The Rolling Stones played a surprise gig at the EchoPlex, a small club in Los Angeles, this past Saturday night, April 27. The Stones announced the gig via Twitter that afternoon, sending thousands of fans scrambling to the Echo Park neighborhood club, which holds only 700 people. Tickets were $20.
The Ocean is a German progressive metal band that began in 2000 and steadily built up a reputation on the strength of their creative experimentation on early albums like Fluxion, Aeolian and Precambrian. Subsequently, they took upon the task of a massive double concept album, released in two parts as Heliocentric and Anthropocentric in 2010.
In the following video, our own Jimmy Brown -- aka the Capo Crusader -- shows you a special "unplugged" version of the Guns N' Roses hit "Sweet Child O' Mine," which first appeared on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction.
Joe Satriani — whose new album, Unstoppable Momentum, will be released May 7 by Epic — has announced a US tour. It is set to launch August 29 in San Diego before hitting Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Texas, New York, Boston and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, before winding up in October back on the west coast.
He taught Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett to play guitar and has the shiniest head in shred, but what Guitar World readers really want to know is...He was voted No. 5 in our 2012 "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time Poll," his new album, Unstoppable Momentum, will be out in May, and he's just announced a US tour. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is ...
Black Sabbath have confirmed a 20-city North American trek that kicks off July 25 in Houston, Texas. The tour also will include stops in Philadelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco and other major markets, along with the previously announced stops in Holmdel, New Jersey; Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, Ontario.