Folk and bluegrass pioneer Doc Watson died Tuesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was 89. The guitarist, who had been admitted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on May 21 after falling at his home in Deep Gap, North Carolina, died of complications from abdominal surgery.
Breaking a lengthy silence, former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has announced on his official website that he is finishing up work on two new records, an EP titled Letur-Lefr and an LP titled PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone.
This Friday, June 1, Guitar Center Sessions will launch its latest episode, featuring The All-American Rejects. The band will be on-hand to perform a handful of songs, as well as take questions on songwriting and the creative process.
Just days after announcing plans to release his sixteenth solo album, The Story of Light, late this summer, Steve Vai is already giving fans a taste of new music with a track called "Gravity Storm." Stream it below.
Veil of Maya released their latest album, Eclipse, back in February on Sumerian Records. Just in case some of those guitar parts have you scratching your head, we're continuing our series of exclusive lessons with guitarist Marc Okubo to show you some key cuts off the album.