“I know I’m not the kind of person who’s gonna wind up a walking jukebox, like many rock ‘n’ roll artists,” says Carlos Santana. “They just play their hits and that’s it. That doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t wanna just go out and play ‘Black Magic Woman’ and ‘Oye Como Va’ all night because that was part of the seventies, and my watch says it’s 1988. So I wanna get into ’88 and not look back.”
There’s “The Big Machine” and “The Little Machine,” according to Lindsey Buckingham, the creative force behind the juggernaut edition of Fleetwood Mac. No need to identify the Big Machine. The Little Machine is his humble description of his solo career, which is heating up as the weather cools. His first self-released album, Seeds We Sow, dropped on Sept. 6, three days before he kicked off a 31-city North American tour in Reno, Nevada.
After eight years of knuckle-hard rockin’, Iron Maiden has released a concept album about ESP and clairvoyance, the very qualities they use to achieve their incredible guitar chemistry. It’s called Seventh Son of a Seventh Son; it’s Iron Maiden’s seventh studio album, their seventh with producer Martin Birch.
When you hear the name Black Label Society, you instantly think of the blond-haired, hell-raising Zakk Wylde. Fans of the band also realize that for more than a decade, the man to his side known as the "Evil Twin," Nick Catanese, has remained a constant.
Over the course of 20 years and thousands of touring miles, the relationships that make up Down — vocalist Philip Anselmo, drummer Jimmy Bower, bassist Pat Bruders and guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein — have outlasted most marriages. “Tell me about it!” Windstein laughs. “I’ve been divorced twice! But you’re absolutely right — it’s like I’ve got four wives who happen to be guys.”
GuitarWorld.com presents this exclusive premiere of "Purple Haze" by Robert Randolph & The Family Band. This tour-de-force live version of the classic Jimi Hendrix tune is from Robert Randolph & the Family Band Live In Concert, which will be released Tuesday, September 27, via Dare Records.
It's a Foo Fighters extravaganza at GuitarWorld.com today, with Dave Grohl's lesson for "The Pretender" and "Rope," a Guitar World magazine cover outtakes gallery and the announcement of a new special publication, Guitar One Presents Foo Fighters.
My hunting lifestyle is the ultimate soul cleanser and "re-creator" of my spirit and energy. Venison is the rocket fuel for the healthiest life, and the hunting procedure is the last perfect environmental and spirit positive function available to mankind. I like to think of my life as downright perfect. It's thrilling living such a full, gratifying life so I live it to the max every day.
Stevie Ray strides into the room, looking sharp, as usual. He’s sporting his signature snakeskin boots, a grey Late Night With David Letterman T-shirt tucked into his blue jeans and a cool black denim jacket over that with the face of Dr. Martin Luther King boldly emblazoned across the back.
In his twenty-five-year career, Jimmy Page has always aimed his guitar firepower from within the context of a group. For the first time this fall, he'll be comin' at you with a solo tour. In this candid conversation, Page reflects with two GW correspondents on the role of the guitar in all this as his one true, abiding passion.