Category: Miscellaneous

Black Sabbath Leaks Cheap Tickets Link

Posted 01 Jul 2014 in Artist News, Industry Insights, Miscellaneous
Black Sabbath Cheap Tickets

Spend any amount of time talking with members of older generations, and you’ll undoubtedly hear some old timers discuss how things used to cost so much less back in the day. Of course, they made less money as well, but that’s not the point. However, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could get a concert ticket today for 1970’s prices? For a few lucky Black Sabbath fans, this was the case for the Hyde Park show Sabbath has planned for…

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Black Sabbath Tour Dates Based on World Cup

Posted 21 Jun 2014 in Artist News, General News, Miscellaneous
Black Sabbath

There exists a stereotype that musicians are solely dedicated towards music and have little or no interest in other fields. Obviously, this is not a true assertion, as the upcoming tour dates for Black Sabbath reveal a little something about the non-music side of the band. According to Sabbath guitarist Tommy Iommi, the upcoming Black Sabbath tour dates were booked with consideration of bassist Geezer Butler’s affinity for soccer. If you’re unaware, the massive FIFA World Cup, the most prestigious…

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Study Finds Playing Guitar Good for Brain

Guitar is good for the brain

After reading that headline, we have little doubt that a great deal of you readers forcefully smacked your head and let out an exasperated “duhhh.” After all, it’s pretty intuitive: of course playing guitar is good for your mental health. Playing any instrument definitely uses different sections of one’s brain than any other activity. However, we finally have a bit of hard science to back up this claim. Conducted by the Boston Children’s Hospital, the study looked at children who…

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Studies Finds Guitarists Brains Work Differently

Posted 08 May 2014 in General News, Miscellaneous, Musings
Guitarist Brains

It’s a pretty well known fact that one’s hobbies have a demonstrable effect on personality, but have you ever considered that they might actually alter the way one’s brain functions? A new study conducted at a university in Berlin examined this interesting medical phenomena in the brains of 12 guitarists, and the results were quite surprising. As it turns out, when the 12 guitarists played together, their brain functions quickly synced up. In fact, the brains of these guitarists were…

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Blackstar Launches YouTube Competition

Posted 07 Apr 2014 in Amplifiers, Featured, Hardware, Miscellaneous
Blackstar Youtube Competition

The internet truly is a wonderful piece of technology, isn’t it? By allowing fans to connect with artists and companies directly, a whole world of interesting possibilities open. One such possibility is the interesting contest set up by amp manufacturer Blackstar. The contest requires fans to upload a 30 second clip of them playing guitar using the Blackstar ID:Series or ID:Core setups. The entires will be available for public consumption, so be sure to bring your A game. The entries…

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Jack White Goes for “World’s Fastest Record” Record

Posted 06 Apr 2014 in Artist News, Miscellaneous
Jack White New Record

In an interesting follow up to a story we ran just a few days ago about Jack White’s newest solo album, Lazaretto, White has announced the incredibly interesting way he’ll be spending Record Store Day this year: releasing the world’s fastest album. White, who has been the poster child for Record Store Day for a few years now, will first play a show in Nashville at 10 AM on Record Store Day (April 19). The performance, which will be of…

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SXSW Crash Victims Named

Posted 17 Mar 2014 in Miscellaneous
SXSW

By now, you’ve probably heard the tragic story of the fatal crash at this year’s SXSW, which took the lives of two innocent people and injured nearly 20 more. All speculation about this tragedy seems to point to the fact that alcohol was involved, and as the facts are being revealed, this appears to be the case. According to police officers, a single 21 year old by the name of Rashad Owens will be held solely responsible for the events,…

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Shocking Details on the Jimi Hendrix Biopic

Posted 12 Mar 2014 in Artist News, Miscellaneous
Jimi Hendrix Biopic

Fans of Jimi Hendrix were quite dismayed to hear the following statement: the new Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side, will not feature a single one of Hendrix’s actual songs. That’s right. They managed to make an entire movie about Jimi Hendrix without actually getting the rights to any of the songs. As it turns out, these were impossible to wrestle away from Janie Hendrix, who is currently in charge of Jimi’s estate. The movie, which will feature…

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New Metal Dating Site Launches

Posted 03 Mar 2014 in Miscellaneous
New Metal Dating Site

These days, there’s a dating site for just about every minority. Sure, most people know about the religious ones like Christian Mingle, or the other demographically driven sites, like Black People Meet. However, did you know that many of these sites get way, way more specific? For instance, you could join a farmer’s only dating site, or perhaps one that only connects you to other cat owners. Well, today we’d like to introduce one that will appeal to many of…

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The Chad Smith vs. Will Ferrell Drum Battle Will Happen!

Posted 25 Feb 2014 in Artist News, Miscellaneous, Performance
Chad Smith vs Will Ferrell

A few weeks ago, the internet was taken by storm by the release of several different photographs comparing famous comedian Will Ferrell to the drummer of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Chad Smith. It makes sense why this went viral; take a look at the picture below and just try to tell us Smith and Ferrell don’t look eerily identical. Soon after the pictures went viral, a movement formed demanding that Ferrell and Smith face off in an epic drum…

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