With only 16 guitarists remaining in our massive tournament to crown your choice for the greatest of all time, we decided it'd be nice to take a break this week and take a good, close look at the men who have made it through three grueling rounds to make it to our Sweet 16, which is being brought to you by Sweetwater Sound.
This past Friday, the remaining members of Montrose — along with some very special guests — took the stage at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who committed suicide last month at the age of 64.
In 1990, guitarist Ned Evett smashed his Strat onstage. When he noticed the neck was unbroken, he simply removed the frets and developed a style he'd eventually become known for -- even developing his own fretless, mirrored-glass-necked guitars along the way. His own website refers to him as "The Glass Guitarist," and Joe Satriani has called him "a monster player."
Joe Satriani will release Satchurated: Live in Montreal on April 24. The concert, which will be available on CD, DVD and Blu-ray, is being released through Epic Records. The soundtrack from Satchurated was produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser. The film by Pierre & François Lemoureaux, will also be available on 3D Blu-ray and standard definition DVD on the same date.
A major stepping stone in my musical development was when I was introduced to the study of modes. Learning how modes work really opened my eyes and ears and gave me a lot of insight into how melodies relate to chords.