Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Hendrix named as Woodstock highlight

Jimi Hendrix's incendiary performance of The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock in 1969 has been named as one of the greatest moments of the event.

Jimi Hendrix playing a Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar
Great deals on musical instruments
br /> The musician may have been playing a Fender Stratocaster rather than a Gibson electric guitar, but this has not stopped Gibson from commending his unique playing.

"It was his unrehearsed, unrefined Monday morning guitar solo that defined the concert, if not an entire era," it commented.

Gibson noted that Hendrix performed a "screaming, feedback-drenched" version of the US national anthem.

The electric guitar manufacturer added that it is difficult today to imagine how much controversy this caused, as it was widely seen as a criticism of the US' involvement in Vietnam.

Gibson also commended the performances of many other acts at Woodstock, including Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The band, fronted by John Fogerty, were praised for delivering "furious" electric guitar solos and primitive rhythms on their cover of I Put A Spell On You.

Superb value Electric Guitars available nowADNFCR-2133-ID-19310779-ADNFCR

Posted on 13 Aug 2009 15:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News


Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

In aid of The Children Hospital Charity, Arctic Monkeys have signed a statue of an elephant to be auctioned off for charity

28 Sep 2016 17:21

Following a tweet on Wednesday, the band revealed a typo error in their previous announcement and have revealed that they will be returning in 2017

28 Sep 2016 11:15

A plaque marking where David Bowie resided whilst he created his revered Berlin album trilogy has been destroyed

21 Sep 2016 16:06

Recent Music News


Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08

With two plug-ins worth up to 199 Euros, users who purchase a A77X between 24/10/2016-31/01/2017 can experience unprecedented audio quality at a fraction of the price.

25 Oct 2016 15:09

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Paving the path for unique high quality drum stools, Roc 'n' Soc's products cater to caters comfort and overall playing experience.

24 Oct 2016 15:23

With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!

21 Oct 2016 13:37

Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table

20 Oct 2016 17:06