In the early 1960s, a handful of brash British kids needed a new sound for a new kind of music. They marched into a music store in their blue-collar town and asked the gentleman behind the desk to build them an amplifier with leg-shaking power and jaw-dropping tone. So he did.
Fun Fun Fun Fest announced the details for the 2012 edition of its annual Scavenger Hunt. Set for September 22 in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, this is a truly unique quest where fans will aim to mark off a variety of intriguing, oft-questionable tasks from their target lists to win passes and other Fun Fun Fun Fest approved gear.
Eric Clapton is about to auction off an abstract painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter next month at Sotheby's. The guitarist paid $3.4 million for the piece, titled "Abstraktes Bild (809-4)," in 2001. It's expected to sell for $14 to $19 million.