Will 2013 be the year of Deep Purple? It's starting to shape up that way. The current version of the band, featuring guitar whiz Steve Morse, are releasing a new studio album in April; they recently posted a mysterious trailer for the upcoming disc.
Who needs St. Bernard dogs with whiskey barrels around their necks? In a new video posted this morning on Orange Amplification's YouTube page, Mastodon guitarist Troy Sanders is rescued by the official Orange Amp rescue dog.
It's hard to imagine that 10 years have gone by since Tommy Thayer officially took over as the “Spaceman” in Kiss. It seemed only fitting that the Spaceman should don the Les Paul. However, as fate would have it, Thayer has been a longtime Les Paul player, even back in his days in Black and Blue.
The 35th-annual Kennedy Center Honors aired December 26 on CBS. The performance, which was recorded December 2 in Washington, DC, honored Led Zeppelin, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman and ballerina Natalia Makarova.
Throughout the decades, Phish have made a habit of performing "out of the blue" covers during their fan-favorite New Year's Eve Shows. In the past, they've performed complete albums by The Beatles (the White Album) and Pink Floyd (Dark Side).
Here's an exclusive clip of Joe Walsh performing the classic James Gang track "Funk #49" from his recent Guitar Center Sessions episode. Guitar Center Sessions, which appears exclusively on DIRECTV, showcases exclusive live performances, all of which are filmed in hi-definition at Guitar Center’s Hollywood, California, location. Each episode features interviews conducted by Nic Harcourt.
In the exclusive lesson video below, James Lynch, Tim Brennan and Jeff DaRosa from Dropkick Murphys show you how to play "The Boys Are Back," a track off their new album. The album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, will be released January 8 on the band's own Born & Bred Records label.
In the video below, Steve Lukather test drives DiMarzio's new Transition humbucking pickups. The pickups were developed by DiMarzio and Lukather for Lukather's LIII Music Man guitar. The pickups also will be available for retail sale from DiMarzio.
Today, November 29, is the 11th anniversary of George Harrison's death at age 58. It also happens to be the 10th anniversary of the Concert for George, an event that was co-organized by Harrison’s widow, Olivia, and his close friend Eric Clapton that took place at a packed London's Royal Albert Hall in London.