who was the 5th beatle

Who Was the 5th Beatle?

Who Was the 5th Beatle?

fab fourYou may have heard something by now about this little rock group from Liverpool, England, called The Beatles. Apparently they caused quite a stir.

The band members are often referred to as the Fab Four: John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Seems like the whole world has been on a first-name basis with these 4 moptops since the sixties, and they were all essential members of the band in terms of both musicality and personality.

But over the years, there’s been an ongoing discussion among many Beatles fans, as to who should be known as the 5th Beatle. (more…)

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11 Amazing Facts About the Monkees

monkees factsThe Monkees TV show debuted on NBC the evening of September 12, 1966. It’s now 50 years later, and the Monkees are as popular as ever.

The 4 band members shared a chemistry together that simply cannot be replicated, and they’ve re-grouped in various formations over the years for tours, albums, and other assorted projects.

Sadly, Davy Jones passed away in 2012, but Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork are still going strong. (more…)

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Butch Walker – Artist Spotlight

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We’re excited to debut a new feature called the Artist Spotlight. The goal is to shine a light on some artists we feel are worth your time to get to know a little better.

And we’re going to kick things off with the criminally underrated Butch Walker.

Every now and then you encounter an artist, and wonder why they aren’t way more popular. And Butch Walker is at the top of our list, though he has certainly forged out a solid career.

But even if you’re reading this article thinking, who the hell is Butch Walker, odds are you’ve heard a song that he’s had a hand in writing, recording or producing, somewhere along the line. (more…)

g&l tribute fallout review

G&L Tribute Fallout Review – An Impressive Range of Tones

G&L Tribute Fallout Review

g&l tribute falloutThe G&L Tribute Fallout guitar was designed to appeal to a wide variety of guitarists.

It’s a cool looking electric guitar with a versatile sound and loads of character. It’s light and comfortable, with a surprisingly sophisticated range of tones and textures due to its dual pickups and overall smart design.

It’s a modern version of G&L’s 1980s-era SC-2 guitar, designed by Leo Fender. It shares the same slim and contoured body shape and overall concept, though the design has been tweaked slightly to adhere to modern standards.

Overall, the G&L Fallout guitar is simply fun to play, providing a slightly thicker sound and harder edge than the SC-2. (more…)

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Rock Concerts 2016 – The Summer of Live

Rock Concerts 2016 – The Summer of Live

live music 2016I used to go to rock concerts all the time. But lately? Not so much, for a number of reasons.

Well, I recently took a look at the upcoming summer concert listings in my area, and was blown away by the number of interesting acts currently out on the road.

They say rock and roll is dead, but you wouldn’t know it based on the wide variety of options available to concert-goers in 2016. At least that’s what my wallet is saying. (more…)

guild m-75 aristocrat review

Guild m-75 Aristocrat Review – A Fun, Premium Guitar

Guild m-75 Aristocrat Review

guild m-75 aristocratThe Guild m-75 Aristocrat is a chambered hollowbody electric guitar, with a size and shape similar to a Les Paul.

It’s compact and lightweight, and was specifically designed to produce the resonance and tone of a much larger instrument. It has a full and clean, bright sound, and can be used to play many different musical styles.

The modern m-75 Aristocrat was released as part of the Guild Newark St. Collection, a group of eight iconic Guild guitars that were reissued in 2013, based on original vintage models from the 1950s and 1960s. (more…)

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25 Weird, Awesome & Cool Guitars

awesome guitarsI think we can probably agree that all guitars are cool. So what we’re looking for here are weird, awesome, cool guitars that really strike a chord.

We compiled a list of 25 of the most interesting and unique guitars we could find, covering a wide range of styles and shapes.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s go check ’em out! (more…)