50 Years Ago: The Beatles—and Gretsch—on The Ed Sullivan Show

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Two days before that first Ed Sullivan Show appearance, 3000 screaming teenagers, who were supposed to be at school, mobbed Kennedy International Airport in New York. Beatlemania!!!
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Lira’s Bassist Endorses Cort Bass Guitars

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Earl Baartman currently plays full time, touring with Lira, South Africa’s biggest female recording artist. Besides playing at Barack Obama’s inauguration, he’s working with a multi-platinum selling, multi-award winning musician, motivational speaker, actress and entrepreneur.
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Boss your tone!! Top artists using Boss pedals for their signature tones

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Click here for a video which shows us why these performers use Boss pedals to get their signature tones…
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The Greatest Guitarists in the World

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Who’s who? Click the link to find out more…
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Fender News: The Killers Rock Kimmel Crowd

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The Killers recently stormed through Los Angeles to celebrate the release of their greatest hits album Direct Hits, and that jaunt included a two-night run on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
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Renowned Berklee Educator & Roland’s VT-12 Vocal Trainer

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Berklee College of Music’s veteran vocalist and educator, Darcel Wilson, adopts the Roland VT-12. Read why.
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Drummer’s Profile: Zildjian Endorser Steve White

Steve White

Drummer for Paul Weller, The Style Council, The Players, Trio Valore and more. Also appeared in clinics with Simon Phillips and Peter Erskine amongst others. His brother Alan is the drummer for Oasis.
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Want to take part in a SA Music Industry Survey?

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Whether you’re a fan, musician, venue owner, agent, or just about anyone involved in music, mymuscimatrix.com wants to hear your views. The survey is completely anonymous.
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How’d they Get Those Tones? Th’ Damned Crows Gear

The Damned Crows

We asked the band, Th’ Damned Crows to give us an idea of what kind of gear they’re using, to get their great live and recorded sound. This is what they said…
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In Studio with Co-op TV – Episode 17

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This episode features a step-by-step construction of a BIG club track and some other interesting snippets. Co-op TV is more than just a TV station broadcaster. It’s a local sustainable community network. It’s an information highway. It’s a place where people can come together from various backgrounds and communicate on their common interests.
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Zildjian Artist Biography: Max Weinberg – From Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Max Weinberg

From 1974 through 1989 Max would become part of one of the most popular musical forces in the nation: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Numerous albums and more than a few hits later Bruce broke up the band and Max found his way onto television as the bandleader and drummer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
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