Pink Floyd's David Gilmour has announced plans to release a new solo album later this year. A brief message on his website added that the album (about which we know very little) will coincide with a string of September tour dates, suggesting a fall release date. You can see his current tour dates at the bottom of this story.
Michael Angelo Batio will release his first career-spanning retrospective, Shred Force 1: The Essential Michael Angelo Batio, April 14 via Rat Pak Records. The album not only highlights Batio's best work to date, but also brings together many renowned hard rock and heavy metal musicians.
Tina S.—everyone's favorite teenage French shredder—is back with another new video, her first of 2015. This time, Tina—who has covered everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Eddie Van Halen to Steve Vai to Gary Moore—tackles DragonForce's "Through the Fire and Flames."
Here’s a great quality clip of SRV performing “Pride and Joy” in January of 1990 during his MTV Unplugged taping. Vaughan uses a 12-string Guild, which gives the song a completely different vibe than the original, full band recording. “Pride and Joy” originally appeared on his 1983 Epic Records debut, Texas Flood.
Our recent story about Jimmy Page's five best guitar solos as a member of the Yardbirds got us thinking about another legendary pre-Led Zeppelin recording featuring Page. This project, however, features all four members of Led Zeppelin — Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham — recording together before there even was a Led Zeppelin.
On March 10, Judas Priest will release an expanded 3CD version of their classic 1984 album, Defenders of the Faith. This deluxe 30th anniversary edition includes the original 10-track album (fully remastered) and a complete live recording from the ‘Defenders’ tour, which was recorded May 5, 1984, at Long Beach Arena in California.