Articles by : Matt Blackett

August 27, 2014 - 12:00AM

Yngwie's life changed forever after he appeared in Mike Varney's Spotlight column in 1983.

August 25, 2014 - 12:00AM

"I was nominated for the ice bucket challenge by Jason Becker, a phenomenal musician who has ALS," says Mayer.

August 20, 2014 - 12:00AM

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big capo guy. From cheap, little elastic ones to high-tech cam-operated models, I love them all.

August 20, 2014 - 12:00AM

Amazing video of a Jason Becker clinic where he displays killer tapping skills and then a truly astounding rendition of Van Halen's "Hot for...

August 19, 2014 - 12:00AM

Echoes from the Underground is a gem of a pop-rock record that actually rocks.

July 29, 2014 - 12:00AM

Whether it’s his groundbreaking work with Cacophony, his Shrapnel solo albums, or on platinum-selling Megadeth records, Marty Friedman has...

July 24, 2014 - 12:00AM

The rock band, MR BIG, announced today that its drummer, Pat Torpey, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and unfortunately will be u...

July 17, 2014 - 12:00AM

The pentatonic scale is not just for soloing anymore!

July 16, 2014 - 12:00AM

Craig Locicero and his band Spiral Arms play “heavy melodic rock” that will remind you of the difference between hard rock and metal.


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