Tina S.—everyone's favorite teenage French shredder—is back with another new video, her second of 2015. This time, Tina—who has covered everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Eddie Van Halen to Steve Vai to Gary Moore to DragonForce—tackles Metallica's "Master of Puppets," the title track from the band's iconic 1986 album.
Sure, in 2015 we've gotten used to videos of 8-year-olds shredding Racer X tunes and 14-year-olds who can effortlessly knock out an Yngwie tune. But there's still something fascinating about watching a band of pre-teens tackle—and conquer—a prog-rock masterpiece like Rush's "YYZ."
For the second year in a row, Metallica’s James Hetfield enjoyed a headlining slot at Acoustic-4-a-Cure, a pediatric cancer benefit concert. This year, Hetfield performed a tune with his oldest daughter, 16-year-old Cali.
Because my influences are the greats of blues-rock guitar—Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, etc.—I wanted to be able to stick to the same tonality but adapt it to the heavier, more aggressive style of music I tend to lean toward; certainly in the rock genre, anyway.
IK Multimedia has announced iRig Pads Editor for Mac and PC. It’s the companion application for iRig Pads that allows musicians to completely edit and customize IK’s popular ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller to suit all music production styles and live performance workflows.
B.B. King, the iconic American blues guitarist known for his velvety voice and sparse, staccato picking style, died Thursday night at 89. His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration.