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  • Who will be crowned 'King of the Blues'?

     
    Who knows what kind of deal with the devil the top five contestants in the Guitar Center-sponsored 'King of the Blues' contest have rigged up, but who wouldn't sell their soul for a title like that? Not to mention the $25,000 in cash, a reissue of a...
  • Duane Eddy tops Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival

     
    The influential rock guitarist leads a lineup in Anaheim that also includes 'Honeyboy' Edwards. One of the musical highlights in recent years of the National Assn. of Music Merchants’annual trade show, now under way in Anaheim, has been Deke Dickersonâ€...
  • Django Reinhardt: The original Guitar Hero?

     
    Saturday marks what would have been the 100th birthday of guitarist Django Reinhardt, and one thing the Gypsy jazz innovator is often credited with is helping elevate the guitar from a supporting role to a lead player in his vibrant......
  • 2010 Grammy Awards live!

     
    Pop & Hiss live-blogged the 2010 Grammy Awards -- typos and all! 8:30 p.m. The Grammy Awards took a bet on youth in 2010, giving its top prize to country star Taylor Swift. The 20-year-old won four Grammys, including album......
  • WebClawer: Rock 'n' roll finches bring their music to London; complaint about PETA U.K.'s Hitler-themed ad dismissed; dachshund Spork gets a reprieve

     
    -- French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot enlisted a flock of zebra finches for his upcoming exhibition at London's Barbican concert hall and art gallery. But these aren't just any zebra finches -- they're rock 'n' roll zebra finches. Boursier-...
  • How I Made It: Ryan Heuser

    How I Made It: Ryan Heuser
    The gig: President and co-founder of Paul Frank Industries Inc., a clothing and accessories company based in a former school building in Costa Mesa. The private company, which has about 100 employees, puts a host of eccentric characters on products as...
  • Jimi Hendrix in pictures

    Jimi Hendrix in pictures
    THERE'S something about Jimi Hendrix's confident grin -- so ingenuous and inviting -- that disarms the observer and plays against stereotype, as do so many of the images in "Hendrix Revealed," a new exhibit of Hendrix photographs that opened May 29 and...
  • 'Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music' by Greg Milner

    And in the beginning, there was no recorded sound. For millennia, music lovers had to play songs for each other in order to hear their favorite music. Because of this, perhaps -- as Greg Milner points out in his exhaustive, technically precise and...
  • 'Million Dollar Les Paul' by Tony Bacon

    'Million Dollar Les Paul' by Tony Bacon
    It may not be an Arthurian tale of Sir Percival in pursuit of the Holy Grail, but Tony Bacon's "Million Dollar Les Paul" (Jawbone: 288 pp., $19.95 paper) is still about a romantic quest. The object of his interest? The 1959 sunburst Les Paul electric...