Powered by the vocals and songwriting prowess of guitarist Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon continues to bring their brand of Midwest rock and roll to the masses. The band tours with an arsenal of hit songs, many of which can still be found in regular rotation on classic rock radio.
Canadian progressive thrash metal veterans Voivod have released their long-awaited 16th studio album, Target Earth. The album, their first to feature guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain, also marks the return of bassist Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault, who hasn't recorded with the band since 1991's Angel Rat.
In the 1980’s, Guitarist Craig Goldy was already having an amazing career. While playing for bands like Rough Cutt and Giuffria, his resume was already impressive. But in 1987 when the guitar slot for the legendary band Dio opened up, he would ultimately be chosen to play for the band. This raised the young guitarist into a whole new echelon of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal universe.
Was Jimi Hendrix spinning out of control during his final days in the studio, or on the verge of a new breakthrough? New evidence emerges on People, Hell and Angels, a new album of previously unreleased studio recordings.
From his days growing up in Liverpool and watching early Beatles performances to performing with his band, Player as the opening act for Eric Clapton on the Slowhand tour, guitarist Peter Beckett has been privy to a part of music history.
Frank Vignola is recognized as a preeminent jazz guitarist, which says a lot about his talent but omits much of his repertoire and experience. Vignola, the author of 18 instructional books and six educational DVDs, has recorded and performed with a vast selection of artists, from Tommy Emmanuel to Ringo Starr.
Her music's been called trashy, surf-rock and punky-pop, but in the end it's hard to marginalize the sound of Palmyra Delran. Perhaps the best way to describe the music of the founder and creative force behind the 90's band The Friggs is to say that it’s refreshingly honest.
From a guitarist's perspective, the 1970 Woodstock film, which documents the highs and lows of the August 1969 Woodstock Festival, has several highlights. There's Jimi Hendrix's immortal take on "The Star-Spangled Banner"; a lengthy, mind-blowing performance by newcomers Santana; and Pete Townshend's high-flying Gibson SG acrobatics with The Who, to name just a few.