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Stratocaster: The Sword of the Gods
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Stratocaster: The Sword of the Gods

Since its origins in the 1950s, Rock n' Roll has always been a symbol of youthful rebellion, marked by its wild rhythm and dance, always well arranged with saxophone, piano and even guitar solos, which, if not for names like CARL PERKINS or CHUCK BERRY, might not earn the title of main style star. For this, famous factories have always sought to invent and reinvent guitar models that best meet the needs of the musician, and so legendary models emerged, such as the Les Paul, SG and Flying V, both from GIBSON. It has for all tastes and all styles, but one in particular is still a reference and was a partner of great legends of the instrument: the FENDER STRATOCASTER. Launched in 1954, the FENDER STRATOCASTER was created by Leo Fender, George Fullerton and Freddie Tavares in the spring, bu...
Michelle Pfeiffer touched by Coolio’s death: “Our movie was a success because of ‘Gangsta’s Paradise'”
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Michelle Pfeiffer touched by Coolio’s death: “Our movie was a success because of ‘Gangsta’s Paradise'”

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer, protagonist of the movie "Dangerous Minds", mourned the untimely death of Coolio and fondly recalled the recording of the video for 'Gangsta's Paradise'. "He was very sweet and I still get goosebumps listening to that song" Actress Michelle Pfeiffer mourns the death of rapper Coolio, with whom she starred in the music video for 'Gangsta's Paradise'. The theme was included in the soundtrack of “Dangerous Minds”, a film that has Pfeiffer as the main actress. “Our movie was a hit because of this song,” she wrote on Instagram. “I was lucky to work with him. She won a Grammy for her brilliant work. He was very sweet [on filming] and I still get goosebumps listening to that song.” The rapper died this Wednesday, aged 59, with a suspected heart attack. T...
Billy Idol looks back on drugs and the accident that nearly killed him. “Fortunately, I survived it all”
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Billy Idol looks back on drugs and the accident that nearly killed him. “Fortunately, I survived it all”

“There is an element of ridicule and luck in my life. I look back and it's all a little wild and weird." Billy Idol Recalls His Troubled Past Billy Idol, known for hits like 'Dancing With Myself' or 'Rebel Yell', recalled in an interview with the newspaper "The Telegraph" a past marked by heroin addiction and a motorcycle accident that almost killed him, assuming he was never so happy like at this moment. https://youtu.be/F10vvtZ0Pw0 “I used a lot of heroin at that time”, admits Idol when talking about a troubled trip to Asia, in 1989, which only ended with the intervention of the Thai military. After many thousands of dollars of damage to hotels and brothels, the musician ended up in a hospital, later being escorted to Bangkok airport by four armed soldiers. The following year, also...
Eminem celebrates 13 years of sobriety with an essay on drug addiction
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Eminem celebrates 13 years of sobriety with an essay on drug addiction

“I had ten dealers at the same time” “In the past, we would go on tour and people would give us drugs for free. For a while I managed to hold on, but then I couldn’t stop.” Eminem wrote an essay for “XXL” magazine, in which he addresses, among other topics, his struggle with drug addiction. Sober for 13 years, the rapper shares: “My addiction didn't start right at the beginning of my career when I showed up. I only started using drugs at the beginning [of promoting the] the first album. And hard drugs only when I got famous. I was experimenting, I didn't have a favorite drug. In the old days, we would go on tour and people would give us drugs for free. For a while, I managed to hold on, but then it became too [complicated] and I couldn't stop.” “For a while, I managed to hide m...
Xutos & Pontapés celebrate 35 years of the album “Circo de Feras” with exhibition
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Xutos & Pontapés celebrate 35 years of the album “Circo de Feras” with exhibition

The exhibition, with 35 photographs and curated by Xutos & Pontapés themselves, will be on display at Arrábida Shopping until October 30th. Portuguese rock group Xutos & Pontapés opened a photography exhibition, on Tuesday, at Arrábida Shopping, in Vila Nova de Gaia, to mark the 35th anniversary of the album "Circo de Feras", revealed the organization. "From recordings in the studio to days on the road, passing through moments on stage, the band will share several photos never released to the public", reads a press release. The exhibition, with 35 photographs and curated by Xutos & Pontapés themselves, will be on view in that shopping center on Floor 0 until October 30th. The photographic records were captured by photographers Álvaro Rosendo and Pedro Lopes. The selection...
Tour leak: Bruce Springsteen, E Street tickets for MetLife show auctioned for charity
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Tour leak: Bruce Springsteen, E Street tickets for MetLife show auctioned for charity

If you're a Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band fan, keep Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2023, free on your calendar. Tickets for a Springsteen and the E Street Band concert, with backstage passes, for one of those two dates, were auctioned off Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Visiting Nurse Association Beach Ball at the Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright. A MetLife show has not been announced, but it is anticipated as a second North American tour leg was cited as starting in August 2023 after arena shows in the United States and stadium shows in Europe. “Honestly, I expected those dates to be out by now, but obviously they're narrowing it down,” said Audrey Hunn of the Calling All Bruce Springsteen Fans! Facebook page. Hunn posted the auction link on the Calling page. The MetLife tickets auction was in...