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The River’s Rockin’ Birthday Bash

The River’s Rockin’ Birthday Bash is back with Foreigner's "Juke Box Heroes Tour" with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening at Verizon Amphitheatre on July 7, 2018!

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Glenn Snoddy, inventor of fuzz pedal for guitarists, dies

A recording engineer whose invention of a pedal that allowed guitarists to create a fuzzy, distorted sound most famously used by Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones' hit "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" has died.

Glenn Snoddy was 96. His daughter Dianne Mayo said Saturday that Snoddy died Monday of congestive heart failure at his Murfreesboro, Tennessee, home.

Snoddy was helping record country artist Marty Robbins' song "Don't Worry" in 1961 when a malfunction caused the distortion in a guitar solo. When other musicians sought the same effect, Snoddy couldn't recreate it in the studio but invented a pedal where a guitarist could switch into the sound with a tap of the foot.

Richards' "Satisfaction" riff with the fuzz tone is one of the most recognizable ones in rock history.

John Fogerty and ZZ Top Kick Off 'Blues and Bayous' Tour: Set List

One of this year's most eagerly awaited package tours began last night (May 25) when ZZ Top and John Fogerty opened up their Blues and Bayous Tour at the Borgata Spa & Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.

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