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Bob Dylan’s Guitar Returns to the Newport Folk Festival

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The guitar Bob Dylan used when he "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival 50 years ago was at the festival again this weekend. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay bought the Fender Stratocaster in 2013 for $965,000, the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction

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Jacket Worn in by Ringo Starr in Movie Sells for $46K

BOSTON (AP) — The black wool double-breasted suit jacket that Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" has sold at auction for more than $46,500.

Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday that the jacket with soft gray vertical pinstripes, six black buttons, and the name "Ringo" sewn inside was part of the online Marvels of Modern Music auction that closed Thursday

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Eight Neck Guitar Plays Eight Days A Week

We here a KIT love to share some fun things, so this is the latest that Jacksonian from the Smithsonian has sent in. If you've ever seen Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick with his 5-neck guitar and wondered how he plays that thing, well how about an 8-neck guitar! Yes, Rock Ock is the only playable guitar that has EIGHT necks

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Pat Metheny Interview/A News-Talk 1280 KIT Podcast [AUDIO]

 

18 time Grammy winner Pat Metheny will be in concert for two shows this Saturday night at the Seasons Performance Hall.

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Celebrate Les Paul’s Birthday With Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is paying tribute to the late guitar pioneer Les Paul with a guitar-themed doodle that allows users to play it and record songs of their own.

The doodle, which was designed by engineers Kristopher Hom and Joey Hurst and doodle team lead Ryan Germick, will be up for 24 hours, and was released to celebrate what would have been Paul's 96th birthday. (Paul, a leader in the development of the solid-body electric guitar, died of complications from pneumonia in 2009.)

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