His beloved black Fender Stratocaster is expected to fetch £125,000 at auction
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Leading musicians including Jarvis Cocker and Pete Townshend protest over arrest of punk band Pussy Riot
Thursday 02 August 2012
A group of leading musicians has called on Russia's president Vladimir Putin to give a fair hearing to members of a punk band facing prison for performing a “legitimate protest”.
Saturday 21 April 2012
Tributes pour in for Bert Weedon, the British musician whose tutorials inspired a generation
Saturday 07 April 2012
In the mid-1960s, the emergence of the powerful Marshall amplifiers enabled musicians to turn up the volume – and effectively transformed pop music into rock.
Friday 06 April 2012
The rock world has promised to "crank it up to 11" to mark the death of Jim Marshall, the "Father of Loud", whose groundbreaking amplifiers gave the gift of extreme volume to generations of guitar heroes.
Thursday 05 April 2012
Jim Marshall, whose guitar amplifiers were used by some of the biggest names in rock, has died aged 88.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Wednesday 15 June 2011
An album signed by John Lennon hours before he was shot dead has fetched £23,750 at auction.
Friday 27 May 2011
Monday 28 March 2011
If Tommy was made of bricks and mortar it would be Grade I listed by now. The tale of the deaf, dumb and blind kid with messianic tendencies is heritage rock, as safely establishment as the Albert Hall itself.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Pete Townshend wishes he had never joined The Who.
Friday 12 November 2010
Wednesday 03 November 2010
1960 The birth of an icon
Saturday 24 July 2010
Friday 11 June 2010
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