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2014-10-20 12:26:18

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History during a ceremony Oct. 17. The replica guitar is evocative of Setzer's original 1959 Gretsch 6120 "Stray Cat" guitar, for which he raided his Monopoly game for two dice drilled holes in them and attached them to take the place of the missing tone knobs. To help resemble a 1950s-era "hot...

2014-01-28 12:21:10

VLV ATTRACTS FANS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE & FEATURES 65 BANDS, A HUGE CLASSIC CAR SHOW, TIKI POOL PARTIES, DANCING, BURLESQUE, AND MORE! LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, in it's 17(th) year, is an annual 4-day music festival that takes place Easter weekend, Thursday April 17(th)- Sunday April 20(th). VLV has grown to be the largest event of its type in the world, featuring bands and fans from all over the world who come to experience...

2013-08-01 23:03:18

New Scotty Moore guitar coincides with the publication of Moore’s much-anticipated memoir. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Scotty Moore is the lone survivor of the trio that merged country music with rhythm and blues, creating what disc jockey Alan Freed dubbed “Rock and Roll.” To honor one of world’s greatest guitarists, Gibson Brands is hosting a Scotty Moore Tribute at its Memphis Showroom on August 3 to coincide with the launch of Gibson’s new Scotty Moore Signature gold...

2011-05-25 10:00:00

NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Decca is set to release Imelda May's Mayhem on July 19. The release marks her second album in the states and her first on the label. America is already well acquainted with May through her performances on "The Tonight Show" in April, the 2010 Grammy Awards and a PBS Concert Special with Jeff Beck. With the release of Mayhem, Imelda will embark on a string of summer dates including a July 21 album release party at New York City's Mercury Lounge,...

2011-01-13 06:55:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Nashville man has discovered a recording that he believes contains more than 30 minutes with Elvis at a private session recorded at what appears to be the home of Jerry Lee Lewis in 1960. The recording lay over a decade in a box of tapes he, Rod Lambert, picked up at a yard sale. "I had no idea what was on the tape until Jan. 2009. I knew it said Jerry Lee, Elvis and Mack Vickery on the tape but just thought it was some standard songs by...

2010-10-12 17:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced today a deal to publish the memoir of rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis in 2012. The book was acquired at auction by Cal Morgan, Vice President and Editorial Director of It Books. The agent was Erin Hosier of the Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency. One of the greatest showmen of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the founding pioneers of rock -- and his life story is at least as...

2009-08-23 21:17:55

A gathering of 878 guitarists in Shreveport, La., gave children a chance to jam with artists such as James Burton and Al Di Meola, event organizers said. The James Burton International Guitar Festival, held Saturday in Shreveport, is sponsored by the James Burton Foundation. Many children were able to participate in the festival because the foundation donates guitars and services to schools, the Shreveport Times reported. The foundation provides technical training, free guitars and music...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.