I build and repair guitars and basses professionally, and I’ve also played guitar in a number of bands over the years. If your instrument is difficult to play or you want to hotrod your favorite guitar, this is where I can help. And from time to time, I will be sharing tips for getting the sound that you want to hear out of your gear or alerting you to new toys that I find irresistible.
After 30-plus years and 15 albums, Iron Maiden have left their mark on heavy metal. The band, which was founded on galloping rhythms, harmonized guitars, dark lyrical themes and operatic vocals, is still going strong today.
So, you've stomped your foot till your shin splints swelled, ran your scales till your fingers were raw and bleeding, sang your songs till your voice was hoarse and gone and you still have the energy to propel your career?!?
In the early 2000s, Puddle of Mudd’s debut album Come Clean hit airwaves across the nation, bringing the grungy, Kansas City-based hard-rockers to the forefront of the commercial rock scene. Singles like “Blurry,” “Drift & Die” and “Control” could be heard anywhere from car radios to wrestling arenas, and angsty, heartbroken audiences everywhere could relate to the rejection anthem, “She Hates Me.”
In a recent piece by Rolling Stone, Tommy Stinson was accused by former Replacements bandmate Paul Westerberg of being more aggressive toward a reunion of the band because "he needs a gig," to which Tommy replied: "That's funny. I got fucking three or four gigs going at any one time."
Last night, GuitarWorld.com's Josh Hart and I attended a listening session for Noel Gallagher's upcoming post-Oasis solo album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, which comes out November 8 on Sour Mash Records.