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2010-08-17 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- John Mayall, British Blues giant and blues rock pioneer, nurtured the careers of Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, John McVie and many other rock luminaries. Now his earliest and best recordings with them in the Bluesbreakers as well as Mayall's other stellar work throughout his debut decade on record are heard on the 4-CD box set So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964-1974 (Hip-O/UMe), released August 17, 2010. The...

2008-10-10 15:00:21

By MARY-LIZ SHAW Some play a sweet riff; others a mean ax. You are likely to find an influential player of either style at GuitarFest on Saturday. This annual event includes performances and clinics with touring mavens and studio musicians, including the current bassist for Megadeth, James LoMenzo. LoMenzo, 49, has more than 25 years experience touring and playing with some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal, including Ozzy Osbourne, David Lee Roth and Slash of Guns N' Roses...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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