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Big Head Todd Goes TELEFUNKEN For Stage And Studio February 9, 2011

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Pictured with a new TELEFUNKEN U47 at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, is Todd Park Mohr recording “100 Years of Robert Johnson.” Photo by Anthony Scarlati.

M80s for Red Rocks DVD & Vintage Tubes for New Album at Ardent Studios

Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the first group to embrace the M80 dynamic microphone from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, now a favorite stage mic for bands such as Green Day and ZZ Top. For the recording of their new album, “100 Years of Robert Johnson,” the band chose a selection of TELEFUNKEN large diaphragm condenser tube mics, including the U47, AK-47 MkII, ELA M 260, and the stereo AR-70.

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Memorial to be Held for Marvin Sease February 9, 2011

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On Tuesday, February 8, 2011 singer Marvin Sease passed away unexpectedly. He resided in Vicksburg, MS. He was 64 years old.

A celebration of Marvin Sease’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., at Word and Worship Church located at 6286 Hanging Moss Rd. in Jackson, Mississippi 39206. The event is open to the public. Bishop Jeffery A. Stallworth is the designated pastor for the church.

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Mick Jagger To Perform Live On The Grammy Awards For The First Time–Will Perform Tribute to Recently Deceased Grammy Winner Solomon Burke February 9, 2011

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Santa Monica, CA–GRAMMY Award-winning rock legend and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Mick Jagger will perform live on the GRAMMY Awards for the first time. Accompanied by GRAMMY winner Raphael Saadiq and his band, Jagger will perform as part of the telecast’s annual “In Memoriam” tribute, which pays homage to members of the music community who have passed away in the previous year.

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Your Chance To Experience Eric Clapton In London! February 9, 2011

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Coachella, CA— Ernie Ball Inc., the world’s premier string, accessory and instrument manufacturer and creators of the iconic Slinky guitar string, today announced Ernie Ball Presents Experience Clapton and the Ernie Ball Eric Clapton Golden Pick, giving Ernie Ball customers nationwide a rare opportunity to meet Eric Clapton in London or win one of thousands of exciting prizes instantly.

Fifteen grand prize winners will get unparalleled access to Eric Clapton’s private rehearsal, an exclusive meet and greet and a ticket to see Clapton live at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The London show is the climax of Clapton’s UK tour in support of his 19th studio album, Clapton.

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Rory Block Is Ready To Shake ‘Em On Down With New Tribute To Mississippi Fred Mcdowell Album Coming March 29 From Stony Plain Records February 9, 2011

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Edmonton, AB— Stony Plain Records announces a March 29 release date for acclaimed female acoustic blues artist Rory Block’s new CD, Shake ‘Em On Down: A Tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell. Stony Plain Records is distributed in the U.S. by ADA.

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Legendary Rock Guitarist Gary Moore Dead At 58 February 9, 2011

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NEW YORK–The Northern Ireland legendary rock and blues guitarist, Gary Moore – born Robert William Gary Moore, 4 April 1952 – who came to fame with the band Thin Lizzy, died in Estepona on the Costa del Sol on Sunday. He was just 58.

His death occurred during his sleep on a visit to the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona, but cause of death is yet to be made public. It was confirmed by his manager, Adam Parsons.

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‘Voodoo Master’ Dr. John Confirms NYC Mardi Gras Performances Mar 4 & 5 At Sullivan Hall & Le Poisson Rouge February 9, 2011

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New York, NY City– Dr. John will bring a taste of New Orleans to New York City this spring, when he headlines a weekend of Mardi Gras performances with his band, The Lower 911. On Mar 4, they’ll share the stage at Sullivan Hall with the Marco Benevento Trio and the High & Mighty Brass Band, and on Mar 5, they’ll preside over the Fifth Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball at Le Poison Rouge with Soul Rebels Brass Band, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and DJ Cochon de Lait.

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