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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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STEVE VAI

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

September 2011. By Greg Phillips In many  Steve Vai articles, he’s labelled a virtuoso guitarist. My computer dictionary defines virtuoso as ‘a person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit’. Well yeah, Steve is that, but as his resume shows, he’s also an innovator, musical explorer, a prolific recording…

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MICHAEL LANDAU-RENEGADE CREATION

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

As a talented teenage guitar player Michael Landau found himself playing the LA club scene and touring with guitarist friend Robben Ford and vibrant young bassist Jimmy Haslip. Little did they all know then, that in 2011 the same three guys, with the addition of drummer Gary Novak,  would be…

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JUSTIN DERRICO

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

When pop/rock princess Pink was auditioning guitarists for a world tour around four years ago, she pretty much decided on the spot to hire LA based axeman Justin Derrico. Pink quickly warmed to Justin’s amiable nature, rock star looks, and his amazing versatility and dexterity on the guitar. Derrico has…

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A LESSON IN AMPOLOGY with Marcello Grassi

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

When Australian Musician needed to talk to a genuine amplifier aficionado for a general overview on amp use, we headed straight to Melbourne’s Eastgate Music to chat with Marcello Grassi. As Greg Phillips found out, Marcello knows his amps! G: To many, the first thing they think of when you…

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