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Comment 23 Feb 2017

As I understand it, several makers have guitars without a headstock. Supposedly, they stay in tune better, are lighter, well-balanced and smaller to transport. I'm not a guitarist, so I only know what I've read about it.


Comment 23 Feb 2017

I believe that is an Erlewine Lazer. Johnny loved it. "Feels like a Gibson and sounds like a Fender Strat."


Comment 23 Feb 2017

Nice work today, Gen'l. The albino Winter brothers were both prodigious musicians. Johnny openly and bravely overcame heroin addiction. He also had a brief affair with Janis Joplin. What a couple, eh?

Here's one of his most famous recordings, a Rick Derringer song played on Johnny's favorite Gibson Firebird.


Comment 22 Feb 2017

Nice memories, JCLP. AWB was a very tight group of musicians. Spent plenty of dance floor time listening to them.

AWB is scheduled to play at the Tangier in Akron, OH, on May 19.

Apologies for bumping the National Margarita Day thread as a stand alone. I meant to post the link here, but my fingers got ahead of my brain.

Comment 18 Feb 2017

Actually, both may be accurate. Criss' ad in RS attracted Simmons and Stanley. Then, Stanley placed the ad in the VV looking for a lead guitarist. Mystery solved?

Comment 18 Feb 2017

I noticed that the articles on Ace and Paul are contradictory about the origins of KISS. One says the band formed from a Rolling Stone posting by Peter Criss. The other says it was Paul Stanley's ad in the Village Voice. For all I know it may have been Gene's ad in the Ft. Worth Light & Shopper.

Generalissimo of the KISS Army, please set the record straight. This mystery is causing me to lose sleep.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

Couldn't resist the temptation, Gen'l.

Nice column today! Didn't have anything to add, really. Listened to BS in my yout' along with metal progenitors Zeppelin and Deep Purple (what was Iron Butterfly?). Always viewed metal as another branch of the classical tree, progressive being the other.