At this very moment, Austin-based music teacher David Didonato is in the middle of his attempt to break the Guinness world record for "Longest Guitar Solo," a record that stands at twenty-four hours, eighteen minutes.
In 1967, American-born animator Bob Balser was working on a project in Spain when he received an invitation to fly to London and try his hand at designing animated characters based on the Beatles. The project? A full-length cartoon feature film called Yellow Submarine. “They had to get started quickly, because they had a screening date set for July of the following year,” Balser recalls. “They had just one year to do an entire feature-length animated film.”
Vancouver's West of Hell have just posted a new trailer for their upcoming music video for their single "Water of Sorcery" — which is set to debut on GuitarWorld.com in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.
Alt-rock legends Jane's Addiction have officially added a third leg to their current "Theatre of the Escapists" tour. Dates have yet to be announced, but you can find a list of cities and venues beneath the video. Tickets are expected to be available for presale later this week.
Lamb of God, Gojira and Dethklok will reportedly hit the road together later this year — including the Heavy T.O. and Heavy MTL festivals in Canada — for a 32-city tour that kicks off August 1 in Seattle. Tentative dates can be found below, and you can expect an official announcement next week.