If you ask some people in these parts, 2014 wasn't a great year for music. I disagree. I think it kicks 2013's ass. Mind you, my tastes have veered way over into the roots-rock, rockabilly, non-horrible-country arena. Luckily, Sturgill Simpson, Whitey Morgan and Reverend Horton Heat provided me with plenty to listen to.
Below, you can witness some very early footage of Guitar World's current cover stars, AC/DC. Both were filmed in 1976, after the release of their first major album, High Voltage, at St. Albans High School in their native Australia.
OK, so you have your headphones out. What do you want to listen to? Something beautiful? Something cool? Something you’ve never heard before? How about all three? The following are five tracks by some of your favorite bands worth putting under the microscope for reasons listed below. Enjoy!
One of the most frustrating aspects of making music today is toiling for hours in the studio to make a pristine recording and craft a perfect mix, only to end up selling your music to an audience that mostly listens to compressed audio files through tinny-sounding ear buds.
Sorry for the late post on this! It's a performance of "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest and Steel Panther from November 22. The performance took place in Tacoma, Washington, during the bands' joint tour.