I maintain it’s my absolute prerogative to wear whatever hairstyle goes with my guitar at any point in my life. It amazes me when people make a big deal about people changing their hair. Surely that’s one of the bonuses of being in a band. When I was a kid, David Bowie was big, so that’s where it started for me.
Some bands — like Gwar or Ghost B.C., for example — don't need scary gear to be scary. That said, if they were wielding any of the axes featured in this photo gallery, well, let's just say it wouldn't hurt.
Dr. Evil may have never gotten his sharks with “frickin’ laser beams,” but Taiwanese rock god Leehom Wang had no such problem when he asked Irish luthier Alistair Hay of Emerald Guitars to create the Bahamut, a guitar in the shape of a metallic dragon, complete with laser eyes.
I’m talking about the unmistakable signature graphics on the guitars of “Mr. Scary," A.K.A. George Lynch. But the graphics are not nearly as recognizable as Lynch’s frighteningly unique phrasing, tone and vibrato. Since the early 1980s, soulful shred Sensei George Lynch has challenged the boundaries of his abilities, constantly evolved with the times and kept his playing fresh.
What possesses a musician to obscure his or her ugly mug with a mask or makeup? There are probably as many reasons as there are noodles in a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese: showmanship, shyness, chronic acne and participation in the witness protection program are a few of the more popular explanations.
Let's be real: When I was doing research for this list, I came across some really sick album covers. So sick they made a Cannibal Corpse album look like something you'd frame and give to your parents to hang over their mantle at Christmas.
To get things started, we've put together a list of the 13 creepiest album covers of all time. Before all you Cannibal Corpse and Cattle Decapitation fans get all riled up, we will be doing a list of the 13 most GRUESOME album covers of all time later in the week.
Why should guitarists have all the fun? GuitarWorld.com recently launched a readers poll in partnership with Samson — the Greatest Rock Singers of All Time! We're certain that, even though our core readership is mainly made up of guitarists from different genres, locations and age groups, you — like us — have strong opinions about the skills (or lack thereof) of some of rock's most legendary singers.