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Link Wray earns 2018 nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Guitar and rock legend Link Wray has posthumously earned a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for its Class of 2018.

Chatting with Ricky Roche: Long Island singer and guitarist Special

Wantagh - Long Island musician Ricky Roche chatted with me about opening for Big Shot at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall on November 25, as part of this year's "Black Friday Celebration."

Interview with former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing Special

Widely believed to have retired when he left the legendary pioneers of heavy metal in 2011, the archetypal rock guitarist is actually busier than ever. Digital Journal found out more.

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's house catches fire

Yorktown Heights - On Saturday, former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley's Yorktown Heights home went up in flames while the axe-man was away.

Janie Hendrix on her brother's legacy: His music transcends time Special

In a very busy month for Jimi Hendrix fans, the legendary musician's sister spoke to Digital Journal about what makes Jimi's tunes have such lasting power. She also reveals what he was truly like away from the stage and spotlights.

Metro police arrest blind busker in Cape Town (Video)

Cape Town - Onlookers were shocked and outraged as a famed blind guitarist, busking in Greenmarket Square, was manhandled and arrested by metro police in Cape Town, South Africa. His wife screamed for them to stop and they even smashed his treasured guitar.

Rock 'n' roll greats salute BB King in new documentary Special

Toronto - BB King: The Life of Riley makes its North American premiere June 14th as part of the North by Northeast music festival in Toronto. Director Jon Brewer says King’s life was a story begging to be told.

Jeff Hanneman, guitarist for Slayer, dies at 49

The guitarist, as well as one of the founding members of Slayer, Jeff Hanneman died Thursday morning at the age of 49, due to liver failure.

Ex-Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Bob Welch dies in apparent suicide

Nashville - ABC News is reporting that former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch was found dead at his Nashville home Thursday. He was 66. A police official announced that Welch died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday afternoon.

Musician attempts to break record for world's longest guitar solo

Austin guitarist David Didonato is livestreaming his attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records streak for the longest guitar solo of all time.

Gary Moore drank himself to death

Estepona - Rock guitarist Gary Moore was found dead in his Spanish hotel room just over a year ago. His official cause of death has just been announced.

Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton dies at 60

Typical. Thousands of strumsy wumsy pseudo guitarists continue to fester on interminably, but a good one, Ron Asheton, is no longer with us, dying of natural causes. Ashton was a real hard rock guitarist, not the Cornflake With Two Bar Chords type.

Guitarist Delaney Bramlett Has Died At Age 69

Legendary rock guitarist Delaney Bramlett has died following gallbladder surgery. He was 69. According to his wife he had been in ill health for the past seven months.

Jazz Star Jeff Healey Dies at 41, Succumbs to Retinal Cancer

Canadian jazz legend and aficionado Jeff Healey died yesterday in his hometown Toronto, leaving behind a memorable trail of notable albums and a passion for old-school relics. The blind guitarist had suffered from retinal cancer.

Queen guitarist Brian May gets doctorate in astrophysics

London - Guitarist with British rock band Queen, Brian May, has been awarded a doctorate in astrophysics after interrupting his studies over 30 years ago, reports said Friday.

Kiss guitarist Mark St. John dies

Former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died Thursday from an apparent brain hemorrhage.
 

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Lunga Nono  a blind  left-handed guitarist  playing in Greenmarket Square  Cape Town  South Africa
Lunga Nono, a blind, left-handed guitarist, playing in Greenmarket Square, Cape Town, South Africa
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Musician Pete Seeger in 2007
Musician Pete Seeger in 2007
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 BB King – The Life of Riley  made  its North American debut at the NXNE Festival in Toronto June ...
"BB King – The Life of Riley" made its North American debut at the NXNE Festival in Toronto June 14, 2013.
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Musician Ry Cooder
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K.K. (left) on stage with Judas Priest.
K.K. (left) on stage with Judas Priest.
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Esteemed guitarist and actor Wilko Johnson
Esteemed guitarist and actor Wilko Johnson
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NYD guitarist loosens his tresses as unfurls the opening song of the band
NYD guitarist loosens his tresses as unfurls the opening song of the band
Musician Ted Nugent playing during a concert
Musician Ted Nugent playing during a concert
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 BB KIng: The Life Of Riley  explores the influence and legacy of the blues icon across many generat...
"BB KIng: The Life Of Riley" explores the influence and legacy of the blues icon across many generations.
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Slash live in Rome
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Amy Branden
Mark Knopfler and the Dire Straits on stage at the O2  Dublin  Ireland
Mark Knopfler and the Dire Straits on stage at the O2, Dublin, Ireland
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A guitarist playing
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