OK, this 2009 video is anything but new—and it's aging as I type this!—but it just wound up in my inbox for the first time ... and I like it. It's a brief clip of Jeff Beck and his then-bassist, Tal Wilkenfeld, playing a duet of sorts on Wilkenfeld's bass at New York City's Irving Plaza April 10, 2009.
When it comes to shred, few guitarists can rip like Paul Gilbert. As the driving force behind shred-progenitors Racer X and the chart-topping late-Eighties outfit Mr. Big, Gilbert dazzled with his unhuman fretboard range that included wide stretches and intervallic leaps.
Simply put, Axemen of Sweden, an upcoming film, is a documentary about Swedish guitar heroes. The film features appearances by Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth), Kee Marcello (Europe), John Norum (Europe), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Jessica Gardlund and more.
One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot) will be celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute on March 3 via UDR Music.
Late last week, when Foo Fighters told the universe about frontman Dave Grohl's "surprise" birthday show scheduled for this past Saturday at the Forum in LA, we knew we'd some interesting clips to share with you this morning. We were correct!