In 1990, guitarist Ned Evett smashed his Strat onstage. When he noticed the neck was unbroken, he simply removed the frets and developed a style he'd eventually become known for -- even developing his own fretless, mirrored-glass-necked guitars along the way. His own website refers to him as "The Glass Guitarist," and Joe Satriani has called him "a monster player."
Here's a video of the Andy Timmons Band -- featuring former Danger Danger guitarist Andy Timmons, of course -- performing The Beatles' "Within You Without You" at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City on Monday, March 19. Timmons and his band performed their entire 2011 album -- Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper -- at the show. Tracks included "Within You Without You" (watch below), "Lovely Rita," "Getting Better" "Fixing A Hole" and "A Day In the Life."
Julien's Auctions has announced its "Property From The Estate of Les Paul" auction, which will take place June 8 and 9 at Julien's facility in Beverly Hills, California. The sale will include property equipment, memorabilia and instruments that span Paul’s career from his days as Rhubarb Red to his weekly Monday night concerts at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.
Guitarists in '60s cover bands, rejoice. The UK-based Rotosound has brought back its Vintage Fuzz Pedal, which uses the same circuit configuration as their original 1960s design, with the addition of modern resistors and capacitors.
Maybe Eric Clapton decided he deserved a special birthday present -- from himself. Clapton, who will turn 67 this Friday, recently blew 3 million pounds (about $4.75 million US) on a one-off Ferrari built by the company's secretive Special Projects division, reports London's Daily Mail.
On March 12, the first nine 10-foot-tall guitar sculptures in the Gibson GuitarTown II exhibit were unveiled on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California, and Slash -- sans top hat -- was there to take it all in. The works on display were created by Shepard Fairey, Tristan Eaton, Free Humanity, Smog City and DeeKay, and they celebrated several rock acts, including Van Halen, Rage Against The Machine and Jane’s Addiction.
Just a week after we wrote our story about 50 classic albums celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2012, EMI has announced the release of a 40th anniversary edition of David Bowie’s 1972 masterpiece, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars.
Paul McCartney's 1971 album, Ram, will soon get the same deluxe treatment recently enjoyed by Band On the Run,McCartney and McCartney II. Ram, which is technically credited to Paul & Linda McCartney, was McCartney's second post-Beatles LP.
Earlier this week, we posted a story about 50 great -- in some cases, classic -- albums from 1972, albums that are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. After noticing that the list included contributions from some serious guitar players, including Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Rory Gallagher, David Gilmour, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Howe and Buddy Guy, we thought we'd ask you to choose the best GUITAR album of the bunch.