Iggy Pop's recent proclamation about bands today being a bunch of “cheap drinks” you can find at a supermarket got me thinking. But much like Homer Simpson, when I think of a drink, my brain goes directly to beer. If artists today are a bunch of drinks, what kind of beers are they, exactly?
Armand Crump, Slayer’s longtime guitar tech, died yesterday, March 31. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. He leaves behind his girlfriend, Cassandra Dines, plus several family members and friends.
When Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth shows up at Guitar World HQ for our interview, it's already past 5 p.m. on a press-packed day. In spite of that, he showed up good spirits, with with the same youthful energy that has made him one of the most electric performers in thrash metal for over three decades now.
It's always nice when members of at least three of the Big Four Bands of British Rock (The Beatles, The Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin) get together to jam on some old tunes -- and that happened last night, when Paul McCartney (Beatles) invited Roger Daltrey (Who) and Ron Wood (Stones) on stage to perform The Beatles' "Get Back" at London's Albert Hall.
It was 45 years ago today that photographer Michael Cooper shot the iconic cover photo of The Beatles' 1967 masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. And, like a lot of now-iconic images and ideas, it originally wasn't even supposed to happen. At first, the band had hired their buddies The Fool -- a Dutch design collective -- to create an image for the cover.
In this whole Guns N' Roses saga, original drummer Steven Adler has always seemed to be the optimistic, excitable one in the band who just wishes everyone could get along and play those original Appetite-era songs the way they were meant to be played.
Queen have announced the cancellation of the Sonisphere Festival U.K., an event that was scheduled for July 6 to 8 at England's Knebworth Park. Queen -- featuring American Idol alum Adam Lambert -- were among the headliners.
In 2040, human beings and machines will reach an event horizon and will be forever integrated and evolutionarily linked in what is called “The Singularity.” Humans will have computers the size of blood cells swimming in their brains that can download an entire encyclopedia in a nanosecond. No, this isn’t a plotline for another terrible Terminator sequel; it is actually a futuristic theory from inventor Ray Kurzweil.