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Magazine article Guitar Player

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PIECE O' CAKE: Cake frontman and guitarist John McCrea doesn't spend all his time crafting catchy pop songs--lately he has been busy creating a new game show, Freedom of Speech. Contestants will be given a topic on which they must give an impassioned, compelling speech, and the most convincing orator will be chosen by a panel of three celebrity judges. The show will air on an as-yet-unnamed television network, as well as on the Internet at www.speechsite.com....

BEING PETTY:. Our June covermen, Torn Petty and Mike Campbell, were on hand for the unveiling of the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The two, along with the rest of the Heartbreakers, have been quite busy--just before embarking on their summer U.S. tour (which wraps up this month), they taped "Behind the Music" and "Storytellers" segments for VHI. Keep up with the band's hectic schedule at their new Web site, www.tompetty. com.... SIDEWALKIN': Also recently immortalized in cement were Jefferson Airplane and Metallica--who were honored on San Francisco's Bammies Walk of Fame.... BUILDING GUILDS: As per an agreement reached on March 5, Robert Benedetto of Benedetto Guitars will lend his extensive archtop expertise to Guild. The famed luthier will help incorporate design changes on Guild's Artist Award Model and Stuart archtop guitars. In return, a line of handmade Benedetto guitars will be crafted at Guild's custom shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more about Guild at www. guildguitars.com, and Benedetto at www. …

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