In pursuit of becoming a better, more well-rounded musician, I believe the most essential tool for any guitar player to utilize is live performance. While that may sound painfully obvious, I have encountered many talented "bedroom shredders" who find it impossible to translate their woodshed chops to the stage environment.
You'd think after Rush, Peter Gabriel and the Fabulous Thunderbirds all requested Rush Limbaugh to stop using their music during his show, Rush might pick someone a bit more right-wing friendly to play during his radio show.
Bruce Springsteen has started premiering tracks from his new album, Wrecking Ball, one-per-day online. Today's track, which is only available for 24 hours, is "This Depression," which features Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. Listen below, courtesy of exclaim.ca.
Tom Morello is one of nearly 80 musicians who took part in Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International, a new art project from Amnesty International honoring the music of Bob Dylan.
Having been a cultural institution for almost 40 years now, there's no denying Saturday Night Live has been virtually intertwined with our culture since its inception. Not just for its musical guests, but for the edgy atmosphere of a live show where anything could happen, SNL definitely had its share of rock 'n' roll moments.
Last week, protesters from the Occupy Wall Street (or, #OccupyWallStreet) campaign got a special treat and a little relief from the harsh realities of sleeping in a park in New York City in the form of musical performances by Jeff Mangum and Talib Kweli.