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10 August 1909, born on this day, Clarence Leonidas ‘Leo’ Fender, inventor and founder of the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company. The Fender Telecaster (1949) was the first mass-produced electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the world’s most iconic electric guitars and the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass […]

Quick plug for a new book – The Jam 1982 – This richly illustrated oral history account of The Jam’s rollercoaster final year, led principally by the voice of Jam drummer Rick Buckler, contains a number of previously unseen images and takes in everything from the recording and release of final studio album The Gift […]

82 years ago today, Frank Sinatra’s “I’ll Never Smile Again” became the first No.1 on Billboard‘s new Best-Selling Retail Records chart. Little did he know at 24 years old that his career would be full of them. Billboard’s First Retail No.1: Frank Sinatra Makes 1940 Chart History Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: […]

Watch MIKKEY DEE Perform ‘Possibly Highest-Ever Drum Solo In The History Of Heavy Metal’ Watch MIKKEY DEE Perform ‘Possibly Highest-Ever Drum Solo In The History Of Heavy Metal’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5784229458262336

2 June 1978, Thin Lizzy released the live double album Live And Dangerous. It was recorded in Philadelphia, London and Toronto in 1977, during the tours accompanying the albums Johnny The Fox and Bad Reputation. It peaked at No.2 on the UK album charts, held from the top spot by the Grease soundtrack album. It […]

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NIKKI SIXX Fires Back At EDDIE VEDDER, Calls PEARL JAM ‘One Of The Most Boring Bands In History’ MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NIKKI SIXX Fires Back At EDDIE VEDDER, Calls PEARL JAM ‘One Of The Most Boring Bands In History’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5361168290568457

GRAMMY Boss Defends MARILYN MANSON Nomination: ‘We Won’t Look Back At People’s History’ GRAMMY Boss Defends MARILYN MANSON Nomination: ‘We Won’t Look Back At People’s History’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5081798258505463

NERGAL Says It ‘Feels Very Fulfilling To Be Part Of’ BEHEMOTH’s 30-Year History NERGAL Says It ‘Feels Very Fulfilling To Be Part Of’ BEHEMOTH’s 30-Year History Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5002338883118068

We have a new book! Cream – A People’s History brings together over 500 fan memories of the Sixties supergroup Cream. It plots the journey of guitarist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and bass player Jack Bruce, who many music fans rate as second only to The Beatles in terms of importance, from their formation […]

KISS Drummer PETER CRISS On CHARLIE WATTS’s Death: ‘It Is A Great Loss In Musical History’ KISS Drummer PETER CRISS On CHARLIE WATTS’s Death: ‘It Is A Great Loss In Musical History’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/4788202674531691


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