The Explorers Club, a six-man band from South Carolina, have a sound that's unique in the 21st century -- mainly because it is heavily influenced by the vocal harmony styles and production qualities of The Beach Boys and other mid-'60s pop bands.
Paul McCartney will commemorate the release of his new album, Kisses On The Bottom, with a free streaming performance that takes place 7 p.m. PST Thursday, February 9, from Capitol Studios, where much of the new album was recorded. Fans can watch the show through iTunes.
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Santana Live At Montreux 2011 as a 2DVD set and on Blu-ray on February 21. The 23-track DVD was filmed in high-definition and recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1 and LPCM Stereo.
In an interview with the Metro, Paul McCartney said he sometimes finds it hard to believe he was in The Beatles. McCartney added that he's happy the novelty of being in the most important band in the history of rock and roll still hadn't faded for him.
Everyone's favorite top-hatted guitarist has just the release date for his upcoming second solo album. Slash will release the as-yet-untitled album on May 22 through his own Dik Hayd International Label.
Adrenaline Mob have posted samples of two new songs -- "All on the Line" and "Indifferent" from their upcoming debut album, Omertá, online. You can check them out on the band's Facebook page, or stream them below.
In a surprising turn of events, drummer Bill Ward has issued a statement on his official website stating that he may choose to sit out this year's Black Sabbath reunion -- both the new album and subsequent live dates -- unless he is presented with a fair contract.
Alex Skolnick is one busy man. He has been touring relentlessly, promoting his latest Alex Skolnick Jazz Trio album, Veritas, and co-headlining a tour with Anthrax and Death Angel. He even hosted a guitar camp, the Winter Guitar Retreat, with Megadeth's Chris Broderick over the holidays. On January 20 at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, Skolnick and his band, Testament, headlined the Dean Guitars NAMM Jam.
Here's a fun video demo of several new Orange amps filmed at this week's 2012 Winter NAMM show. The amps in the video include the OR-50, the OR-15, the #4 Jim Root Signature model and the Micro Terror.