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Top 10 Guitars | Gretsch White Falcon & National Style O

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This week we’re featuring two great guitars – both with distinctive styles: the flashy Gretsch White Falcon and the metallic National Style O.

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Topics: Flame Tree Music, Classic Guitars, flame tree pro

Top 10 Guitars | Martin D-45

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

The Martin dreadnought guitars are favoured by folk musicians for the full, expressive sound they produce, and the D-45 has truly earned its place amongst our list of Top 10 Guitars.

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Topics: Flame Tree Music, Classic Guitars, flame tree pro

Top 10 Guitars | Gibson Les Paul

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This week’s starring guitar is the fantastic Gibson Les Paul, beloved by the likes of Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.

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Topics: Flame Tree Music, Classic Guitars, flame tree pro

Top 10 Guitars | Fender Stratocaster

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Next to make our list of the top 10 guitars is the iconic and hugely popular Fender Stratocaster, played by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck.

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Topics: Flame Tree Music, Classic Guitars, flame tree pro

Top 10 Guitars | Fender Telecaster

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

The guitar is one of the most popular and emotive musical instruments of the last century – a powerful tool, many famous musicians have become legendary alongside their signature guitars. Here begins our look at 10 of the best classic guitar makes, starting with the Fender Telecaster.

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Topics: Flame Tree Music, Classic Guitars, flame tree pro

Celebrity News and Gossip: Little Mix, How It All Began

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Sassy girl band Little Mix are going from strength to strength as they forge their pop career, currently taking America and Canada by storm as they join Demi Lovato on her immense 'The Neon Lights Tour'. This comes just in time for them to celebrate getting their second album Salute into the US Top Ten this week. How did they get here? Let's take a look back at their humble origins…

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Topics: pop music, little mix

Celebrity News and Gossip: The Brits 2014

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

On February 19, London’s O2 Area was home to one of music’s biggest events, the 2014 Brit Awards. The star-studded award show, hosted by comic actor James Corden for the fifth and last time, was broadcasted live on ITV in the UK. Performances by 'Drunk In Love' singer Beyoncé, as well as Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Lorde and Pharrell left audiences electrified at home and in the arena.

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Topics: one direction, beyonce, bruno mars, David Bowie

Rock Music News: Radiohead, The Who, and More at Glastonbury

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This year’s Glastonbury kicked off with big names like Arcade Fire, Lily Allen, Skrillex, MIA, Chvrches and a whole host of others, many of whom were making their Glasto debut. Since this festival is coming up on its 50th anniversary at the end of the decade, many acts weren’t so new to the whole drill: Kaiser Chiefs – who, despite having the headlining slot on the John Peel Stage on Friday, also opened the day with a surprise set on the Other Stage – played the iconic festival almost ten years ago and again in 2007.

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Topics: Glastonbury, Metallica, Radiohead

David Bowie: The 60s Music Influences Behind the Legend

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Young mod. Hairy hippie. Ziggy Stardust. Aladdin Sane. Halloween Jack. The Thin White Duke. Plastic Soulman. Godfather of the New Romantics. Tin Machinist.

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Topics: 70s music, 60s music, David Bowie

Guitar Riffs: 'Heartbreaker' by Led Zeppelin

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‘Heartbreaker’ by classic rock band Led Zeppelin sums up British rock at its best. With Jimmy Page's fantastic playing and killer guitar riffs, no wonder this song is in Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Topics: 60s music, Led Zeppelin

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