It’s not often that a guitarist grows up listening to one of his favorite bands, and then has the opportunity to become part of that band’s legacy. But Joel Hoekstra is no ordinary guitarist. His guitar wizardry has allowed him to live out his dream and become a driving force with Night Ranger.
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a new Stray Cats DVD, Live At Montreux 1981 on November 6. The concert, which has been restored with DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo, features 15 songs, almost equally divided between original compositions and vintage rockabilly classics from 1956 to '61.
After nearly a week of speculation egged on by a mysterious countdown on the band's Facebook page, Led Zeppelin announced the official release of Celebration Day, the film capturing the band's 2007 reunion show at London’s O2 Arena.
Along with the number two, Led Zeppelin have just posted a clip teasing the band's upcoming announcement — almost certainly the release of a live CD/DVD of their 2007 reunion show at London's 02 Arena.
Thirty years ago this November, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble laid down the tracks that would become Texas Flood, and among the many jaw-dropping skills Vaughan displayed on his debut album was the massive shuffle groove on "Pride and Joy."
I spent some time speaking with the guitar tech to then-GN’R guitar player Robin Finck. In one of our conversations, I asked him how often he changes strings on Robin’s guitars. Since Robin then traveled with about 10 guitars, I thought to myself that this is quite a lot of string changing. Chris said something I've thought about ever since then.
As part of its September Cry Baby appreciation giveaway, Dunlop will be giving away four wah-wah pedals in four weeks. Each week in September, one winner will get a custom, special or otherwise hard-to-find Cry Baby pedal.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (who happens to be turning 62 today) will join Will Hayden and his team of gunsmiths at Baton Rouge-based Red Jacket Firearms on the September 19 episode of Sons Of Guns on the Discovery Channel.