We've been teasing you for the past couple of weeks with trailers for the November 2011 issue of Guitar World, which features the members of the Big Four. Now, you can check out the cover -- in all its glory -- below.
Seeds We Sow, the sixth solo album by legendary Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, came out today, September 6, via his own label, Buckingham Records. Also out today is the new music video for "In Our Own Time," a song off the new album.
When we asked our readers and the Guns N' Roses fans of the world to vote for their favorite track from GNR's classic twin albums, Use Your Illusion I & II, little did we expect that the poll would tally over 27,000 votes!
When you think of tribute bands, you might think of them as bands that merely plays someone else's music, somewhere in small dive bars on weekends. But the guys in Led Zepagain, quite easily the best Zeppelin tribute band around, have taken it to a whole another level, and they really are a tribute band in the truest sense.
When Ricky Phillips signed on as bass player for classic rock band Styx, he also signed on to the responsibilities of working with caliber musicians and upholding musical standards set not only within the band, but by their generations of fans. Phillips agrees that it was challenging, but he certainly had — and has — the chops and resume to live up to expectations.
Part II of our encounter with rock's Jack of Spades takes the form of this survey of the many musical milestones in Jeff Beck's consistently astonishing career. The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, The ARMS Tour and beyond –- all are heard from in this special report.
Something was up. Stevie Ray Vaughan looked like the cat that swallowed the canary. He had plenty of reason to be pleased, of course: A few weeks earlier, Vaughan and his band, Double Trouble, had received their first Grammy (in the ethnic music category, for some tunes on a Montreux Jazz Festival blues anthology), capping a year in which they'd won a number of other industry awards.
Guitar Center's King of the Blues competition takes place at 7 tonight, September 1, at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California.
This annual competition is a nationwide search for the best -- and still undiscovered -- blues guitarist.