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.
Since the 2012 Winter NAMM show kicked off last Thursday, GuitarWorld.com has been supplying you with nonstop NAMM videos, news items and photo galleries -- doing our darndest to bring the NAMM experience to everyone who couldn't make it to the show.
In the video below, we check out the new Dimebag Concrete Sledge ML guitar. Actually, you'll notice Dimebag's original ML hanging on the wall; that, of course, was the inspiration for the new model. The new version features an exact rendering of the colorful airbrush job on the original guitar. It's got everything but the Kiss sticker!
Motörhead are offering something special for their serious and/or rabid fans. It's called the Motör-Bag, and it's packed with cool Motörhead stuff that can't be found anywhere else. Inside a Motörhead messenger bag are two double vinyl LPs of unreleased Motörhead performances (in their entirety), recorded in New York and Manchester. There's also a laminate pass and a piece of the "The Wörld Is Yours" 2010/2011 stage backdrop, each one mounted and numbered.
The 2012 list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees includes Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Small Faces (and Faces), Donovan, Beastie Boys, Freddie King, Glyn Johns, Tom Dowd -- a few others. That's nice for them, of course -- but who else seriously deserves to be inducted into the Hall?
Guitar World stopped off at the Celestion booth last week during the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, to speak to John Paice about the company's new offerings, including the G12M-65 Creamback speaker.
If you were one of those that cried foul over "Stay Frosty" not being quite heavy enough for your tastes, then check out the below clip of another new track, "China Town." So far, this is easily the heaviest thing we've heard from A Different Kind of Truth, bordering on straight-ahead metal.