Will 2013 be the year of Deep Purple? It's starting to shape up that way. The current version of the band, featuring guitar whiz Steve Morse, are releasing a new studio album in April; they recently posted a mysterious trailer for the upcoming disc.
PRS Guitars has announced its new Brent Mason signature model guitar. Mason, a Nashville session pro, worked with Paul Reed Smith for several years to arrive at this unique model that meets the need for a versatile and reliable, recording and gigging instrument.
In a video posted back in November, a clip of a previously unreleased Hendrix track called "Somewhere" could be heard as engineer Eddie Kramer discussed the making of People, Hell & Angels, a collection of twelve previously unreleased studio recordings from the guitar legend.
Who needs St. Bernard dogs with whiskey barrels around their necks? In a new video posted this morning on Orange Amplification's YouTube page, Mastodon guitarist Troy Sanders is rescued by the official Orange Amp rescue dog.
While they couldn't make it in person, Steel Panther couldn't turn down the opportunity to let Zakk Wylde have it at the first-ever Guitar World Rock and Roll Roast back in January. The boys in Steel Panther sent in a video roast for Zakk, which is NSFW, to say the least. Check it out below.
Computers have become the de facto platform for recording music, but the average PC is far from specialized for the task. PCs and Macs are designed for general computer functions and have a multitude of features and software programs that are unrelated to the endeavor of making music. Furthermore, you can spend a bundle of cash adding audio interfaces, monitors and recording programs to your computer, not to mention plug-ins for effects, amp emulations, instrument libraries and so on.
We’re still in the process of writing and arranging, but we’re set to record in February. We’ve been writing since we finished recording [2011’s] The Discovery, so there’s definitely plenty of material. We’re sending the songs that we’ve completed back and forth with our team and getting everyone’s ideas and input to see how they can grow. Hopefully, the album will come out right around summertime.
In 1997, Ricky Skaggs launched Skaggs Family Records and created an in-house organization, including his recording studio, Skaggs Place, in order to take full control of his career. As he explained during the keynote address at the 2009 Nashville Recording Workshop, there he could make records without "having 15 people sitting around a table telling me why bluegrass won't sell."