Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the death of the legendary Dimebag Darrell. In remembrance of one of the true guitar greats of our time, Anthrax's Frank Bello has offered his thoughts on his late friend.
Ringo Starr will release his 17th solo album, Ringo 2012, January 31 in the US (January 30 elsewhere) on HIP-O/UMe Records. The album title is a reference to Ringo, his best-selling album, which was released in 1973 and featured all three other Beatles.
The votes for this year's class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in, and Guns N' Roses will be inducted come April 14, 2012. This will undoubtedly lead to (even more) speculation about who from the band will be on hand to accept the award and perform at the ceremony.
We reported earlier that Metallica played a previously-unheard track from the Death Magnetic sessions titled "Hate Train" last night at the first show of their 3We reported earlier that Metallica played a previously-unheard track from the Death Magnetic sessions titled "Hate Train" last night at the first show of their 30th anniversary celebration. As promised, the band had even more surprises in store for the fan club members in attendance for the first of a four-night run of shows in San Francisco.0th anniversary celebration.
As we reported earlier, Red Hot Chili Peppers have been selected to be in inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year along with Guns N' Roses, Donovan, Beastie Boys, the Small Faces/Faces and Laura Nyro.
Today's lick is a ripping glam-metal solo from Satchel of the band Steel Panther. It's a portion of his solo from "17 Girls in a Row," off the album Balls Out, and features a glitzy raked bend followed by some descending tapped pull-offs and hammer-ons, which cascade down a modified pentatonic scale.
Last night, the Black Keys hit the stage on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report to perform two tracks off their new album, El Camino. You can check out performance videos for "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling" below.
Continuing what has become a long-standing holiday tradition, Warren Haynes will host his 23rd Annual Christmas Jam this Saturday, December 10, at The Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Guests will include Phil Lesh & Friends (featuring Lesh, Haynes, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti and Joe Russo), Gov't Mule and first-time Christmas Jam appearances by Los Lobos, Bela Fleck and other artists, including Bill Evans and Jimmy Herring.