Guitar News Fix – week 3 01/09

Slash to perform at  2009 Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Ball today at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

NAMM 2009 videos are up – Recaps and exclusive video from the 2009 National Association of Music Merchants Trade show. Ibanez and ESP guitars threw buckets of paint over new websites and guitars.

The man who named the Stratocaster , marketing genius behind Fender guitars dead at 91.

Ready to get offended? Ok, then count to ten with GuitarWorld as they review the Stupidest band names of all time .

Artists who sell their music on EarBuzz retain %100 of revenue . EarBuzz promises artists full revenue off sales of their music

Green Day wraps up new album . The long awaited follow up to 2004′s American Idiot is expected out this year.

Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Gets Reggae Makeover. The Easy Star All-Stars, known for remakes of Radiohead’s OK Computer and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, have announced plans to release a reggae version of The Beatles’ legendary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

U2 Streaming new single . After years of work, U2 are finally nearing the release of their much anticipated new album, “No Line On The Horizon”.

Ryan Adams elaborates on his desicion to quit music . Lets hope my shouting “play summer of ’69″ at his gigs had nothing to do with this.

Metallica, Run-DMC and Jeff Beck lead Aprils Rock HalloFame inductees.