What, exactly, is a headphone song? The definition changes depending on who you are. For audiophiles, a headphone song—or album—is a work that is so exquisite that it demands you listen to each beautifully recorded note under a sonic microscope. Miles Davis’ "Kind of Blue" fits that bill, the song and the album.
Gary Clark Jr. is playing to sold-out crowds on his headlining tour, but you can see him when he makes his second headlining appearance in a new episode of Austin City Limits that premieres October 31. Clark played a blazing five-song set that focuses on material from his new album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.
For the first time, guitarists and bassists will be able to create their own distortion pedal from circuit guts to the transistors, tone match any real life analog distortion pedal, integrate it with BIAS FX dual signal chains, and seamlessly transfer their distortion pedal creations between their iPad and Mac/Win devices.
Black Sabbath have confirmed that they will not record one final album as originally planned. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne told Metal Hammer in September that the heavy metal group would cut a follow-up to their 2013 reunion album, 13. That album had been a chart-topping hit for the band and included their Grammy-winning track, “God Is Dead?”
Kirk Hammett has confirmed that Metallica are indeed working on their next album. HeavyMetalAbout.com asked the guitarist if it's "freeing" for Metallica to be at the point in their career where they don't have to record studio albums.