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This Week in Music History: July 28

This Week in Music History: Concert Collapses…Dylan Damaged…McGraw Groped

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The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of July 28

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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For Those About To Rock…The KCDC Salutes You!

For Those About To Rock…The KCDC Salutes You!

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For those of us who have spent our years at the Corporate Headquarters, the KCDC is, much like our Salt Lake City call center, a bit of an enigma. However mysterious it may seem, one thing has never been argued: this part of the Musician’s Friend operation is perhaps the most important to our success, because at the end of the day, direct-to-consumer businesses have to get products into customers’ hands as quickly as possible. Which, we’re very proud to say, we do day in and day out.

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

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