The list of “___ Worst Love Songs” comes up every so often both on the internet and in actual print, and one would think there’s nothing left to say. Well, this time we’re going to do things slightly differently. This list will be comprised of love songs (good and bad) that if you tried to designate one of them as “our song” with your girlfriend, that action would become your last as a couple. You would be dumped on the spot…. read more
On the phone from his home in Mahwah, N.J., the 92-year-old legendary inventor/musician Les Paul is brilliantly focused, full of ideas, healthy despite years of crippling arthritis, brimming with energy and not about to quit his inventing ways. What’s his next project? Read on — you might need it someday… read more
Gibson Guitar’s Custom Shop has introduced the latest addition to its Inspired By series of guitars, a Les Paul Junior created to reflect the modifications and aging of the instrument owned by John Lennon and played by him on August 30, 1972, at the Madison Square Garden concert to benefit the One to One Organization… read more
Last year, 15-year-old Jonathan Jakubowski of Cary, North Carolina emptied out his savings account to purchase a Les Paul he found advertised in the local newspaper. Of his decision to buy a Gibson, Jakubowski explains, “Eric Clapton is my main influence, and he played Les Pauls for a long time.” Intending to purchase the advertised Les Paul Standard, Jonathan and his father visited the seller at his house, where they were persuaded instead to purchasene Organization… read more
Activision, Inc. today announced its exclusive partnership with Gibson Guitar Corp., the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology. As part of the agreement, Activision will feature Gibson’s premium brands and shapes in Guitar Hero III… read more
Subtract the following 2,400 hours from history and you’d have no mp3s, no LSD, no hip–hop, no soul–sucking corporate rock — actually, can we erase that last one? Blender presents the most earth–shakingly important days in music, ever… read more
Guitar Center Inc., the largest U.S. retailer of musical instruments, agreed to be bought by Bain Capital Partners LLC for $1.9 billion. Bain will pay $63 a share in cash, Guitar Center said today in a statement, 26 percent more than the stock’s closing price yesterday. The buyout firm will also assume Guitar Center’s debt, bringing the total transaction value to $2.1 billion… read more
Gibson Guitar, the world’s premiere musical instrument maker and leader in music technology announced their partnership with the 24th edition of the Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park. The Chicago Blues Festival, which takes place June 7-10, 2007, is the world’s largest free admission festival of its kind, attracting thousands of fans to Chicago’s lakefront Grant Park. The festival features six stages and almost 100 sets, featuring local, national and international performers… read more
Ex Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist, Slash, has admitted that he visited singer Axl Rose’s house in 2005 despite his previous claim that he did not do so.
“It’s a long story,” Slash said. “I actually did go to Axl’s house at one point, but I never saw him. I never talked to him. I left a note with his person over there having to do with lawsuit that we were in. I don’t know how it got turned into what it got turned into.”
Slash’s reason for visiting Axl’s house was to try to call a truce following a series of band-related legal battles. However, Axl Rose used the visit against guitarist and said that Slash made scathing remarks about his bandmates in Velvet Revolver.
Slash admits the comments from Rose’s camp did cause problems for his Velvet Revolver bandmates. “It was actually pretty detrimental at one point because it just got to be so overwhelming we couldn’t seem to escape it.”
Gibson Guitar, the world’s premiere musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology, is proud to announce that many of the UK’s greatest and best known musicians have already pledged their support and involvement with Gibson Guitartown London. Gibson Guitartown London is a unique charity inspired campaign bringing together the power of music with art to raise money for three chosen charities; The Princes Trust, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy… read more