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Studies Explode the Dumb Drummer Myth

Studies Explode the Dumb Drummer Myth

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Image: Jean-Luc Ourlin

Over at PolicyMic.com, drummers are finally getting a little respect. An article citing research from Harvard, Oxford University, University of Washington, University of Texas Medical Branch, and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, makes a case for drummers having exceptional problem-solving chops and a positive effect on those around them.

Van Leeuwen’s Double-Neck Monster Unveiled

Van Leeuwen’s Double-Neck Monster Unveiled

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Fender’s Custom Shop builds the Queens of the Stone Age guitarist an axe for the ages

Doppelganger Drum-Off is ON: Smith vs Ferrell

Doppelganger Drum-Off is ON: Smith vs Ferrell

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It's official. The drum-off challenge between Chad Smith and Will Ferrell will happen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, May 22. For months Smith and Ferrell have been taunting each other and we’ve been reporting on drum-off developments.

This Week in Music History: May 12

This Week in Music History: Disrobed King…Rotten Reviled…Impoverished Meat Loaf

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The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of May 12

Reviews from the Road: Takamine GN93CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Reviews from the Road: Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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An Affordable and Elegant Acoustic-Electric

This Week in Music History: May 19

This Week in Music History: Moon Smashed…Godfather Forgiven…Jewel Fans Inflamed

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The Events That Rocked Music—The Week of May 19

Band of the Month - Nothing More

Band of the Month - Nothing More

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Talent, Tenacity, and Touring Pay Off

By Bradley Weinholtz

Take a classic rock quartet silhouette resembling the Doors or Led Zeppelin, infuse it with everything new music technology has to offer and you you might have something like Nothing More. They might fall in hard rock meets alternative category —a genre that encompasses bands like Muse, Korn, Mars Volta, and Incubus. Superficially this approach might describe Nothing More, but dig a little deeper and it’s obvious that the band can’t be categorized so glibly—it deserves a more thoughtful appreciation.

Neil Young Simultaneously Goes Lo-Fi/Hi-Fi

Neil Young Simultaneously Goes Lo-Fi/Hi-Fi

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Image: NBC

The only thing you can count on with Neil Young is that he’ll surprise you. From the mellow balladeer who created the chestnut "Heart of Gold" to the raging rocker who stormed through the damaged live distortion of Rust Never Sleeps, the Canadian singer-songwriter has been defying expectations since the 1960s. With frequent excursions into country as well as synthed-out 1980s albums that left fans baffled, Young has switched fields faster than a Heisman Trophy running back.

Semi-Hollowbody Guitar Buying Guide

Semi-Hollowbody Guitar Buying Guide

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The essential things to know when you go shopping for a semi-hollowbody electric guitar.

Video: D'Addario Interview Part 4 (D'Addario Foundation)

Video: D'Addario Interview Part 4 (D'Addario Foundation)

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Jim D'Addario talks to Musician's Friend President Gene Joly about his family foundation created to support more than 100 music education programs including those aimed at at-risk youth.

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