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It’s a union that will delight music fans, surf rats, and festival goers alike.
Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey have joined with bass player, Brian Ritchie of US group Violent Femmes, to form a new surf rock band called THE BREAK.
The new band releases its debut album ‘Church Of The Open Sky’ [...]

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The BiPolar Bears are one of Victoria’s rock’n’roll institutions, playing their own brand of rock, reggae and blues for over 16 years.
Having a serious mental illness hasn’t held the band back. They’ve performed hundreds of gigs from the Sydney Opera House to psych wards, the iconic Espy Hotel, St. Kilda Festival, Federation Square, Brisbane’s Powerhouse [...]

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If the number of cover versions is anything to go by, Hallelujah (The Shrek Song) is definitely one of the greatest guitar songs ever written.   Written by Lenoard Cohen, the song was first heard on his 1984 album, Various Positions.  To read more about the interesting background behind this song, check out this great article [...]

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Every form of music always has its roots and when you look at a lot of the famous guitar players of today like John Mayer or Derek Trucks you are reminded that for many rock guitarists their roots come directly from blues guitar.
The history of blues guitar is one of a form of guitar [...]

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Doo-Wop is a related R&B form based on vocals using phonetic syllables in order to introduce rhythm and harmonic movements. It was introduced in the 1950’s in the streets of New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. It saw its beginning in the African American communities which also enjoyed rhythm and blues and became wildly [...]

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In guitar circles, one of the most highly searched phrases on the internet is “guitar tabs”. This is closely followed by the phrase “Eric Clapton guitar tabs”, which is then followed by considerable “daylight” before another artists’ name for guitar tablature appears.
You may be wondering what is so special about Eric Clapton guitar tabs, or [...]

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All the good bass players are guys, right? Female bass players are not that plentiful in the majority of music genres across the board. You’ve only got to look back to the 1970’s to find this statement to be fairly accurate.
However, in the intervening years, many women have taken an interest in playing the [...]

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Australian music legend, Billy Thorpe, died of a massive heart attack on February 28. He was just 60 and entering a new phase of a successful career which spanned 5 decades.
With his blues/rock band The Aztecs, not to be confused with his earlier surf music band of the same name, Billy brought new meaning to [...]

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AUSSIE Rock Vocalist Extraordinaire Jimmy Barnes is to undergo open-heart surgery to fix a condition that has been with him since birth.
The former Cold Chisel frontman, renowned screamer and vodka consumer will undergo surgery to replace a faulty aortic valve on February 22.
Barnes is said to otherwise be in good health and remains in good [...]

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More Frank

Frank Zappa’s last project has been released 13 years after his death. Trance-Fusion is a collection of unreleased live guitar solos from 1977 to 1988 and apart from a little Dweezilling on a couple of tracks, they feature Zappa and his band mates.
The music is instantly recognisable, although most of Zappa’s solo workouts, each of [...]

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