In an age when most new albums begin with the tracking of instruments in home studios and emailing files back and forth cross-country, it’s refreshing when a band comes along that still likes to do things the old-fashioned way. It's a method similar to what early '70s blues/rock pioneers did when recording: They get in a studio and let the creative process take control.
David Bowie has released another new music video tied to his 2013 album, The Next Day. The clip for "Valentine's Day," which you can see below, was directed by Indrani and Markus Klinko, who worked with Bowie on the artwork for his Heathen.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
For guitarist Tom Keifer, The Way Life Goes is an appropriate title for his first solo album. The Cinderella frontman has had to endure many personal and emotional struggles over the years, including being diagnosed with a partially paralyzed vocal cord and being told he'd likely never sing again.
Blackstar Amplification has added the affordable LT range of compact boost, overdrive and distortion pedals. Tonally derived from Blackstar's award-winning HT pedal range, these new pedals offer high-quality sonic performance, tube-like responsiveness, and rugged metal housing for durability.
Whether he's performing as part of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages or jetting around the country for Night Ranger recording sessions and shows, Joel Hoekstra is easily one the hardest-working guitarists you're likely to meet. In addition to his aforementioned commitments, Hoekstra finds time to tour every fall with Trans Siberian Orchestra, and he even records video lessons that reveal the secrets of his guitar prowess.