Today's lick is a fast, fluid-sounding legato run based on the D Dorian mode (D E F G A B C), courtesy of Gus G. I rely on consecutive hammer-ons and pull-offs to articulate many of the notes and use finger slides to seamlessly shifts positions as I ascend the fretboard. Using finger slides allows me to continue up a single string without having to interrupt my smooth, legato phrasing with an unwanted pick attack.
As previously reported, Velvet Revolver will be reuniting with singer Scott Weiland for a one-off performance at an upcoming charity gig in honor of late songwriter John O'Brien. The concert, titled 'Love You Madly: A Concert for John O’Brien,' will take place on January 12 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.
I think it's safe to say the Nickelback knows they are simultaneously one of the most popular and most hated bands in the world -- after all, they went through the trouble of creating a (hilarious) video response to a petition from Detroit Lions fans to keep them off the Thanksgiving Day halftime show.
Black Country Communion, who released albums in 2010 and 2011, will reportedly improve that streak to three albums in three years. The hard blues-rock band -- Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherinian and Jason Bonham -- will head to the studio in June to record an album that will be released later this year.
Check out these 10 fabulous and varied duets featuring some excellent guitar playing by greats like Orianthi, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Batten and more, paired with legends like Steve Vai, Jeff Beck and Carlos Santana. It’s a guitar feast that’s fit for two!
Lamb of God have what promises to be an excellent album coming out at the end of this month, but it looks an album and a tour are the least of vocalist Randy Blythe's concerns now as he has a presidential candidacy on his plate now. We'll let Randy take it away...