News Bits

The HUB's News Bits hone in on the significant events that help shape the sound and direction of music. From tour and recording news to our weekly and slightly irreverent feature, This Week in Music History, you'll read about the artists that have revolutionized the sounds of rock, pop, blues, metal, R&B, and rap. We mostly skip the scandals to focus on the ways and means that music is made. We look at artists and gear from a music-geek perspective that both entertains and informs. Stay tuned for the best in music news with The HUB's News Bits.

Inside Story: Paul Reed Smith Guitars

Inside Story: Paul Reed Smith Guitars

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PRS earns raves from pro guitarists and collectors alike. Take the virtual factory tour to find out why.

This Week in Music History August 24, 2015

Cochran’s Chart Crusher … RIP SRV … PJ’s Breakout LP

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of August 24, 2015

Eddie Cochran Stevie Ray Vaughan Pearl Jam

Blurred Lines: Robbery or Musical Tribute?

Blurred Lines: Robbery or Musical Tribute?

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The line between musical emulation and theft can be fuzzy.

This Week in Music History August 3, 2015

Harrison’s Hippie Disgust … Crosby’s Caged … Cohen’s Conned

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of August 3, 2015

George Harrison David Crosby Leonard Cohen

This Week in Music History July 27, 2015

Dylan Cracks Up … Hill Halts Grope … Stanley Rebooted

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of July 27, 2015

Bob Dylan Faith Hill Paul Stanley

This Week in Music History August 31, 2015

Tina Triumphs … Ike Cut Free … Kenny G Outblown

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of August 31, 2015

Tina Tuerner Ike Turner Kenny G

This Week in Music History August 17, 2015

Moon Madness … King Mourned … May Matriculates

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of August 17, 2015

Keith Moon Elvis Presley Brian May

This Week in Music History August 10, 2015

Rundgren Robbed … Shock Shackled … Teen Spirit Shot

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of August 10, 2015

Todd Rundgren Michelle Shocked Nirvana

Drum Stick Guru Vic Firth Dies

RIP: Drum Stick Guru Vic Firth

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Musician’s Friend mourns the loss of an innovator and industry icon.

PreSonus at 20: Innovation Born on the Bayou

PreSonus at 20: Innovation Born on the Bayou

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Two decades in, this digital audio powerhouse is just hitting its stride.

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