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Perfect Pedal Order Webinar with Steve Vai

Perfect Pedal Order Webinar with Steve Vai

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Missed the live webinar? You can still catch it online!

RIP: Blues-Rock Maestro Johnny Winter Dies

RIP: Blues-Rock Maestro Johnny Winter Dies

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Winter onstage in 2007. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Chascar

Guitarist, singer, and producer Johnny Winter, known for his blistering playing technique, died on June 16 in Zurich, Switzerland. The cause of death was not immediately known, but Winter had been in ill health for some years. Despite faltering health, the Texas bluesman was a frequent performer on concert stages delivering high-energy performances that also underscored his often overlooked, deeply soulful vocal work.

This Week in Music History: July 14

This Week in Music History: Drifters Dismissed…Everlys Evaporate…Ronstadt Reviled…Spinner Stilled

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The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of July 14

Unearthed ‘94 Pink Floyd Sessions Due Out in October

Unearthed ‘94 Pink Floyd Sessions Due Out in October

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Sam Bush’s 40th Telluride Show Capped by a Gibson Tribute Anniversary Mandolin

Sam Bush’s 40th Telluride Show Capped by a Gibson Tribute Anniversary Mandolin

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This Week in Music History: July 21

This Week in Music History: Troubled Tours…Curse of the Dead Keyboardists…Beyonce’s Blunders

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The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of July 21

New Blink-182 LP in the Works

New Blink-182 LP in the Works

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Photo: MTV

Three years can feel like a long time in the feverish world of pop-rockdom, but for Blink-182 fans the drought may be over soon. According to an Instagram post by Tom DeLonge, rehearsals began Monday.

Young Drummers: Show Off Your Skills and Win Cool Prizes!

Young Drummers: Show Off Your Skills and Win Cool Prizes!

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If you’re a drummer who’s 13–18, here’s your chance to show the world your chops and grab your share of nearly $25,000 in prizes!

This Week in Music History: July 7

This Week in Music History: Both Elvises Quit…Keef’s Riff…Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Blast

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Historic Events That Rocked Music—The Week of July 7

Martin Lovers: Show Off Your Pride and Joy to the World!

Martin Lovers: Show Off Your Pride and Joy to the World!

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We know how passionate Martin owners are about their instruments. Now you can declare that pride and share your treasured Martin’s special mojo with fellow musicians.

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