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Dolphin Music Guide to: Indie Rock
(03/02/2009)
Indie Rock is a term given originally to artists of independent status. In other words bands who ran themselves


AC/DC and Iron Maiden bring heavy metal back to the Brit Awards
(03/02/2009)
The two bands, which were at the peak of their fame 25 years ago, were nominated alongside contemporary acts such as the Killers, the Verve and Kings of Leon.


The Day The Music Died: 50 Years Without Buddly Holly
(02/02/2009)
Buddy Holly is one of the most influential pioneers of rock and roll. From The Beatles to Weezer, many have been inspired by his work. 50 years from his tragic death in a plane crash, we remember his work.


"Solid Air” Singer-Songwriter John Martyn Dead at 60
(30/01/2009)
British singer-songwriter John Martyn, best known for his 1973 album Solid Air, died today, January 29th, at the age of 60. A note on Martyn’s official Website reads, “With heavy heart and an unbearable sense of loss we must announce that John died this morning.


Jeff Beck's Secret Pedalboard
(30/01/2009)
Quite often, Jeff Beck is quoted as having no FX onstage. However...some research will reveal he's well equipped onstage...with something other than his magic fingers!


Gibson Releases the Jeff Beck Oxblood Les Paul
(30/01/2009)
Here's a damn fine guitar...Many great off-the-shelf electric guitars have had their reputations elevated by the legendary artists who have played them. Once in a while, however, a heavily modified instrument is used to make such groundbreaking music that the erstwhile “one-off” becomes iconic in and of itself.


Rare Video – Jeff Beck Plays His ’54 Oxblood Les Paul
(30/01/2009)
Jeff Beck’s 1954 Oxblood-finish Les Paul is one of rock’s touchstone guitars, the legendary guitarist’s ax of choice in the early ‘70s and an instrument Gibson Custom recently recreated.


Another Reality TV Success Story
(30/01/2009)
Blur-judged reality TV show winner heading for the charts this weekend...


Fall Out Boy cover “The Simpsons” Theme
(30/01/2009)
Fall Out Boy have become the latest rockers to take on the iconic Simpsons theme for an episode of the animated series.


Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Billy Powell Dead at 56
(30/01/2009)
Billy Powell, keyboardist for 1970s Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, died early Wednesday morning at his Orange Park,


Linkin Park songs look the same!
(30/01/2009)
The standard Linkin Park structure looks like this:


Artists Profile: Portishead, Orange Amps and Vintage Synths
(28/01/2009)
The members of Portishead — Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley and Barrow — hadn’t made a proper studio record since 1997’s Portishead (Go! Discs/London), the follow-up to their own gi-normous debut, Dummy


Watch John Power (The La's) Video
(28/01/2009)
The official website for The Beat Goes On exhibition at the World Museum in Liverpool has just uploaded a video from John Power, former bassist with local legends The La's...find out more.


Starsailor Release New Single Featuring Ronnie Wood on Guitar
(28/01/2009)
2nd March 2009 sees the release of Tell Me It’s Not Over the new single from Starsailor. One of the tracks will feature Rolling Stone guitar legend Ronnie Wood.


Eugene Rousseau: The King of the Classical Saxophone
(28/01/2009)
The legendary musician, scholar and Yamaha artist Eugene Rousseau is widely considered to be one of the greatest saxophone players in the world.


Oasis' Noel Gallagher: 'I'm average at guitar'
(27/01/2009)
Noel says he's not that great – and Paul Weller agrees.


Band Website Displays Copyright Claim from its Own Label
(27/01/2009)
The above screenshot, taken earlier today, shows a video posted to Death Cab for Cutie’s Official Website


White Lies' Debut Album Goes To #1 In the UK
(27/01/2009)
The dark, synth indie band took their 80's-loving debut album straight to the top! Find out more - plus White Lies Gear Guide!


Black Lips Indian tour ends in chaos as band are forced to flee from police
(26/01/2009)
Black Lips are a hottly-tipped band from Atlanta, USA. But their disastrous tour in India was labelled 'a cultural clashing sh*t storm' by the band...


Alter Bridge frontman confirms that he’s rehearsed with Led Zep!
(23/01/2009)
At last Myles Kennedy, vocalist/guitarist for Alter Bridge (the band that also features guitarist Mark Tremonti), has confirmed the rumours were true; that he has indeed rehearsed with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones – and has described the experience of jamming with his heroes as “surreal.”


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