The band, led by Quinn and singer Biff Byford, are nearing the end of a lengthy US tour in support of their 2013 album, Sacrifice, along with Fozzy. You can check out the band's current tour dates right here. We recently tracked down Quinn to discuss the tour, the band's legacy and Sacrifice.
Harmonic minor is always a very cool choice and a favorite of mine. It’s great to use when you’re improvising or coming up with song ideas and lead parts. So many impressive players have made great use of it in their songs — guys like Uli Jon Roth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Vai and many others. Mozart was also a big fan.
Austin-based blues singer/guitarist Omar Dykes (also known as Omar Kent Dykes) hails from McComb, Mississippi, not far from the birthplace of one of his biggest musical heroes, blues legend Howlin’ Wolf.
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company — both of whom are celebrating their 40th anniversaries in 2013 — recently teamed up for a co-headling US tour. The 40 Tour, which kicked off June 20 in Auburn, Washington, draws to a close July 27 in Bethel, New York.
Guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who, as a member of Brazilian power metal giants Angra, has already earned his claim to fame, has nothing more to prove. His technical prowess and exciting playing have garnered him fans from across the globe. We recently tracked down Loureiro to discuss his fourth solo album, Sounds of Innocence.
Maxxxwell Carlisle is an up-and-coming guitarist on LA's metal scene. He has released two EP’s in only six months, and he's working on even more projects at the moment. We recently spoke to Carlisle — who has played with Death Riders and other notable LA-based bands — about what it's like to have so many irons in the fire.
Marty Favento, who was born and raised in a small town called Koper in Slovenia, started playing guitar at age 10. His father, an accomplished blues guitarist, got him into guitar playing and sent him to a private music school, where he spent five years studying. GuitarWorld.com caught up with Favento to discuss his band Shock Rocket’s new album. Lift Off, which is getting some cool buzz in the European metal underground.
Popa Chubby, a larger-than-life figure on the blues scene, has built a rabid following around the world through his relentless touring schedule and ever-expanding discography. His latest album, Universal Breakdown Blues, will be released May 28 via Provogue Records.
Holy Grail was born in Pasadena, California, in 2008 and hasn't slowed down for a second. They released their debut EP, Improper Burial, in 2009, followed by their 2010 critically acclaimed commercial smash Crisis In Utopia, which Metal Assault called "a mind-blowing effort that exudes unbounded freshness and musicianship."