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WAS RANDY RHOADS DEVASTATED AFTER HEARING EDDIE VAN HALEN?

by Jeff Giles Randy Rhoads was a phenomenal musician whose skill reduced many budding guitarists to tears of frustration, but even he could be intimidated on occasion. According to Rhoads…

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GUESS WHAT HAPPENED 47 YEARS AGO TODAY?

Jimi Hendrix released the song “Purple Haze” in England 47 years ago on December 26th. It was a success as a single and then was placed on his album “Are…

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TWO PUSSY RIOT MEMBERS REUNITED AFTER LEAVING PRISON

By Alexander Roslyakov – 12/24/13 KRASNOYARSK, Russia (AP) — Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were reunited on Tuesday after spending nearly two years in prison for…

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THE SING OFF: ‘HOME FREE’ CAPTURE TITLE, ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM

By Jolie Lash All-male a Capella group Home Free were declared the winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” on Monday night. The Minnesota-bred five piece — Chris Rupp, Tim Foust, Austin…

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FATS DOMINO NAMED “HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL” OF ORPHEUS PARADE FOR MARDI GRAS

By Stacey Plaisance | The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – The music of rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame performer Fats Domino will “float” through the streets of New Orleans…

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Congratulations

. . . Alex & Sierra for winning The X-Factor. Jeff Gutt came in second, and Carlito Olivero placed third. Judges were Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio, and Kelly…

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Welcome back Jack Gaffney

WELCOME BACK TO “old member” Jack Gaffney! Thank you, Jack, for renewing your membership. It is so appreciated! Jack Gaffney is a 16-year-old singer, songwriter, pianist, composer and high school student. Jack…

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Quote of the Week from Garth Brooks

From the Durango Songwriters Expo newsletter: Garth [Brooks] also had these words of wisdom about today’s music biz: “To be seen is not hard… to STAY hip and wanted is the hardest thing…

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BULLETIN – UPDATE: PUSSY RIOT BAND MEMBERS TO BE FREED FROM JAIL

Pussy Riot: Two members of a Russian punk band were serving a two-year jail sentence for performing a crude “punk prayer” against Putin and his ties to the Russian Orthodox…

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Watch out for “Radio Promotions”

We got another e-mail this past week on a website that promises to get your song “airplay”. For only $XXXX, they will send your song out to 100s of stations….

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‘KISS’ GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY’S HOUSE DAMAGED AFTER FIRE ERUPTS

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York house owned by former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley has gone up in flames. The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1fu8Tcg) reports that firefighters…

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ELVIS LIVES! (AS A 16 YEAR OLD CANADIAN DUDE)

[This is amazing – and creepy!] Here’s something that will surely get Elvis fans “all shook up” this holiday season! A 16-year-old kid from Quebec, David Thibault, is wowing everyone from…

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Congratulations!

. . . Dale Smith: I’d like to acknowledge my good friend and true musical brother Mr. Don Richmond as he his receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Musical Performance from Adams State University. He’s…

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Quote From Christian Blochinger on Facebook, December 10th:

A person came up to me recently and asked, “When are you gonna give up this dream and get a real job?” I replied, “Give up?” He replied “Yeah. It’s…

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HOW MUSIC HELPED FREE – LITERALLY – NELSON MANDELA FROM PRISON

Hugh Masekela, the great jazz trumpeter, wrote “Bring Him Back Home” in 1987 after receiving a letter of encouragement from Nelson (written while he was still in prison). It hit…

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