Artists like Kings of Leon, Red Kross, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings -- and The Black Keys -- each imbibe the glory of their idols. But there’s one band that immerses itself in the tastes of yesteryear peppered with its own uncompromising spin on classic rock soul and bluesy Southern rhythms. That group is Alexandra and the Starlight Band.
Jorma Kaukonen was a founding member of two legendary rock bands, The Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. The Airplane debuted in 1965, the first San Francisco psychedelic band to make an impact, a few years before their friends in the Grateful Dead. They were the only band to play at the big three of major '60s rock festivals: Monterey, Woodstock and Altamont.
What's the hardest thing to do on a guitar? According to this humorous short video that's been making the rounds on YouTube (and GuitarWorld.com), it's ... well, I don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't seen it. Here, give it a quick viewing. Don't worry, it's really short.
When people think of the glory days of the late-'80s, early '90s metal scene, New Orleans isn't typically the setting that comes to mind. However, New Orleans did prove to be the birthplace of one of the most overlooked bands of that era, Lillian Axe. Blending catchy melodies and sleazy lyrics with an equal amount of classically inspired acoustic pieces and great songwriting, they developed a loyal fan base that support them to this day.
In honor of Harrison's 69th birthday -- which would have been this Saturday, February 25 -- we're asking you to choose his best Fab Four composition. All of his official EMI Beatles compositions are listed below.
Maybe Eric Clapton described Jeff Beck's style best when he said Beck "pulls" sounds out of his guitar. And Beck himself has implied that if what he plays sounds ordinary -- sounds like a guitar, for instance -- he's unhappy.
What do the stars hold for all you rock stars out there this week? It looks like Geminis will be soaking up the spotlight, Libras might want to break off from their bands and go solo and Cancers might be heading out on the road. For more, check out this week's edition of Rock Stars.
Bassist Kevin Bebout could easily host workshops about how to be a musician — that is, if he could fit it into his already hectic schedule. While some guys find it so terribly difficult to show up on time for practice with one band, once a week, Bebout divides his time as follows: husband, father, project coordinator for Kramer guitars, songwriter and bass player in three — yes, three — active recording and performing bands.