Led Zeppelin's December 10, 2007, reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena -- a show that saw three aging rock legends revisiting their storied past -- will have a significant impact on future musicians. Proceeds from the event, which was staged as a tribute to the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, make up most of the $45 million being donated by Ertegun’s widow, Mica Ertegun, to Engand's Oxford University. The donation, the largest in the University’s 916-year history, will be used to kick off the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities.
One could debate about the best Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on any particular Van Halen album for the amount of time it took EVH to record his entire catalog. But to try to pick his best solo ever? Damn near impossible. But we'd like you to try!
According to a new post on his official website, Rob Zombie and crew will be hitting the studio sometime in June to begin work on his fifth solo album. Zombie's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish.
Next week, Resonance Records will release Echoes of Indiana Avenue, the first full album of previously unreleased music by guitarist Wes Montgomery in more than 25 years. The release date, March 6, would have been Montgomery's 88th birthday.
Metallica have announced the release of their Beyond Magnetic EP as a limited-edition silver vinyl pressing exclusively for Record Store Day. The EP -- which features four previously unreleased tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions -- has already seen a digital and CD release.
"Can't Slow Down," a song from Joe Satriani's Flying In A Blue Dream album, might be 23 years old this year -- but it's never been a more accurate description of its creator. The guitarist's new 3D film, Sachurated, makes its theatrical debut today -- the same day he's appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with Chickenfoot. Later this month, Satriani will take the G3 show on the road in Australia with Steve Lukather and longtime partner Steve Vai. As if that weren't enough, Chickenfoot are hitting the road in May on their Different Devil tour of North America.
While Eddie Van Halen has remained largely silent this year around the release of the band's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, David Lee Roth has done a few select interviews. And in true Diamond Dave fashion, he's always good for a few quotes.