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.

This Week in Music History: January 26

Proby’s Pants Ripped…Harpo’s Heart Fails…Townshend Sells Out

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of January 26

PJ proby Slim Harpo Pete Townshend

NAMM 2015 Day 1: The Roundup

NAMM Day 1: The Roundup

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The music gear industry extravaganza is underway and we’ve covering all the good stuff!

This Week in Music History: January 19

Stones Censored…Lewis Outrages Opry…Ozzy at Bat

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of January 19

Mick Jagger Jerry Lee Lewis Ozzy Osbourne

Is Music Really the International Language?

Is Music Really the International Language?

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Not according to a recent anthropological study

Coachella 2015 Lineup: Schizophrenic or Historic?

Coachella 2015: Is the Lineup Diluting the EDM/Indy Brand?

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Are the Coachella Festival producers trying to create a more inclusive event or simply upping the ante on this cash cow in the desert?

Six-Song Mashup Reveals the Modern Country Song Formula

Six-Song Mashup Reveals the Modern Country Song Formula

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If you thought contemporary Nashville songs all sound the same, here’s why

Nathan East Steps Up Front with New Hulu Doc

Nathan East Steps Up Front with New Hulu Doc

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Full-length film gives the veteran bassman star billing with a host of rock and pop heavyweights in supporting roles

Win a Killer Led Zeppelin LP or CD Collection

Win a Killer Led Zeppelin LP or CD Collection

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Whether you love that moment the needle drops or the convenience of serving up Led Zep via CD, Musician’s Friend has a rockin’ giveaway going on to suit your preferred method of getting that LZ fix.

10 Monster Guitarists You’ve Likely Never Heard

10 Monster Guitarists You’ve Likely Never Heard

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Unheralded and under-exposed, it’s time these electric guitar magicians came out from behind the shadows.

This Week in Music History: January 12

Dylan Electrified…Holy Supremes…Sly Surfaces

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of January 12

Bob Dylan The Supremes Sly Stone

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