It’s not unusual to find a guitar with a “hockey stick” headstock, but a guitar made out of actual hockey sticks is an entirely different matter. For luthier and lifelong hockey fan John Burgess of London, Ontario, it made perfect sense to build a guitar body out of the implements, although doing it proved more difficult than scoring a goal against Henrik Lundqvist.
"We’ve been in the studio so long -- a war has come and gone, and we're still stuck in here!" A heavy weariness, quite evident behind James Hetfield's steely gaze, underscores the intense pressure that has been Metallica's constant as they labored over the past few months to record Metallica, their first album in over three years, and fifth overall.
On September 18, Halestorm pulled into downtown Los Angeles to headline a show at the Wiltern. Their powerful 19-song, 90-minute set included an assortment of tracks from the band's two studio albums, along with selections from their upcoming ReAnimate 2.0 covers EP, leaving the fans beyond satisfied.
Below is an exclusive track-by-track rundown of Exhumed's new album, Necrocracy, by vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey. Necrocracy was released August 2 via Relapse Records. For more about Exhumed, check out their Facebook page.
Black Veil Brides have had a hectic year, to say the least. Two thousand thirteen has seen the release of their third full-length album, The Wretched and Divine, as well as their full-length movie, Legion of the Black, a hugely successful Church of the Wild Ones tour and a slot on Warped Tour.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years since the lives of Jim Croce, Maury Muehleisen and four others were cut short when the twin-engine plane in which they were traveling crashed shortly after takeoff on September 20, 1973.
Shortly after hooking up with Roth, Jason Becker was given the grim diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and given only three to five years to live. Although the disease would eventually take away his ability to play guitar, walk and even speak, Becker’s spirit and determination has enabled him to continue living and composing amazing music.