New Online Guitar Shops Bring the Boutique Experience Back to E-Commerce

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Once upon a time, the local guitar shop was more than just a place to buy musical instruments. It was the cultural hub of the musical community. Young kids came to take lessons from the graying owner with the David Lee Roth haircut, experienced musicians came to check bulletin boards for band tryouts, and broke [...]

Bob Dylan’s Highly Anticipated New Album Tempest Will Be Celebrated by Global Fan Events


Musical icon Bob Dylan is releasing his 35th studio album, Tempest, on Sept. 11. Columbia Records announced an international lineup of events allowing fans around the world to experience the anticipated album before its release.   The opening track from Tempest, “Duquesne Whistle” will premiere on NPR Online (NPR.org/music) on Monday, August 27.  The Los Angeles [...]

Nick Jonas to be newest ‘American Idol’ judge?


Figuring out who will be the next judge hired for the mother of all singing competitions, American Idol, has transformed into a media circus. Even before Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler formally resigned their posts, the media was abuzz with reports that Idol executives were searching for new judges. Adam Lambert, a former Idol contestant, [...]

‘Glee’ adds two new cast members


It looks like the cast of Glee is about to get a little bit bigger. Jacob Artist, who appeared in the Lifetime movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, has been cast as the half-brother to Puck (Mark Salling). In the premiere, Artist’s character will audition for a spot on the new directions. NYADA’s newest diva, Rachel [...]

Coldplay to debut comic book at Comic-Con

In an interesting development, Coldplay announced on their website that they will debut the first part of the six issue comic book Mylo Xyloto at the San Diego Comic-Con. The project is a collaboration with Kung Fu Panda’s animation director Mark Osborne. Osborne described the project as “the latest expression of a music-driven feature animated film [...]

‘X Factor’ judge Demi Lovato tapped to host Teen Choice Awards


Demi Lovato, 19, has been in high demand of late. Not only did she score her first major top ten hit in 2011 with “Skyscraper” but the singer was hand-picked by Simon Cowell to serve as a judge for the second season of The X Factor.  Now it seems as though the former Disney darling [...]

Usher’s Step-Son Brain Dead


The family of R&B superstar Usher was struck with tragedy on Friday when the singer’s 11 year-old step-son Kyle Glover was declared brain-dead following a horrific boating accident. A female friend of 15 was also seriously injured. The duo were struck by a Jet Ski while floating down the Lake Lanier in Georgia on tubes. Glover was [...]

Adele is Pregnant!

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Grammy winning British singer Adele, 24, is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki, 36. The duo became an item last summer in the midst of Adele’s throat complications. The singer took to her website to announce the happy news: I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. [...]