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.
Chet Atkins made countless recordings as a studio musician, producer and solo artist. Many of his recordings — particularly those of the artists he produced in Nashville, like Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers — laid the foundation for early rock and roll.
For the past few days, Black Sabbath have been posting regular studio updates on their Facebook page, keeping fans in the know as they record their new album. The latest update, posted Monday, confirmed that guitarist Tony Iommi was tracking more guitar parts (Check out the photo below). Before that, we found out bassist Geezer Butler was hard at work on the album.
Among this week's new releases is a live DVD by Texas guitar legend Steve Miller. The DVD, Steve Miller Band — Live at Austin City Limits, was released Tuesday via ACL Enterprises. Steve Miller Band's 2011 performance was the inaugural taping in ACL's new home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. “It was a great audience, and it was more fun than I even thought it would be,” Miller said.
3 Doors Down are releasing The Greatest Hits, their first best-of album, November 19 via Republic Records. In addition to a slew of hit singles, including “Kryptonite," “It’s Not My Time" and “When I’m Gone," the album also will feature three completely new songs — “There’s a Life,” “Goodbyes” and their new single, “One Light.”
On the morning of August 18, 1969, Jimi Hendrix stepped onto the stage at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (better known as the Woodstock Festival) for what was to become a defining moment in rock history.