Over the weekend, Robert Plant was interviewed on Australia's version of 60 Minutes. The singer sat down with reporter Tara Brown to discuss everything from Led Zeppelin’s roots, formation and history, right up to the December 2007 Celebration Day concert and its 2012 CD/DVD release.
In a statement posted this morning on the band's website, Rush announced they'll be visiting an additional 15 North American cities this summer. The second leg of the Clockwork Angels tour begins in Hershey, Pennsylvania, June 21 and ends August 4 in Kansas City.
“I wonder sometimes: Is it cool to hate Black Veil Brides?” asks Jake Pitts, lead guitarist for the band. It’s a fair question. After all, the band holds pride of place as heavy metal’s Public Enemy Number One. Tarted up with face paint and eyeliner, wrapped in skintight leathers and topped with razor-chopped piles of jet-black hair, Black Veil Brides epitomize the type of glammed-up, visually over-the-top rock act that has always been a lightning rod for criticism, from Kiss and Alice Cooper to Mötley Crüe to Avenged Sevenfold.
Guitar Center and Joe Bonamassa have launched Guitar Center’s Blues Masters Featuring Joe Bonamassa. The program will offer 10 musicians the chance to perform in Los Angeles backed by Bonamassa’s band; it also will provide one undiscovered blues guitarist with career-altering opportunities for development and exposure under the mentorship of one of the biggest names in blues rock.
The Dillinger Escape Plan will release their new album, One of Us is the Killer, in May. The album, the band's fifth, will be released by Sumerian Records in North America through The Dillinger Escape Plan's own Party Smasher Inc. imprint.
Be part of the audience of a live taping of Apple's "Meet the Author" series featuring Guitar World Tech Editor Paul Riario. Riario will present a live overview of Guitar World Presents the Best Instruction Book Ever. He will share highlights from the iBook and do a little jamming of his own.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Dean Guitars booth to check out some new gear. This video focuses on the company's new Chicago Series of guitars, which harkens back to Dean's late-'70s roots. The series includes vintage designs and colors.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Epiphone booth to check out some new gear. This video features Dr. Epiphone (Will Jones), who shows off a host of new acoustic guitars and electric basses from the company, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year.
Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes will be featured on the Saturday, February 16, episode of Austin City Limits. Today, GuitarWorld.com brings you three preview videos from the show, including an exclusive look at Clark Jr. behind the scenes at ACL. “I've been wanting to do this for 16 years,” said Clark Jr. from the Austin City Limits stage. “It feels so good to be here right now.”
Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck will release their new album, Eden, on March 5. Written almost entirely on electric banjo, the album fuses experimental elements with Americana, rock, bluegrass and folk, resulting in a unique sound that has earned the Vermont-based band heaps of praise, not to mention descriptions ranging from “Green Mountain soul” to “modern backwoods music.”