It’s definitely true that Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Ironically, I was never really into Stevie while he was alive. Then, shortly after he died, I got hold of a video of him playing a live show and was just totally blown away by his timing, his tone, his feel, his vibrato, his phrasing — everything. Some people are just born to play guitar, and Stevie was definitely one of them.
If you were anywhere near New York City over the weekend, it was hard to avoid the fact that Metallica were in town. They kicked off their Big Apple experience with a show at the Apollo Theater on Saturday, gave retiring New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera a proper sendoff at Yankee Stadium on Sunday and paid a visit to Howard Stern earlier today.
Metallica have released another behind-the-scenes clip of the making of their highly anticipated 3D feature film, Through the Never. This clip shows how they brought the electric chair from "Ride the Lightening" to life. Check out the clip below.
I was 15 years old and a friend of mine brought it over to my house insisting I had to hear it. I was still living at my parents' house at the time, and they had a very loud stereo system. My friends would come over and we would blast it up to what we thought was concert level. Boy, was I naive!