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 [...]

Francesqa (No 980)

Hometown: Newbury, Berkshire. The lineup: Ashley Wilkie (vocals), Ben Hordos (bass), Joe Hicks (guitar), Tom Millar (guitar), Warren Senior (drums). The background: It was a fact that they were voted best new rope in Kerrang! and best British rope in Rock Sound that done us vehement to hear Francesqa. We haven’t review possibly repository for [...]

Album Review: REM – Collapse Into Now

R.E.M.’s 2008 album, Accelerate, was a welcomed lapse to a electric guitar and goosebump-inducing harmonies from years left by. There was a renewed appetite emanating from low within thespian Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills that hadn’t been felt given a depart of former drummer, Bill Berry. The prick of 2004’s Around [...]