Perhaps the most surprising thing about David Bowie's recent announcement of his first new album in a decade is that, in an age populated by camera phones, gossip blogs and Twitter, no one saw it coming.
Prog-rock legend Steve Howe has officially announced his departure from Asia, the supergroup he helped found with John Wetton (King Crimson, Uriah Heep), Geoff Downes (Yes, The Buggles) and Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Atomic Rooster).
“A lot of bands in our genre are happy where they’re at, and that’s fine,” says Ben Bruce, guitarist for British metalcore unit Asking Alexandria. “But it’s time for us to move upward and bring our fans into a new realm.”
Last night, Austin-based blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. hit the stage on Conan to perform "Numb" off his major-label full-length debut, Blak and Blu. Check out the footage — plus a web exclusive of "Ain't Messin' 'Round" below.
Just a week after teasing a performance from a new supergroup at the Sunset Film Festival premiere of his new Sound City documentary, Dave Grohl has revealed his bandmates for what promises to be a historic performance on Friday, January 18.
Will 2013 be the year of Deep Purple? It's starting to shape up that way. The current version of the band, featuring guitar whiz Steve Morse, are releasing a new studio album in April; they recently posted a mysterious trailer for the upcoming disc.
PRS Guitars has announced its new Brent Mason signature model guitar. Mason, a Nashville session pro, worked with Paul Reed Smith for several years to arrive at this unique model that meets the need for a versatile and reliable, recording and gigging instrument.
In a video posted back in November, a clip of a previously unreleased Hendrix track called "Somewhere" could be heard as engineer Eddie Kramer discussed the making of People, Hell & Angels, a collection of twelve previously unreleased studio recordings from the guitar legend.