Today, Styx released a new live DVD, Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live via Eagle Rock Entertainment. You can catch a preview of the performance by watching our exclusive video presentation of "Fooling Yourself" below. The performance was recorded November 9, 2010, at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis on a tour that saw the band -- Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman -- perform both these albums in their entirety for the first time.
Here's one more video from Sebastian Bach and Steve Stevens' show at the Iridium in New York City this past Saturday night. This time, it's a cover of Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher," which was a very timely choice, considering all the hype around the new new Van Halen album, A Different Kind of Truth, which comes out February 7.
Guitarist and philanthropist Mark Morton has donated a custom-designed and autographed Jackson guitar from his personal collection, along with the strings and Lamb of God guitar picks he used to record four of the songs from the band’s album Wrath, to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation to be auctioned off.
Here's some video of Sebastian Bach and Steve Stevens performing the Billy Idol track "Rebel Yell" (which featured Stevens on guitar, of course) this past Saturday night at the Iridium in New York City.
A guitar solo from the George Harrison-penned Beatles song, "Here Comes the Sun," has been discovered at Abbey Road studios after 43 years. The solo, which never made the final cut on one of Harrison's two contributions to The Beatles' 1969 Abbey Road album, was found by Harrison's son Dhani, Beatles' producer George Martin and Martin's son Giles during a recent visit to the Abbey Road studios in London.
Van Halen aren't doing much in the way of press around the release of their new album, A Different Kind of Truth, but the L.A. Times managed to track down frontman David Lee Roth to talk about his first new album with the band in nearly three decades. A few excerpts follow.
2011 was a banner year for solo releases by members of the Allman Brothers Band. Gregg Allman’s Low Country Blues, Warren Haynes’ Man in Motion and Derek Trucks’ Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator were all nominated for the Best Blues Album Grammy Award. But the fourth and final release is the sleeper pick: Renaissance Man by founding Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band.