If you’re not Beatles obsessed, you’re likely scratching your head at all the hubbub. You might have been one of the more than 8 million people who bought 1994's Live at the BBC and enjoyed the playful nature of the Beatles and the load of tracks the band never recorded for their conventional releases. But really, Live at the BBC was only the tip of the iceberg.
Some have tried playing the guitar with their teeth, behind their back, with their feet, etc. And then there was the inventive guitarist who, many decades ago, decided to slip a bottle over his finger and slide it along his guitar's strings (He probably emptied the bottle himself, if you know what I mean).
This Wednesday, October 30, Jimi Hendrix's longtime sound engineer, Eddie Kramer; Jimi's sister Janie Hendrix; and American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin' director Bob Smeaton and producer John McDermott will take part in a live Twitter Q&A.
Late last week, Tool posted a lengthy update about their in-progress studio album. The post makes mention of an "epic" piece that will appear on the album — a track they've been working on for quite a while.
Over the weekend, Fleetwood Mac announced the cancellation of the Australia and New Zealand legs of their current tour. The reason? John McVie, the band's bassist and co-founder, is being treated for cancer.