Runnin’ Down a Dream – A teenager replicates Mike Campbell’s “Red Dog” guitar
(a red Tele modded with Gibson pickups and a B5 Bigsby) and asks him to sign it. Not only
does Campbell sign it for him, he plays it onstage before giving it back.
GC on TV – Guitar Center debuted Sessions show on DirecTV in August. As long as they
stick with artists like the upcoming Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction (and not the “Stairway
to Heaven” virtuosos we’re accustomed to hearing in our local GCs), we’ll be tuning in!
Internet Kills the Radio Star – Jango.com is offering guaranteed internet radio play
. . . for a price. That’s right, starting at $10, you too can get your stuff played on the modern
equivalent of a radio station. Fully disclosed or not, the spirit of payola is just creepy.
Hard Knocks – Fresh after a cancelled tour due to a broken collarbone from falling off of
the stage, Steven Tyler once again eats crowd after Joe Perry accidentally knocks him off stage.
Payback for Tyler’s Brett Favre-style “retirement” last fall perhaps?
The $691 Jimmy Page Book – Jimmy Page’s first published book is coming out. But it’s
$691. It has more than 500 pages with more than 650 photos and illustrations. But it’s $691. It’s
limited to 2500 copies, each one signed by Page. But it’s $691. The internal struggle continues…
A sampling of what we’ve heard on
premierguitar.com in the past month
“Except Jon has the left the band three times. Has tried his own end-around
incarnations with and without Chris Squire. People get idealistically hung up
on legacy when the music business IS a business. These guys make their living
performing. Jon can’t do these tours. Benoit is a fantastic replacement in
these circumstances. In this context. Using terms like arrogant is inappropriate.
How about thank goodness these guys are still out there bringing it. That
there is a talent like Benoit to help make it happen!” – TIMELESS
“Dayglo Spandex and
mullets ... oops! Been
there, done that! LOL”
“‘Back is old,’ then why are you using a Jon Anderson impersonator?
That wasn’t the case with Trevor Horn or Trevor Rabin. I am very
disappointed in these comments from Steve. This may be the
“working Yes,” but it doesn’t work for me.” – David B. Moore
“ 15 Things
“Interesting points. The music
scene is saturated with inno-
vation and great ideas that
are heard, or go somewhat
unheard. Modern music seems
to be in a sort of bland new
renaissance. Sonic pioneering
days are over, but fortunately
the political and economic
atmosphere is ripe enough for
somebody to blow my mind
if they choose to be honest
enough. 2 cents*”
“JON IS THE VOICE OF YES AND YOU DO NOT REPLACE
THE VOICE. HE IS STILL ON THIS EARTH SO THESE PUNKS
HAVE NO RIGHT CALLING THEMSELVES YES.” – Frank
Seeing Jon, billed as the Voice
of Yes, in Chicago on the 19th....
That will be this year’s Yes show
for me.” – Jeff
“Looking forward to the new incarnation
that will be Yes! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed
all three shows I’ve seen with Benoit and
Oliver.” – Iowa Yes Fan
– A sampling of the 300+ comments we received
on our web-only Steve Howe interview arguing the
validity of the current iteration of Yes.
– Joshua on “Zen Guitar for 22nd Century
... and Beyond,” September 2010
“Phil Petillo was one of the most brilliant minds on the
scene—he was many steps ahead of the rest of the
world with his innovative ideas. His musical instrument
craftsmanship was legendary. A true “maverick” in
all areas ... he will be sadly missed for a long time to
come.” – Bill Turner on “Luthier Phil Petillo Dies at 64,”
– Bill Turner on “Luthier Phil Petillo Dies at 64,”
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