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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Free Bigsby Technique Class Via


For a limited time only, is offering Bigsby enthusiasts a free online class with special focus on Bigsby technique.

The site has chosen a few Bigsby-centric titles from its 800-plus song bank, including rockabilly guitar video lessons that touch on the styles and techniques of rockabilly greats Gene Vincent and Brian Setzer; a Bigsby Techniques video guitar lesson, which focuses on techniques such as scoops and chord vibrato that make the Bigsby bar such a unique tool; and their recently-filmed Merle Travis Style lesson.

Click here for more information.

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Rory Gallagher’s 1963 Gretsch Corvette in Guitar World Magazine


Guitar World’s September issue features an in-depth article on legendary blues guitarist Rory Gallagher and some of his favorite gear, including his 1963 Gretsch Corvette.

Gallagher’s nephew Daniel recalled how his uncle acquired the Gretsch Corvette.

“The band was in Texas on a day off,” he told Guitar World. “Rory was in a guitar shop; my dad was in a pawnshop around the corner, and up in the window was this Gretsch.”

Daniel Gallagher also told the magazine that the Corvette was priced very cheaply, so much so that his uncle had some sound advice for his dad.

“He said, ‘Let’s get the hell out of here before they realize what they’ve sold you.’”

Get your copy of Guitar World here to read the article in its entirety.

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Tim Armstrong Announces New Web Series


Rancid’s Tim Armstrong has announced a new original web series called Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll Theater.

“Doing a show centered on musical theatre isn’t really a stretch for me,”  Armstrong tells “For 25 years I’ve been making music and collaborating with friends, been involved in hundreds of videos, and it’s really just a direct extension of my world.”

The pilot episode, “Dante,” starring AFI frontman Davey Havok, Rancid guitarist and vocalist Lars Frederiksen and actor Robert David Hall (CSI) is scheduled to air Oct. 21 on VEVO, marking the first scripted original programming featured on the music video website.

Watch the trailer below …

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Watch The Airborne Toxic Event Perform on Leno


The Airborne Toxic Event appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last Friday, performing “All I Ever Wanted.”

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