A new book about guitar legend Randy Rhoads is now available from Velocity Publishing Group. The 400-plus-page, 7-pound book by Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein features hundreds of rare photographs and chronicles an oral history of Rhoads' life through the words of the people who knew him best. The book is packed with poignant stories about the guitar icon.
Given that the Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and it's been more than seven years since their last studio album and three since their last proper live performance, speculation is high regarding whether or not we'll ever get to hear new material from the band.
Reverend Guitars has renovated the headstock on its Volcano and Ron Asheton Signature models. The new, symmetrical headstock provides a better contrast to the offset body of the models (the models have similar body shapes), which lends the guitar a more classic feel.
TC Electronic has teamed up with Guitar Center to create the Transition Delay, a new addition to its TonePrint series of pedals. Transition Delay features all the sounds of TC Electronic’s Flashback Delay pedal, with four exclusive TonePrints that were customized by guitarist Barry Mitchell, Guitar Center’s director of merchandise.
This issue of Guitar Legends tells you the complete story behind the making of five of the most groundbreaking and best-selling album of rock and roll: Led Zeppelin IV, AC/DC's Back in Black, Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, Metallica's Black Album and Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.
Last week, we posted our picks for five essential heavy metal guitar amps. It featured a quintet of out-of-the-box, ready-for-business bruisers that are perfect for purveyors of the heaviest of rock. The story was so popular that we found ourselves asking each other, "Why limit it to five amps?"