It sure has been a busy year for George Lynch. In January, he teamed up with Stryper guitarist Michael Sweet for a new project called Sweet & Lynch. This summer, he released “Shadow Train,” the musical project for his forthcoming documentary, Shadow Nation.
After weathering the potentially career-ending arrest of singer Randy Blythe on manslaughter charges in 2012, Lamb of God reclaim their rightful place at the forefront of extreme metal with VII: Sturm und Drang.
In 2008, Guitar World asked Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson to dissect several key songs from the band's past. Starting with "Fly By Night" (1975) and ending with "Test for Echo" (1996), he discussed his guitars, amps and effects. Here's how it went.
Back in 2014, Paul McCartney had a great idea for an album. He just needed a world-renowned guitarist and singer to make it happen. Enter John Pizzarelli, whose musical interpretations of such legendary artists as Frank Sinatra, James Taylor and McCartney’s former band, the Beatles, have received critical acclaim. Pizzarelli even worked with McCartney on his 2012 album, Kisses on the Bottom.
Since 2004, Kristian Bush's songwriting has helped Sugarland sell over 22 million albums worldwide. But, his debut solo album, Southern Gravity, introduces Bush as a force to be reckoned with as a solo artist. I recently spoke with Bush about Southern Gravity, his music, gear and more.
Matt Kourie is a one man electro-pop artist based in NYC. Kourie has played in countless bands for many years before he decided to cut out the usual troubles of band life to pursue a solo concept project called theWhen. Along with the "to do's" and "not to do's," many musicians can benefit from what went wrong and what he learned from his extensive experience playing in bands.
Rock and metal have had no shortage of super groups over the last decade. Occasionally one comes along that rely on the quality of their music more than individual personalities. Saint Asonia is one such band. We had a chance to speak with Mike Mushok, Saint Asonia's guitarist, recently to get all the details.