dweezil zappa on chopped to support guitars not guns.

Dweezil Makes Guitars not Guns Proud!

On Tuesday August 18th, Dweezil Zappa appeared on Food Network’s “Chopped” in an attempt to win $10,000 for our charity, the Guitars not Guns Music Program. Dweezil sailed through the appetizer and entre rounds to face Foreigner’s Kelly Hansen in the dessert round. Unfortunately, Dweezil was just edged out by Kelly’s dessert. No worries, Dweezil!…

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Making Music in Oregon

Oregon USA’s First Guitars not Guns Chapter Began in June of 2015 on the Central Coast of Oregon. Partnering with Neighbors for Kids in Depoe Bay,Oregon, the under served community is embracing the charity music program started by veteran teacher and founder Richard Salazar. “We are looking to reach new volunteers in Oregon who want…

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Oakland is BACK!

The Alameda County chapter of GNG is striking all the right chords with kids in Oakland. Andrea President leads the chapter which is showcased here in a nice story by Inside Bay Area News. Check out the story and video included in the link.


Dweezil Zappa Helps GNG!

We are excited to announce that guitarist extraordinaire, Dweezil Zappa, will appear on a rock celebrity edition of “Chopped” on the Food Network in an attempt to win $10,000 for our charity!   Premiering Tuesday, August 18th at 10pm – “Rock Stars” Four rock stars with a passion for cooking (Lita Ford, Kelly Hansen, Eddie Ojeda and Dweezil Zappa) take…

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A Journalist’s Story

Twelve children. Jeans, cargo shorts, scuffed shoes, dimpled cheeks. At the start of the program, none knew how to play a chord let alone hold a guitar. Now, eight weeks later, the participants strum an electrified rock tune in front of members of their community. The audience applauds. The children grin with newly-acquired pride. They are noticed.…

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Special Spotlight on DC

Website DC Music Download shares a special interview about Guitars not Guns with DC’s chapter president, Gregg Hammond.

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