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Les Paul Centenary Marked With Scholarship Fund

The late musician, who died in 2009, would have turned 100 on Tuesday (09Jun15), and to mark the centenary, bosses at instrument manufacturer Gibson set up a $100,000 (£62,500) fund at Belmont University...

Les Paul's Original Black Beauty Guitar Sells For $275,000

Les Paul's original prototype for his Black Beauty guitar has been snapped up at auction for $275,000 (£171,875).The Les Paul Custom black electric guitar went up for sale at the Arader Galleries in New York...

Les Paul And Chet Atkins' Iconic Guitars Up For Auction

Guitars belonging to music legends Les Paul and Chet Atkins are to go up for auction next month (Feb15).Paul's original prototype for the Black Beauty model of Gibson's Les Paul and Atkins's Gretsch Dark Eyes...

Les Paul Honoured In Hometown

Late music legend Les Paul has been honoured by heads of his junior high school, who have renamed the facility after him.The guitar great began learning his craft while attending Waukesha Junior High in Wisconsin...

Michael Jackson Highest Earning Dead Musician

Michael Jackson earned more than any other dead musician in the 2012. The 'Thriller' star, who passed away in 2009, made $145 million to top the chart - calculated for the year running October 2011...

Chuck Berry Named American Music Master

Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The hall inducted Chuck - one of rock music's early pioneers - in 1986, and he will now...

Les Paul Estate Auction Raises $5 Million On Guitar Great's Birthday Weekend

An auction staged to mark what would have been late guitar great Les Paul's 97th birthday has raised almost $5 million (£3.1 million).The two-day Julien’s Auctions Les Paul estate sale in Beverly Hills featured items...

Les Paul Equipment To Be Sold Off At Auction

Instruments and equipment from the estate of late guitar great Les Paul are to be sold off at auction in June (12).Highlights of the Julien's Auctions event include a 1968 Prototype Gibson Les Paul Custom...

Slash Announces New Album Apocalyptic Love

Slash has announced he will release 'Apocalyptic Love', in May. The record will be under the name Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the co-conspirators - after his vocalist and backing band - and will come...

Slash Recording Second Solo Album

Slash will start recording his second solo album this weekend. The legendary ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist has 17 songs ready to take to the studio and already has blisters on his fingers from all the...

Les Paul Honoured With New Monument

The legendary Les Paul was posthumously honoured yesterday (10/9/2011) at his Prairie Home gravesite in Waukesha, south east Wisconsin, just over two years after he sadly passed away at the age of 94. The public...

Les Paul To Be Honoured With A Monument

Late music legend Les Paul is to be honoured with a new monument at the site of his final resting place in Wisconsin.The Les Paul Estate commissioned stonemasons at Rock of Ages to build a...

Rumer Nominated For Three Mojos

Rumer leads this year's MOJO Honours List 2011, with three nods.The 'Am I Forgiven' singer-songwriter - a newcomer on the Honours List - has amassed a hat-trick of nominations including MOJO Breakthrough, MOJO Best Album...

Les Paul Honored With Interactive Google Guitar

Les Paul, the American musician who pioneered the solid-body electric guitar, is being remembered in a new Google doodle today (9th June 2011). Les Paul, whose musical inventions defined a generation of rock-and-roll, died of...

Ed Westwick Is Too Busy For Romance

Ed Westwick says his busy career stops him from finding love.The 'Gossip Girl' star - who has previously dated his co-stars Jessica Szohr and Leighton Meester - insists he is happy to not be in...

Slash Brings Genres Together

Slash said he's so successful because he's not afraid to embrace a number of different musical genres. The legendary guitar player said his eclectic approach is the reason his self-titled debut album - released earlier...

Beck Hosts Les Paul Tribute Show

JEFF BECK honoured guitar legend LES PAUL with a tribute show in New York City on Wednesday night (09Jun10) to mark the late star's birthday.The rocker played an intimate set at the Iridium Jazz Club...

Slash's Guitar Tribute To Les Paul

Rocker SLASH is dedicating his latest guitar creation to his "man and mentor" LES PAUL.The former Guns n' Roses star was devastated when guitar icon Paul died this month (Aug09), at the age of 94....

Best Guitarist Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest electric guitarist of all time.The 'All Along The Watchtower' star topped a list compiled by Time magazine, beating renowned musicians including Slash, BB King, Keith Richards of the...

May Snubbed By Paul

QUEEN rocker BRIAN MAY had mixed emotions after hearing about the death of LES PAUL - because he failed to impress the guitar great when they met.May went online after news of Paul's passing broke...

Sambora: 'We All Owe Les Paul A Great Debt Of Thanks'

BON JOVI star RICHIE SAMBORA has paid tribute to late guitar great LES PAUL, insisting every musician owes him a great debt.Sambora became the legend's friend and has been left stunned by his death from...

"Vaya Con Dios," Les Paul -- Dead At 94

Legendary guitarist/inventor/performer Les Paul died Thursday of pneumonia at age 94 in White Plains, NY. He is credited with designing the first electric guitar and the first multi-track recording system. He employed a primitive multi-track...

Stars Mourn Les Paul

Stars including THE BEACH BOYS songwriter BRIAN WILSON, JOAN JETT, KEITH RICHARDS and U2's THE EDGE have all paid tribute to late guitar legend LES PAUL.The musician-turned-guitar innovator died on Thursday (13Aug09) at the age...

Slash Pays Tribute To Les Paul

Rocker SLASH has paid tribute to late guitar great LES PAUL, dubbing him a "friend and mentor".Musician-turned-guitar innovator Paul lost a battle with pneumonia on Thursday (13Aug09) at the age of 94. During his lifetime,...

Guitar Great Les Paul Dead At 94

Guitar legend and inventor LES PAUL has died after a battle with pneumonia at the age of 94.The music icon passed away with his family and friends by his bedside at White Plains Hospital in...

Guitar Legend Les Paul Dead At 94

Guitar legend and inventor LES PAUL has died after a battle with pneumonia at the age of 94.The music icon passed away with his family and friends by his bedside at White Plains Hospital in...

Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

Yoko Ono claims John Lennon would not have been surprised that she won a major music honour.The widow of the late Beatles legend was handed a Lifetime Achievement gong - her first ever music award...

Paul To Be Honoured By Guitar Greats

Guitar legend LES PAUL is to be honoured by Ohio's Rock + Roll Hall of Fame with an all-star concert to top all all-star concerts. ZZ Top star Billy Gibbons, Slash and Richie Sambora will...

Les Paul To Receive Ohio Hall Of Fame Induction

Guitar great LES PAUL is to be inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio later this year (08). The guitar legend will be hailed at a week-long event called Rock...

Duffy Claims Song Of The Year Prize At Mojo Awards

Duffy's smash hit Mercy has been named song of the year in the Mojo Honours List 2008.The Welsh singer's number one single was called a "timeless song" by the magazine's editor-in-chief Phil Alexander at last...

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