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Brandon Barber

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  • Hotel California Voted Best Guitar Solo

    The Eagles' "Hotel California" has been voted the home of the greatest guitar solo in history. The statement was issued by Guitarist magazine, which received 5,000 responses from readers to compile the chart. The classic solo crafted by Joe Walsh and Don Felder epitomizes the stadium rock sound of the '70s and has served air […]

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  • Elton To Be Knighted By Queen

    Next month Elton John will join the ranks of Paul McCartney, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Laurence Olivier and Alec Guinness, when he is knighted by Queen Elizabeth. The entertainer's long career in pop and his tireless efforts to raise money for charity are cited as the deciding factors to bestow upon him Britain's highest honor . […]

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  • Pink Floyd and A Hot Cup Of Joe

    Something for the dark side of your coffee table. Pink Floyd will ring in its 30th anniversary with a collection of their most memorable cover art called Mind Over Matter. Floyd's artistic direction was largely championed by Storm Thorgeson, who designed for the band from 1968 to 1995. The book will also showcase some unreleased […]

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  • The Artist Looks Into His Crystal Ball

    Even a clairvoyant is having a hard time predicting the arrival of The Artist's newest release, Crystal Ball. The major label-free "xperiment in truth" will be a three-CD compilation encased in a free-standing plastic globe. According to Paisley Park's official website www.Love4oneanother.com, pre-orders are at 84,000 and "the check has been cut to begin production." […]

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  • Surprise Jane’s Addiction Reunion In L.A.’s Opium Den

    A small fix for Jane's Addiction fans. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Jane's members — Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins and Dave Navarro — came together at the Opium Den in L.A. for renditions of "Ocean Size" and "My Time." This is the second such appearance recently, the first being an appearance at the Howard […]

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  • Shakur Suing Death Row

    Tupac's mom is gunning for Death Row. In the battle for slain rapper Tupac Shakur's estate, Afeni Shakur (the artist's mother) is suing Death Row Records, claiming that the label scammed her son out of millions of dollars. Two weeks ago, Death Row made a claim against Tupac's estate for $7.1 million, demanding reimbursement for […]

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