While the Internet hasn't been all kind to the music industry, one of the major upswings of the rise of the digital age is the increased interaction between fans and musicians that social media channels allow.
Last night at London's Hammersmith Apollo, entertainers of all kinds gathered to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of science fiction writer Douglas Adams, who would have been 60 yesterday. One of the night's big surprises was an appearance by legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.
Do you tremble at the sight of the Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo? Do you dig the vintage vibe of the Bigsby Vibrato? Or, like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dick Dale and Jeff Beck, are you happy with the Fender Strat's ages-old Synchronized, "vintage-style" system?
Storm Corrosion -- the new project from Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson -- were previously set to release their eponymous debut on April 24, but the release has now been pushed back to May 8.
Last week, Poison drummer Rikki Rockett spilled the beans that Poison would be hitting the road with Def Leppard this summer. Now, the tour has been confirmed, and will also include Lita Ford. Check out the dates for the first leg of the tour below.
The Music Masters Camp Series has announced The Women’s Music Summit, scheduled for August 27 to 31. This music immersion week is the first of its kind to focus on female musicians. The Summit, which takes place at Full Moon Resort in the Woodstock area of the Catskills Mountains in New York, will offer skill workshops, panels, performances and more.
The Hayward, California-based Recording King has introduced their new 13-Fret Greenwich Village acoustic guitar. It has a 4.5-inch deep body for extra tone and projection in a small-body instrument. With its extra-deep body, 13-fret neck joint and classic headstock, the guitar honors Golden Age film troubadours like Nick Lucas and folk singers from the 1960s. The deep body gives it extra projection, the 13-fret neck and bridge placement makes for perfect resonance across all registers, and the 25.4-inch dreadnought-scale length gives it punch and volume.
This past Tuesday night, an all star cast of musicians including Elvis Costello, Todd Rundgren, and the Roots gathered at the Apollo Theater in Harlem for "Robert Johnson at 100," a special concert dedicated to the late blues guitar innovator, Robert Johnson, who would have turned 100 last year.