Rex Brown knows a thing or two about bass. The man has been pounding out well-known, monstrous basslines for close to 30 years, ever since Pantera's first record, Metal Magic, in 1983. Brown, who was inspired to play bass by Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones and Geezer Butler, teamed up with like-minded musicians Vinnie Paul, Terry Glaze and Dimebag Darrell in 1982. Phil Anselmo joined the band in 1987, forming what would be considered Pantera's classic lineup.
With Kamelot's tenth studio album — and first with new vocalist Tommy Karevik — due out on October 30, we recently caught up with guitarist and chief songwriter Thomas Youngblood to talk gear, Silverthorn, working with Fabio Lione and more.
We've been promised a new Jimmy Page album for years now, but it seems as though the impending release of Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day film has been just the spark the legendary guitarist needed to rekindle his interest in recording and performing live.
Kansas, best known for their 1977 track “Dust in the Wind,” and Martin Guitar — which made the guitar used on the song — have teamed up to create a one‐of‐a‐kind 35th Anniversary “Dust in the Wind” Martin D28 guitar. They've also announced the "Dust in the Wind" 35th Anniversary Martin Guitar Sweepstakes.
AXL Guitars has announced the AXL USA 1216 Classic Sweepstakes, which runs October 16 to November 16. Prizes include an AXL USA 1216 Classic guitar in Antique Brown, a guitar accessory kit and vintage hardshell case.