In a new interview with the New York Daily News, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards slammed the current rock scene—and, while he was at it, Metallica and Black Sabbath. Of rock in 2015, Richards said, "it sounds like a dull thud to me. For most bands, getting the syncopation is beyond them. It's endless thudding away, with no bounce, no lift, no syncopation."
Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix died in London 45 years ago this month — on September 18, 1970. He was only 27. Although all these facts have become common knowledge for rock and guitar fans, there was a moment when it was actual news — the sort of announcement that makes you always remember where you were when you heard it.
This one is straight out of the "in case you missed it" department. In this pro-shot clip, which was shot at the U.K.'s Donington Park in 1995, Metallica imitate several of the bands that shared the Donington bill that year, including Slayer.
Freddie King is among the triumvirate of the greatest and most influential electric blues guitarists ever, revered with equal respect alongside the legendary blues gods B.B King and Albert King. Together, they are often referred to as "The Three Kings"—all complete masters of their craft and essential subjects of study for any inspiring blues guitar enthusiast.
PureSalem Guitars adopts an inspired approach and attitude while honoring the electric guitar’s glorious past. It‘s about simplicity in design—wood, wire and strings. It’s rock and roll, not rocket science. To quote David Fair (Half Japanese), "The idea is to put a pick in one hand and a guitar in the other and with a tiny movement rule the world.”
Last night (September 1), Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister walked off the stage after playing three songs. The bassist eventually returned to the stage, telling the crowd, "I can't do it." He also apologized to the crowd for the show’s quick end.
“A few months ago, my boyfriend and savvy business manager Josh told me that I had an audition to be the face of a new guitar app that was going to be the next big thing in the music world. Little did I know it was an elaborate trick that would end in me playing a composition by one of my biggest guitar influences—in front of him in his own living room.”
Metallica are undeniably the most influential rock band of the past 30-plus years. That fact can be perceived simply by looking at the numbers. They are on the exclusive list of music artists who have sold more than 100 million records, and each of their albums has enjoyed multi-Platinum status, an achievement that even AC/DC, the Rolling Stones and U2 haven’t matched.