You shouldn’t really have to use EQ in the studio if the instruments sound good. It should all be done with microphones and microphone placement. The instruments that bleed into each other are what creates the ambience. Once you start cleaning everything up, you lose it. You lose that sort of halo that bleeding creates. Then if you eliminate the halo, you have to go back and put in some artificial reverb, which is never as good.
The Eagles' 1976 mega-hit single "Hotel California" turns up — time and time again — on lists of "best guitar solos of all time." In fact, it earned the No. 8 spot on Guitar World's often-quoted list of the 100 greatest guitar solos.
Check out this newly posted (and very funny) video of Gary Rossington and the rest of Lynyrd Skynyrd bemoaning their hillbilly associations. The video is a teaser for an episode of E!'s The Soup, which will air 10:30 p.m. EST (9:30 Central) this Sunday. The episode is called The Goodest Moments Of Redneck Shows.
Led Zeppelin's new live film, Celebration Day, hit theaters earlier this week. If you haven't been enticed into checking it out just yet, the band have posted yet another teaser clip from the movie, this one featuring several crowd shots and an all-too-brief listen at a live version of "Whole Lotta Love." Check it out below.
Cort Guitars has announced the second signature guitar from Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs — the Arena 1. The guitar features Scorpu pickups, which were designed by Jabs and made to his exact humbucker/single coil/humbucker specs.
By all accounts, Wolfgang Van Halen has been having a ball on the road with Tremonti in recent weeks, filling in while his father recovers from emergency surgery following a severe bout of diverticulitis.
Dethklok — who are widely popular in their animated form on the Adult Swim TV series Metalocalypse, as well as in their real-life form — released their third studio album, Dethalbum III, October 16 via Williams Street Records.