The crafty gang over at Loudwire.com have posted a new video called "The Big Four 8-Bit Video Game Feat. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax." It is exactly what its title promises — and it's awesome.
On March 10, Judas Priest will release an expanded 3CD version of their classic 1984 album, Defenders of the Faith. This deluxe 30th anniversary edition includes the original 10-track album (fully remastered) and a complete live recording from the ‘Defenders’ tour, which was recorded May 5, 1984, at Long Beach Arena in California.
Have you seen this one? A few years ago, a guy put his iPhone 4 into his acoustic guitar, facing toward the sound hole, and recorded the entire experiment on video with the phone's camera. I guess he wanted to see what the strings look like when they're being played. What he captured is mesmerizing, as many would agree.
Guild has announced that the flagship solid-body model in the Newark St. Collection, the S-100 Polara, is now available with Black and White finish options. The S-100 Polara holds its own among the competition, with a slightly offset mahogany body that’s extremely comfortable to play.
In 2013, Epiphone celebrates its 140th anniversary. To help honor the milestone, longtime Epiphone fan and former Gibson historian Walter Carter has published The Epiphone Guitar Book: A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars.
In the video below, Taiwanese musician Shara Lin plays the piano, violin and guzheng at the same time. Actually, she sort of takes turns with each instrument, although there are a few seconds where she's doubling on piano and guzheng.
Van Halen have confirmed the March 31 release of Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, their first live album to feature David Lee Roth. The album, which was recorded June 21, 2013, at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, includes 23 songs that span all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It will be released as a double CD, digitally and as a four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl.
Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen of the Winery Dogs have announced Dog Camp 2015, their second-annual immersive program for aspiring musicians of all ages and levels. It's set for July 27 to 31 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. This year's Dog Camp also will feature bassist Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, Rodrigo Y Gabriela).