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10 'Made in America' Items Still Actually Made Here

These iconic brands haven't moved their manufacturing out yet

(Newser) - Who says America is losing its touch? Well TheStreet did earlier this year, listing 10 iconic American brands now made overseas—like Levi's Jeans, Converse sneakers, and even American Girl dolls. But things aren't all bad, and it is Independence Day. So in the spirit of patriotism, TheStreet... More »

How to Play Google's Sweet Les Paul Doodle

Keyboard can help create actual songs

(Newser) - Google has outdone itself with one of its coolest (if least readable) logo "doodles" ever: A logo celebrating Les Paul's 96th birthday that actually plays music. Just hover your mouse over a string to pluck it. Under the logo is a red button that can record your creation.... More »

Google Doodle Guitar Lives On at Own Web Page

Popular, playable tribute to Les Paul will remain available

(Newser) - The Google Doodle guitar tribute to Les Paul has proven so popular that Google is keeping it available permanently, reports Mashable . The playable gizmo now has its own standalone site here where fans can pluck away. Thousands of songs already have shown up on YouTube, including Stairway to Heaven . PC ... More »

4K Google Guitar Tunes Posted to YouTube

Bonus: Google will leave Doodle up one more day

(Newser) - Got your guitar out? No, not your Stratocaster, but your Google guitar? Stretch your finger, because the Christian Science Monitor and several other sites are posting directions for and YouTube demos of some of the top songs tech-strummers are playing on the Google Doodle posted yesterday to honor guitar innovator'... More »

Artist Has Birds Rocking at London Gallery

Public split on whether sound is avant garde or out of tune

(Newser) - Rock music has gone to the birds at a London art gallery—literally. An installation by French artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot pairs 40 zebra finches with Les Paul electric guitar resting places and cymbal feeders, and invites visitors to hear the result. “What you hear could be an experimental rock... More »

Les Paul's Genius Will Be Missed

(Newser) - Les Paul's death today at age 94 has the accolades pouring in:
  • Lou Carlozo, True/Slant: "The solid-body Les Paul guitar that Lester developed with Gibson in the early 1950s is rock and roll. Like the Fender Stratocaster, its shape is so synonymous with the genre that any musician can
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Music Legend Les Paul Dead at 94

Inventor, guitarist 'changed the course of 20th-century popular music'

(Newser) - Musical innovator and guitar legend Les Paul died today in White Plains, NY. He was 94. A “virtuoso guitarist” himself, in the early 1940s Paul pioneered the “log” guitar, “probably the first solid-body electric guitar," writes Jon Pareles of the New York Times. His popular Gibson... More »

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