I start this lick by ascending a two-octave Bm(add9) arpeggio [B Cs D F#]. This short run is performed legato style, in which all the notes are sounded by the fret hand alone. I don’t use the pick again until the next beat, when I begin down-picking across the D and G strings.
Some of you might remember an ad that appeared in guitar magazines in the late '80s or early '90s. It showed a photo of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Hearts Club Band LP propped up against a shiny new four-track recorder (possibly a Tascam, but who knows at this point?). The slogan above the photo was something along the lines of "A Couple of Four-Track Masterpieces."
Check out this energy-packed video of Pantera's classic "Cowboys From Hell" performed as a violin and cello duet. The title track of Pantera's fifth album, "Cowboys From Hell" was the band's first single. Here violinist Rachel Barton Pine and cellist Mike Block play Rachel's arrangement of "Cowboys From Hell" for a faculty concert at Mark O'Connor's Strings Conference in San Diego.
Christopher Lee has released an EP of metal covers called Metal Knight for his 92nd birthday. The EP consists of seven tracks based on the character of Don Quixote and was recorded alongside Italian metal band Rhapsody of Fire.
Last night (May 28), Metallica performed "The Frayed Ends of Sanity," a 1988 ...And Justice For All track, for the first time ever. You can check out some fan-filmed footage below. The show, which was part of the Metallica By Request series of gigs, took place at the Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
Megadeth co-founder Dave Mustaine will mark the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's legendary rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with a solo guitar version of his own. Mustaine's performance will appear in a new film, America, which is Dinesh D'Souza's follow-up to 2016: Obama's America.