Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Steve Miller reveals Les Paul's part in his success

Guitar designer Les Paul helped to teach Steve Miller to play.
Great deals on musical instruments

Steve Miller has revealed that the late guitarist and musical instrument designer Les Paul was an early influence on his career.

The man behind the world's first solid body guitar, the Gibson Les Paul, died earlier this year at the age of 94, prompting a succession of tributes.

Among them was last week's Les Paul Tribute Concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, organised by guitar maker Gibson.

The bill featured Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde and Michael Jackson's one-time guitar player Jennifer Batten, and was headlined by Miller.

It was a particularly poignant event for the man who enjoyed success with singles like The Joker and Abracadabra, as Paul was a family friend.

Miller told the audience he was just four years old when he first met the jazz guitarist and that he had helped to put him on the road to success.

"Les taught me how to hold a guitar; he taught me my first chords. He said, 'You're really going to go places, Steve,' and I believed him. I loved him very much," said Miller.

Superb value Electric Guitars available nowADNFCR-2133-ID-19472362-ADNFCR

Posted on 23 Nov 2009 15:32 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.

25 Apr 2017 17:08
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Announced at this year's NAMM Summer Show, the Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass is now available

21 Nov 2017 10:23
thumbnail

The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format

17 Nov 2017 13:25
thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes

14 Nov 2017 10:17