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  1. Weezer reissues 'Pinkerton'

    Weezer plans to reissue their cult classic Pinkerton in a two-CD set packed with 25 bonus tracks, including alternative versions of songs, rare live performances, radio sessions recorded on the Pinkerton tour, and four unreleased tracks. The release is due November 2. Keeping busy Weezer will be kicking off their Blinkerton Tour, playing their first two albums, the self-titled “Blue...
  2. VIDEO: Roger Waters and David Gilmour Onstage Reunion

    On July 10th Roger Waters and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd played together for the first time since 2005 at a benefit concert in Oxfordshire, England. The Hoping Foundation has now posted the entire 27-min performance. Check out the video below and the details of how the reunion came about from Waters himself.
  3. Ryan Adams Inspired after Ronnie James Dio's funeral

    Ryan Adams attended Ronnie Jame's Dio's funeral last month, and the experience moved him so much that he wrote 11 new songs in tribute to the late singer. Posting on his Facebook page yesterday, Adams wrote, "11 new solo tunes came out of nowhere. Day after Dio's funeral they just fell out. Soft mellow acoustic jams – lots of New...
  4. TECH TIPS: Pickups Active and Passive Explained.

    Three passive pickups mounted to the pickguard are clearly visible beneath the strings of a Stratocaster® guitar (above); two active pickups are mounted on a Jim Root Telecaster® guitar (below). You'll often see a guitar or a bass advertised as having passive or active pickups. What does that mean? The difference matters quite a lot in terms of your instrument's...
  5. Staggered Pickup Polepieces: Why?

    Our friends over at Fender answered a few questions recently about staggered pole pieces for us. Heres what they had to say. Fender's customer service department gets asked all the time why some Stratocaster® guitar pickups have staggered polepieces. The answer: because it balances the output across the strings. OK, well, what does that mean? It simply means that staggered...

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