Renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia died suddenly of a heart attack in Mexico on February 25. He was 66. A tireless innovator, his eclectic musical tastes led him far beyond the boundaries of traditional flamenco to collaborations with jazz, rock, and and Latin artists including Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, and John McLaughlin.
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Hofner salutes the landmark Ed Sullivan Show appearance with a commemorative violin bass
As we recently reported, Red Hot Chili’s Chad Smith has challenged Will Ferrell to a drums vs. cowbell battle in retaliation for the comedian’s merciless impersonations of the drummer. The two lookalikes have sparred back and forth in Reddit AMA posts while setting donation goals for two charities that the combatants support as a prerequisite for the battle.
Fender celebrates its flagship's anniversary with a quartet of knockout editions
On February 20, what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 47th birthday, Aberdeen, Washington is remembering its most famous native son with what’s been designated “Kurt Cobain Day.” The coastal logging community with a population of 16,000 was not fondly remembered by Cobain who committed suicide on April 5, 1994 at age 27. He often spoke of his unhappy life in Aberdeen, famously recalling the town as “Twin Peaks without the excitement.”