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Gibson CEO Juszkiewicz Partners with Tea Party Against Government

The BBC reports that Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz has joined together with the Tea Party to protest against the US government.

In August, Federal agents raided a Gibson factory under suspicion that the guitar maker was importing illegal wood for guitars. An investigation is still under way.

Juszkiewicz is proclaiming his company's innocence and is using the Tea Party to help him make some noise. Juszkiewicz doesn't consider himself a Tea Party member.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.