This past Wednesday, September 14, was a historic night for heavy metal. The Big Four of thrash -- Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth -- took the stage at Yankee Stadium for arguably the biggest, most-anticipated metal show the East Coast of the United States has ever seen.
Pedaltrain pedalboards are manufactured by Pro Stage Gear, a company with a background in all types of cases for transporting instruments and other music equipment. Pedaltrain offers a single line of pedalboards with eight different sizes available.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show have been called the world’s greatest tribute band. And they won't get an argument from the real Pink Floyd. The members of Pink Floyd once flew in from their own tour to hear TAPFS play for one night in London. David Gilmour was so impressed, he asked them to play at his 50th birthday party.
Jerry Garcia looked around the Grateful Dead’s rehearsal studio in San Rafael, California, and smiled. “It’s good to not die,” said Garcia, who suffered a nearly fatal diabetic coma in July of ’86. The legendary guitarist whose mercurial improvisations are the life’s blood of the Grateful Dead’s music has made a miraculous recovery from an illness that at first left him incapable of walking, speaking clearly or playing.
The Story Changes, a rock 'n’ roll duo from Dayton, Ohio, have been compared to Foo Fighters, Alkaline Trio and Faith No More. The This Is Your Moment EP is their follow-up release to Analogies, the release that has kept band touring constantly for two years.
Steve Vai's career, thus far, has been a series of one hard act to follow after another. First, he replaced Adrian Belew as the resident wang-bar king in Frank Zappa's band. Next, he replaced the incredible Yngwie Malmsteen in Alcatrazz. And now, as the lone guitarist in David Lee Roth's band, he has the dubious distinction of being compared to Eddie Van Halen, at least in the mind of the public.
Today's lick is an excerpt from my solo for the song "Heaven" by my band, Los Lonely Boys. It involves strummed chords, fret-hand muting and a fast legato run descending the G major pentatonic scale (G A B D E).
Back in 1997, Anthrax guitarist — and avowed New York Yankees fanatic — Scott Ian was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal an on-deck circle from the Yankees' spring training camp in Tampa, Florida. Luckily for Ian, after spending only a few hours in jail, paying a fine and apologizing to the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, the charges were eventually dropped.
Gary Moore is busy storming the stages of Europe as we put this [September 1987] issue to bed, yet his technically experimental and rousingly adventurous new album, Wild Frontier (Virgin), is beginning to crash upon American airwaves like a gathering typhoon.
Well, you've had a week to vote on Eric Clapton's best guitar album, and here are the results. The first two albums, I'd say, were favorites, but it really was a guessing game after that. You'll find that his whole career is represented here -- minus his days with The Yardbirds.