Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of “Bound by the Blues,” a new song by slide-guitar great Sonny Landreth. “Bound By the Blues” also happens to be the title track from Landreth's new album, which will be released June 9 via Mascot Label Group's Provogue Records.
As much as he might try to deny it, Eric Johnson is a member of that small group of players sometimes referred to as "guitarists' guitarists." Guys—like Jeff Beck—whose skills are the envy of his peers. Johnson is well aware of the dual trademarks that are likely to become his legacy: instantly recognizable tone and his painstaking pursuit of perfection.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "‘Til the Dust Is Gone," the new music video by Art of Anarchy. The band—let's call it a "mega group," actually—features vocalist Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses), bassist John Moyer (Disturbed) and twin brothers Jon (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums).
Today is the 71st birthday of Welsh guitarist Dave Edmunds—he of Rockpile and Love Sculpture fame, he who scored a Number 1 U.K. hit with "I Hear You Knocking" in 1970. Edmunds forged a successful solo career with a string of minor hits, including "Queen of Hearts," "Girls Talk" and "Slipping Away."
Remember back in February when we shared the Louisville Leopard Percussionists' xylophone-and-marimba cover of Led Zeppelin's “Immigrant Song,” “The Ocean” and “Kashmir”? Well, they're back—this time with their version of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train."
Those of us who keep a fairly close eye on social-media trends can't help but notice that a new girl band from Japan has been showing up more and more. And for good reason. They're called Band-Maid, they rock pretty convincingly—and play their own instruments. And they dress as maids!
The veteran guitarist has, in his infinite mercy, granted us a rare interview. (Perhaps the imminent release of the new Deep Purple album, Slaves And Masters, featuring Purple's latest member, Joe Lynn Turner, has something to do with this.) At the moment, Blackmore is dining with some friends; he is to join us at the conclusion of his meal.
“Highway Star” is but one highlight of Machine Head, Deep Purple’s greatest triumph. Ironically, it almost never came to be. In early 1972, shortly after retreating to Montreaux, Switzerland, to record, the British band was beset by a wealth of problems.