Often heralded as one of heavy metal's more outspoken personalities, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has decided to hit the road in a stand-up/spoken-word format. His "Speaking Words" tour began with a few shows in the U.K. and spiraled into a short North American tour and a live DVD. Ian, who's in the middle of a two-week U.S. run, is running a Pledge Music campaign to fund the release of the Speaking Words In Glasgow DVD.
Rusty Cooley is a shred guitar legend. Cooley, a premier guitar instructor, has played on records by All Shall Perish, Austrian Death Machine and many more and has had a serious influence on a generation of young guitarists. Cooley appears on guitar icon Michael Angelo Batio’s new album, Intermezzo (on the song “8 Pillars of Steel”) His new band, Day Of Reckoning, has released a single, and their new album is on the way.
Viewers would regularly host their own MTV parties, tune in for Friday Night video fights and experience unprecedented musical events such as Live Aid. The MTV phenomenon was so big that Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler referenced the channel, incorporating its "I want my MTV" slogan in the band’s massive 1985 hit, "Money For Nothing.”
Recordings Led Zeppelin made as they were writing 1975's Physical Graffiti will be available at auction next month. RR Auctions, which is based in Amherst, New Hampshire, says several songs on the tapes differ structurally from the officially released versions.
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Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of a video of Johnny Winter performing a rocking version of Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" on October 16, 1992. That's the day a slew of respected artists — from George Harrison to Johnny Cash to the Band — got together at New York City's Madison Square Garden to celebrate Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary as a recording artist.