Who doesn’t like a power ballad, that soft underbelly of a hard rocker that's rarely seen in the light of day? You’ve probably heard the story: the power ballad often is the biggest hit for heavier bands, opening up their music to the love-song-loving masses.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Samzon/Zoom booth to check out some new Zoom gear. This video profiles the company's new Zoom MS-100BT MultiStomp Pedal with Bluetooth. As an added bonus, Richie Kotzen is doing the demonstrating!
While the Internet hasn't been all kind to the music industry, one of the major upswings of the rise of the digital age is the increased interaction between fans and musicians that social media channels allow.
Last week, Poison drummer Rikki Rockett spilled the beans that Poison would be hitting the road with Def Leppard this summer. Now, the tour has been confirmed, and will also include Lita Ford. Check out the dates for the first leg of the tour below.
In his work as a solo artist, Bret Michaels’ right-hand man is guitarist Pete Evick, a multitalented musician who, in addition to playing guitar in the Bret Michaels Band, has also served as a co-songwriter, producer, mixer and musical director for the group. On the rare occasion he finds himself with some free time, the guitarist also pursues his own projects, which include studio work for a variety of artists as well as recording and performing with his long running band, Evick.
Nikki Sixx hasn't exactly been kind to Poison on the bands' current tour, even going so far as to admit that Motley Crue fans picked Guns N' Roses and Def Leppard ahead of Poison to tour with the band. Now, he's got some choice words for Poison fans.