“This is my new paper route!” Wylde tells Guitar World in the upcoming April 2015 issue. And while the notion of the mammoth metal guitar legend slinging newspapers from the back of a 10-speed bike offers up an intriguing visual, the reality is that Wylde is announcing a very different type of business venture: Wylde Audio.
Guitarist and YouTube dude Jared Dines, perhaps inspired by the runaway success of his earlier video, "10 Ways to Hold a Guitar (for Beginners)," has created a followup video—"10 Ways to Hold a Guitar (for Advanced)."
It’s probably not a coincidence that effects such as wah pedals and fuzz boxes started appearing en masse about the same time that recreational drugs like marijuana and LSD became popular with rock musicians.
It’s rare that a band emerges and, with one inspired release, simultaneously launches and perfects a genre of music. Such is the singular case of Black Sabbath. Their 1970 self-titled debut, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, took the heavy blues and hard-rock idioms that came before and infused them with anthemic tritone riffs, doom-laden drum tempos, maniacal vocals and diabolical lyrics.
In this new video from Road Recovery, Metallica's James Hetfield opens up about his rocky past. He's done things he isn't proud of, he admits, but music saved his life by giving him an outlet to write and express himself.