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... during this song, Frasco hosted a guitar battle, with The U.N.'s Shwan Eckels going head to head with the new guest guitarist. With multiple rounds and silly commentary from Frasco throughout, the song closed by landing into AC/DC's “Thunderstruck” with both guitarists going off to close out the tune.
One of the things that sustains my admiration for Vancouver jazz guitarist Gordon Grdina is that he places himself within a seemingly endless variety of contexts. Plenty of musicians who compartmentalize different sides of their work can appear to suffer from split personalities, but Grdina has a distinctive ...

Exotic hardwoods are getting harder to come by and tighter tonewood regulations are having an impact on guitar making. Over the last few years, many leading manufacturers have been raiding wood piles from demolished buildings or using materials that are easier to come by. But France's Alquier Guitars ...
A lot of songs in a very short space of time, and Nigel was already out with Biff [Byford, vocalist] doing promo for the tour, so I went to [bassist] Nibbs's [Carter] house and [guitarist] Paul's [Quinn] house and went through the songs endlessly. We had literally one day [of] rehearsal in Munich with the whole ...
Following the release of his 12-song project, A Song for Every Moon, last year, London-based guitarist Bruno Major found himself playing to sold-out audiences in North America and the U.K. with pop megastar Sam Smith. Originally a seasoned jazz musician, Major began his career as a session guitarist at ...
In 1999, SKID ROW reformed and, after a bit of shuffling over the years, featured a lineup consisting of original bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarists Sabo and Scotti Hill, alongside drummer Rob Hammersmith and singer Johnny Solinger. SKID ROW fired Solinger over the phone in April 2015, a few hours ...

He may have spread his oriole wings and flown away to Nashville, but Baltimore native Billy Kemp still has a soft spot for his hometown. On his 2017 country-blues album, “Another Life”—his first solo set since 1994—he pays tribute to Charm City with a mix of “homemade heart songs and songs about ...
Guitarist Ryan Roxie will release his new solo album, “Imagine Your Reality”, on May 25 via www.bellyacherecords.com for pre-order and set to be released on May 25, 2018. The CD will also be available via Cargo Records UK. The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who is best known as Alice Cooper's ...
ALICE IN CHAINS is putting the finishing touches on the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013's critically acclaimed album "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here". Due out later this year, the new disc was recorded in part at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with Nick Raskulinecz, who produced both "The Devil Put ...
But it's the 'Samurai' guitarist's accomplishments as an individual that have remained at the forefront of his story - from the genre-bending solo records that find him attacking his instrument more like a slap bassist to the acting and charity work that's seen him paired with Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie.
Just like millions of teenagers, Brandon Mendenhall had a pair of eureka moments that convinced him to dedicate his life to metal. There was the first time he heard Korn's debut album — "Who is that? Where can I get it?" — and a similarly visceral response to Panera's "Drag the Waters:" "[The guitar was] ...
The guitar pictured was a Les Paul, a signature model named for one of Gibson's namesake architects and the guitarist that originally inspired Beck in the first place. Many musicians say that the Les is best, making it little wonder that it remains a powerful weapon in Beck's formidable guitar arsenal even ...
A Leicester band has announced the 'devastating' death of its guitarist. Matt Gore, the guitarist in Arcades, an indie band from the city, died last week. On Facebook on Sunday, the band said: "We are devastated to announce that on Tuesday night, our guitarist, best friend, and brother Matt Gore sadly ...
“We love to party,” gushes Hinds' lead singer and guitarist Carlotta Cosials. So, when we asked her to share some photos from the band's life on the road, we knew we'd see lots of beer and cigarettes. The Spanish indie rock outfit started when Cosials and her best friend Ana Perrote started writing songs ...
CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR, which features current NAPALM DEATH touring guitarist John Cooke, has released a music video for the song "Engineering Consent". The track is taken from CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR's recently released album, "Eunoia". The clip was filmed and edited by Ryan Fallon and ...
He is the master of chords and motivates anyone around him as his notes tell his story. Amos Carroll, the bass guitarist for the Tallahassee band N'Spire, is also a modest man. “The first thing that comes to mind when I put my fingers on the bass is that I hope I don't miss a beat,” Carroll said. N'Spire is a ...
We are all aware of the importance of guitar pedals. Ever since the mid-1960s, professional players have been using distortions and other effects in form of stomp boxes and throughout the decades it pretty much became a standard, even for amateur players. Even though the development of guitar ...

DAVENPORT — A daylong benefit Sunday will raise money for medical costs of Nate Nicholson, a QC Rock Academy guitar instructor and guitarist with Funktastic Five. On Jan. 24, Mr. Nicholson was diagnosed with stage 4 B-cell lymphoma. “The doctors, along with us, are optimistic and chemotherapy has ...
A Maine guitarist got the surprise of a lifetime after she covered Aerosmith's "Walk This Way." (Published Friday, March 23, 2018). Allivia Lorusso says the reason she rocks is Aerosmith. The 20-year-old musician from Ogunquit, Maine, says it was Joe Perry who inspired her to pick up an electric guitar at age 16. "I just think ...
DECAPITATED guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka says that he and his bandmates are "ready to return," two months after all rape and kidnapping charges against were dropped against them in Spokane County. Less than two weeks before the Polish death metal musicians were scheduled to go on trial in ...
Without a solid rhythm section, you have no band. To celebrate the greatest rock and metal guitarists who keep the foundation tight and unstoppable, Gear Factor and Squiggy present this Top 10 rhythm guitarists list. Malcolm Young — a rock legend we lost far too soon. Behind the flashy solos and wild ...
The Faceless has not been having a terribly stellar 2018, mainly due to the fact that everyone besides vocalist and guitarist Michael Keene have quit the band. The guys who quit all made statements that suspiciously left Keene out of the "thank yous," which should make it clear that the split probably wasn't ...
Anyone who's seen Jason Isbell live with his band, the 400 Unit, has likely taken notice of guitarist Sadler Vaden's effortless command of his instrument, as he peppers the songs with tasteful but thrilling solos and unique voicings that tell their own lyrical tale. But Vaden's a prolific solo artist, too (his most ...
Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from Arts At Tech presenting Guitarist Kaki King on Saturday, March 10, 8:00 p.m. at the Ferst Center for The Arts. King's Jazz-infused show features a guitar that transforms into a storytelling screen. Jay Edwards, host of Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK will ...
As a female artist, Arielle is a bit of an anomaly in the music world. Many female vocalists are restyled by their labels to play up “their sexiness.” Also, there are few female artists who play an instrument for any other purpose than to give them something to hold while they are told to act sexy. But Arielle is a ...
THE Fiji Performing Rights Association yesterday launched a guitar competition; open to anyone who aspires to become a top guitarist. The Taylor X-man competition will help participants learn from skilful and top local guitarist Tom Mawi. Fijians wanting to join can be at two venues to be part of the ...
The Canyon Club in Santa Clarita, on the outskirts of Los Angeles is empty except for her two band members, her husband and co-writer Karl and a sound engineer. It is late afternoon and still four hours to go before her performance and they are following a well-worn routine of sound checks and fine tuning ...
The gospel singer and guitarist influenced much of the first wave of rock 'n' roll, including Chuck Berry, Elvis, Carl Perkins, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tharpe was one of the first players in history to purposefully distort her electric guitar and Messrs Clapton, Beck and Page have all acknowledged the ...
Inspired by a guitar duo album by Maarten van der Grinten and Jesse van Ruller, she moved to Amsterdam to finish her studies in jazz guitar at the Conservatory where the guitarists teach. Her collaboration with the legendary jazz bass player Steve Swallow in upstate New York in 2013 opened the door to ...
When vocalist Dana Athens, bassist Mary Zadroga, drummer Melissa Houston, and guitarists Tracy Almazan and Tina Gorin formed Jane Lee Hooker in 2012, their goal was “to have a lot of fun,” says Almazan, adding, “and it seemed the best way to take a lot of guitar solos!” Four years and many road ...
Tired Lion guitarist Matt Tanner has announced he has officially parted ways with the Perth band. In a statement posted to the group's Facebook page overnight, Tanner confirmed the news. "I started this band with my friends just after high school and have loved being able to write, create and perform for ...
Blue Note Records has just announced the April 13 release of Currents, Constellations, the debut release by the Nels Cline 4 — an energetic unit made up of Cline, his fellow guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Tom Rainey. Cline is best known outside jazz circles as the lead guitarist in ...
He was a criminal defense lawyer, a guitar player on Austin's Sixth Street and a Marine commander in Vietnam. ROUND ROCK —. Former Williamson County Court-at-Law Judge Don Higginbotham was a top criminal defense lawyer in Georgetown in the 1980s, a guitar player on Austin's Sixth Street in the ...
While his staunch refusal to reunite with Oasis continues to drive a thorn in the side of brother Liam, Noel Gallagher has resumed his solo career with the High Flying Birds (whoever they may be). The music is a far cry from the simple jingle-jangle that fueled his former band into stadiums, but there are trace ...
LEXINGTON – Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow returned to Lexington Sunday to perform at the Lexington Public Library for a small crowd. Barlow is well known for his skillfully delivered repertoire, a synthesis of his own Celtic inspired compositions and the traditional music of the British Isles, interwoven with ...
Everyone paid attention to [singer] Freddie Mercury, who was amazing. I saw [guitarist] Brian May, and I thought, “Who is that guy with the Afro and that awesome looking guitar?” I thought that was the coolest thing in the world and what I wanted to do. I'm now good friends with Brian May. It's another one of ...
OAKLAND — Jazz at the Chimes' second concert of the year will feature guitarist Bruce Forman in a one-man show entitled “The Red Guitar” at 2 p.m. March 18 at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. “The Red Guitar” draws on Forman's decades of experience as a jazz guitarist and his skill as a ...
Killswitch Engage's Adam Dutkiewicz is an electrifying performer and, on occasion, he needs to refuel in the middle of a set rather than grit it out and wait for the post-show catering and drinks. When the 'Killthrax' tour hit KSE's home state of Massachusetts on March 4, the guitarist gobbled down some pizza ...
Finland's Kaaos TV conducted an interview with guitarists Anton Kabanen (ex-BATTLE BEAST) and Kasperi Heikkinen (ex-U.D.O.) of Finnish melodic metallers BEAST IN BLACK prior to the band's February 10 concert at Nosturi in Helsinki. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow ...
Eclectic Arts conducted an interview with guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL prior to the band's February 27 show at Studio Seven in Seattle, Washington in support of SEPTICFLESH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow ...
Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Says Additional KULICK BROTHERS Performances Will Happen. March 4, 2018 0 Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons ... Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick was recently interviewed by Totally Driven Radio. The full conversation can be ...
Marcel Anderson recently interviewed former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson. Keep in mind these excerpts are translated so the verbiage isn't exactly right. Erlandson discussed the downfall of Hole. Anders: Can you ask, why Hole failed as a band? Erlandson: When we started, we had a specific goal and a ...
The Korean guitarist rocked out in a turtleneck sweater and leather jacket, proving he knows just how to wail. During the live broadcast of the closing ceremony from PyeongChang Sunday, the internet — and this may not shock anyone — immediately declared Yang a true hero. It's not hard to see why.
Kali Uchis performed at Coachella over the weekend, playing songs from her excellent debut album Isolation to fans in the desert. However, as she revealed in a tweet sent after the set, things had not exactly gone to plan thanks to an absent guitarsist who, in her words, " last minute just didn't show up to ...
“Guitarist Eddie Reyes and Taking Back Sunday have parted ways due to personal reasons,” the statement reads. “Eddie was a founding member of the band and his contributions can be felt all along the way. John, Shaun, Mark and Adam love Eddie, wish him well in his future endeavours and look ...
It was great to be a session musician from the 1960s to the '80s, with so many players laying down incredible parts for some of the most legendary records in history. While the glory days of the session scene can never be repeated, I was surprised to learn that a number of great session players are still ...
He grew up playing rock and jazz in Rio, where he soaked up the recorded music of John Coltrane, Bill Evans and guitarist Wes Montgomery (a major influence on Peixoto). He also got hip to the intricate Brazilian music of choro, a style he didn't pursue as a player for many years, but which he now loves to ...
MANZANITA — Eric Skye and Mark Goldenberg, two acoustic guitar masters, will play one of their rare duet performances at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3. Admission is $20. Though often billed as an acoustic jazz guitarist, Portland-based Eric Skye occupies a ...
Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesThis Sunday marks what would have been George Harrison's 75th birthday. After first coming to fame as the lead guitarist of The Beatles, Harrison went on to have a long and successful career as a solo artist. While the Fab Four was dominated by the talented and ...
Growing up a Beatles fan, Rusty Anderson had a recurring dream that the Fab Four would one day show up with their instruments at his La Habra home looking to jam with the then 7 year old. Decades later, Anderson finds himself sharing the stage around the world as as lead guitarist for Paul McCartney's ...


 

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