For the recording of their new and seventh studio album, The Waterfall, Louisville, Kentucky–based rockers My Morning Jacket packed up and headed out west—specifically, to Stinson Beach, a seaside town about an hour outside San Francisco.
Here’s a little something from 30 summers ago. On July 18, 1985, The Guitar Show visited Les Paul’s home in Mahwah, New Jersey, to tape Les and Jimmy Page for an episode. It was five days after Led Zeppelin’s reunion performance for Live Aid in Philadelphia, and Page was paying Les a visit.
Pete Evick is best known as the guitarist and musical director for the Bret Michaels Band, with whom he has played for the past decade. But like most working musicians these days, Evick also has his hand in various other endeavors. Guitar World caught up with Evick while the guitarist was in Nashville with the Bret Michaels Band.
When Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced their intentions to leave the Allman Brothers Band in early 2014, it seemed to most people that the two guitarists were stepping down independently of the rest of the band. But as Warren Haynes reveals in the July 2015 issue of Guitar Player, what happened behind the scenes was much more complicated.
If you've been to a few rock concerts in your day, the sight of cups of alcohol flying in every which direction will be a regrettably familiar one. But the sight of flying beer didn't phase David Achter de Molen, lead singer of Dutch band John Coffey. While crowdsurfing, de Molen spotted an alcoholic projectile, caught it, and drank it in one fairly fluid motion.
“Every Gang of Four record sounds different from the last one,” says Gang of Four guitarist and co-founder Andy Gill. “The thing that’s always consistent is that obsession with rhythm and groove, and the way the instruments interlock like a Swiss watch!”
“This is rock-and-fucking-roll, man! Grab your guitars and let’s rock!,” exclaims Jeff George, guitarist for L.A.-based four-piece We Are Harlot. With his long blond locks, perennial shit-eating grin and always-amped personality, George is, in a sense, the human embodiment of We Are Harlot’s sound.
The answer to the question of who would replace recently departed Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick turned out to be an unexpected one: Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who, while a somewhat under-the-radar pick, possesses a blazing, technically dazzling style that would seem to be a perfect fit for the band. But as far as Mustaine is concerned, Loureiro’s attributes extend well beyond his six-string abilities.