Although it is much easier to find new music online these days via Facebook, YouTube, Myspace, music blogs and you can get lucky just by spending time online searching, the sheer volume of it all makes finding high-quality like trying to find a needle in a haystack. So, I still very much rely on my network of contacts to filter all the worthwhile bands up to me.
When we lose a favorite artist, there's an amazing feeling of loss that takes place -- like losing a family member or friend. That's because the artist seems to know your deepest feelings, seems to share with you their own inner-life. I think for most of you, and for me, music and musicians seem to resonate the most and will always resonate our core in the deepest, most intimate way.
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.
If the phrase "Size matters" could be applied to any time period, it's the 1980s. A time of big solos and even bigger hair, the '80s were excessive, to say the least. In the music scene, glam metal was king, and with every new band to set foot on the Sunset Strip, you could bet your 6-inch heels that around the corner was a guitarist who could blow the doors off all the previous trailblazers.
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.
Singers have it rough. Because their bodies are their instruments, they always have to take care of themselves. If a guitarist parties too hard and gets a cold or a hangover, it’s no problem because their Les Paul and Marshall stack will always sound fine. If the same thing happens to a vocalist, it can result in the cancelled show.
For this week's column, I sat down to speak a bit with my friend Glen Drover. I had the honor of having Glen perform a solo on my song “Devils Roadmap.” Glen plays the solo from 0:08 to 0:34 in the song. I do all of the ones in the middle and then another Megadeth alum, Chris Poland, does the solo at the end.
Hey guys, it's Keith from Adelitas Way. Greetings from the Carnival of Madness Tour! Today is the last day of the tour, but I wanted to share with you some of the highlights and stories from one of the best tours I've been a part of.
If it is within your financial means, even though you are an unsigned band, hire a publicist. Many are affordable; it just requires a little elbow grease and some effort to find the right fit and you just might be able to work out a "bro" deal with someone, be it on the national or local level.
My favorite slide guitar players are the players who are from and/or play in that Mississippi Delta style. When I first heard the legendary John Hammond perform live, I was blown away by his slide work. John typically uses an old National resophonic guitar for his slide numbers. If you've been reading my blogs or have ever seen me perform, you know by now that Hammond has had major influence on my playing. Through his records I was introduced to a world of blues.