Make sure to check out the Van Halen, Pearl Jam, and Mike Portnoy ones.
Buy a Ticket, Get an Album – Tom Petty and Ozzy Osborne have joined the growing trend of
offering free downloads or CDs with the purchase of a concert ticket. What’s not to love?
Arlen Roth, Boosty Collins Launch Online Schools – Roth and Collins are the
latest on the online lesson bandwagon. We’re surprised more artists aren’t utilizing the web to
school their followers.
Talking Heads David Byrne Sues Florida Governor Charlie Crist – We’re
pretty acclimated to politicians blurring the lies of truth and fiction, but to unlawfully use an
artist’s song to ride back into the Governor’s mansion isn’t exactly a politically expedient move.
Haven’t politicians learned anything from the John Mellencamp/John McCain controversy?
Vivian Campbell Joins Thin Lizzy 2010 – The band has been reformed with alumni
Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, and Darren Wharton, and adds newcomers Vivian Campbell,
Marco Mendoza on bass, and Ricky Warwick on vocals. Can Campbell’s hair metal chops lock
in with Gorham for the twin-guitar attack? Time will tell.
WEBWHISPERS A sampling of what we’ve heard on premierguitar.com in the past month
Thank you all for helping. Nashville was hit really hard by this
flood. Your support and kindness is very much appreciated.
– Brian Diller, on “Nashville Flood Recovery Efforts” (Daily News)
Nice article, but the Premier Guitar staff failed to mention
the Spidey Underoos beneath Vernon Reid’s trousers. This
is a significant component, not only to performance, but to
mojo as well. This really speaks volumes to the performance
and nature of Reid’s stage strutting...something the editors of
Premier Guitar inadvertantly missed
– Loser_Stone, on “Axes Bold as Love”
Good article! In my experience,
30th Street Guitar is the most fascinating guitar shop in Manhattan -- and not
everything is expensive. I’ve also had
good experiences with Matt on set-ups
and repairs -- they are not just going
through the motions. In Brooklyn, Main
Drag and Retrofret are worth visiting.
Main Drag has a deep amp department,
and is one of the most spacious and
friendly NYC stores. Retrofret has some
fantastic obscure stuff, and is right near
the Gowanus Canal (a local attraction).
when we bury Jeff, who
will play in his honor?
Somebody not born yet. I expect
Jeff will live as long as Les did.
Maybe Jimi’ll be back by then…
– fuzzy fazzoota, Brooks, and wasto, on “Jeff Beck to Play Two Iridium Shows in
Celebration of Les Paul” (Daily News)
Seeing Kenny Wayne Shepherd play at Experience Hendrix
was one of the most inspiring performances of my life. He has
some serious chops and his tone just plain kills.
– Peter, on “Big Apple Guitar Shops,
Then and Now” (June, 2010)
– CA_Dan, on “Axes Bold as Love” (June, 2010)
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