Lance Lopez is one very few blues guitarists who can say they started their career at age of 12, when he began performing professionally with older, more seasoned musicians in New Orleans -- and understanding the elements of blues, funk and R&B. By the time he was 18, the Shreveport, Louisiana-born Lopez had toured with soul singer Johnnie Taylor and blues legend Lucky Peterson.
The members of Motley Crue were pretty vocal during the band's recent Las Vegas residency that they had been writing new songs, but it looks the band may already be in the studio. Check out the below photo the Crue just posted to Facebook featuring singer Vince Neil in the studio recording vocals.
Johnny Winter has been playing electric blues since the Sixties, and his enthusiasm for it only grows with time. "There's never been a point in my life where I was even close to getting tired of playing blues," he says, relaxing in his dressing room at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City, where he's performing a record-release show for his 2011 album, Roots. "The truth is, I love playing the blues, now more than I ever have before."
It's 2010. A joint Soviet-American space mission has successfully established a sprawling colony of settlers on the moon. The two dozen cosmonauts, astronauts, scientists and assorted astronomers have been living in peace and harmony for nearly a year.
What happens when a 14-year-old white girl sits down with blues legends and shoots the breeze? Ask guitarist Rory Block. She’ll tell you the blues is in her blood. In her soul. In her hands. Block picked up the guitar at age 10 and by her early teens was learning from the men that birthed the blues.
In conjunction with the MusiCares charity, Metallica are offering special bracelets made from the guitar/bass strings of James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo. Proceeds from the sale of the bracelets will go toward the MusiCares charity.
Earlier today, we reported that guitarist Christopher Amott had parted ways with Arch Enemy. Amott had been a found member of the band in 1996, and had been with the band more or less since, with the exception of a two-year departure between 2005 and 2007.
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.