Category Archives: RIP

RIP Big Jim Sullivan ~ 1941-2012

Legendary UK guitarist and session player Big Jim Sullivan has passed away at the age of 71. As well as playing studio sessions with Jimmy Page and mentoring a young Ritchie Blackmore, Big Jim also played guitar on at least … Continue reading

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Top 5 Moon Songs ~ A Tribute to Neil Armstrong: First Man On The Moon

Upon hearing the sad news that the former NASA astronaut, and first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong had passed away, I wanted to compile my Top 5 songs with “Moon” in the title. Please feel free to … Continue reading

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Radiohead Reschedule European Tour Dates After Tragic Stage Collapse

Radiohead posted on their Facebook page today [19.30 BST]: “As you will probably have heard the roof over the stage collapsed at our show in Toronto killing crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members. The collapse also … Continue reading

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Radiohead pay tribute to Scott Johnson who was killed in the Toronto stage collapse

Radiohead have paid tribute to the drum tech, Scott Johnson, who was tragically killed in the Toronto stage collapse on Saturday (16th June, 2012). Scott, aged 33 and from Doncaster, England, died on Saturday afternoon when the roof of the … Continue reading

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Bert Weedon, Play In A Day Author, Dies Aged 91 RIP – 1920-2012

The legendary English guitarist and author of the successful Play In A Day guitar tutorial book, Bert Weedon, has passed away at his home in Beaconsfield, UK aged 91. His book, which has sold over two million copies and so … Continue reading

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RIP Jim Marshall OBE ~ 1923-2012

Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, has died aged 88. Official words from Marshall on the http://www.jimmarshall.co.uk/ website: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall. … Continue reading

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Gary Moore – One year on

It was one year ago to this day that the news filtered through via social networking sites that the great blues guitarist Gary Moore had passed away while on holiday in Spain. Gary’s sad passing shocked the whole guitar community, … Continue reading

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