With nothing to do, the Beatles wandered in ways only the very rich can. They rented a boat and sailed up the coast of Athens, shopping for an island on which they could plant themselves and their growing commercial empire. “We’re all going to live there,” Lennon said. “It’ll be fantastic, all on our own on this island.” The idea came to nothing.
Here's an exclusive clip of Joe Walsh performing the classic James Gang track "Funk #49" from his recent Guitar Center Sessions episode. Guitar Center Sessions, which appears exclusively on DIRECTV, showcases exclusive live performances, all of which are filmed in hi-definition at Guitar Center’s Hollywood, California, location. Each episode features interviews conducted by Nic Harcourt.
Cort Guitars has announced its new SFX Series guitars. The three-model, exotic-wood series of acoustics features built-in electronics and a slim body construction designed for comfort when standing or sitting. All SFX models are available now.
Last night, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore had his beloved 1960 Fender Jazzmaster stolen from his hotel in Philadelphia. A police report has been filed, and fans are asked to keep a look out for the iconic instrument, as well as forward the story to any guitar stores in the area. Photos of the instrument can be seen below.
We are indeed living in a material world. George Harrison’s black leather jacket, which he wore on and off stage during The Beatles' pre-Brian Epstein days in the early '60s, sold for £110,450 (around $177,400) yesterday as part of Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale.
Today, we're excited to be teaming up with Baltimore hardcore band Octaves to bring you an exclusive free download of their song "Fix the Fernaback." Stream and download the track via the SoundCloud player below.
As many predicted, the subject of the countdown ended up being the long-awaited release of the band's 2007 reunion concert at London's 02 Arena as both a live album and a spectacularly shot film on DVD and Blu-Ray. Dubbed Celebration Day, the film's release and subsequent press appearances will likely serve as a last hurrah for the legendary band, the film itself a document of Led Zeppelin's triumphant last ride.