For example, when I played in Blue Öyster Cult from 2007 to 2012, I researched their history inside and out. The band sent me a list of nearly 40 songs, and I carefully studied the original recordings so that I would fit in seamlessly. People have told me that I’m a nice guy, but there are a lot of good musicians who are nice guys that aren’t getting a lot of gigs. I’m fortunate to be blessed that people want to work with me.
While we were writing the new record, my wife and I had been traveling around and it just so happened that the family we thought we had rented our house to…wasn’t the family we thought we had rented our house to! While we were away they turned it into a grow house. We found out about it and we had the police do whatever investigation they could.
You're wife's cousin talks you into going on a hike with "the whole gang." Then your wife says, "Why not bring your guitar for when we're sitting around the campfire?" You oblige. Hours later, just as your wife's cousin tries to start the campfire, he realizes he didn't bring matches—and no one knows how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together.
Ritchie Blackmore will make his return to rock at the 2016 Monsters of Rock Festival in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, according to multiple sources. The festival takes place June 18, 2016. The show will mark the first rock performance by the legendary guitarist since he began playing Renaissance-style folk music with his group Blackmore’s Night in 1997. Their latest album, All Our Yesterdays, was released September 18.
Prestige Guitars has announced the launch of it newest model, the Troubadour. The Troubadour will be the first new addition to the company's 2016 lineup and the first guitar to be launched in its new Prestige Custom Series, which will feature solid and semi-hollow body guitars with hot-rodded custom designs, finishes and components.
Pop Evil’s third album, 2013’s Onyx, introduced a darker and more serious edge to the band’s pile-driving post-grunge sound, with songs about death, addiction and various life struggles. But when it came time to record a follow-up, the Michigan-based modern hard rockers decided to take things in a different direction.