Here's a pretty handy lesson video by the guys at Texas Blues Alley. It's called "How to Be a Jerk Guitar Player in 10 Easy Steps." Of course, it's meant to be sarcastic, yet it does spotlight a lot of unfortunately common behavior among, well, jerk guitarists.
Even though the 2015 Winter NAMM Show has come and gone, there's a lot more NAMM coverage in the pipeline. Case in point, this new video of a performance at the Behringer/Bugera booth at the Anaheim Convention Center!
It must have been a Herculean task for Jake E. Lee to take over the guitar-playing slot in Ozzy Osbourne’s band after the singer’s beloved rising star guitarist, Randy Rhoads, perished in a plane crash back in 1982. But that’s exactly what Lee did. With blazing riffs and ripping solos in songs like “Bark at the Moon” and “Rock N’ Roll Rebel,” Jake E. Lee became an overnight guitar hero for many aspiring guitarists who wanted to copy every nuance of his wicked vibrato and incendiary technique.
What's this strange new device that makes a Strat-style guitar sound like the score to an Eighties video game? It's a new creation by guitarist Jeremy Bell, who, it seems, is always experimenting when music and gear are involved.