Levon Helm, the Arkansas-born multi-instrumentalist and vocalist whose unforgettable voice graced some of The Band's biggest hits, died yesterday in Woodstock, New York, after a long battle with cancer. He was 71.
Prog rock legends Rush debuted the lead single for their new album, Clockwork Angels, yesterday, the nearly seven and a half-minute "Headlong Flight." This morning, they released an official lyric video for the track, which you can watch below.
After the release of their last full-length album, What We All Come to Need, Chicago-based instrumental rock quartet Pelican drew some heat for imposing what critics called "conventional" song structures on their trademark expansive sound.
Working on scales in the practice room can sometimes seem like a one-handed event. Sure, the picking hand is there, and it may even be focusing on alternate picking, sweep picking or other picking technique, but beyond that, how deep do we really go with our right hand when practicing scales?
If you’re new to the game and just discovering Jack Blades, you’re likely to think of him as a founding member/lead vocalist/bassist for the rock band Night Ranger. In fact, Blades is a multi-faceted artist who can easily transition from the volume of arena rock — with Night Ranger or Damn Yankees — to the stripped-down acoustic sounds of Shaw/Blades, his project with Styx vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw.