It sure has been a busy year for George Lynch. In January, he teamed up with Stryper guitarist Michael Sweet for a new project called Sweet & Lynch. This summer, he released “Shadow Train,” the musical project for his forthcoming documentary, Shadow Nation.
Steve Vai has his legions of followers. But who does the guitar legend follow? Turns out it’s a guitarist by the name of Daniele Gottardo. Vai revealed the information in the following message: “Hey Folks, I’m often asked who is my favorite new young guitar player. Well, here he is: Daniele Gottardo."
The gang over at Sock Puppet Parody has posted a new video—a sock-puppet parody of Pantera's "Walk," by a fictional band called Hamptera. The Hamptera version of "Walk" is about a disgruntled sock that has lost its grip. Lyrics include "With each step I slip off of your heel" and "Is there no elastic anymore?"
The Harp Twins—everyone's favorite harp-playing twins—have posted a new video. This time, they've tackled Metallica's "One." The twist, if you will, is that they're both playing the same harp in the new video. The Harp Twins—Camille and Kennerly Kitt—have covered several Metallica tunes over the years, including “Nothing Else Matters” and “The Unforgiven.” One of their most popular clips is their cover of Ozzy Osbourne‘s ”Crazy Train.”
From 1965 until their breakup in 1973, the Byrds were a bona-fide electric-guitar powerhouse. During the California band's initial—and most popular—incarnation, Jim McGuinn turned the 12-string Rickenbacker 360 guitar into an institution. Its glorious trademark "chiming" sound actually became the band's trademark sound—a sound that even influenced the almighty Beatles.
David Lee Roth had some choice words for a fan who threw a beer onstage at Van Halen’s August 27 performance in Camden, New Jersey. The group were just launching into “Dirty Movies” at the Susquehanna Bank Center when Roth stopped the show.
Aerosmith have announced the release of Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014. Due out September 4, the 20-song collection captures the legendary band delivering a scorching career-spanning show at Donington Park in Leicestershire, U.K., in June 2014.