Mar 30, 2009

Keith Richards almost pulled gig over shepherd's pie

Keith Richards almost cancelled a concert because of a shepherd's pie.

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable - who supported The Rolling Stones on a European tour - was amazed when the band's frontman Sir Mick Jagger warned him he was in trouble for helping himself to a portion of the mashed potato-topped treat before Keith had eaten.

Stuart revealed in his new book 'Demons and Cocktails': "I whacked several hefty spoonfuls onto my plate. Mick Jagger came in and stopped in his tracks and the pleasantness suddenly left his face, 'Who's eating that?' /how to play the guitar/

"He said, 'Do you know the rules? You never, ever, take the shepherd's pie unless Keith's broken the crust first.' He twirled on his heels and said jokingly, 'Enjoy the show, boys. If there will be a show. I'm not sure if he'll go on after this.' At least I thought it was a joke."
Desperate to avoid a disaster, Stuart was ordered to take the pie back to the canteen to be "recrusted". /how to play the guitar/

He explained: "Luckily, when I got to catering I knew the waitress. She took it back and shook her head slowly and muttered, 'Don't you know the rules?'
But she soon went to work on it and re-laid the potato topping making it as good as new, even if it was a little thinner. Major world disaster averted."
Despite his attempts to conceal the pilfered pie, Stuart was confronted by Keith after the show.

He added: "Later that night we were invited to play pool with them. Suddenly Keith stopped the game in mid-stroke. The lines on his face were more prominent than normal. Then he potted the yellow, placed his cue down and wandered over to me, a joint dangling on the edge of his lips. 'You ate my shepherd's pie, didn't you?' he whispered." /how to play the guitar/

Wolfmother return with new track

WOLFMOTHER are about to return with a new line-up and a brand new track.

The band announced last August that they had effectively split up, after bassist and keyboard player Chris Ross left due to "irreconcilable personal and musical differences". /how to play the guitar/

But and guitarist Andrew Stockdale vowed to continue under the Wolfmother name with a new line-up.

And today they released a download of a new track called Back Round, available from today on

Although the track is free, the band are encouraging fans to donate to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal at /how to play the guitar/

The new look band debuted the track last Friday (March 27) at the MTV Australia Music Awards in Sydney.

They have now returned to LA to complete their album with producer Alan Moulder. /how to play the guitar/

Mar 29, 2009

Today Video Post --AC/DC: Thunderstruck(concert)

Matt Schofield - 100 Club

Matt Schofield has been consistently graded in the top 10 British guitarists for the last few years and his combination of Blues & Jazzy funk has got him a more than decent following in this country and even more so in Europe. /how to play the guitar/

This was the second gig with his new line up consisting of Schofield, keyboardsman Jonny Henderson, Jeff 'The Funk’ Walker on bass and Alain Baudry on drums and the months since I saw them at Dingwalls last year have brought on a radical improvement in their sound - in the words of one of the crowd last night 'tighter than a freakin’ facelift!’.
To put it simply they were superb. Every time I thought that they had hit some sort of peak in the music, they took it on to another slope and reached a higher climax. They stretched every song to its maximum and every number showed onec again why the introduction of Jeff Walker’s bass and the New Orleans drumming of Alain Baudry had freed both Schofield and Henderson to play more intense music and music that was even more soulful than the brand that they have been peddling for the last few years. /how to play the guitar/

Whether it was a seff-penned number like 'Betting Man’ from the new album 'Heads Tails & Aces’ or one of Freddie King’s classics, 'Crossing The River’ the interplay between all four musicians was an example of how damn good British Blues can be when there isn’t any bullshit in the way.

The numbers from the new album were mixed in with a good selection of Schofield’s older material and the funk factor was there all through but came to a peak on The Meters 'People Say’ which turned into a funk ridden jam that Little Feat would have been proud of.
So many gigs seem to feature the earnest and, frankly, dull Blues that have become commonplace and hearing a band that enjoys the variety of Jazz and loves to funk it up makes a cold and wet Thursday in March a much brighter and happier place. /how to play the guitar/

Mar 28, 2009

Kelly Osbourne 'cracked-out housewife'

Kelly Osbourne says marriage will make her a "cracked-out housewife".
The 24-year-old star - who recently completed a stint in an Oregon rehab clinic where she was treated for an addiction to painkillers - is planning a long engagement to her fiance Luke Worrall, 19, as she thinks the pressure of married life could prove too much.
She told People magazine: "I think the last thing I should be doing right now is planning a wedding. I'd become one of those cracked-out housewives with a vacuum cleaner, hopped up on Dexedrine." /how to play the guitar/

Kelly's mother Sharon Osbourne - whose husband is Kelly's dad Ozzy Osbourne - is fully supporting her daughter's decision not to rush into wedlock.
She said: "It's not right for either of them to go into domestic bliss right now. I was 29 when I got married to Ozzy, and it worked. I'd waited until I'd done all the crazy things I wanted to do."
It has also been revealed when Luke asked Ozzy for Kelly's hand in marriage, he gave him his blessing but only if they didn't tie the knot "in the next five years".
Kelly recently said she learned how to have a successful relationship from her parents. /how to play the guitar/

The star - who shot to fame in MTV reality show 'The Osbournes' with her unconventional family - said: "Marriage is scary. It is though thick and thin. I've learned a lot from them because I've seen how, just because you have one small argument, it doesn't mean divorce. But that's love." /how to play the guitar/

Mar 27, 2009

Green Day announce album release date

GREEN DAY'S new album is set to be released in May, it was confirmed today.
21st Century Breakdown, the band's eighth studio album, will hit the shops on May 15th and is their first release since 2004's Grammy-winning American Idiot. /how to play the guitar/

The first single from the album, Know Your Enemy, will be released in April.
21st Century Breakdown features 16 songs that are divided into three acts: 'Heroes And Cons,' 'Charlatans And Saints' and 'Horseshoes And Handgrenades.' /how to play the guitar/

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said: "American Idiot marked a really high bar for us. It's easy to go, 'OK, we can just write a collection of songs'. But there was something about trying to keep going for it."

The band also revealed that they plan to play the new album in its entirety during a world tour this summer, although dates have yet to be announced. /how to play the guitar/

Mar 26, 2009

Bono fears U2 will split up

Bono fears U2 will split up. how to play the guitar

The singer says he and his bandmates - guitarist The Edge, drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and bassist Adam Clayton - are determined to enjoy their upcoming world tour because they fear it could be their last.

He said: "We want to play for each other as much as we want to play for the crowd this time. You just don't know how long you are going to be doing this. When we walk out on stage, the hairs on people's necks go up - but what people don't know is that the hairs on our necks go up too."

Larry is concerned their fans won't want to part with their money to watch them, even though tickets have been priced reasonably. how to play the guitar

He said: "Will we sell it out? Who knows? Will the economic situation have an impact? Probably. But that's not going to stop us."

Larry recently admitted he wants the group to retire while they are still at the top.

He said: "There will be a time when it's like, 'It's time to go.' I would like that to be on a high when you're still achieving as opposed to the curve down. That'll be sad for me. I think it'll be a more dignified time to go."
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Mar 25, 2009

Guns N' Roses introduce new guitarist

GUNS N' ROSES have announced the appointment of a a new guitarist and songwriter. /how to play the guitar/

DJ Ashba has replaced Robin Finck, who has returned to play with Nine Inch Nails on their upcoming tour.

Singer Axl Rose said: "DJ's a gifted, energetic guitarist that Guns N' Roses is proud to have on board! We're very excited to have the opportunity to work together. /how to play the guitar/

"Guns' radar has silently been aware of DJ's presence for quite some time. He brings a fresh approach to our particular brand of mayhem expanding the tapestry of Guns N' Roses live.

"Once DJ's name was in the hat, the hat disappeared!"

Ashba said: "It's an honor to have the opportunity to be a part of a band that I have always loved and respected.

"I'm looking forward to working with Axl, who is not only one of the few great front men of our generation, but a true artist." /how to play the guitar/

Mar 23, 2009

U2 drummer talks of retirement

U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. wants the group to retire while they are on top.

Larry believes their days are numbered and wants the band – which also consists of Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton – to split while they are still successful. /how to play the guitar/

He said: 'There will be a time when it’s like, 'It’s time to go.’ I would like that to be on a high when you’re still achieving as opposed to the curve down. That’ll be sad for me. I think it’ll be a more dignified time to go.'

However, the 47-year-old musician says if the group decides to part ways, he wouldn’t rule out a reunion. /how to play the guitar/

He said: 'We might come back in five years’ time and may do something together for old times’ sake because we know we’ll want to. That’ll be a beautiful end to a long beautiful career. It can’t go on for ever. It just can’t.'

Despite considering retirement, the Irish rockers recently announced plans for a mammoth world tour.

They will visit 14 European cities on the first leg of their '360 Degrees' run of shows, beginning at Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium on June 30.

The concerts - which features four UK dates, including a show at London's Wembley stadium on August 14 - will feature an "innovative" 360 degree set design allowing all of the audience an unobstructed view of the band. /how to play the guitar/

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Mar 19, 2009

Rod Stewart's son brands him 'cheap'

ROD STEWART's son has accused the rocker of being "cheap" live on television.

Sean Stewart, 28, appeared on American reality court show Judge Jeanine Pirro in a battle with his personal trainer over unpaid fees.

Stewart, who's made his name in the US after appearing on a string of reality shows, is accused of failing to pay personal trainer Francois Xavier Decile for his services, which amounted to (£3,500) in unpaid sessions.

But the recently rehabbed Stewart, who told Judge Pirro he's had a hard life being Rod's son, said his dad had paid off the first debt.

But he told a stunned courtroom that his father was "cheap" for making him pay back the money.

He said: "Actually, the money he gave, the cheque he sent to Xavier, I had to pay back.
"My dad's very cheap. I don't know why."

Decile claims he quit training Stewart last August after getting sick of hearing that the star's famous dad would cover the bills.

He told the judge, "He used to say, 'Don't worry, my dad will pay you.'"

Judge Pirro, who is a former district attorney and county court judge in New York, then ordered Stewart to pay the bills.

She then told that being the son of a rock star is "nothing compared to the struggles I hear all day in this courtroom".

Mar 17, 2009

Kid Rock Unveils "Rock and Rebels" Tour!

Will the American badass -- and his pals Lynyrd Skynyrd -- play in your hometown?

Break out the beer koozies and Bic lighters: Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be touring all summer long! /how to play the guitar/

The Motor City rock-rapper and the '70s "Free Bird" rebels will kick off the 22-date outing -- dubbed "Rock and Rebels," get it? -- June 26 in West Palm Beach, FL. They'll hit outdoor amphitheaters across the country before ending at New York's Jones Beach Aug. 2.

Rock's 11-piece Twisted Brown Trucker Band, who performed with him at the Grammys, will accompany. Tickets go on sale March 20 via /how to play te guitar/

Rock and Rebels Tour
6/26, West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
6/27, Tampa, FL (Ford Amphitheatre)
6/28, Atlanta, GA (Lakewood Amphitheatre)
6/30, Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
7/1, Dallas, TX ( Center)
7/7, Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
7/8, Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
7/10, Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Blossom Music Center)
7/11, Indianapolis, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis)
7/12, Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
7/14, Pittsburgh, PA (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
7/21, Maryland Heights, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis)
7/22, Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
7/24, Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek)
7/25, Virginia Beach, VA (Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater)
7/26, Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte)
7/29, Boston, MA (Comcast Center)
7/31, Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium & Star Pavilion)
8/1, Washington, DC (Nissan Pavilion)
8/2, New York, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
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Mar 16, 2009

How to clean your guitar! /how to play the guitar/

Absolutely necessary for you to know how to properly clean and care for your beautiful
instrument. Guitars are fine instruments and deserve the best care in the world, if you
want it to look good at all times and sound great as well. Cleaning your guitar is just
part of your life now that you have purchased one for yourself. It should be as important
to you as brushing your own teeth!

I always wiping the guitar down with something like a chamois cloth, after each playing
session, is all the maintenance my guitar will ever need. Lot of players have it
backwards...They use some type of fretboard and waxing lubricants, while abusing the wood
by not keeping the guitar in it’s case, where it should be whenever it’s not being played.
When I cange the string I like to clean my guitar. What is needed is that a damp rag. Put
some serious elbow grease into it though, wipe the guitar down thoroughly with a soft,
non-abrasive cloth but first put some elbow grease into it..and do this same for the
fretboard. You just have to diluted a little oil soap with water. That's amazing! Don’t
worry about the water becouse we talk about a damp rag, and also do not forget, not only do
you have to wipe down the guitar, it is also very important to remember to always clean
your guitar strings as well.

There is something you can purchase to help clean under your strings on on them, it is
called the swipe. By using the swipe on your guitar strings all around and under them, you
will be prolonging the life of your beautiful instrument and having clean guitar strings
will also make the tone of your guitar have a more crisp, tight sound.
You can remove the "grunge" off your fretboard by giving it a very light brushing with
#000, or #0000 steel wool. And if you want to use a polish, I recommend the best polish
what I ever use Martin Guitar Polish … but do not use on the fretboard! If you want
something for the fretboard, almond oi the best.. once per year.

Mar 15, 2009

Sound Relief raises more than $5 million for bushfire and flood victims

The Sound Relief concerts in Sydney and Melbourne have raised more than $5 million for the victims of the Victorian bushfires and the Queensland floods, organisers say.

A spokeswoman for promoter Michael Gudinski on Sunday said the 80,000 who braved the torrential rain to attend the show at the Melbourne Cricket Ground made history as being the single-biggest paying audience ever at an Australian concert event.
ll the money raised at the MCG will go to helping those who survived the devastating February 7 bushfires while the money raised at the Sydney Cricket Ground concert will be split 50-50 between the bushfire victims and those hit by the floods in Queensland.
pop princess Kylie Minogue, who flew in for the gig, wowed the crowd with an a cappella rendition of Peter Allen's unofficial anthem I Still Call Australia Home.

In Sydney, the day started with British group Coldplay opening the show with a set that included a guest appearance from John Farnham performing his hit You're The Voice.

In Melbourne, local rockers Jet opened the day before they flew to Sydney to play there along with Wolfmother, who also performed at both concerts.

Several classic Australian bands reformed especially for the occasion, including Icehouse, Hunters & Collectors, Split Enz and Midnight Oil complete with frontman federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett.

Mar 13, 2009

Know your guitar/How to play guitar/

When I was beginer I think there is magic way to learn to play guitar. But it's not true. First You haven't need need just the emotion in your heart! This is the most important thing! And than you have to know your guitar...start by playing the easy chords then move on to the power chords or the sharp and minor chords.
Today I decide I will learn some ACDC songs in this week!

They're my favourite band!

Mar 11, 2009

How to play guitar-News

AC DC were forced to scrap a show in Antwerp, Belgium on Tuesday night (03Mar09) to allow frontman BRIAN JOHNSON to battle the flu.

The rocker fell ill en route to the Sportpaleis show, and doctors urged him to rest up.
It is not known if the group's scheduled concert in Leipzig, Germany on Thursday (05Mar09) will go ahead as WENN went to press.

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Today I find a very usefull video that show u how to play guitar chords!

Mar 9, 2009

How to tune your guitar/how to play guitar/

I suggest you tune guitar with the tuner and memorize how first string sounds. This will help you a lot, especially in the beginning. If you don't remember how it sounds, just tune it as close as possible, it be fine. Now that you have it done, let's tune the rest of the strings.
Standard tuning for a guitar is from low to high: E-A-D-G-B-E.

There are many way to tune your guitar. Probably the easiest and fastest is to purchase one of the many electronic tuners available. These cost between $10 and $35.

If you purchase a chromatic tuner for a little more money this will allow you to tune to any note in the chromatic scale which is useful if you get into alternate tuning later...

To tune B string(the second), you simply have to press it on the 5th fret and play separately or together with open 1st string till they sound same.

You should be pressed the Third string on the 4th fret and played along with 2nd string open. until they sound same.
Just turn the tuner on, strum the 6th string, and continue to periodically strum while adjusting the tuner knob until the string is tuned properly. Then move onto the next string.

The rest of the strings are tuned pretty much like 2nd one To tune 4th string you press it on 5th fret and play with open 3rd string till they sound the same. To tune 5th string you press it on the 5th fret and play together with open 4th string. To tune 6th string thickest) you press it on 5th fret and play along with open 5th string. Also, to tune 6th string you can play it open together with open 1st string, since they are same E note.

Veterans of guitar playing already know these things.

Mar 2, 2009

How to play guitar

The ability to play the guitar is something that most people wish they had. It doesn't matter where you are, if you have a guitar and you can play it well you will have a group of people standing around watching and they will may be your fans. If you want to command this kind of attention and learn how to play the guitar, keep reading.

With so many things being done on computers, it is no exceptional that being able to learn how to play the guitar can be done from one. There are people whose getting guitar lessons from an instructor, don't think that a good online program is not just as good.

Private instructors are expensive! For one months you are going to pay at least $125.00 and that's only going once a week. That $125.00 is going to get you nothing more than a little bit about the basics of playing guitar. You will get an entire years worth of material from an online program for half of that. You will have months to go before you really start learning how to play the guitar good with a private instructor.

You able to practice in your comfort zone with good online programs. The truh is that the ability to be relaxed when learning an instrument is a important piece of the puzzle to playing well. My friend find it very difficult to play with someone standing over top of him all the time.

If you are serious about learning the guitar then using an online program is the best option you can use. You canpractice at your own speed and comfort zone, repeat lessons with out being charged, not have any set schedule and continue to learn for a long period of time for only half of what one weeks worth of lessons would cost with a personal instructor.
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