Wayne Kramer, the guitarist for rock's seminal pre-punk band, MC5, spent two years in a federal prison for trying to sell cocaine to undercover agents. Today, he's trying really hard to get back behind bars. Only this time he wants to bring his guitar with him, and enough guitars for a few dozen inmates to enjoy.
Guitar World and Agile Partners today announced a new release of Guitar World Lick of the Day that introduces The Beatles Lick Packs to the popular app for learning guitar on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Arriving just in time to celebrate more than one million downloads of Lick of the Day, the new version also introduces Lick Singles so users can select individual licks from the app's extensive catalog of licks.
Although he was in The Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968, Jimmy Page recorded only one studio album with the band, 1967's Little Games. It was on this day 45 years ago -- March 5, 1966 -- that The Yardbirds began working on that album, which was recorded at De Lane Lea Studios in London.
Here's one from the vaults: In this interview from the January 1981 issue of Guitar World, a 24-year-old Eddie Van Halen discusses his roots, his technique and his appreciation of Bluesbreakers- and Cream-era Eric Clapton.
Just weeks after expanding the West Coast leg of their North American tour, Radiohead have once again added on, adding eleven new dates to their tour itinerary. The new dates can be seen below, and you can get the full run of dates here.