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TAKAMINE EF-407

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - December 30, 2011

Product: Takamine EF-407 Acoustic Guitar. Reviewed by: Shannon Bourne Information: www.promusicaustralia.com Over the last 50 years Takamine has been at the forefront of producing a steady stream of great sounding and fairly affordable guitars. Not only are they great quality but they also have a model to suit any kind…

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THE MERCY KILLS meet The NEW YORK DOLLS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2011

One band started out as a bunch of friends playing small neighbourhood bars in New York City, and despite a lack of commercial success, went on to influence a generation of new rock bands. They pre-punked The Clash and Sex Pistols, pre-glammed Gary Glitter and lit the spark for the…

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GARETH LIDDIARD (Drones) meets ADALITA

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2011

GARETH LIDDIARD meets ADALITA DECEMBER 1, 2011 | Author: Greg Phillips It’s been quite a year for The Drones’ lead singer Gareth Liddiard. His debut solo album, the raw and often intense Strange Tourist was met with much critical acclaim. More recently, The Drones released A Thousand Mistakes, a live…

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ROLLING WITH THE STONES – Backstage exclusive with side-guys Chuck Leavell and Darryl Jones

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 6, 2011

ROLLING WITH THE STONES – Backstage exclusive August 6, 2006 | Author – Greg Phillips More than forty years on, The Rolling Stones still pack a mighty mean punch on stage. Sure, nostalgia accounts for much of the electricity they generate in their adoring audiences, but so what. Younger bands…

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AMPS AND THE STUDIO

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

Recording great electric guitar sounds is all about experimentation. Finding the right amp and guitar combinations that work for a particular part is just as important as selecting the best mic that suits the sound you want to capture. Australian Musician has asked some of Australia’s top music producers to…

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DEAD KENNEDYS’ EAST BAY RAY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

September 2011. by Greg Phillips. pic by Mary Boukouvalas On one side of the Atlantic in the late 70s, UK band The Sex Pistols were leading a rock revolution by questioning, teasing and poking fun at convention. On the other side of the planet, American punk rockers The Dead Kennedys…

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DEF LEPPARD’S PHIL COLLEN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

September 2011. By Jason McNamara You can’t really say that Def Leppard are back because the fact is, they never left. Most of us know the band’s huge history … the ups, the downs and the tragedy that Def Leppard have gone through over the years. Yet through it all…

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STEVE CROPPER

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

Steve Cropper oozes rock and roll history. As the house guitarist for the Stax label’s recording studio in the 60s, he backed soul legends such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave. Not only that, he co-wrote the soul classics Dock of the Bay, Knock On Wood and…

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DAI PRITCHARD

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

September 2011. By Greg Phillips When iconic Australian guitarist Peter Wells could no longer take to the stage with Rose Tattoo due to his battle with cancer, it was Dai Pritchard whom the Tatts immediately called on to fill Pete’s shoes. In fact, Pete himself gave Pritchard his personal seal…

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JOSE NETO – STEVE WINWOOD BAND

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 30, 2011

Brazilian born guitarist/composer Jose Piresdealmeidaneto or Jose Neto to those of us who struggle with the Latin American language, has been UK music legend Steve Winwood’s right hand guitar man since 1995. Prior to joining the Winwood band, Neto toured the world with Harry Belafonte and also releases his own…

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