Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning is a recent book release by Gary Marcus, an author and MIT-educated cognitive psychology research professor who teaches at New York University.
"You Can't Do That," one of many jealousy-themed songs in John Lennon's catalog, was released as the B-side of "Can't Buy Me Love" on March 20 while the band was hard at work filming A Hard Day's Night. It is the first of the film songs to be recorded at Abbey Road Studio Two -- on February 25, 1964 -- after the band's successful trip to the United States.
It has been nearly three years since Nothnegal, a Maldivian heavy metal band, released their debut EP, Antidote of Realism. Last year, the band started recording their follow-up full-length release, Decadence, for the independent French label Season of Mist. The album was released this week.
Synchronicities and kismet abound as three planets converge in mystical Pisces: the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune. The atmosphere is electric and highly conductive. Intuitive individuals have the opportunity to directly access the collective subconscious of humanity and channel that knowledge in to imagination and creativity.
LA-based rock quintet Vanaprasta have built quite a niche for themselves with their intriguing musicianship and dynamic live performances, not only in the local club circuit but also through appearances at SXSW and the Sunset Strip Music Festival.
For 40 years, the team of Tipton and band co-founder KK Downing led the heavy metal brigade, introducing a twin-guitar attack to the genre, defining a sound rooted in power chords, palm muting and back-and-forth lead breaks that inspired generations of groups, from Iron Maiden to Slayer.
By the fall of 1965, the Beatles and George Martin had come to regard the recording studio as a place to experiment, think outside the box and slowly pull away from their tried-and-true formulas. On October 12 of that year, they did just that, recording a brilliant new John Lennon composition inspired by a clandestine affair he was having at the time. The recording would feature an exciting new tool, George Harrison's sitar.
Here's the third and final part of my recent interview with shredder Michael Angelo Batio. This time, we discuss the time Batio auditioned for Kiss -- and the new 25th anniversary commemorative edition of his Star Licks instructional DVD.