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Appetite For Destruction - Win an Epiphone Slash Appetite Les Paul

Inspired by the axe that the legendary Guns n Roses guitarist played on the multi-platinum selling "Appetite for Destruction" album, Epiphone and Slash have teamed up to bring you the Ltd Ed Slash "Appetite" Les Paul Standard Outfit.

The Ugliest Guitars are Back!

Guitar Zero 2010 They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder – but seriously what could some people be beholden to when they come up with some of the strange custom modifications we see on the web?

UK Mansons Guitar Show 2010 Update

The Mansons Guitar Show say they're the biggest regional show in the United Kingdom - and it does appear that they have a lot going on for their 2010 event.

Billy Sheehan Hollywood Guitar Centre Workshop

Rotosound are proud to announce an exclusive workshop with the legendary bassist Billy Sheehan at the Hollywood Guitar Centre on the October 21st, 2010, 7PM-10PM

Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show

The Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show Brings Vendors, Musicians and Fans to Raleigh, North Carolina September 25 & 26, 2010

Play Guitar with Pavement on TV!

Indie rock-loving amateur guitarists, this could be your big break. When lo-fi legends Pavement perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in a few weeks, you could be joining them. The band and talk show are holding a contest, and the winner will get to play guitar with Pavement on September 23.

Taylor Guitars On The Road Again - Over 100 Fall Dates

Taylor Guitars has announced that the company will once again bring its fan-favorite Road Show to guitar lovers across the country this fall at over 100 in-store locations in North America.

Gibson Day is August 28th

Visit your local Gibson and Epiphone dealer for Gibson Day! Every last Saturday of the month, you're invited to enter to win a Gibson guitar, earn a free Gibson "fan" shirt (quantity is limited) when you test drive a Gibson guitar and have an all-around great time at participating dealers worldwide.

JanSport Announces Third Annual Battle of the Bands Competition With Sonicbids

The winning band will play Sonicbids Official SXSW Party, presented by JanSport.

D'Addario Sponsors The Uproar Festival

D'Addario have announced their new partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink as the Exclusive Music Accessory Sponsor for the entire Uproar Festival from August 17-October 4, 2010.

Fender Custom Shop Road Show Dates/Dealers announced

Join top Fender Custom Shop representatives for a series of events that provide “an all-access pass to the dream factory” as the Fender Custom Shop Road Show visits U.S. and Canadian dealers throughout summer and fall 2010.

Jimi Hendrix and George Fullerton to be inducted into Fender Hall of Fame

Fender has announced that it will honor rock legend Jimi Hendrix and founding employee George Fullerton at its fourth annual Fender Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona USA. The Fender Hall of Fame was created in 2007 as an annual celebration of Fender founders, artists, leaders, innovators and other historically significant figures, and as an institution in which their contributions to the company’s legacy are permanently commemorated.

Rotosound sponsors Guthrie Govan and Alex Hutchings master classes at the Cheltenham Guitar Festival

Rotosound has announced that two of their endorsees and exceptional guitarists, Guthrie Govan and Alex Hutchings are to host master classes at the forth coming Cheltenham Guitar Festival 2010. Celebrated cult guitarist, Guthrie Govan, will play an exclusive and an open master class, and the extraordinary guitarist and highly gifted composer Alex Hutchings will be playing a jazz rock master class. Both artist appearances have been sponsored by the British based guitar, bass and acoustic string manufacturer Rotosound.

Manson’s Guitar Show announces 2010 show dates and free string offer

The Manson’s Guitar Show is back for its 16th spectacular year and will again be held at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter on October 23rd and 24th 2010. Tickets are on sale now and the first 250 bookings will receive a free set of Rotosound R9 or R10 top selling nickel on steel guitar strings worth £6.50.

Lick Library – Mike Casswell Free Live Webcast

Mike Casswell, renowned guitarist, writer, producer and one Lick Library’s most active and versatile teachers is to present the next inspiring live webcast.

BOSS launches the Loop Station World Championship

Guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, beatboxers, looping musicians of all sorts: BOSS wants you to bring it on. BOSS has launched the Loop Station World Championship. Start by submitting a video performance with any BOSS RC-Series looping product, and the result could be a trip to the U.S. Finals in Hollywood, California. Or, better yet, $3,000 in BOSS gear and a trip to the International Championship at Winter NAMM 2011 in Anaheim, California.

Sweetwater to host GearFest '10 June 25th

Sweetwater Music Instruments and Pro Audio will present GearFest ‘10, a celebration of musicians, instruments, and equipment they use to make music. It will be an indoor/outdoor festival featuring music, food, fun, and prizes for the entire family.

Win Tickets to the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

Tickets to Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 at Toyota Park in Chicago, sold out in 20 minutes, while the Clapton-endorsed T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition mobile device flew off the shelves.

Rockstar Mayhem Festival - Ibanez Guitar Giveaway

Show the Rockstar Mayhem Festival your guitar skills and you could win a custom graphic, autographed Ibanez guitar signed by some of the bands on Mayhem Fest. If you think you have what it takes here's what to do:

Jeff Beck to commemorate Les Paul's 95th Birthday with a special intimate performance

Jeff Beck will pay tribute to his mentor and friend, the late guitar great Les Paul, with an intimate show consisting of Les Paul’s memorable classics along with some rockabilly favorites.

The Smithsonian and Martin Guitar present Laurence Juber

The Smithsonian Associates and Martin Guitars are presenting “Beatles, Wings and Six-String: An Evening of Acoustic Guitar” featuring renowned Grammy Award-winning, guitar virtuoso Laurence Juber, one-night-only, Thursday, June 3rd at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Jazz Fusion Guitarist Wayne Krantz to host ICMP Masterclass

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is welcoming world-renowned jazz fusion guitarist Wayne Krantz for an exclusive masterclass at their facilities in Kilburn, London on Tuesday 4th May.

Guthrie Govan Webcast Date Change

Lick Library have had to change the date of Guthrie's webcast from the 6th of May to the 5th!!

Guthrie Govan to present the next live webcast from Lick Library

Guthrie Govan, internationally recognised guitar virtuoso, is to present the next live webcast from Lick Library. This groundbreaking interactive event with live video and chat will start on the 5th May 2010 at 19.00 (BST), 11.00 USA-PST, or 14.00 USA-EST.

Billy Sheehan to host exclusive ICMP Masterclass

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) is excited to welcome legendary bassist Billy Sheehan for an interactive bass masterclass on Wednesday, April 28th at their facilities in Kilburn, London.  

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