While recording the album late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, California, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his tour; keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, drummer Marco Minnemann and bassist Bryan Beller.
On May 19, guitar legend Jeff Beck will release Live+, a new, mostly live album. We say "mostly live" because it also contains two of his first new studio recordings since his last studio album, 2010's Emotion & Commotion. Today you can check out one of the new songs, "Tribal."
He has the innate ability to move smoothly from one great, imminently melodic phrase into the next while also both riding the groove and pushing it along. When improvising, Clapton will subtly mix up the rhythms of his lines to create clearly defined syncopations that serve to strengthen the melodic quality of his solos.
Even if you've always thought Extreme's 1990 mega-hit, "More Than Words," is a cheesy ballad, you might still get a kick out this new video. It's a brand-new (OK, 10 days old) shot-for-shot remake of the video by Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black.
Last month around this time, we posted an insanely popular video of three sisters from Monterrey, Mexico—better known as the Warning—whose cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" pretty much took over the internet for a few days.
Alvarez, which has had a long-standing friendship with band members Bob Weir and the late Jerry Garcia, has commemorated the group's 50th anniversary by releasing its new Grateful Dead series of guitars—a stunning, limited-edition line.
On any given night, I make more money in merch than I do in performance fees. Even a small dive-bar gig can net a few hundred dollars in extra sales if done right. But when I bring my merch tent to a festival where thousands of people will come with money burning a hole in their pockets, I clean up.