How Rock Found Fuzz Box

October 2, 2016

Creator Of the Fuzz Box
"Distortion Pedal"

MURFREESBORO — Ever wondered how the distorted sound effect of electric guitars started? It happened in Nashville in 1960 — an accident of technology that would forever change the face of music. And Murfreesboro’s own Glenn Snoddy was at the helm of creating what became known as “the Nashville sound,” although he first called it […]

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Fender Hires Andrew Mooney formerly of Disney Consumer Products Division to CEO

June 3, 2015

Fender Hires Andrew Mooney formerly of Disney Consumer Products Division to CEO

From Music Trade Magazine FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION’S newly appointed CEO, Andrew “Andy” Mooney, brings an illustrious résumé to his new post, having directed marketing at Nike during a period of rapid growth in the 1990s and later revitalizing Disney’s Consumer Products division. However, one of his first paying jobs was playing guitar in a […]

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The future of Music Retail when Guitar Center is Gone

March 8, 2015

The future of Music Retail when Guitar Center is Gone

Not sure if everyone knows, but guitar center is on life support. Their lay-offS continue and their bond rating is now doWN to Junk status. What does the future hold for retailing. Many of the small retailers are gone and the sale of online instruments will still drive the prices below what makes sense for […]

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Joe Cocker dead at 70

December 22, 2014

Dead at age 70

Joe Cocker, the singer and songwriter whose hits included “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong,” has died of lung cancer, his agent, Barrie Marshall, confirmed to FOX411. Cocker was 70 years old. “Joe Cocker is a legendary artist of rock and blues history and yet he was one of the most humble […]

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Blues Legend Johnny Winter Dies On Tour in Zurich

July 17, 2014

Blues Legend Johnny Winter Dies On Tour in Zurich

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70. Winter was a leading light among the white blues guitar players, including Eric Clapton and the late Stevie Ray […]

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