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Richard Hawley Front and Center In Guitarist Magazine

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Former Pulp guitarist and solo musician Richard Hawley enjoyed an eight-page spread inside the November issue of Guitarist magazine, just in case you missed it.

The Gretsch aficionado welcomed the magazine to his studio, where he unveiled his guitar collection.

“Guitars for me are synonymous with love,” he told Guitarist. “They go hand in hand because I think of all the time that people spent with me when I was a kid, teaching me stuff they didn’t have to.”

Hawley’s love for guitars is nothing less than fervent — he’s amassed a collection of more than 100 instruments, some of which include his Gretsch Country Gentleman, Gretsch Silver Falcon, Gretsch Country Club and Gretsch G6120DC.

To see Hawley’s vast collection of guitars and read the full article, head here.

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Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet On Cover of Guitarist Magazine

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In case you missed it, the Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar appeared elegantly on the November cover of Guitarist magazine.

Inside the issue, Guitarist tells the complete story behind Harrison’s iconic guitar.

Also in the issue is a thorough comparison between the Signature Duo Jet and its sibling Custom model, the G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute Custom Shop Duo Jet, which the magazine dubbed “glorious.”

“The Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute Custom Shop Duo Jet is a masterpiece,” said Guitarist. “Gretsch couldn’t have done a better job of repaying its debt to George as an ambassador for its brand.”

To read the full story, get your issue of Guitarist magazine here.

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Watch Setzer Rock CMA Country Christmas Special

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Rockabilly king Brian Setzer partnered with country superstar Brad Paisley last night on the CMA Country Christmas Special for a very upbeat “Sleigh Ride.” Enjoy …

Setzer, who was nominated earlier this week for a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!, can also be caught live in action during his current Rockabilly Riot! tour. Tour info here.

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Amy Gore Releases New Video With Her Valentines

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Detroit singer/songwriter Amy Gore is back with a new band, new single and a new video from a forthcoming album.

Titled “Drivin’ Around,” the song is pure rock and roll fit for a drive down the dusty highway.

Amy Gore & Her Valentines features guitarist Jackson Smith, bassist Leann Banks and drummer Joe Leone.  The group originally got together at a one-off show in Detroit but decided to record with Al Sutton at Rustbelt Studios.

“We had no expectations beyond that first show, but the chemistry on stage was instant and powerful. It was as if everyone in the room knew something special was happening,” said Gore.  ”Afterwards, Jackson called me to say they wanted to continue as a real band, he and Joe were really impressed with my songs and the vibe on stage. I couldn’t ask for better band mates, so we decided to move forward.”

You can view the music video below:

For more Amy Gore, visit her official website.  ”Drivin’ Around” is currently available via Amazon or iTunes.

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