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This is impossibly cute. Boy plays ukele to tune of ‘I’m Yours,’ boy is brilliant at it, boy doesn’t really know the words. Boy has big future in the biz….

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It’s every guitar player’s nightmare: you step onstage, strike your rock-god pose, triumphantly strum the first chord of a song–and discover that your guitar is out of tune.

A new line of instruments from Gibson Guitar now promises to banish this scenario to the dark ages with high-tech self-tuning technology built into the company’s flagship electric-guitar models.

The idea is drawing both kudos and criticism from guitar professionals and purists. On blogs and forums around the Web, some players call it an inexcusable crutch for sloppy players. Others, particularly those who use different tunings for different songs, say it could be a godsend.

Either way, the system is a sign that the music world’s digital transformation is reaching ever deeper, even into the rarefied circles of high-end analog instruments.

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Stay Too Long “Hottest record” Says Zane Lowe “We caught up with Plan B tonight to tell us about his latest tune, ‘Stay Too Long’. Undeniably a departure for the UK rapper, but he’s always sung on his songs and this time, boosted in confidence by his recent collaborations with Chase And Status, he’s really pushed it here. In a great way”.

via [Zane Lowe] More reviews by label: Atlantic Records
reviewer: Paul Chapinal [link]

Plan B – Stay Too Long (Explicit Director’s Cut)

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Pollstar has compiled its Top 50 Tours of North America for 2009 and, although there is no surprise as to who came in at No. 1, there were plenty of surprises just the same.


Pollstar Top 50 Tours of North America:

Rank Total Gross* Artist
1                   123.0                       U2
2                   94.5                         Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
3                   88.0                         Elton John / Billy Joel
4                   82.5                         Britney Spears
5                   77.9                         AC/DC
6                   71.1                         Kenny Chesney
7                   69.8                         Jonas Brothers
8                   56.9                         Dave Matthews Band
9                   54.5                         Fleetwood Mac
10                 53.4                         Metallica

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Showbiz – News – Green Day frontman ‘resolves to quit drugs’ – Digital Spy.

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On pop glamour: "I know for a fact Diana Vickers always wanted a shit before the X Factor shows." (Alexandra Burke) Pic: PA Photos

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