Sometimes the same legacy that allows a band to pack arenas after multiple decades is the same thing that weighs a band down creatively. Fans, after all, tend to want their classic rock bands frozen in time. In the case of Thin Lizzy, not only are there lofty expectations set by classic albums like Jailbreak and Bad Reputation, but there is also the looming specter of the band’s late, great frontman and bassist Phil Lynott, who died in 1986 and without whom the band has never released a record.
IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories, is proud to announce the new version of the highly acclaimed AmpliTube app, which now adds a complete multi-track Studio with timeline audio editing and new gear models, making it the most comprehensive guitar and audio production app available.
Cordoba Guitars has announced the release of the C9 Dolce, a 7/8-sized version of the company's best-selling model, the C9. With a slightly reduced body size and scale length (630mm), Cordoba has created a new instrument suited for the player looking for the feel and comfort of a smaller instrument offering increased ease of playability.
Some 1983 recordings featuring a pre-Guns N' Roses Axl Rose have surfaced online. Before he was in GNR, Rose was in a Los Angeles band called Rapidfire. The band's former guitarist, Kevin Lawrence, recently posted a sampling of a track called "Ready to Rumble," which Rapidfire recorded 30 years ago. May 25, 1983, to be exact!
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive lesson video by Owl guitarist Jason Achilles Mezilis. In the video, which you can check out below, Mezilis shows you how to play "Send," a song from Owl's new album, The Right Thing, which was released April 9 by Overit Records.
Despite an intensely devoted fan base and decades of massive success, Rush have been, for much of their career, regarded as the World’s Least-Hip Rock and Roll Act—the band of choice for adolescent boys mesmerized by 20-minute prog-rock epics, extravagant drum solos, and lyrics filled with tales of snow dogs, warring trees and French national holidays.