Category: Miscellaneous

Former Eagles Record Executive Jerry Sharell Held Hostage

Posted 16 Sep 2013 in Industry Insights, Miscellaneous, News
Jerry Sharell

Though many people may not recognize the name Jerry Sharell, chances are they have been exposed to his work. His career began back in the 1970’s and allowed him the opportunity to work through Elektra Records with acts such as The Eagles, Motley Crue, and Linda Ronstadt. Sadly, Sharell and his girlfriend recently took part in a tragic event, as Sharell’s girlfriend’s ex-husband approached Sharell and his girlfriend with a machete. The resulting conflict ended with Sharell surviving several cuts…

Epiphone Hosts Anniversary Giveaway

Posted 29 Aug 2013 in Guitar Heroics, Miscellaneous
Epiphone Anniversary Give A Way

Compared to many other electric guitar manufacturers, Epiphone enjoys a long and varied history. The company was founded by Anastasios Stathopoulos all the way back in 1873, which eagle-eyed readers will note was 140 years ago. Due to this fact, Epiphone has been in the process of launching a year long anniversary celebration. Between massive parties, new guitar announcements, and a stellar open house event, Epiphone has been finding ways to celebrate in style all year long. Recently, the company…

New Festival To Take Place on Woodstock Grounds

Posted 24 Aug 2013 in Miscellaneous, Music, News, Performance

The original Woodstock took place in 1969, and attracted 400,000 music fans from around the country. The lineup was packed with all of the biggest names in rock and roll: The Grateful Dead, CCR, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Aeroplane, and of course, Jimi Hendrix. Though Woodstock was not the first music festival in existence, it played a colossal role in establishing what a modern day music festival looks like. In 2014, the same grounds that once held Woodstock will…

60+ Musicians Record Collection on Same Guitar

The $100 Guitar Project

Fans often wonder how much of an impact gear makes on a musician. Sure, most people will admit that their guitar idols were better players than them, but just how much of that gap is due to the fact that the stars are playing on the best equipment all the time. An interesting new project, called the $100 Guitar Project, set out to find exactly how big of an impact the actual gear makes on music.   It all started…

Gibson’s New Tour for Lefty’s

Posted 31 Jul 2013 in Electric Guitar, Gear News, Miscellaneous
Gibson Left Handed Guitar

Like a variety of other objects in one’s day-to-day life, guitars are more often than not built for right handed people. After all, the vast majority of players use their right hand to strum and left to finger, but not all players use those techniques. Left handed players often find themselves left out at guitar shops, shows, and in other music settings. However, guitar manufacturing giant Gibson is setting out to right this wrong.   The American guitar company will…

London Guitar Show ’09 Line-up Announced

Posted 26 Mar 2009 in Miscellaneous, Performance

The biggest, most anticipated and unrivalled guitar event of the year, the London Guitar Show launches on the 11th June at ExCeL London.  It features four days of seminars and clinics, master classes and other activities including a careers fair, guest speakers, instrument demos and workshops. Featured in the world class lineup is the Master Guitar Virtuoso himself, Steve Vai, who is to bring his Alien Guitar Secrets master class, discussing music theory, guitar techniques, the music business, and most…

Gibson Guitars Enters Second Life

Posted 18 Jul 2008 in Miscellaneous, News

While they’re not the first corporation to set up shop in Second Life, the 3-D Virtual world created by Linden Labs, Gibson Guitars are now the first major music manufacturer to establish an official island within the virtual surrounds of the digital world.  Gibson Island takes the shape of a giant Les Paul guitar, and will allow consumers to participate in an exciting virtual world on the internet, complete with digital luthiers, instruments and guest stars.  The Gibson Island features various…

Premier Guitar Magazine August 2008 Is Out

Posted 18 Jul 2008 in Miscellaneous, News

The August 2008 edition of Premier Guitar, the definitive gear centric magazine for serious, accomplished players, has hit news stands.  The beauty of this magazine is that they also make available the complete content of articles, free on their site, both in a web page and flash magazine format. The August 2008 issue includes highlights such as: August 2008 New Products: Summer NAMM Wrap Up The Pickup Game; Active vs Passive Seymour On Seymour: An Interview with the Pickup King Shattering Speaker…

GuitarPug Site Redesign

Posted 14 Jul 2008 in Miscellaneous

You might have noticed a couple of things over the weekend – that it was a little quiet on the news front, and more importantly, that site looks a little different now.  Both were due to the fact that our puggies been busy redesigning the look of the site, and have finally completed the overhaul!  Hopefully, we’ve given GuitarPug a fresher, cleaner look and one that is more pleasing to the eyes. Do let us know what you think, and…

Songsterr – Play, Learn, Sing Guitar Online

Posted 08 Jul 2008 in Miscellaneous, Technique

I’m always on the lookout for interesting sites and resources for learning the guitar, and this one fit the bill to a T.  Songsterr, according to their blog,  “is a service offering an extraordinary experience of playing, learning, and singing guitar on-line. Songsterr provides a realistic guitar sound and gives you a full control over the playback – it’s up to you to decide when it’s time to move to the next chord and to sing a new verse. All…