Following the old adage that, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," legendary Texas bluesman Johnny Winter recent told Billboard that he plans to record a sequel to last year's Roots, and album which saw him team up with an all-star casts of guest musicians — including Vince Gill, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and more — to pay homage to the music that started it all.
Guitar Legends: Southern Rock brings you rebels, rednecks and triple-threat guitars spanning the seven years of the fast and furious southern rock life. From the story of Lynyrd Skynyrd to the lost interview with Duane Allman, you'll hear about your favorite Southern rock artists and learn how to play some of their greatest licks.
Here are two more pro-shot videos from this past weekend's Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago. This time it's The Black Keys performing "Howlin' for You," a track off 2010's Brothers album, and "Little Black Submarines," from 2011's El Camino, last Friday, August 3.
Here's a pro-shot video posted about eight hours ago by the good people at Lollapalooza. It's Austin, Texas, axeman Gary Clark Jr. performing "When My Train Pulls In" yesterday, August 5, at Grant Park in Chicago. A different live version of this track can be found on Clark's The Bright Lights EP, which was released last year. You can read more about Clark in an upcoming issue of Guitar World.
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is now safe at home in the United States after spending nearly five weeks in a Czech prison. Blythe was arrested on charges related to an incident that took place in 2010, in which a fan was allegedly pushed from the stage by Blythe, resulting in injuries that ultimately proved fatal.
Peavey is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its 6505 Series guitar amplifier line. “The Peavey 6505 Series has earned its place in rock history as the guitar amplifiers of choice for a wide range of top rock and metal artists,” said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics.