As the Beatles’ camp gets ready to roll out The U.S. Albums box set next month, we thought it was a good time to explore why this new release even exists. Didn’t Apple Corps reissue remastered versions of the group’s catalog just a few years ago? Well, yes. But as it happens, the Beatles’ U.S. catalog is another animal altogether, thanks to the handiwork of Capitol Records, which licensed the British group’s music in the states.
Considered to be one of the most significant product launches in the company’s recent history, the S2 Series of electric guitars offers the fit, finish and attention to detail the world has come to expect from the craftsmen at PRS in a more accessible price point.
Following a set of European shows that begin early in January, a coast-to-coast run picks up on March 20 in Toronto and continues on through the end of April before wrapping up in Guadalajara, Mexico. The tour can also be labeled “An Evening with Dream Theater” because there will be no opening acts.
The music world lost a lot of big names in 2013. Some of the bigger names that spring to mind are Lou Reed and Slayer's Jeff Hanneman, but let's not forget country music legend George Jones and Woodstock shredder Alvin Lee, plus J.J. Cale, Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Tony Sheridan, Dan Toler and many more.
In the video below, Guitar World's Paul Riario demos the Drum Beats + drum machine app by Ninebuzz. Drum Beats + is a simple and fun collection of drum loops for stress-free jamming and songwriting accompaniment. No assembly required!