Bob Weston, a former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, was found dead on January 3 by police at his home in London. He was 64. The news was announced Friday via a note by Steve Fairhead on Weston's official website.
Adrenaline Mob -- a group that includes former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, guitarist Mike Orlando and Fozzy members Rich Ward Paul DiLeo -- has set a March 13 release date for their debut album, which is titled Omertá.
Keith Richards moves like a shadow along a cobblestone West Village backstreet. It's a hot summer day in New York City and Keef is in earth tones -- a sandy brown bomber jacket, reddish brown headband, moccasins. For some strange reason, each passing year seems to make this quintessential English rock star look more and more like an American Indian -- a brave or a shaman, with his creased visage and prominent nose.
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.