May Company, a band, returning to Cleveland

Published: Thursday, Mar 03, 2011, 3:47 PM     Updated: Thursday, Mar 03, 2011, 3:50 PM By John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer Follow Share Email Print TIM FITZWATER Department-store rock? The May Company takes a name from a aged area dialect store. Its sound is a selected store full of classical power-pop melodies and hooks. The [...]

SLASH Featured On STATE LINE EMPIRE Single; Audio Available – Mar. 7, 2011

On Mar 8, STATE LINE EMPIRE will recover “Drive Me”, a expected singular featuring mythological guitarist Slash. As a winners of Guitar Center‘s Your Next Record with Slash, a groundbreaking unsigned artist find program, a San Mateo outfit accessible a four-song EP with iconic writer Mike Clink (GUNS N’ ROSES, MÖTLEY CRÜE, MEGADETH) with Slash [...]

Painted by Elephants — a new band? No, guitars being readied for Ronnie James …

 Now here’s a instrument for a complicated stone backer with roughly everything: a one-of-a-kind electric guitar tradition embellished by palm … er, case … by Asian elephants. In a partnership that would seem to be a no-brainer, Wendy Dio, a widow of Black Sabbath and Dio thespian Ronnie James Dio, who died final year of [...]

The Guitar That Launched The Beatles

“Love Me Do,” The Beatles’ first-ever single, announced a series in stone and roll. The fresh-faced Liverpudlians — Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr — sounded like zero else on British radio in Oct 1962. As Harrison remembered in The Beatles Anthology: “First conference ‘Love Me Do’ on a radio sent me shivery all over. It [...]

Eagles reverence rope comes to Redcliffe

THE assembly is invited to take it easy and suffer a reverence to California’s many famous low-pitched organisation on Friday week when a Eagels Band performs during a Redcliffe RSL. Hits from The Eagles, including Hotel California, Take It Easy and Desperado, will move listeners behind to a 1970s when a classical stone rope was [...]

Custom guitars are his specialty

Larry Robinson has built ornate, museum-quality inlay work on guitars given 1975. He designed C.F. Martin Co.’s millionth guitar – a masterpiece of antique and Victorian imagery done from abalone, mom of pearl, sea snail, pinkish mussel, gold, silver, emeralds, rubies and aquamarines. Robinson, 57, describes himself as “kind of a hermit” and works out [...]