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Softcover edition of ‘108 Rock Star Guitars’ book to be available November 11

by on Oct.21, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK BOOKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Softcover edition of ‘108 Rock Star Guitars’ book to be available November 11

Hal Leonard Books will release a softcover edition of '108 Rock Star Guitars' by photographer/author Lisa S. Johnson on November 11. This exquisite book, originally issued as an embossed, red leatherette-bound hardcover in limited quantity that USA Today called, “…a monster of a coffee table book…” will now be available to a much wider audience at a more affordable retail price of $54.

Hailed as “impressive,” “jaw-dropping,” “masterpiece” and “elegant” by media and artists alike when it was released in October 2013, 108 Rock Star Guitars received widespread accolades for its overall design and the artistry of the images—up-close portraits of the cherished guitars belonging to some of the world’s most iconic players. American Photo magazine named it one of the “Best Photo Books of the Year” for 2013, while Brian Setzer called it, “The classiest guitar book I have ever seen.”

Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Dave Mustaine, Phil Collen, Carlos Santana, Jack White, Ronnie Wood, Lou Reed, Ace Frehley, Billy Gibbons, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Robby Krieger, Willie Nelson, Johnny Winter, and Les Paul, who also wrote the foreword, are among the rock stars whose instruments are featured.

The softcover, with French flaps, includes many of the same features of the original book in a slightly smaller size (9×10.5”): 396 pages, 486 gorgeous color images, reproduced using a six-color printing process, on high quality paper, and cover art that replicates the hardcover’s award-winning design.

“I am thrilled that Hal Leonard, with its global distribution channels, will publish the softcover edition of 108 Rock Star Guitars,” Johnson commented. “Even at a lower price, it was essential that this version maintained the style and beautiful quality of the hardcover edition, and I think anyone who sees this book will appreciate the care and detail that went into the new presentation.”

In 108 Rock Star Guitars, Johnson’s extreme close-up images capture the intimate details of her six-string subjects in a fresh and distinctive way revealing the beauty and art in these magnificent instruments, and giving insight into the personality of the musicians who play them. Additionally, she provides personal anecdotes describing her 17-year quest to photograph these guitars and documents her travels from the backstage hallways of some of the world’s most famous venues to the artists’ private homes.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the softcover edition will benefit the Les Paul Foundation, which supports music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. Pre-order now at www.amazon.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa S. Johnson grew up in an artistic family, where she fell in love with melody and imagery and pursued a career in photography. After a successful 10-year stint working at Eastman Kodak, she met the owner of a vintage guitar shop in Memphis, Tenn., and began exclusively photographing guitars. She lives in Las Vegas.

ABOUT LES PAUL (FOREWORD)

Les Paul was a guitar player, inventor, and recording artist, and an innovator throughout his career. In 1941, he built his first solid-body electric, helping shepherd into existence rock music as we know it. A pioneer whose name graces some of the most beloved six-strings ever manufactured, Paul died in Mahwah, N.J., where he had spent much of his life, in 2009 at the age of 94.

ABOUT THE LES PAUL FOUNDATION:

The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to honor and share the life, spirit, and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. The foundation awards grants to music, music engineering and sound programs that serve youth, establishes music-related scholarships at schools and programs for students, provides grants for medical research and programs related to hearing impairment, and supports public exhibits displaying Les Paul’s life achievements. www.lespaulfoundation.org

Check out a few video clips with Lisa sharing her interactions with some of the guitars featured in this fabulous book!



Rock Star Guitars book

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‘The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live’ out in multiple formats this November

by on Sep.06, 2013, under LINKS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

‘The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live’ out in multiple formats this November

The Rolling Stones and Eagle Rock Entertainment have announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release of 'The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live.' Available November 11, it chronicles the Rolling Stones’ historic and triumphant return to London’s Hyde Park with a 2-hour live concert and highlights package including new and unseen backstage footage.

This summer, over 100,000 delirious fans packed into Hyde Park for two spectacular outdoor concerts to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood do what they do best. The Stones delivered a five star performance packed full of hits such as ‘Start Me Up’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’, ‘Miss You’, ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll’, ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘Doom And Gloom’ and ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, as well as one or two surprises.

Mick Jagger said: “It was a great gig…It was beautiful with the sun going down over Hyde Park. I can’t think of a better way celebrate the Rolling Stones’ 50 than doing it on our home patch in front of 100,000 people on a glorious summer night…enjoy it… we certainly did.”

Keith Richards commented: “Coming back to Hyde Park was like a full circle being drawn, and the band were in top form. We thought what could be more appropriate than having a great summer in London!”

From the second the Rolling Stones stepped out onto the stage each night, through to the dazzling firework and pyrotechnic display that heralded the end of the concert, fans old and new were treated to a non-stop, hit after hit performance, which took them through the Stones’ huge back catalogue. Keith Richards wowed the crowds by weaving his charismatic guitar licks with Ronnie Wood’s immense solos, Mick Jagger was on spectacular form, his boundless energy on stage matched by a number of stunning outfit changes, and Charlie Watts the unflappable heartbeat of the band, driving the band on through the set.

Former guitarist Mick Taylor – whose live debut with the Stones took place at the original 1969 Hyde Park concert – joined the band on stage to guest on the bluesy ‘Midnight Rambler’ and on closing track ‘Satisfaction’, whilst long-term live band members Lisa Fischer, Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys and Tim Ries all added their inimitable flair and finesse.

The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live is the perfect way for concert-goers to relive their favourite memories from the gigs, and for their fans to see the band back where they truly belong: live on the stage in their hometown.

TRACKLISTING:

DVD & Blu-ray
1. Start Me Up
2. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll
3. Street Fighting Man
4. Ruby Tuesday
5. Doom And Gloom
6. Honky Tonk Women
7. You Got The Silver
8. Happy
9. Miss You
10. Midnight Rambler
11. Gimme Shelter
12. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
13. Sympathy For The Devil
14. Brown Sugar
15. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
16. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

CD
Disc One:
1. Start Me Up
2. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll
3. Tumbling Dice
4. Emotional Rescue
5. Street Fighting Man
6. Ruby Tuesday
7. Doom And Gloom
8. Paint It Black
9. Honky Tonk Women
10. You Got The Silver
11. Before They Make Me Run

Disc Two:
1. Miss You
2. Midnight Rambler
3. Gimme Shelter
4. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
5. Sympathy For The Devil
6. Brown Sugar
7. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
8. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

LP
Side A:
1. Start Me Up
2. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll
3. Tumbling Dice
4. Emotional Rescue

Side B:
1. Street Fighting Man
2. Ruby Tuesday
3. Doom And Gloom
4. Paint It Black

Side C:
1. Honky Tonk Women
2. You Got The Silver
3. Before They Make Me Run
4. Miss You

Side D:
1. Midnight Rambler
2. Gimme Shelter

Side E:
1. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
2. Sympathy For The Devil
3. Brown Sugar

Side F:
1. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
2. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Formats:
DVD
Blu-ray
2CD + DVD
3LP + DVD
Deluxe Edition: 60 page book + DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD

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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 is coming to a theater near you (video)

by on Jul.16, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 is coming to a theater near you (video)

NCM Fathom Events and Crossroad Concerts, LLC invite you to experience the best performances from this year’s legendary guitar festival when Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 arrives in select cinemas nationwide for a special one night event on Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30pm!

Captured across two nights at Madison Square Garden, the Crossroads Guitar Festival offers a variety of legendary guitarists performing a mix of sultry blues, classic rock and country jams. While Madison Square Garden is an epic arena, the concert remains intimate as Clapton and others collaborate on a sampling of the greatest hits of their careers. Held to benefit Crossroads Centre, a drug treatment and education facility in Antigua founded by Clapton, each concert has become a jam session of Clapton’s closest friends and music’s biggest stars – where anything can unfold onstage. In fact, this year’s concert welcomed an impromptu visit from Keith Richards. A full list of participating artists can be found above.

In addition to legendary guitar performances, cinema audiences will be treated to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from this year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. You won’t want to miss your chance to see the past, the present and the future come together for an unparalleled musical event!

Performing Artists: Allman Brothers Band, Blake Mills, Booker T., Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes

Get tickets, more details and find a theater near you at www.fathomevents.com

Eric Clapton Crossroads in theaters Aug 13

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Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibit to open at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum on May 24th

by on May.08, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibit to open at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum on May 24th

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum have announced a new exhibit opening on May 24th. 'Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction' will be the Museum’s first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career spanning more than 50 years. It will include personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit will be open till March 2014.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be a comprehensive retrospective exhibit that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until today. The exhibit, which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum, will celebrate the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music from their earliest days playing small clubs, to their era-defining recordings such as “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black,” “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Tumbling Dice,” “It’s Only Rock And Roll” and sold-out global tours. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ astonishing five decades at the top.

Throughout the exhibition’s run, the Museum will host a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Rolling Stones, including interviews, films, and special lectures.

'50 Years of Satisfaction' will also include a companion exhibit in the Museum’s Library and Archives, which focuses on the band’s 1975-81 touring productions. Some of the more noteworthy items on display include Mick Jagger’s ‘Steel Wheels’ green leather jacket, one of Jagger’s grammar school class photos, Keith Richards’ Rosewood Fender Telecaster, Charlie Watts’ mariachi shirt, Ronnie Wood’s Zemaitis guitar, and Brian Jones’ custom Vox Teardrop guitar.

For the first time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will launch a fan-generated interactive exhibition on Monday, May 13, inviting people from all over the world to share their photos of memorabilia, artwork, Rolling Stones concerts and more that will populate a multimedia display in the Museum's Rolling Stones exhibit as well as online.

Fans are encouraged to upload their original images to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #rockhallsatisfaction to contribute to the submission feed. Images uploaded will be available to be viewed in the exhibit as well as online through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Facebook page throughout the duration of the exhibit!

Get all the details here

Rolling Stones 50 years exhibit

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Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood gets married for third time

by on Dec.23, 2012, under ROCK NEWS

Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood gets married for third time

Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones married his fiancée Sally Humphreys this past Friday (Dec. 21) at the Dorchester Hotel in London. It's the third marriage for Wood, who is 31 years older than his theater producer bride. Wood said "I'm feeling great," on the special day and added that the ceremony "was excellent, so great. Brilliant."

According to UsMagazine.com, Ronnie had three best men, including his ex-Faces band mate Rod Stewart and Stones guitarist Keith Richards. The Sun in the U.K. reported that of the 50 other guests were Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster, Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, and three of Wood's children; 36-year-old Jesse from his first marriage, and 34-year-old daughter Leah and 29-year-old son Tyrone from his second.

Wood and Humphreys began dating about seven months ago, but the two had know ech other for many years. They announced their engagement in late October. The guitar great previously was married model Krissy Findlay from 1971 to 1978, and to Jo (Karslake) Wood from 1985 to 2009. Congrats Ronnie & Sally!

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