Bob Riesman's heralded 2011 Big Bill Broonzy biography, I Feel So Good: The Life And Times of Big Bill Broonzy (University of Chicago Press), is coming to paperback October 15. I Feel So Good documents the life of the late Chicago blues legend by focusing on his early trips across the Atlantic in the 1950s. Broonzy, who was born in Arkansas, was one of the first Southern bluesmen to make waves in 1930s Chicago, blazing a trail for others who followed in his footsteps, including Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
With less than a week to go until the release of their twentieth studio album, Kiss are now streaming two new songs from Monster online. Check out "Long Way Down" and "All For the Love of Rock & Roll" below.
Fender has introduced new signature models for guitarist Chris Shiflett and bassist Nate Mendel of Foo Fighters. The new models are the Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster Deluxe and the Nate Mendel P Bass.
The Picture Chord Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guitar-chord resource ever. This extensive, 272-page source for all playing styles and levels starts off with helpful notes on how to use the book, how to choose the best voicings and how to construct chords.