Lemmy. That one word is enough to conjure up an image of the epitome of the Jack Daniel's-swilling, chain-smoking rock and roller so out-of-the-movies it's hard to believe he really exists until you find yourself sitting next to him at the Rainbow.
It was a given that after it had been announced that Guns N' Roses would be inducted into the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year that the rumor mill would immediately start up around a possible reunion of the classic Guns lineup.
As I Lay Dying recently premiered a new music video for their song "Paralyzed," which appeared on the band's recent compilation album, Decas. You can watch the video, which was edited by guitarist Nick Hipa, below.
Maybe Eric Clapton described Jeff Beck's style best when he said Beck "pulls" sounds out of his guitar. And Beck himself has implied that if what he plays sounds ordinary -- sounds like a guitar, for instance -- he's unhappy.
Last night, a group of rock and blues luminaries assembled at the White House for the latest concert thrown by First Lady Michelle Obama, who has taken a personal interest in celebrating the American songbook.