Steve Vai and Vai.com have just posted some interesting items to eBay: the modded Marshall full stack Vai used on David Lee Roth's 1986 Eat 'Em and Smile album and lengthy supporting tour. The starting price was $1,000.
It's unbelievable for any band to be able to celebrate their 50th anniversary — hell, most don't make it to their 10th — so it makes perfect sense that everyone seems to be clamoring for a Rolling Stones 50th anniversary tour.
You could go back and forth for years trying to choose the best Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on any individual Van Halen album. But to try to pick his best guitar solo ever? Damn near impossible. But that's exactly what we asked you to do two weeks ago.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan says the music industry has been "taken over by poseurs." Corgan, who was being interviewed publicly by author Brian Solis at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, said he was part of a generation of artists who "wanted to change the world." Today's musicians, he added, are obsessed merely with being famous.
Yes, we know this is GUITARworld.com, but we figured the Machine Head fans out there would still find this interesting. Machine Head drummer Dave McClain has posted the drum parts, drum-set diagram and drum transcription for the Unto The Locust track "I Am Hell" at drummagazine.com.