Category: Guitarist Antics

Angelina Jolie Wants Kids to Skip School and Play Guitar

Posted 04 Jun 2011 in Guitarist Antics

Actress Angelina Jolie says she would encourage her six children to learn guitar than to go to school. “I do think we live in a different age and the education system hasn’t caught up with our children and our way of life,” quoted Jolie as saying. “I’d encourage them go to a museum and learn to play guitar and read,” she added. Source: Times Of India

Pete Doherty questioned about record shop break in

Posted 14 Mar 2011 in Guitarist Antics

Pete Doherty was questioned by police about a break-in at a record shop in Germany. The theft happened early on Tuesday in the southern city of Regensburg, during which a guitar and a record were stolen. Police in Regensburg revealed on Friday that a witness had reported one of the three people involved to be the 31-year-old Libertines and Babyshambles frontman, who was in the city to work on a film. Doherty and a German companion were questioned on Thursday….

Man owns up to Dylan pizza prank

Posted 29 Dec 2010 in Guitarist Antics

A man wearing a Bob Dylan backstage pass who ordered 178 pizzas from a Massachusetts pizza parlour but never picked them up has agreed to hand over the cash. A lawyer for the New Jersey man says his client is a “decent enough” guy with no criminal record who felt bad about the prank. Attorney Sean Cleary did not reveal his client’s name and did not say how much he’ll repay. The pizzas he ordered were worth about US$4,000. Workers…

Badly Drawn Boy sorry for on-stage outburst

Posted 22 Dec 2010 in Artist News, Guitarist Antics

Badly Drawn Boy, aka Damon Gough, has issued an apologetic statement after his onstage meltdown last week. He blamed hecklers and bad sound for his behaviour at Los Angeles’s Troubadour club. The concert last Thursday “should have been the crowning send-off” of a three-week tour of the US and Canada. But on the second of a two-night residency at the Troubadour the singer lost his temper, berating the sound engineer for the “swampy” acoustics and threatening “to fight” his audience….

David Gilmour’s son apologises for climbing war memorial

Posted 10 Dec 2010 in Guitarist Antics

David Gilmour’s son, Charlie, has issued a public apology after he admitted swinging from a Union Jack Flag on the London Cenotaph during student protests on Dec 9th. He said in a statement: “I would like to express my deepest apologies for the terrible insult to the thousands of people who died bravely for our country that my actions represented. I feel nothing but shame. My intention was not to attack or defile the Cenotaph. Running along with a crowd…

Mystery of Neil Young’s Warehouse Fire Solved!

Posted 18 Nov 2010 in Artist News, Guitarist Antics

(CBS/AP)  Fire officials in California say a fire at a warehouse that stored memorabilia belonging to Neil Young started in a vintage car the singer had converted into a hybrid vehicle. Belmont-San Carlos Fire Marshal Jim Palisi told the San Mateo County Times the Nov. 9 fire began in Young’s 1959 Lincoln Continental and spread to the nearby warehouse in the San Francisco Bay area. Young had converted the car to run on batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator as part…

Shed in Somerset attracts musicians from around the globe

Posted 22 Oct 2010 in Guitarist Antics

Jon Earl has a shed, deep in the Somerset countryside. The basic idea couldn’t be more basic. Bands set up in his shed and Jon records them and posts it on YouTube. But his unusual venue has become a stop-off point for well-known groups and singers and his site has attracted tens of thousands of hits. Dave Rotheray, who sold millions of records as a member of the Beautiful South, the award-winning fiddle player Jackie Oates and the American folk…

Keith Richards describes Jagger as “unbearable”

Posted 15 Oct 2010 in Guitarist Antics

In his memoirs Keith Richards has described Mick Jagger as “unbearable”. His new book “Life”, is due to be released 26th Oct and is being serialised in The Times. Source:

Slash starts horror film production company

Posted 09 Oct 2010 in Artist News, Guitarist Antics

Slash is dipping his toe into the world of movie production, setting up “Slasher Films” in association with established company “Scout Productions”. He is aiming to make “edgy contemporary horror fare with a nod to the thrillers of the 1970s and 1980s”, reported Deadline. He has “…always been a huge horror fan and creating films that take you back to the days where horror movies actually scared the hell out of you is something I’ve always wanted to do”. Their…

Hail to the naked, busking chief?

Posted 07 Oct 2010 in Guitarist Antics

New York’s “Naked Cowboy” is planning to oust Obama. Robert Burck is likely to be recognised by any tourist who has passed through the “Crossroads of the World” where he stands playing a guitar and wearing only boots, a cowboy hat and underwear. On Wednesday he donned his suit and tie to announce that he intends to run for president in 2012, as a member of the conservative tea party movement. This isn’t his first foray into the world of…