...it killed itself. Crap prices, crap stock, little outside the piled high mainstream rubbish that's being downloaded to interest those that actually want a physical product. That's what killed the last high street record shop chain.
...one quarter of the best house band in the business. From the Mar-Keys to Booker T. & the M.G.'s to the Blues Brothers Band, through soul and blues Donald "Duck" Dunn played bass on some great music.
...Mr. Guitar. All those guitar players that came out of the coffee shops and clubs of Britain in the 50s and 60s in Britain pretty much have one thing in common Bert Weeden's 'Play In A Day' book.
...sad day for rock and or roll. It was announced yesterday, March 3rd, that Ronnie Montrose had died after a five-year battle with prostate cancer, aged 64.
...it's finally here. How many years have we Van Halen fans had to wait for a decent album for a Dave Lee Roth fronted album?
...thanks for the axe. Ed Roman, who died earlier this week, wasn't liked by a number out there in the guitar world but I got on with the bloke and still love the guitar that he provided the body and pickups for.
...Fiend. Had to pick up this months Classic Rock magazine because it came with a free CD of Saint Jude's début album.
...by the drop. Songwriter, drummer and Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborator Doyle Bramhall died on Sunday aged 62.
...the last of the great Mississippi delta bluesmen. Sad news that one of teh last links to the pre-war blues age has died aged 96.
This week in music history - August 11th to August 17th - with who was born and who died.
...R.I.P. Marshall Grant. The last surviving member of Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two, bass player Marshall Grant has died aged 83.
This week in music history - August 4th to August 10th - with who was born and who died.
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...Paranormal Guitar. Bill Ruppert has a new video showing you how to get a paranormal soundtrack from a guitar and some Electro-Harmonix effects pedals.
...another blues legend gone. Legendary blues piano player Joseph 'Pinetop' Perkins has died aged 97.