“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and 5 Other Tribute Songs

Syd Barrett passed away 11 years ago today (July 7), and besides being Pink Floyd’s founding guitarist/frontman, one of his other biggest contributions to the band’s history is serving as the inspiration to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” an epic and favorite among fans the world over.

5 Big-Money Guitars

"I am the Great White Buffalo and I play an American-made Gibson guitar that can blow your head clean off at 100 paces." Whatever that means, Ted Nugent. Now to the world's most valuable guitars and other Great White guitar-playing Buffalos. Here's a top five:

Guitar Greats: George Harrison

There have been many profound things said about George Harrison and his guitar playing, but Traveling Willburys bandmate Tom Petty may have hit the nail on the head when it comes to Harrison. In an excerpt from Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Petty said, "He was very in tune when he played, the…

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Now Includes Petty & Costello

Tom Petty and Elvis Costello will be among this year's inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The two will take part in the annual ceremony on June 9 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, joined by the late Motown great Marvin Gaye, Chip Taylor -- best known for writing the Troggs'…

August 6th - The Beatles 'Help!'

The Beatles Release Help!  – August 6, 1965 Conversation Starters The Beatles’ album Help! was released 50 years ago today. Who is the only Beatle without a hat on the album cover? Answer: Paul McCartney 50 years ago the Beatles released their album Help! What is your favorite track from the LP? The Beatles released…

August 5th - The Beatles 'Revolver'

The Beatles Release Revolver  – August 5, 1966   Conversation Starters Today is the 49th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ Revolver! Do you think the album represents the Beatles at their best? 49 years ago today, the Beatles released Revolver. Can you name the studio album that followed it? Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club…