Considering their resumes, which read like a who’s who of hard rock and metal, calling Revolution Saints a supergroup is something of an understatement. The creative trifecta of Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees) and Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Burning Rain) has put together an inspired collection of songs packed with monster vocals, driving rhythms and (of course) a blistering guitar attack.
You're on tour with Dio during the 2005 Holy Diver Live tour, and the band is approaching the closing chords of "Shame on the Night." Before he disappears from the stage, the bossman, Ronnie James Dio, screams your name and points you out, meaning it's your time to own the stage and melt off the faces of the unsuspecting audience.
This is a triplet-based run in A minor that starts out in the low register and moves up and across the fretboard, spanning three octaves before settling into a single position and moving back across the strings. I’m using hammer-ons and pull-offs in combination with picking to achieve a fast stream of notes that "pops" and flows.
Tonight, April 30, Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake will perform a tribute to Ronnie Montrose at Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. You can check out the live webcast by following this link. Shows are at 8 and 10 p.m. EST.
I first saw Whitesnake back in 2001. I was living in Denver, Colorado, at the time, and a friend of mine invited me to go see The Scorpions with him at the Magness Arena. I loved the Scorpions but only knew “Here I Go Again” from Whitesnake, who were the opening act. I figured the rest of their set would be in that same vein, and as a young metalhead I wasn’t terribly excited about seeing them. Little did I know!
This free Lick of the Day by Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake is inspired by Gary Moore. It begins with a steady, machine-gun barrage of alternate-picked, palm-muted 16th notes and ends with a wild two-step "over-bend" on the low E string, punctuated by a squealing pinch harmonic.
After repeatedly coming across Top 10 lists of "Hot Female Guitar Players,” I thought it only fitting that I turn the tables. So the following has nothing to do with chops, style, technique or anything guitar-related. It's just a highly opinionated list (with a photo gallery, of course) of hot-looking guys who, oh yeah, also play guitar.