Dave Davies on Recording with Power and Passion
Nov 7 2013 10:56AM
“The most important thing is to be sure in your mind and heart that you have the song.
Stuart Smith and Heaven & Hell Devise a New Brand of Classic Rock
Nov 7 2013 1:37AM
THE MUSIC BUSINESS ISN’T SUPPOSED TO WORK THIS WAY ANYMORE—ESPECIALLY IF AN artist is far north of the Disney Kid demographic, and not playing sappy pappy pop ditties.
Inside the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Traveling Circus
Nov 7 2013 1:32AM
YOU MAY RECOGNIZE A FAMILIAR ROCK-AND-SOUL recipe when listening to the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho Fashions a Halo of Blood
Nov 7 2013 1:19AM
FORGET PLAYING BY THE RULES. CHILDREN OF BODOM GUITARIST/SINGER/SONGWRITER and fan-crowned king of melodeath metal Alexi Laiho has made a career by doing things his way—be it prominently featuring synthesizers in an otherwise
John 5: The Hardest Working Demon in Show Biz
Oct 23 2013 1:04PM
JOHN 5 IS OBSESSED WITH MUSIC. BEYOND OBSESSED. HE IS FANATICALLY and passionately python-gripped in its embrace.
Yngwie Malmsteen: Still Blazing After All These Years
Oct 23 2013 12:43PM
The Man Who Wrote the Book on Shred Has Penned the Story of His Life
Spotlight Then and Now: Greg Howe
Nov 5 2013 1:57AM
BY 1988, WHAT MIGHT BE termed the “first wave” of Spotlight discoveries—Yngwie, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore, etc.—was already fairly well established in the guitar playing universe.
Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman: Organized Chaos
Oct 23 2013 1:49PM
“MY GOAL GROWING UP WASN’T TO BE THE WORLD’S best guitar player,” confides Ben Weinman.
Six-String Stories: Eric Clapton on Five Fab Guitars
Oct 23 2013 1:17PM
THERE ARE LOTS OF “GUITARS OF THE STARS”-TYPE COFFEE TABLE BOOKS out there, including many containing photos of iconic instruments owned at one time by Eric Clapton.
Paul Gilbert's Three Essential Technique Tips
Oct 22 2013 1:57PM
My experience as an instructor has taught me that lots of the elements of guitar playing I take for granted are missing from the techniques of many of my students.
Now Hear This: James Stevenson
Oct 22 2013 1:49PM
While still attending school in 1977, British guitar player James Stevenson joined the punk band Chelsea, launching a career that saw him performing with acts such as Generation X, Kim Wilde, Gene Loves Jezebel, Glen
Now Hear This: Ulmer/McFarland
Oct 22 2013 1:42PM
Depending on your outlook, a benefit of major labels crashing down— along with the popular ascension of jam bands and musicians taking control of their careers via online initiatives—is that no artist needs to squeeze his or
How to Play Hits Without Becoming a Human Jukebox
Oct 22 2013 1:25PM
“When an artist says, ‘I like what you’re playing’—that keeps you working,” says guitarist Tommy Organ, who has performed a lot of number-one smashes onstage with both Michael Jackson (This Is It) and the Jacksons (Unity
John Doe on the Early Days of X
Oct 22 2013 1:22PM
In 1977, acceptance of the L.A. punk movement was quick—I would say maybe six to ten months—because it was in the air. Everybody was ready for something new.
Spotlight Then and Now: Shawn Lane
Oct 22 2013 12:51PM
THUS FAR, EVERY PLAYER in Spotlight Then & Now has chimed in on what it meant to be in the column.
Under Investigation: Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum'
Rhythm Workshop: Sliding Fourths
Style Study: Buddy Guy and Guitar Slim
Rhythm Workshop: 40 Ways to Play an Am Chord
You're Playing It Wrong: "Green Oniions"
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