A mere decade after T-Bone Walker established the template for electric blues guitar in the mid Forties, the sound of the instrument was already beginning to evolve into something louder, faster and more out of control. On the cutting edge of guitar mania was a 17-year-old lad from Los Angeles known as Young John Watson.
In April, guitar legend Jeff Beck hosted a Rock 'n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas. Now rock fans will get a chance to learn from prog-rock legends Yes, including guitarist Steve Howe, when the band hosts its own camp in July.
An untold number of heavy metal artists and fans, many of whom are in Los Angeles for tonight's 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, instantly expressed their grief over Hanneman's death via Twitter.
If there was ever any question about rock 'n' roll being alive and well, the answer has arrived in the form of Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance Tour. The late summer trek will feature four game-changing rock bands from four different countries, with Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne on the bill.