Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company — both of whom are celebrating their 40th anniversaries in 2013 — recently teamed up for a co-headling US tour. The 40 Tour, which kicked off June 20 in Auburn, Washington, draws to a close July 27 in Bethel, New York.
Unrepentant brutality from a gang of murderous rhythm & blues maniacs. Mick Brown, Greg Smith and Derek St. Holmes create the most intense, ferocious and tightest R&B&R&R anywhere anytime. My guys are so good, it’s stupid. We are the last of James Brown's illegitimate mongrels and damn proud of it. If I wasn't me, I'd definitely go see me.
Since their formation in 2009, Oak Street Blues — guitarist/vocalist/founder Chris Hall, bassist Jenny Arias, keyboardist Stephanie Sheer and drummer Alejandra Arellano — have become known for their unique mix of traditional country and alternative rock combined with elements of electronic and pop.
He influenced a generation and changed the course of metal forever. Guitar World presents the complete, untold story of Jeff Hanneman, Slayer’s guitarist for more than 30 years and the man behind such legendary thrash anthems as “Angel of Death,” “South of Heaven” and “War Ensemble.”
Having undergone some lineup changes in the recent past, Virginia tech-death metal band Arsis released their fourth studio album 'Unwelcome' on April 30th in America via Nuclear Blast Records. Listen to the 9-minute chat below, and visit Arsis on the web at http://www.facebook.com/arsis.
With hip-hop beats meshed with a Latin feel and ZZ Ward’s signature growl, her album’s title track, “Til the Casket Drops,” sets the stage for this well-written, innovative, collection of catchy cuts. Happily divergent from the typical singer/songwriter vibe, Ward moves to a different drummer, literally!
Guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who, as a member of Brazilian power metal giants Angra, has already earned his claim to fame, has nothing more to prove. His technical prowess and exciting playing have garnered him fans from across the globe. We recently tracked down Loureiro to discuss his fourth solo album, Sounds of Innocence.
Finnish progressive metal band Amorphis released their 11th studio album, Circle, April 30 via Nuclear Blast Records in the US. It's refreshingly more guitar-oriented than any of the band's previous efforts, and it has producer Peter Tägtgren's signature touch all over it.