This past Saturday night, Michael J. Fox strapped on a red Gibson ES-335 and performed Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" -- just as he (as Marty McFly) did in the 1985 comedy Back to the Future. Except he wasn't actually playing the guitar in the movie, of course; he was just going through the motions, as actors tend to do.
RIP, Doyle Bramhall Sr., who passed away at his Texas home over the weekend at age 62. Doyle was a great drummer, singer and songwriter. He was also a dear friend, regular collaborator and huge influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, as can be very clearly heard; it seems to me that when SRV started singing, he did his best to sound like his drumming buddy Doyle. Here’s a nice, short obit.
Randy Collins brings his innovative playing to the Lâg Tramontane Series T100ASCEBLK. This model features a distinctive gloss black finish, a slim (shallow) cutaway auditorium body style and the StudioLâg built-in pickup and preamp system. In this demo, Randy uses a combination of traditional and tap-style techniques that really make the guitar shine!
Here's a demo of a Kitara digital (MIDI) guitar. According to the Kitara website, the device is a MIDI controller featuring an onboard synth plus 8-inch multitouch touchscreen. It is "crafted with high-density injection-molded ABS polymer."
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted appeared on San Francisco's 107.7 The Bone for a lengthy interview during which the bassist discusses his time in Metallica as well as his new band, Papa Wheelie.