Les Paul, whose innovations with the electric guitar and studio technology made him one of the most important figures in recorded music, has died, according to a statement from his publicists. Paul was 94.
The fine folks at my favorite NASCAR blog, All Left Turns have a very interesting probability table that analyzes the Chase-qualifying chances of several drivers. I'm not too sure about the methodology, but the table does confirm what most of us already know: Kyle Busch is just about the only driver outside of the top 12 with a decent chance (43 percent to be exact) of making the Cup series' postseason.
In Jimmy Brown's business, he never knows who - or what - is going to walk through the door. He fondly remembers many of the instruments that have found their way to his Louisville store, Guitar Emporium, over the years: a 1929 acoustic Martin 00-45, a 1954 sunburst Fender Stratocaster with a rare form-fitting case, a 1958 Gibson ES-355 with an original stop tailpiece and a 1959 Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul, to name just a few.
The good -- and bad -- news for "Guitar Hero" fans is that in the latest game in the franchise, RedOctane didn't mess much with the formula that placed its predecessors among the hottest game sensations of our time.
CHICAGO -- It came up in a roundabout way, this curious revelation from Cubs left-hander Rich Hill. He was sitting in the home dugout at Wrigley Field on Sunday, discussing what's typically in his headphones before a start -- either U2, Audioslave or the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The conversation then turned to his guitar-playing hobby, or current lack thereof, seeing that the Gibson Les Paul he bought mostly collects dust in his Chicago apartment. Asked if he plays the instrument lefty or righty, he said righty -- at which point he felt it relevant to note that he was not, originally, a lefty.