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.
I have always played and jammed like a man possessed, and my own songs simply flowed nonstop from the very beginning as early as 1960 onward. I still jam constantly, which, to my way of thinking, is the ultimate practice, because it is free form and purely uninhibited and defiant, at least the way I jam it is. Some days I hammer away for hours, some days just a few minutes.
This past Tuesday, February 14, the Australian pop-punks in Tonight Alive released their debut full-length album, What Are You So Scared Of?, via Fearless Records. The album was initially released in the band's hometown of Sydney back in October.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews a unique item, the Super-Vee Mag-Lok anti-deflection device. The Mag-Lok uses rare-earth magnets to keep a floating tremolo system from moving when strings are bent, so that double-stop bends remain in tune.
After hearing us talk about it for the last month, we thought it'd be nice to give you all a chance to voice your opinions and tell us what you, the readers, think of the band's first album with David Lee Roth in 28 years.