I've spent most of the past three months in underground labyrinths supporting Nickelback on an arena tour. And while I'm not really burned out, I am looking forward to going home for a week. I rented a home in Los Angeles days before Bush left for Southeast Asia and Australia. That was in January. It's now the end of June, June 27 to be exact. I've spent a total of seven days in said house in said time period.
Can you believe it’s been a year since this Guitar Girl’d column was born? To celebrate, I thought it only fitting to resurrect my favorite column of the last 52 weeks: my list of the top 10 hot male guitar players. Yep, last year when I broke this concept, I admit I was a bit perturbed by all those lists of hot female guitarists … with the word “hot” not defining their scathing performance skills. Oh no!
I woke up this morning in the parking lot of a resort hotel in Orlando, Florida. I grabbed my guitar and room key and headed through the lobby to find the elevator bank. There's a talking red parrot being heckled by chubby kids in shorts and swim goggles. I can’t quite hear the parrot’s retort.
It’s the second week of the Bush and Nickelback tour and I've made it back to my hometown of NYC. While a lot of people move to New York for a little while and claim to be New Yorkers, those of us who were born in Manhattan or one of the boroughs might beg to differ. My father is from Howard Beach, my mother is from Ozone Park, and I was born in Rosedale: the trifecta of Queens.
It took a full decade, but '90s alternative rock outfit Bush have come back down from the clouds. Fronted by lead singer/rhythm guitarist Gavin Rossdale, the band, best known for radio staples like “Comedown” and “Machinehead,” return September 13 with their fifth full-length release, The Sea of Memories.