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All Quiet Now: Jim Marshall

Guitar amp innovator Jim Marshall – dubbed “the Father of Loud” for creating kit used by some of the biggest names in rock – has died aged 88. Mr Marshall, who originally owned a music shop in London, founded Marshall Amplification 50 years ago. Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain are among the musicians who used Marshall amps. A statement posted on the company’s website called him a “legendary man” who led a “truly remarkable life”. Fomer Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash tweeted: “The news of Jim Marshall passing is deeply saddening. R & R will never be the same w/out him. But, his amps will live on FOREVER!” Jim Marshall began building amplifiers in the early 1960s, using the Fender Bassman amp as a model, creating what later became known as “the Marshall sound”. It took him six attempts to create an amp he was happy with. ‘Humble and generous’ As the company grew, Mr Marshall expanded his products, unveiling the Master Volume Marshall amps and the classic JCM800 split channel amps. “Jim rose to become one of the forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar, as we know and love it today, to be born,” the statement said. “In addition to the creation of the amps, chosen by countless guitar heroes and game changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who,...

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Live: Simple Plan @ Bristol Academy
Live: Simple Plan @ Bristol Academy
Published On: March 27, 2016

 When people think about the pioneers and major influencers of pop punk, they think Blink 182, New Found Glory, Good Charlotte and rightly so. But there is another inclusion and more often than not the Canadian 5 piece Simple Plan are missed off that list. They have been around for fifteen years and have released their fifth and most Continue Reading

All Quiet Now:  John Renbourn.
All Quiet Now: John Renbourn.
Published On: March 27, 2015
The musician was found at his home in Hawick in the Scottish Borders on Thursday after a suspected heart attack. He was due to play a gig at The Ferry in Glasgow with fellow guitarist and inspiration Wizz Jones but sadly he did not show. John Renborn In the mid-1960's he met Continue Reading

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