Tonight, Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde will pay tribute to a six-string innovator — Les Paul — at New York City's Iridium Jazz Club, aka "The Home of Les Paul." Wylde, who is known for his six-string skill, serious work ethic and custom bullseye-painted Gibson Les Paul, was recently invited to take part in the club's ongoing 98th-birthday celebration for the late guitarist and inventor, who died in 2009.
Guitar legend Albert Lee is kicking off a three-night stand at New York City's Iridium Jazz Club tonight. Luckily, fans who can't make it to any of the shows can enjoy a live webcast of his Saturday-night set right here. The live webcast will go live 8 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at this location.
Joe Walsh performed with the Les Paul Trio last night at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. It's not uncommon for some big names to drop by unexpectedly, and such was the case last night when Jimmy Page walked in to check out the show.
Leslie West grew up in New York City and started out as one of the original members of The Vagrants. Of course, he is best known as the guitarist for the hard rock group Mountain, who Rolling Stone once called “a louder version of Cream.” The band gave us classics like “Mississippi Queen” and “Theme from an Imaginary Western” and was credited with helping the development of heavy metal.
Leslie West will perform for three nights -- June 11, 12 and 13 -- at New York City's Iridium Jazz Club. These will be isolated dates with West headlining and performing a 75-minute set starting at 8 p.m. West will be joined by Bobby Rondinelli on drums and Rev Jones on bass.
Guitarist Mick Taylor, who is generally considered the most musically gifted Rolling Stone of all time, is heading to New York City next week to kick off a six-night run of shows at the Iridium Jazz Club at 1650 Broadway. The shows run May 9 through May 14.
Mick Taylor's path to glory started one night in 1965 when the guitarist in John Mayall's backing band, The Bluesbreakers, played hooky from a gig. A guitar and amp were present -- but their owner, Eric Clapton -- had somewhere else to be. Sixteen-year-old Mick Taylor, who was in the audience that night, asked Mayall if he could sit in. The band leader agreed, and Taylor, who was already familiar with Mayall's material, made a strong and lasting impression.